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5 bed Detached House


Owlscote Manor Farm Barn, Upton, OX11



Didcot 2 ½ miles (London Paddington 40 minutes) - M4 (Junction 13) 6 miles - Newbury 13 miles - Oxford 13 miles – Reading 17 miles - (Distances and times approximate)

Quietly situated in this delightful village lying at the foot of the Berkshire Downs in an ‘A.O.N.B.' and very conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, Newbury and the M4 with the expanding town of Didcot with its new shopping centre and mainline station providing direct access to London Paddington in the hour only a short drive away.

A magnificent Grade II listed Granary Barn of stunning proportions amounting to approximately 3,038 sq ft set in approximately 1/3rd of an acre, with planning permission granted for a spectacular residential conversion to form a larger / further adapted property of particular note with striking elevations and a contemporary yet traditional layout.

Private Gated & Walled Entrance Driveway
Spacious Forecourt
Gardens and Grounds Of Approximately 1/3rd Of An Acre

Converted Accommodation To Include:

Vaulted Entrance Hall
Vaulted Kitchen / Family Room
Utility Room
Vaulted Dining Room
Vaulted Sitting Room
Vaulted Drawing Room

Vaulted & Galleried Landing
5 Bedrooms (Some vaulted)
4 Bathrooms

Existing Useable Size: Approximately 3,038 Sq Ft
Estimated Useable Size Once Converted: 3,500 Sq Ft

The pretty village of Upton lies in an Area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty” on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands, some 2 ½ miles south of Didcot and within easy reach of the surrounding towns of Wantage, Wallingford, Abingdon, Oxford and Newbury via the fast A34 dual carriageway. The expanding town of Didcot offers an excellent range of amenities, including a thriving shopping centre with supermarkets and banks and a mainline station providing fast commuter services to Oxford, Reading, Swindon and up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour.

The village itself has many period properties, some dating back to the Middle Ages and is historically linked with farming and agriculture. There is a Methodist chapel and a parish church called St Mary the Virgin whose origins date back to at least 1086, being mentioned in the Domesday Book.

In the area there is a good range of state and private schools, including two excellent primary schools in the villages of Chilton and Blewbury, all located a short distance from Upton. Didcot has the only two single sex secondary schools in the county, St Birinus and Didcot Girls's School. Private schools of particular note nearby include Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.

All round the village there are numerous footpaths and bridleways leading onto the Downs and the ancient Ridgeway Path, and across delightful countryside to the neighbouring villages.

Owlscote Manor Farm Barn is a substantial building of significant presence and proportions, extending to approximately 3,038 sq ft, having appealing detailed red brick and beamed elevations under a pitched clay tile roof with traditional interspersed cupolas, tiled and timber dormers, and traditional glazed windows. Inside, a spectacular voluminous vaulted open space with stunning timbers throughout the majority of the building is to be found, complemented by a two storey gabled wing.

Planning permission has been granted for conversion to a unique 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4 reception room residential dwelling of approximately 3,500 sq ft (Estimated) over two storeys, whilst preserving the dramatic open vaulted spaces, being designed in a contemporary yet traditional form, fully embracing and preserving the history and character of this breath taking building.

Details pertaining to planning permission and listed buildings consent can be found on the Vale Of White Horse District Council website using the reference: P15/V2406/FUL.

Early internal viewing is advised in order to fully appreciate the very special opportunity afforded.

The granary barn whilst forming part of an original farm, and is privately approached through a gated and walled access, opening through to the forecourt.

The spacious gardens and grounds wrap themselves around the property, extending to approximately 1/3rd of an acre, and afford would be buyers the opportunity to realise their own personal landscape design vision.

N.B. The property forms part of the original farm and as such is in the process of having the land division put in to place. Accordingly please use the enclosed site plan as a reference for the new boundary.

Services: Mains water, electricity, and drainage are available for connection.

Postcode: OX11 9JE

Local Authority: The Vale Of White Horse District Council – Telephone: 01235 520202

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue across the River bridge into Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights at the top bear right on to the Wallingford Road. In a further ¼ of a mile bear left onto the A417 Wantage Road and continue along this road passing through Blewbury and on reaching the next village Upton the next village take the first turning right into High Street. Proceed along the road, and upon reaching the very bottom, the driveway to the property will be found.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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