Serendipity in Sutton Courtenay - "Yes, but is it worth the commute?" We think so.
We have recently researched the reasons why people move out of the Capital. The majority of applicants move out for their children, either for schools or a better quality of life. Affordability and lifestyle change have jumped up the list. Modern mobile technology has also enabled greater flexibility to work from home either part or full time. As travel within London becomes more difficult, more people are realising that commuting from the country can take less time than from their existing London base.
Those who will have to commute daily will remain within 1 1/2 hours of the Capital. Lifestyle movers will tend to move outside the commuter belt and live in the more scenic, coastal or rural areas
Evergreens' location, space, light, intuitive design and top quality fittings make this one of the most desirable properties in one of South Oxfordshire's most prestigious villages.
Secluded at the end of a tree-lined lane, Evergreens was built as a private commission for the current owners who wanted a house where social spaces flow into one another to create a natural and dynamic backdrop for entertaining and family life.
The success of the design lies in its beguiling simplicity. Glass, curved timber walls, stone floors and natural light combine to make this a house for all seasons and all lifestyles.
Just a short cycle ride to Didcot takes you to trains for London (45 mins to Paddington) and the West Country and, in the other direction, along the Thames to Abingdon. 5,000 st ft of perfect serendipity or a terraced house in central London? No contest.
Today the village which has a population of 2,300 is a thriving community; the facilities in Sutton Courtenay include a village hall, primary school, shop, cricket & football teams, and three excellent public houses. There is also The Fish, a gastro pub that is well known for its excellent food.