Ashen End is a unique stable conversion, retaining many lovely character features. It is a fine example of a substantial village home, which embodies the convenience of modern day living. The hall has a flagstone floor and stairs rise to the first floor, with wooden balustrades and selected exposed stone to the walls. The sitting room is a charming and welcoming room. The large Inglenook fireplace houses a multi fuel burning stove with space for a logstore. The spacious study offers a wall of handcrafted oak bookshelves. A further reception room could be used as a family room or a ground floor 5th bedroom. Also, off the hallway is a shower room and w.c. Without doubt, the most impressive feature of this country retreat, is the stunning open plan kitchen and dining area, which incorporates a split level elevated lounge .The room features a vaulted ceiling, with exposed roof trusses, exposed stone and flagstone floor throughout. The kitchen offers a range of units, with a brick fireplace extending to the ceiling. This houses the AGA, which makes it the focal point of this unique kitchen. In addition, there is an electric oven and hob, Belfast sink, American style fridge freezer, and dishwasher. This room offers a wonderful concentration of light, with 5 windows and 2 doors, one of which is a stable door.
The adjacent utility room houses the hot water tank and boiler, Belfast sink and space for a washer/dryer.
On the first floor are 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The charming master bedroom features a built in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom.
The house lends itself to wonderful entertaining opportunities, both in the summer leading out on to the terrace and winter for Christmas get togethers and parties.
Wardington is a civil parish in Oxfordshire consisting of two parts; Upper Wardington and Lower Wardington. The village offers a wonderful community vibe with many clubs and social events as well as the Memorial Hall and the recently refurbished Hare & Hounds public house. The local garden centre Barn Farm Plants and Antique centre is a lovely place to visit and within the village there is one of the finest and oldest buildings the Parish Church of St Mary Magdalene of which the earliest parts date from the 12th century.
Surrounding areas of interest include the Soho Farmhouse and the Cotswolds town of Chipping Norton, Stratford upon Avon, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Oxford and Bicester Village. More comprehensive shopping can be found at Banbury's Castle Quay, Gateway Retail Park and Waitrose.
The property is approached via a gravel driveway providing parking for a number of vehicles and there is access to the double carport. To the side there is a garden store and child’s play house.
The garden is a lovely peaceful haven with views to the local village Church spire and enjoys sunlight throughout the day and into the early evening, a lovely time of day to appreciate the dappled sunlight on the golden Horton stonework. The attractive gardens and grounds are principally laid to lawn and provide a variety of mature trees, shrubs and a small pond. The garden is easily maintained and is enclosed by mature hedgerow boundaries and picket fencing to the parking area. A sun terrace is a lovely feature of the garden and would make an ideal area for relaxing throughout the day or entertaining into the evening.
Open Plan Vaulted Kitchen
Dining & Family Room
Sitting Room With Inglenook