POUND COTTAGE – STREAM ROAD
UPTON – OXFORDSHIRE
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 modern shopping centre and mainline station providing direct access to London Paddington in well under the hour only a short drive away.
A delightful and spacious well-appointed character family house originally dating back to the mid 1800's, having been extended and modernised throughout in more recent years to great effect, displaying in an impressive and contemporary form, yet complementary to the property's period origins.
Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, early viewing is advised.
Impressive Period Property Of Appealing Appearance With Family Sized Accommodation
Private Driveway & Forecourt
Covered Front Porch
Entrance Hall & Lobby
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Sitting Room With Fireplace
2 Family Bathrooms
Delightfully Attractive Mature Gardens and Grounds
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.
The cottage is believed to originally date from the mid 1800's, being more so representative of the gentrified properties of the era, having a combination of red brick elevations with Cotswold stone panelling and decorative tiling, under a pitched tile roof.
Located in a most attractive mature village setting in delightfully mature and private gardens and grounds, spacious and well-appointed 3 reception room, 4 bedroomed, 2 bathroom traditional accommodation skilfully combined with that of a more modern and contemporary air, with the property having more recently been both extended and the subject of a total refurbishment, incorporating a delightful specification, with stylish fixtures and fittings and quality of appointment throughout.
The elegant and highly attractive arrangement of the accommodation takes full advantage of the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds, to both the front and rear gardens, perfect for ‘Al-Fresco' dining.
Quite stunning, with great attention to detail being entirely evident throughout, the entire property has much in it to enthuse over, yielding a very real tasteful quality, wholly apparent on viewing.
The approach to Pound Cottage is quite special, with sculpted mature hedging affording a vehicular access to the private driveway and forecourt, laid initially with brick paviors, and opening through to a larger splayed gravel area, which leads up to the detached garage.
Fenced on both sides, with mature hedging and planting of herbaceous borders and specimen trees and shrubs, the front garden is laid mainly to lawn, with a raised patio terrace enjoying sheltered views back from the cottage.
From the driveway the cottage is accessed via an attractive front porch, which opens directly in to the entrance hall, with a lobby area off to one side.
At the rear of the house there is a spacious flagged terrace with brick retaining walls and flagged steps which lead up to the mainly lawned garden, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining. Off to the far corner there is a charming timber and glazed summerhouse.
Both private and delightfully attractive, the gardens must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains water and electricity, and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating.
Postcode: OX11 9JG
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, across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn right. At the next road junction bear left onto the A417 to Wantage and continue out across the Downs. Continue through Blewbury and Upton is then the next village in a further 1 mile. On entering the village take the first turning right into High Street, bearing left at the bottom into the continuation of High Street and then take the next turning left into Stream Road. Pound Cottage will be found a short way along off on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.