Aston Tirrold, Didcot
Oxfordshire, OX11 9DJ
Tucked away behind an attractive red brick wall, sits The Chestnuts, nestled in the middle of its beautifully designed gardens, this house is a private and tranquil oasis, with far reaching views towards the Chilterns from the bottom of the garden. A Grade II listed, thatched house dating from the late 17th Century, The Chestnuts has been sympathetically restored and extended to provide superb modern accommodation, yet it maintains many characterful period features. Highlights include the fantastic bay windows in the sitting room and dinning room, which are believed to have been added during the Arts and Crafts movement in the late 1800’s, as well as the magnificent inglenook fireplace in the sitting room. Other notable features include the stunning book lined gallery which leads to the study, a superb bespoke kitchen by John Lewis of Hungerford and the magnificent, vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom.
The “modern Jacobean” garden was designed by a multiple Chelsea Gold medal winner and combines yew and beech topiary with well-stocked cottage flowerbeds. The remainder of the garden includes a lawn with seating areas, several mature birch trees and a wildflower meadow which opens on to fields and views of open country beyond. The large outbuilding currently used for storage is easily convertible into a guest bedroom with en suite or as a garage to provide additional parking, and there is also considerable scope for further extension to the main house (STP).
Situated in picturesque, Oxfordshire countryside are The Astons - the collective name given to the villages of Aston Upthorpe and Aston Tirrold. The two are contiguous with thriving communities supporting a village hall, two churches, popular village pub, cricket club and post office.
As well as Didcot, Wallingford is the closest town; situated on the on the banks of the River Thames, with its desirable setting and attractive architecture offers market town living at its finest. Bordered by the rolling Chilterns on one side and the magnificent Berkshire Downs on the other, it’s an idyllic spot with inexhaustible options for lovers of the outdoors. With its large open market square and famous castle ruins, this bustling market town is suffused in history. But what you might not know is that contemporary Wallingford is home to a fresh and energetic vibe, stoked by some great independent shopping, a sparkling array of dining options and a thriving café culture.
The property is located at the foot of the Berkshire downs with the Ridgeway National Trail only moments away. There is a wide choice of excellent schools, both state and private within the area. The A34, M4 and M40 motorways are all easily and quickly accessible. Nearby train stations at Reading and Didcot offer high speed access to London and the west country, the latter only being 4 miles away.
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