London Road, Blewbury,
Oxfordshire, OX11 9PB
4 bath/shower rooms
5 reception rooms
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Super fast broadband with fibre connected directly to the house.
In the heart of the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Blewbury lies this attractive attached family home. Believed to date back to the 17th century with later additions, Turnpike House has a warm and inviting feel, with substantial accommodation - ideally suited for a family. Turnpike House is bursting with charm and has a number of features including exposed beams, attractive fireplaces, an elaborate tiled floor in the hall and traditional sash windows which fill the house with light. The owners have carried out extensive works, paying close attention to ensure that the property’s character and charm have been retained throughout. The well-appointed kitchen/breakfast room is very much the heart of the home and includes a superb oak framed extension providing a breakfast area with French doors to the garden. The choice of well-proportioned reception rooms include a dining room, sitting room, family room and two studies. There is a utility room and useful cellar which is currently used for wine storage and a small workshop.
The five/seven bedroom, four bath/shower room layout over two floors makes for comfortable family living and includes further period features such as wood panelling and an attractive spiral staircase to the top floor.
Outside, there is a terrace enjoying views over the garden, perfect for dining and entertaining. The walled gardens are mainly laid to lawn with established flower beds, a fruit and vegetable garden and potting shed. A side pedestrian gate leads from the garden to the lane. To the front of the property are well stocked flower beds and an attached single garage which can also be accessed from the utility room.
The village of Blewbury is situated in picturesque Oxfordshire countryside. As part of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blewbury is very much a rural community. Surrounded by farmland, overlooked by an Iron Age hill fort, the village is a perfect place for those who enjoy the outdoors with easy access to first-class walking country and to the Ridgeway - traditionally known as ‘the oldest road in Europe'.
Architecturally the village spans nearly a thousand years, with over 70 listed buildings including a number of distinctive – and rare – thatched cob walls that run alongside many of the public footpaths.
Blewbury is one of several ancient settlements sited around natural springs that rise at the foot of the Berkshire Downs. There are a number of pretty streams, ponds and privately owned lakes which form some of the main features of the village.
Blewbury has a thriving community supporting a church, village shop, farm shop/garden centre, two public houses, recreational grounds with tennis and cricket clubs, a primary school, preschool and playground. For more comprehensive shopping and recreational needs, Oxford, Didcot and Wallingford are all within striking distance as are a number of highly regarded independent schools which include preparatory at Moulsford, The Manor (Abingdon) and Cranford House and senior schools including Abingdon School, Downe House, The Oratory, St Helen & St Katherine, Radley and Pangbourne College. This village is well placed for the A417 route and the A34 offers good links to the M4 and M40 motorways and nearby train stations at Reading and Didcot offer high speed access to London and the west country.
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