Situated in that corner of Bampton which features as the village of Downton, in the TV series Downton Abbey, this charming house was originally known as ‘The George & Dragon Inn’.
Converted in the 1990’s to a lovely village house, The Old George, as it is now known, is prominently located in the bustling village of Bampton, within walking distance of all the amenities.
Bampton is an enchanting village in the Thames Valley, between the Cotswolds and the Vale of The White Horse, and was a thriving market town throughout the 18th Century. Its wealth was founded on the wool trade, as evidenced by one of the largest parish churches in the diocese. It is this lovely church and churchyard that devotees of ‘Downton Abbey’ will recognise.
In addition to its more recent found fame, as the village featured in Downton Abbey, Bampton has long been renowned for its annual Morris dancing Festival, held on Whit Monday. Indeed, the tradition of dancing in the garden of The Old George continues to this day.
This handsome village house has a charming walled garden and with accommodation over two floors and a large attic. The house has good ceiling heights throughout, and well -proportioned rooms with many retained, period features. The Old George now offers scope for updating and remodelling, subject to the necessary consents.
At the rear of the house is a generous courtyard leading to an east facing, walled garden with parking at the side, behind wooden gates.
The ground floor is extensive with two spacious reception rooms either side of the entrance hall and front door. The sitting room was originally two rooms, and benefits from a wood burner and open fireplace. Both the sitting room and dining room have wooden shutters on the sash windows. The rear hall leads to a cellar, study and cloakroom, and in turn on to a fitted kitchen, breakfast room, snug and cloakroom and shower room, with a garden store beyond.
The first floor has two double bedroom, and a single bedroom, with walk in wardrobe and bathroom, together with eaves storage. In addition, there is a hatch up to the attic.
The village of Bampton has a thriving community, especially in the arts with a number of literary, dramatic, operatic and music societies. Faringdon and Witney offer local shopping amenities, whilst the City of Oxford is a superb cultural and academic centre with excellent shopping in the newly refurbished Westgate Centre, and a plethora of restaurants and pubs.
The surrounding area offers excellent schools including St Peter’s Alvescot, Burford High, Hatherop Castle, St Hugh’s in Carswell, The Dragon, St Edward’s, Radley College, Oxford High School and Abingdon School.
Sporting facilities in the vicinity include golf courses at Burford, Witney, Carswell and Frilford Heath, racing at Cheltenham and water sports at The Cotswold Water Park.
Rail communications are excellent from Oxford, with trains to London Paddington taking under 60 minutes, and there are regular bus links into Witney and Oxford. The surrounding countryside has lovely walks with bridleways and footpaths throughout.
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