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Station Road, Kingham, Oxfordshire

  • Unique Detached House
  • Fantastic Countryside Views to rear
  • Situated at Kingham Train Station
  • Dates Back to c1850
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Three Reception Rooms
  • Lovely Big Garden
  • EPC Rating : F

Description

This lovely home, which dates back to c1850, enjoys a unique and very picturesque setting within The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. “We moved to Station House twenty-nine years ago, and we were only the third family to privately own the property, which is testament to the fact that it’s always been a much-loved home,” says Margaret. “It sits in this fantastic location just minutes from the beautiful Cotswold villages of Bledington and Kingham, and we’re surrounded by some of the most spectacular countryside, but one of the biggest draws for us was the fact that my husband could go out of the front door in the morning and hop straight onto the train into London so his daily commute was completely stress free; there was even a time when the station master would ring across to let him know if the train was delayed so that he could sit and have another cup of tea.”

“The house was originally built in c1850, and back then it would have been a rather modest two-up-two-down, but over time each of its owners has added to it so it’s now a very comfortable size. We have a lovely big sitting room with a very nice feature fireplace; the large kitchen-and-breakfast room opens into a very flexible space that could be a dining area, but we currently use it as a study; the kitchen also flows into the conservatory, which creates a lovely connection with the garden, and we have another room downstairs that could be a guest bedroom. During our time here we too have made improvements, the most significant of which was the addition the conservatory, but there’s still huge scope for the property to be further enhanced, which could be an exciting project for its new owners.”

“Something else that drew us to the house when we first came across it was its lovely big garden, which has been an absolute haven of peace and tranquillity,” continues Margaret. “It’s mainly laid to lawn and edged with a very mature border of shrubs and trees, so we enjoy total privacy, and the property sides on to open farmland so we can sit out there and enjoy the most beautiful views – on a clear day we can see all the way across to Stow-on-the-Wold. The garden is definitely a standout feature of the property and friends and family are always saying that the minute you step through the gate you feel as if you’re miles from anywhere.”

“I would probably say that the conservatory is my favourite room,” says Margaret. “It’s light and bright and we can sit in there – no matter what the weather – and enjoy a splendid view of the garden and the glorious countryside beyond.”

“For us the location of the house has been absolutely wonderful,” says Margaret. “We have all the convenience of having the station just a hop, skip and a jump from the front door; beautiful villages such as Kingham and Bledington are just moments away and travel a little further afield and you can be in Chipping Norton, Cheltenham, Banbury… We’re spoilt for choice in terms of towns and villages. And to top it all we’re completely surrounded by some of the most beautiful countryside.”

“The sitting room is another very nice part of the house,” says Margaret. “It’s double aspect so wonderfully light and bright, and because it’s such a big room is a really nice place to entertain friends and family.”

“We really did think we’d be in this house for ever, but we’ve both decided that this is a sensible time to downsize,” says Margaret. “We’ll be so sad to leave because we’ve loved every minute of our time here and there’s so much that we’ll miss. The utter peace and tranquillity of our beautiful garden, the convenience of the station, these gorgeous surroundings… I really could go on and on.”

Entrance Hall | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Study | Kitchen / Breakfast Room | Conservatory | Cloakroom | Three Bedrooms | Bathroom | Gardens | Off Road Parking | EPC Rating : F

Kingham

Voted England’s favourite village ‘Country Life November 2004’. A beautiful Cotswold village built predominantly of Cotswold Stone, with some elegant tiled and thatch roofed cottages. Located within the village is the church of St Andrew’s, with a lovely outlook it is well worth a visit. The village benefits from a train station offering a main line route to London, conveniently located on the outskirts of the village.

Harrison James & Hardie, Moreton In Marsh
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