The Slade, Charlbury
Chipping Norton, OX7 3SJ
On the edge of this popular Cotswold town, sits an idyllic country home. Believed to date back to the 17th Century with later additions, The Thatched Cottage elegantly blends contemporary and traditional living. The quality of craftsmanship is evident throughout and the current owners have carried out a complete renovation project with close attention being made to retain the original character and charm, yet have created a home that very much suits modern day living. The Thatched Cottage has a warm and inviting feel, with generously proportioned rooms.
Highlights include the beautifully crafted kitchen which forms part of the impressive extension to the rear and in turn has French doors that provide the most wonderful views across the garden and once open, form a seamless link between the inside and out; perfect for those who enjoy outside dining and entertaining. Another highlight are the generously proportioned reception rooms which are rare for a property of this age.
The four bedroom, two bath/shower room layout on the first floor makes for comfortable living and include some lovely features such as attractive vaulted, beamed ceilings.
The main bedroom is located in the recent extension and is the most wonderful space, with large doors which open to allow not only an abundance of natural light but much
like the kitchen below, provide a view across the garden.
There is a pretty cottage garden to the front, boarded by dry stone walls. The generously sized rear garden is mostly laid to lawn with a number of well stocked flower beds which are full of colour in the summer months.
There is an attractive seating area to the rear, nestled within a walled courtyard which is covered with roses throughout the summer. Another entertaining area sits directly beyond the kitchen French doors, perfect for those who enjoy al fresco dining.
At the far end of the garden is a useful store and parking for a car. Stepping out of the garden takes you straight onto a footpath (outside of the boundary) which leads to
a nature reserve and the magnificent grounds of Ditchley Park beyond.
Nestling in the picturesque Evenlode Valley, with its desirable setting and attractive architecture – Charlbury offers a balance of town and country living at its finest.
Mentioned in the ‘Sunday Times’ as one of the best places to live in 2021 Charlbury is a lively place with most of the facilities of a small town which includes its own railway station. There is a wide variety of shops and businesses, several welcoming pubs, a selection of cafés, a deli, pharmacy, barber, beauticians, library, vets and Co-op convenience store with post office as well as there being a quarterly farmer's market.
For those who are keen on sport, there are great facilities including large recreation grounds with football pitches and tennis courts, sports centre, cricket club and a bowls club. If that wasn’t enough, Charlbury is home to the Riverside Festival and famous Wilderness music and arts festival which takes place in the grounds of the stunning Cornbury Park.
Another attraction is the proximity to Soho Farmhouse which is seven miles away, merely adding to the appeal of this superb area. Charlbury is equidistant between the popular towns of Burford, Witney and Chipping Norton as well as being within close proximity to Oxford which all offer a variety of shops, an array of dining options and pubs.
There are a number of schools in the area which cater for all ages and include Charlbury Primary School and Windrush Valley School. Pupils can also access Oxford by train for Magdalen College, Oxford High, Headington, The Dragon School and St Edwards
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