Park Farm, Main Street, East Challow, Wantage, OX12
The Barn is a hidden gem, tucked away at the end of a lane, with The Barn being a large detached converted grade II listed period building which provides exceptional living space arranged over three floors. In addition, there is a large outbuilding, which has two floors and currently used as a workshop but would potentially (subject to any consents) make excellent additional accommodation or studio space. There is also a detached barn which is in its raw state, which provides endless opportunities to develop if desired. All three buildings are situated around a central courtyard/parking area with wonderful grounds beyond.
On entering The Barn, there is a stunning large central room which is double height and vaulted to the roof, currently used as a dining hall, although there is versatility as to how the ground floor reception space could be utilised. This room certainly has the WOW factor and boasts a galleried landing above looking down into the cavernous space below. The sitting room is also of generous proportions and features a wood-burner with brick chimney breast. The kitchen/breakfast room provides a further sociable area with an ample space for casual dining and off which is a study, a WC and a utility room. There are double doors from both the breakfast area and the central reception room out to the rear garden.
The first floor offers a master bedroom with ensuite with both shower room and bathroom. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor and a family shower room. A spiral staircase leads up to the top floor with guest bedroom ensuite.
The property is presented in neutral décor throughout which serves to accentuate the contrast with the beams and wooden doors. It has an appealing light and airy feel to it with a good deal of light which filters throughout.
East Challow is a small village located just outside Wantage which has good amenties and a wide and comprehensive range of shops and leisure facilities including a Sainsbury's and Waitrose. More extensive facilities can be found in Newbury and Oxford. Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse set on the Letcombe Brook and the fringe of the Berkshire Downs about 8 miles south-west of Abingdon, a similar distance west of Didcot and 14 miles south-west of Oxford. Oxfordshire and Berkshire have a wide choice of some excellent private schools particularly in the Abingdon and Oxford area.
The approach is via a small lane with The Barn being situated at the end of the lane and with the three buildings situated around a central courtyard/parking area. To the rear of The Barn is a wonderful expanse of lawn which is bordered by some mature hedging and some just becoming established. There is a delightful informal area which features a sizeable pond, being an idyllic tranquil place to sit and contemplate. Some raised flower beds serve as a working kitchen garden with greenhouse and there is also a lovely paved dining terrace defined by a low brick wall and a row of lavender. The grounds extend around the rear of the two barns and in all extend to approximately 1.2 acres.
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