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5 bedroom country house for sale

Lew Road, Curbridge

Sold STC £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period village home
  • Five bedrooms with en-suite to master
  • Beautiful gardens and countryside views
  • Impressive accommodation
  • Four reception rooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Ground floor cloakroom
  • Detached triple open bay garage with useful loft room over

Full description

A beautiful detached period village home with an interesting history of ownership and offering the perfect balance of character and modernity, together with extensive living space and an attractive garden with panoramic countryside views.

Four/five bedrooms including master with en-suite bathroom and dressing area, hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, study, garden/family room, kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, double glazing, oil central heating, triple open bay garage with loft above, large landscaped garden with open fields beyond.

Beecham Cottage has been extremely well refurbished and extended in recent years and is now a delightful family home with many fine period features and modern practical amenities. It was once owned by the Beecham family and Thomas Beecham, founder of Beecham pills, subsequently to become Smith Kline Beecham, was born there in 1820 when it was a converted barn. The interior design now offers flexible living with four reception rooms, including a superb garden/family room.  The kitchen has a breakfast area overlooking the garden and integrated appliances including a Rangemaster cooker. Improvements to the interior include engineered oak and tiled flooring, oak doors, architraves and skirting boards.  The property is currently presented in superb decorative order and is a fine village home of undoubted quality.

The accommodation is arranged as follows:- (All measurements are approximate).

ENTRANCE LOBBY:  External light, oak front door, tiled floor and radiator.  Glass panel door to sitting room.

CLOAKROOM:  Low level wc, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator, half tiled walls and tiled floor.

SITTING ROOM:  Open stone fireplace with woodburning stove, exposed beams and lintels, three radiators and solid oak floor.  Double glass doors to dining room.

DINING ROOM:  A triple aspect room with oak floor, two radiators, four light points and double glass panel doors to study.

STUDY:  A double aspect room with oak floor and underfloor heating, window and broadband connection point (30Mbps).

GARDEN/FAMILY ROOM:  A stunning room with full view of the garden, Travertine floor tiles with underfloor heating, exposed stone walls, wall lights, modern sealed unit with windows with blinds and double doors to garden.

INNER HALL:  Radiator and staircase leading up with cupboard under.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM:  A lovely room, extremely well fitted with underfloor heating and very light and spacious. Wall cupboards and base units with Granite Lite work surfaces including an island unit with breakfast bar, wine cooler, cupboards and drawers.  Integrated washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher by Neff and Bosch plus a water softener. Rangemaster cooker (propane gas hob and electric oven) with extractor hood. Fitted microwave, two integrated fridge/freezers, pull out larder, two radiators and double doors to garden.

LANDING:  Radiator, garden views from window, pine doors with drop latches and access to roof space.

MASTER BEDROOM:  A double aspect room with built in dressing table and cupboards plus a range of fitted wardrobes creating a dressing area. Loft access and views over fields to the rear.

BATHROOM EN-SUITE:  A free standing bath with claw feet, mixer taps/shower, large integrated shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level wc.  Fully tiled walls and stainless steel towel warmer.

BEDROOM 2:  A double aspect room with Dormer window, Velux window and radiator (sloping ceilings).

BEDROOM 3:  Exposed beams and lintel, built in wardrobe and radiator.

BEDROOM 4:  Exposed stone walls and timbers, radiator, built in low level cupboard.

BATHROOM:  Panel bath with shower attachment and screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, tiled floor and part tiled walls.  Radiator/towel rail and window.


:  Velux roof light, eaves storage cupboards and an airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelves.  Could be used for variety of uses.


DETACHED OPEN BAY TRIPLE GARAGE with loft over and an external staircase.  Ideal as workshop, games room, music room, storage etc.

FRONT GARDEN:  A gravel drive provides access through a five bar gate to the main forecourt. There is a small shrubbery within low natural stone walls and a cleverly concealed oil storage tank, bin store and boiler house with oil fired boiler.  A side entrance leads to the rear. 

REAR GARDEN:  An extensive area of lawn with split level patio within ornamental walls, paving and lighting and separate areas of terrace ideal for secluded outside dining. Flower beds, borders, rockery, vegetable garden, small shed and greenhouse and lovely countryside views.

SERVICES:  All mains services are connected with the exception of gas.  Oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX:  Band E £1,935.51

Directions:  From the centre of Witney proceed in a south westerly direction on the A4095.  Continue through Curbridge in the direction of Bampton.  Beecham Cottage will be found on the right hand side approximately one hundred yards before leaving the village and just before Grey Gables Garage.

Curbridge is one of the closest villages to Witney town and therefore easily accessible.  The slip road to the A40 which provides access to Oxford, Burford, Cheltenham and London can be reached in just a few minutes by car. Curbridge consists predominantly of period properties and mature houses with a limited number of modern houses and no large developments.  It is surrounded by open countryside and the excellent shopping, education and leisure facilities of Witney town can be reached in five minutes.  Regular bus service to Witney, Oxford, Brize Norton and Carterton.

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28 April 2016


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