5 Bedroom House SSTC
Common Road, North Leigh, Witney OX29
- Beautiful bespoke family home
- Extensive rear garden (plot c.1/3 acre)
- Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and Juliette balcony
- Four additional elegantly proportioned bedrooms
- Substantial principal reception room
- Fine breakfast kitchen with bi-fold doors
- Study / additional reception
- Two Clearview stoves and gas AGA
- Ground source heat pump
The house itself is set in a plot approximately 1/3 of an acre, with the vast majority of this being to the rear of the property offering extensive yet private gardens.
The accommodation has been arranged over three floors to offer five double bedrooms and a substantial principal reception radiating off of the equally impressive entrance hall. Beautiful stone flooring flows throughout the entrance hall, kitchen breakfast and cloakroom further accentuating the feeling of space.
The principal reception room is spacious and boasts a triple aspect allowing for plenty of natural light. To one end there is space for living centered on a Clearview Stove, recessed into a beautiful oak mantel fireplace. To the other end of the room there is space for formal dining with French windows opening onto the patio.
Across the hallway there is a sizable home office which could also be utilised as a separate formal dining room if desired.
The fine breakfast kitchen spans much of the rear of the house and has been fitted with a range of solid units centered on an island and breakfast bench. There is a gas AGA to one end and provisions for a double fridge freezer. At the other end there is a second Clearview Stove flanked by bi-folding doors and French windows opening onto the patio and garden beyond.
Adjacent to this is the boot room with provision for the remaining appliances and access into the garage. There is also access through here from the front of the property to the garden.
On the first floor there are four elegantly proportioned double bedrooms emanating from the central landing. The impressive master suite has a Juliette balcony providing floods of natural light and views out over the rear garden and fields beyond. This is served by an ensuite bathroom and there are ample built-in wardrobes.
The guest bedroom also overlooks the rear garden and has a modern ensuite with corner shower. The two remaining bedrooms on this floor are both doubles and are served by the family bathroom with shower and bath.
The remaining bedroom is on the second floor and also boasts good proportions with lots of natural light. Adjacent to this is a sizable snug area off of the second floor suited to being an additional study or play space.
The extensive rear garden is surprisingly private and is well enclosed on all sides with mature trees offering shade in the summer months. This faces approximately east but enjoys the sun throughout much of the day. At the back of the house there is also a sizable patio area perfect for enjoying a cold glass, with the remainder being laid predominately to lawn.
To the front there is expansive graveled parking on the approach to the garage.
The addition of a ground source heat pump provides efficient hot water along with zoned underfloor heating throughout the ground and first floors. Alongside the sealed unit double glazing this makes for a very comfortable and economical home.
West Oxfordshire District Council (Band G)
In the owners words...
"Our vision building this house was to create a home for our family with soul, comfort, easy living and entertaining at its centre. The flow of the house, adaptable living spaces plus the large garden, have allowed us to achieve and enjoy this over the years. We installed a ground source heat pump to supply the underfloor heating and all our hot water, increased the wall cavity to add more insulation and built a solid floor on the first floor to minimise noise. A gas fired Aga in the kitchen has ensured all year round comfort and means the kitchen/living area is an instinctive hub for family and friends. Spilling out onto the patio, there is ample space for all ages to enjoy the large garden which is very private and has mature trees offering shade when needed. Whether it's coming home in the winter to the heat of the log burning stove or relaxing under the shade of the silver birch in the summer, this house has been a wonderful family home exceeding our initial thoughts and plans thirteen years ago."