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North Side, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire, OX25

££650,000 Offers over

4 Bedroom Detached House Under Offer

Steeple Aston is an ancient settlement with roots going back to Roman times, maybe earlier. Today it is one of the most popular villages in the area, offering the rare mix of its own shop and Post Office (a few minutes' walk), a popular pub, a primary school dating back nearly 400 years, and a 1000 year old church, all set in pretty, rural location. The community is enthusiastic and vibrant with activities ranging from WI to bell ringing, football and cricket, and it is in the catchment for Deddington health centre. Designated a conservation area in 1988 it is set in glorious surroundings with the river Cherwell running through the valley. It is also well placed for commuting by road or rail to Oxford and London, Banbury and Birmingham.

When our client bought the Old School in the 1990's, it had reached a parlous state, being let to servicemen as bedsitting rooms. Most would have turned their nose up at something needing clearly a good weight of work - but as an architecture obsessive our client could see past all that. Then commenced a lengthy period of renovation that kept true to the full spirit of what is a lovely and special building. The stairs were reconstituted, stone mullions sensitively remade to perfectly match the originals, and bespoke double glazing fitted. What has resulted is a house that is still gently patinated and immensely likeable, quirky but not difficult to use. Entertaining here must be a very special event, but a cozy night in front of the fire would be an equally lovely experience! Note that those searching for an acre of garden won't find it here, but the compact rear space is discreet and peaceful enough for a quiet read or a barbecue with friends - and a walk through fields can be enjoyed only a few minutes' stroll away.



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Office Details

Cridland and Co Limited
The Morris Building
OX25 4NF

01869 343 600