HOLMBURY - LONG WITTENHAM ROAD
NORTH MORETON – OXFORDSHIRE
*Didcot – 2 ½ miles *Wallingford on Thames – 4 miles *Newbury – 18 miles
*Oxford – 16 miles *Reading – 15 miles *Goring on Thames – 8 miles
Situated in this much prized village between Wallingford and Didcot on the edge of an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' between the Berkshire Downlands and the River Thames. A most appealing semi-detached modern home with beautifully refurbished 4 bedroom accommodation of considerable character and charm, extending to approximately 1,496 sq ft, set in mature southerly facing gardens.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Sitting Room With Fireplace
1st Floor Landing
2nd Floor Landing
In All Approximately 1,496 Sq Ft
The historic villages of North and South Moreton are situated within half a mile of each other both lying in the plain just below the Berkshire Downlands and Blewburton Hill to the South, with Wittenham Clumps and the River Thames to the North, with the surrounding countryside designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Reputed to be on the route of a Roman road, the village was first documented as a settlement in the Domesday Book of 1086 when Ralf was Lord of the Manor. The church of All Saints mainly dates from 1270 with a 15th century tower, a late Norman Font and an interesting Chantry with an especially fine East window added by Miles de Stapleton commemorating his family who held the Manor in the 13th to 15th Centuries. Miles de Stapleton became Lord of the Manor in 1290 and was an important figure in the royal household and parliament ultimately killed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The Manor passed to the Dunch Clan in the 16th to 18th Centuries which family was related to Oliver Cromwell.
North Moreton has a winding main street scattered all along with beautiful old cottages and some fine brick houses of great antiquity with little infilling in recent years, thus its unspoilt olde worlde charm and quiet way of life based on farming and the land has been successfully retained.
Today the village continues to enjoy a peaceful and calm existence benefiting from its excellent road communications for the surrounding towns, especially Didcot which boasts a shopping centre as well as having an important mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington). The M4 and M40 motorways are easily accessible and the fast A34 dual carriageway linking Southampton and the South coast with the Midlands is only a short drive.
Adjoining the village Cricket Green, where incidentally the Cricket Club was founded in 1858 and still thriving complete with new pavilion, is The Bear inn an excellent local hostelry.
Situated in a peaceful and idyllic location in the quiet heart of this popular village, Holmbury is a simply charming family home with a wholly relaxing ambience, with spacious and flexibly appointed accommodation overlooking delightfully mature gardens and grounds.
A semi-detached home of contemporary design having a tiled pitched roof with part rendered and brick elevations, and a garage integrally connect to one side. Built in the 1970's, the house has in more recent years been substantially adapted, now affording stylish attractively reconfigured family accommodation, which extends to approximately 1,496 sq ft, incorporating 4 bedrooms, a cloakroom and family bathroom, 2 reception rooms and a kitchen, and an integral garage.
A simply delightful and spacious home, the property must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
The property enjoys a mature and elevated frontage onto a quiet village street made up mostly of period larger homes.
To one side a low pedestrian gate opens onto a side pathway, leading along to the mature and private rear garden and terrace.
The delightful main garden at the rear is southerly facing and largely part laid to lawn, with extensive stone terracing and mature planted borders, providing a mature and pleasant backdrop.
Delightfully attractive, the garden is ideal for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: OX11 9AX
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 65
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our office 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 for Wallingford. On reaching the Wallingford bypass turn left at the first roundabout and then straight across at the next continuing on the bypass. In a further 1 ½ miles turn left at the next roundabout signposted for North and South Moreton. After a further 1 ¼ miles turn left at the junction for South Moreton. On reaching South Moreton turn right into the village and continue through the centre and eventually the road will lead into countryside over a railway bridge directly into North Moreton. On coming down the hill into North Moreton, proceed through the village to the war memorial junction in the central part of the village, then turn left in to Long Wittenham Road. Holmbury will be found a further 100 metres along off on the left-hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co