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5 bed Detached House


Vale House, 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 or 2 mile cycle path away.

A striking newly built detached 5 bedroom residence designed to embrace its rural setting with excellent accommodation of approximately 4624 sq ft in total offering a unique opportunity for a luxurious new home set in over 2 Acres of grounds including formal gardens, paddock and a detached Barn.

Stunning Newly Built Rural Family Home
Far Reaching Countryside Views
10 Year NHBC Warranty

Entrance Hall
Inner Reception Hall

Sitting Room with Wood Burning Stove
Impressive open plan Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
Utility Room
Store Cupboard

Large Central Landing with Juliette Balcony
Master Bedroom with Dressing Area & En-Suite Shower Room
2nd Bedroom En-Suite
3rd Bedroom En-Suite
2 Further Bedrooms
Family Bathroom

Double Garage
Private Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt
Lawned Gardens & Grounds

Detached Barn/Outbuilding

Approximately 2.17 Acres in total

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.

Built to an impeccably high standard with a quality finish throughout, an impressive family home located in a quiet quintessential rural setting of its own grounds and countryside beyond. On the ground floor is very spacious feeling airy accommodation striking an excellent balance between the desirable open-plan style of family living with additional traditional reception rooms, the double aspect living room being fitted with a wood burning stove on attractive brick hearth and bi-folding doors leading outside. The bespoke fitted kitchen is complete with a host of in-built appliances and open to a generous dining & family area, with separate utility/boot room. There is also a sizable study, cloakroom and reception hall. Upstairs all arranged around a large and light landing are five bedrooms, three having en-suite shower rooms, and an additional family bathroom.

This property offers a special opportunity to acquire a luxurious new home in a glorious position enjoying far reaching views and with the unusual benefit of over two Acres of land and a detached Barn with a variety of potential uses.

The house stands back in its generous grounds and is initially approached over a shared driveway serving 4 properties only, continuing to a private gravelled driveway and forecourt of its own, providing ample parking and turning space and leading up to the Double Garage with electric doors and internal access to the house. The spacious grounds wrap themselves around the property with an expansive lawned garden to the rear having mature trees to the far boundary and a rustic post & rail fence to the right hand side adjoining its private paddock, with open countryside beyond. A flagged terrace leads off the Kitchen providing the ideal spot for outside dining overlooking the gardens. To the front of the house is a detached Barn of approximately 1117sq ft, offering the opportunity for improvement and conversion for a number of potential uses, subject to relevant permissions.

In all the plot amounts to approximately 2.17 Acres.

Services: Mains water and electricity, and pumped drainage are connected. Central heating & hot water from energy efficient Air Source Heat Pump.

Council Tax: To be assessed

Postcode: OX11 9JE

Energy Efficiency Rating: B / 85

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 of Upton take the first turning right into High Street. Proceed along the road, and upon reaching the very bottom, the initially shared driveway to the property will be found on the left hand side. For Plot 3, follow the driveway around to the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co

The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify that they are in working order. If required, the client is advised to obtain verification. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Warmingham & Co. Whilst all due care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, no responsibility for their accuracy is accepted, nor do they form part of any offer or contract. Intending clients must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy prior to signing a contract.

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