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)
Ideally situated in this delightful quintessentially English village, whilst being conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, Newbury and the M4 with the nearby town of Didcot with newly developed shopping centre and mainline station providing direct access to London Paddington in well under the hour only a short drive away.
A newly renovated and enlarged contemporary 4 bedroom family home of generous proportions and accommodation of approximately 1816 sq ft set in established secluded gardens and grounds with private driveway parking.
Spacious Contemporary Accommodation of approximately 1,816 sq ft
Covered Entrance Porch
Vaulted Reception Hall
Sitting Room with fireplace & doors to Garden
Kitchen/Dining Room with door onto Garden
2 Ground Floor Double Bedrooms
Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
Large Second Bedroom
Private Gravelled Driveway
Mature Secluded Gardens & Grounds
Timber Garden Shed
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 garden 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 chapel and a parish church called St Mary the Virgin whose origins date back to at least 1086, being mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village also boast a fantastic award-winning children's play area, located within the peaceful village recreation ground.
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 Manor Preparatory, 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.
Newly enlarged and renovated to a high standard throughout, Fernwood is a stunning detached family home affording flexibly arranged 4 bedroom accommodation of approximately 1,816 sq ft. Flagged steps lead up to the front door which opens into lovely vaulted entrance hall, open plan to the spacious kitchen/dining room with door to the garden. Also on the ground floor is a large triple aspect sitting room with fireplace and French doors, a study with separate entrance, two double bedrooms and a shower room. Upstairs are two particularly large bedrooms, the master having an en-suite shower room, and an additional family bathroom on a central galleried landing. Great attention to detail has been paid in the refurbishment and the house has a bright and airy feeling with excellent natural light throughout, carefully balancing open plan living with that of a more traditional nature.
The house has a wide frontage to the village road with attractive brick wall, curving at the opening onto a gravelled driveway providing ample off road parking and flanked by a lawned front garden. There is access around the house on two sides to the rear garden, beautifully secluded and mainly laid to lawn with a stepped patio leading off the house and a gravelled terrace along the rear for outdoor dining and entertaining. The garden has a delightful backcloth of mature shrubs and trees, and to one end is a useful garden shed.
Services: Mains water and electricity, and drainage are connected. LPG gas central heating and hot water.
Energy Performance Rating: G / 20
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, 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, and Fernwood will be found a short way along on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co