Park House, Alvescot
6,062 Sq Ft /563 Sq M
ParkHouse, Lower End, Alvescot
Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2QA
A handsome Grade II Listed house in a popular village overlooking the former village green.
6 Bath Rooms
8 Reception Rooms
Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating
Electric underfloor heating to the garden room
Alvescot is a charming village. Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside, this idyllic village is a perfect blend of history, natural beauty and a close-knit community that supports a church, a village hall with recreation ground with tennis court and the ever-popular pub, The Plough Inn.
The community spirit in Alvescot is strong, with various events and activities bringing residents together throughout the year. The village hosts an annual summer fete, where locals and visitors enjoy traditional games, food, and live entertainment.
The ancient market town of Bampton lies just south of the Cotswolds which is sometimes described as a town, because it used to be a market town until the 19th century. Bampton is now officially designated a village but has both Town and Village Halls.
A claim to fame for Bampton is its association with the popular television series ‘Downton Abbey’. The village was used as the filming location for the fictional village of Downton in the series, and many of its landmarks, including St. Mary’s Church and the village green, have become iconic for fans of the show.
The larger, and more widely known Burford is only 6 miles north. The famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, medieval bridge and impressive church. Both sides of the street are flanked by an unbroken line of historic houses and shops.
With little having changed over the centuries, Burford is popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and wide variety of places to eat, with a number of restaurants, pubs and teashops.
Burford is equidistant between the popular towns of Cheltenham and Oxford, both offering extensive shopping, dining options, pubs and facilities.
There are a number of state and private schools in the area, most notably; St Hugh’s, Pinewood and Burford School to name just three.
Road communications are fantastic to the A40 which in turn provides access the M40 to London, and the M5 to the west.
Park House, AlvescotAbout this home
Set in the popular village of Alvescot, overlooking the former village green is the incredibly handsome, Park House. The original part of the house (the north-east wing) is believed to be 17th Century and was extended/remodelled later in 1741 by Richard Kirby. Park House has been in the same ownership since 1993 and it is clear that it has been a much loved family home.
Since living at the property, the owners have carried out a great deal of work; cleverly retaining much of the character and charm, yet a balance with modern décor has allowed them to create a home, perfectly suited to modern day living and the perfect property for those who enjoy entertaining family and friends.
The accommodation throughout is generous and the numerous reception rooms allow a real flexibility as to how they could be used.
The six bedroom, six bath/shower rooms, arranged over the first and second floor make for comfortable family living.
To the rear of the house is the most fantastic space to entertain, complete with raised terrace, bar and covered dining area. Bi-fold doors open from the kitchen/breakfast room to form a seamless link between the inside and out.
The gardens are simply beautiful, mostly laid to lawn they are private and framed by a Cotswold stone wall and a variety of mature trees.
Electric gates open onto a gravel driveway providing parking for a number of cars. There is also a double garage.
Ref: 19/02277/HHD Decision Date: 9th October 2019 (now lapsed) West Oxfordshire District Council granted permission for: Erection of two storey and first floor extension to existing garage at Park House, Lower End, Alvescot. Relevant documentation can be found on the West Oxfordshire District Council planning website.
The area is well renowned for not only having some of the most beautiful villages and countryside, but also some of the most fantastic pubs and restaurants; all of which are a short drive away.
6,062 Sq Ft /563 Sq M
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