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Courtenay House is an outstanding new house offering extensive accommodation over four floors and fitted to the highest standards for modern family living. Uniquely situated in a secluded private road, overlooking green belt countryside, yet only a few miles from the centre of Oxford. The half acre grounds and garden include a large south facing patio and lawns perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Well designed to maximize the use of space for today’s modern family, Courtenay House includes a bright, through hallway running the entire depth of the house. An open plan kitchen/breakfast/family area with separate utility room and garden sitting room are both south facing enjoying a garden aspect. These are perfect for informal entertaining and feature stylish full width sliding doors to the large terrace. For more formal occasions, the dining room can be accessed through double doors from the drawing room. A study/family room and cloakroom complete the accommodation on the ground floor.
Upstairs are four good-sized bedrooms, all of which have en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom and guest bedroom both have Juliette balconies with far reaching views. Each en suite includes a luxury shower whilst the master and guest ensuite also features a bath and double vanity units. Each bedroom has plenty of storage space with built-in wardrobes.
The bright and airy upper floor contains a spectacular open plan room for use as an additional reception room.
There are also three further bedrooms, two of which have ensuite shower rooms.
Lower ground floor
The lower ground floor contains a large playroom, informal sitting room or games room. There is also a large media/cinema room, as well as a room for a gym and a shower/wc. A light well provides extensive light to this floor as well as providing an outside patio area.
No detail overlooked
Courtenay House has been built to an exceptionally high standard. A meticulous attention to detail, balanced with practical considerations ensures that all of the fittings, finishes and technology combine for the ultimate in contemporary family life.
Cavity wall, block walls and concrete floor construction throughout. No wooden frames or partition walls. This provides the best levels of sound insulation between walls and between floors. There is a 10 year warranty, details can be obtained from the selling agents.
Insulation and heating efficiency
Very high levels of insulation have been used throughout in the roof, walls and floors for a very high SAP with minimal heat loss, requiring far less energy to heat in winter. Two Nuaire mechanical heat exchanger ventilation systems extract warm moist air from the bathrooms and convert it to warm fresh air into vents into the main living rooms.
Windows and glazing
Triple glazed, “secure by design” Danish windows throughout for the highest levels of both sound and heat insulation. Low energy, argon filled double glazed units in sliding doors, with reflective coated glass on the south facing door.
Lighting is LED and low energy throughout with programmable mood lighting systems in the hall, landings, basement rooms and main ground floor rooms. Extensive use of LED lighting pelmet, together with dimmer and controlled down-lights, as well as controlled floor, table and wall lighting to create various lighting moods.
Curtain tracks and blinds
Electric, remote controlled curtain tracks in 4 main bedrooms and front reception rooms.
TV, satellite and Cat 6 cabling throughout with TV and internet points in most reception rooms and bedrooms. TV cinema room wired for surround sound, multi-source home entertainment system.
High quality porcelain 80 x 80 tiles in the hall, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, utility room, cloakroom and downstairs cloakroom. High quality floor and wall tiles in master, guest and other en suites and shower rooms. Fitted carpets in drawing room, dining room, study, basement and all bedrooms. Oak wood flooring in gym.
Heating and hot water
Zone controlled under floor heating to rooms on the ground, first and basement floors, all with individual room thermostats. Thermostatically controlled radiators to the second floor. Dual mode, electric or hot water heated towel rails in all bathrooms. Electric under floor heating mats and heated, demisting mirrors in bathrooms. Pressurised hot water cylinders with “instant on ” recycling hot water system to all taps. Gas boiler in second floor plant room.
Decorative lighting pelmet and decorative coving in all major rooms. Fully fitted wardrobes to master bedroom, guest and bedrooms 3 & 4. Lighting pelmet or decorative cornicing in all main rooms.
High quality oak doors throughout, with contemporary chrome/satin nickel door furniture. Open tread, contemporary oak staircases with glass balustrades to all floors. Remote controlled Dru gas fireplace in main reception room. Fully fitted, contemporary “handleless” kitchen with Silestone surfaces. Range of Siemens appliances, with AEG fridge, Siemens induction hob and ceiling extractor (with external motor for quiet running).
Franke four way mixer tap for hot, cold, boiling and filtered water, extractor fan to island, Caple wine chiller.
Matching, fully fitted, contemporary “handleless” units and cupboards, with Silestone surfaces. Matching AEG freezer and Siemens washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom and Bathroom
Bespoke fitted wardrobes to master, guest and two front bedrooms.
Ensuite bathrooms to all bedrooms
Chrome Hansgrohe taps and shower fittings with push button controls in master and guest en suite.
Master and guest ensuites equipped twin wash basins.
Duravit sanitary ware in master, guest and two front bathrooms.
Frameless glass or contemporary sliding showers throughout.
Heated, mist free mirrors, heated towel rails and heated floors throughout.
Multi-point locking to all external doors and “Secure by design” locks to all windows.
Main powered and linked smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors throughout.
Remote controlled electronically operated entrance gates with entry system.
Links to London are fast and plentiful. As well as having easy access to the City centre either by car or bus, Courtenay House is well positioned for communications to London, Heathrow (via the A34 ring road/M40) and the national motorway network. Didcot mainline station can also be accessed via the A34 with a regular service to London Paddington, or Oxford station with services to Paddington. In addition the new Oxford Parkway Station offers services to London Marylebone in 66 minutes. From the coach station at Gloucester Green there are regular bus services to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports. Links to south coast and M3 via A34.
It is conveniently positioned for both Oxford and Abingdon where major supermarkets, shopping facilities and sports centres can be found. There is an excellent choice of schools in the area including Chandlings, The Manor, St Helen and St Katherine, Magdalen College School, Radley College, Cothill, Our Lady’s Abingdon, Abingdon School, The European School at Culham, Headington School, St Edward’s, Oxford High School and The Dragon School.
Newly landscaped, low maintenance gardens front and rear including full width patio, paths and terraces, paved with large natural Indian sandstone. 600m2 lawn with automatic sprinkler system. Front, side and rear garden “low maintenance” borders planted with a range of mainly evergreen plants, trees and shrubs, with automatic drip feed watering system. Exterior house lighting front and rear of the property. Garden lighting front and rear of the property. Large stone shingle front driveway for ample parking with decorative block paving pathways.
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