Unassuming it may be from the front, but this spacious, detached, chalet bungalow is more than it looks. It has some excellent and unexpected features, including glorious countryside views. Built around 1960, it has been extended into a large detached dormer bungalow with some exciting features. The view from the master bedroom and sitting room to the front is quite exceptional, and there is a large well maintained garden to the rear. The house is in excellent condition and offers generous living accommodation throughout.
A good-sized porch opens into a hallway with three bedrooms to the left and the main living areas to the right and rear. A fourth bedroom has been created in the attic space, with study landing area and useful walk-in storage, with potential to convert. The cosy yet spacious living room has a wood burner with a bay window overlooking the views beyond.
The good size kitchen-dining room, boasts a bespoke Parlour Farm kitchen with Aga and a large utility room with useful storage above. A conservatory with views over the garden, is ideal as a quiet reading room with perfect lighting for an artist. There is a cloakroom complementing a bathroom with large walk-in shower room.
There are extensive patio areas in the garden with a good size greenhouse and three useful storage sheds, one lockable, at the end of the garden where there is a fenced off vegetable garden with apple and plum trees.
To the front is a large gravel driveway with parking for several vehicles. The property has been fitted with thermal and PV solar panels which reduce utility bills considerably.
Please see below our clients comments on what she has enjoyed whilst living at the property:
'' Waking up to tea in bed while watching a barn owl hunting over the fields, relaxing in the conservatory or out on the patio, admiring the garden and planning what to do next. Gazing at the glorious views while sitting by the cosy woodburner in the living room, celebrating the comforting warmth from the aga, and the luxury of being able to use oven or hotplate at a moment’s notice.
Walking the country lanes and paths, chatting to dog walkers and friends whilst making the most of the thriving village community and its many activities.''
Shipton-under-Wychwood, a previous winner of the best kept village award, is situated in the Evenlode Valley in the Cotswolds area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village has medieval origins established around Shipton Court, the Estate of the Lacey family. The Shaven Crown Hotel in the centre of the village dates back to the 15th Century and was once a guesthouse run by the monks of Bruern Abbey. Together with the neighbouring village of Milton-under-Wychwood, there is a village store/ post office and convenience store. The village hall runs many activities, theatrical and sporting and also has a small gym, with an active tennis club next door. There is also a large children’s playground behind the village hall as well as a popular and successful cricket club. Burford is just 4 miles away and has more extensive shopping and dining opportunities.