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You enter into a wonderful oak panelled dining room with a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, ‘A’ frame trusses and a fine elegant staircase immediately in front of you.
Off here is the kitchen/breakfast room, with modern units and the original working servant’s bells, a staircase up to the first floor, and a utility room with a Belfast sink and access out onto the courtyard. There are three comfortable interconnecting reception rooms, the first of which is also the main reception hall. This could also make a perfect snug or family room, and has an impressive fireplace and exposed beams as well as a glazed porch. You then continue and step down into the panelled study, with steps then up into the drawing room, again with an attractive fireplace.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, three doubles and a good size single, accessed by the two staircases as well as both a family bathroom and a shower room.
The Coach House
On the opposite side of the courtyard is the Coach House, comprising a separate cottage with a kitchen and sitting room, with a wood burning stove on the ground floor, a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, and its own South Facing garden. Next to the cottage is a double garage/workshop, above which is the former hayloft which makes a very useful home office or games/playroom. The Coach House could, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, be combined to make a larger self contained annexe.
Sutton Courtenay is an attractive and historic Thameside village with a welcoming and active local community. The excellent local facilities include a village hall, primary and pre school, local convenience stores and post office, cricket, football and tennis club and three excellent public houses as well as The Fish, a gastro pub that is well known for its excellent food. The 12th century Church of All Saints is the burial place of Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, and former Herbert H Asquith (Prime Minister 1908-1916) who signed the declaration that took Britain into the First World War. Sutton Courtenay Abbey is a small retreat and conference centre, and organises a programme of evening and weekend events and chamber music concerts.
A comprehensive range of day to day facilities can be found in both Abingdon and Didcot, and there are farmers' markets regularly held and many local farms that sell directly to the public from their own shops. Being so close to Abingdon, Sutton Courtenay is ideally located for its secondary schools and the European School, St Helen & St Katharine, Our Lady's and Abingdon School and Prep Schools including the Manor, Chandlings and Our Lady's Junior School, with the excellent schools of Oxford further afield. London is 45 minutes by train from Didcot Parkway and Oxford lies 10 miles to the north, with Abingdon three miles away.
Close by are the A34 leading to both the M4 and M40 and national motorway network, Milton Park, Culham Innovation Centre (formally JET) and Harwell Science and Innovation Centre home to The Diamond Light Source, UK AERE and the European Space Agency.
The property is set back off the road and screened by mature trees to a gravelled front garden.
Immediately to the rear is the south facing courtyard which provides ample parking. The garden splits into two distinct areas, behind the house is a South facing lawn with a detached and thatched former game store, and continues to the left into an attractive large mature garden with a lawn flower and shrub beds, a detached and thatched summer house, pond and Ginge Brook as the western boundary.
Three Reception Rooms
Seperate Self Contained Cottage
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