- DETACHED VILLAGE HOME
- FABULOUS RURAL VIEWS
- PLOT OF Circa 0.37 ACRE
- 6 Bedrooms
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Lower Ground Floor Rooms
- Kitchen/Living/Breakfast Room
- Utility & Cloakroom
A WONDERFULLY HANDSOME EDWARDIAN VILLAGE RESIDENCE ON THE SOUTHERN EDGE OF THIS PRETTY VILLAGE WITH STUNNING VIEWS TO THE DOWNS. 6 Beds, 3 Reception, Large Kitchen/Living, Basement. A glorious family home with elegant accommodation of enormous charm that exudes that atmosphere of calm that comes only with decades of happy family life. circa 3452sq ft Approx 0.37 Acre
Shrivenham c4.2miles Great Western Hospital c4.1 miles M4 J15 c4.6miles Swindon Rail Station c8 miles Wantage c10.2 miles
Ridgeway c0.7 miles
This handsome Edwardian village house sits proudly on the southern edge of the village, high on the edge of the valley with the most wonderful views south to The Downs and The Ridgeway. Thought to have been built in 1902 by a wealthy landowner as a wedding gift for his daughter, the house has more than a hint of grandeur but it is not fussy or pretentious, it is a practical family home with a great atmosphere that can only be instilled over time after years of enjoyment.
The rooms are elegant with high ceilings and fine proportions as well as large windows that soak up those fine views. There are three lovely reception rooms on the ground floor, sitting room, dining room and morning room as well as the generous kitchen/living space and utlity area and then a staircase leads down to the lower ground floor where there are two main rooms, one with a west facing window and the other with a door to the side - possibly a perfect area for a home office where visitors could be greeted without them ever having to venture into the main part of the house.
A fine staircase leads to the first floor where there are 5 bedrooms (the smallest one usually serving as a study with a view) and 3 bathrooms.
Another staircase leads to the top floor where there are two useful rooms, great fun as bedrooms but equally they might serve as an inspirational studio for those with given to creating works of art or a thoughtful space in which to pen that first novel.
The plot amounts to approximately 0.37 of an acre with the main part of the garden stretching south along the side of the valley away from the house and the ballustraded terrace and steps. On the other side of the house a large terrace looks west across the valley and leads to the garages.
There is current planning consent (Planning Application No: S/HOU/19/0009/FELY) to create a new double garage and remodel a section of the rear of the house to create a rather handsome breakfast room and an impressive garden room approach.
Overall the gross internal floor area amounts to circa 3,145sq ft.
Council Tax Band G £2,920.62 2020/21
Oil Fired Central Heating
Bishopstone is a delightful and picturesque village set on the old Icknield Way at the foot of The Downs with a large spring fed pond at its heart. The C of E primary school has an excellent web site and is shown to be a 'good provider' by Ofsted but the soul of every English village is often thought to lie close to its pub, in this case The Royal Oak, a very welcoming and fun hostelry that provides good food and ale, much of the food coming from the local Helen Browning organic farm.
Contact: Cuan Ryan
Vale & Downland Villages
Directions - From Wantage follow the B4507 west towards Ashbury and Bishopstone. After approximately 10 miles, as you enter the village of Bishopstone there is an opportunity to bear left towards the Ridgeway. Immediately after bearing left you will see the property in front of you on Nell Hill.
Viewing - Contact: Cuan Ryan
Vale & Downland Villages
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- Swindon Station6.0 miles
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