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4 bedroom detached bungalow for sale

Aston Upthorpe, Oxfordshire, OX11


Key features

  • Four bedroom converted shooting lodge
  • Detached studio measuring 32x14 ft
  • Grounds approaching three quarters of an acre
  • Beautiful rural location surrounded by countryside
  • Additional outbuilding with kitchenette & shower
  • Potential redevelopment or extension subject to planning

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Property description

Originally a shooting lodge dating from 1935, with more recent extensions, this unique property is nestled in a beautiful rural location, surrounded by fields and open countryside. The main property offers flexible accommodation on a single level, with scope for further extension or redevelopment (subject to planning permission) with the benefit of multiple outbuildings including a 32x14 ft studio with stunning far reaching views across the Oxfordshire countryside. The cottage is set in grounds approaching three quarters of an acre with miles of outstanding walking, cycling and riding on the doorstep. The accommodation includes: entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/diner, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, outbuilding with kitchenette and shower room, external toilet and two showers, and elevated studio. EPC Rating E.


Keepers Cottage is situated in a rural position surrounded by fields, located approximately a mile and half from the pretty village of Aston Upthorpe. The village, together with its twin Aston Tirrold, was featured in the Domesday Book and is just 3 miles from the ancient Ridgeway Path and the Berkshire Downs. The Astons have a varied history, originating as a farming community, with a more recent high profile in the equestrian world, at one time housing multiple stud farms breeding race horses. It has three early churches, a pub, repairs garage, visiting post office as well as a good village hall and recreation ground which host many of the activities and clubs which thrive in this vibrant community. There are some fine schools nearby including Moulsford Prep School and Cranford House, and a wide choice of schools in and around Oxford and Abingdon including Cothill, Chandlings Manor, The Dragon, Abingdon School, Headington, St Edward's (Oxford) and Radley (near Abingdon). Wycombe Abbey Downe House, Bradfield and Pangbourne College are also within easy reach. South Moreton has a thriving primary school for the catchment of the Astons. Aston Upthorpe has good access to the mainline railway station of Didcot (4 miles), with London Paddington accessible in under 45 mins. There are also frequent fast services to Oxford, Reading, Swindon and Bristol. The A34 is about 5 miles away connecting to the M4 and wider motorway network. The Thameside market town of Wallingford is just 3 miles distant, providing local shops including a Waitrose, pubs, restaurants and doctor's, dentist's and a community hospital. There are miles of outstanding walking and riding across the neighbouring Berkshire Downs. For further details please visit


A covered wooden porch with a hardwood front door opens into an entrance hall with storage and boiler cupboards and doors to the reception rooms. The kitchen/diner is double aspect, with a three oven electric aga (available by separate negotiation), butler sink, and both French doors and a stable door leading outside. The sitting room has French doors opening to a decked seating area at the front, and a woodburner with brick surround. A door from the sitting room leads to a hallway accessing three of the bedrooms. In addition there is a fully tiled bathroom with freestanding bath with shower over. To complete the main accommodation is another double bedroom located off the kitchen, and an additional bathroom fitted with a freestanding bath.


A five bar timber gate opens to gravelled off street parking. The gardens surround the property, with paths meandering throughout the different landscaped areas. Features include a gravelled seating area with a water feature and greenhouse adjacent to the property, a gravelled fire pit, a pond with a small decked seating area, a bog garden with fruiting bushes, fruiting trees including apple, pear, apricot and quince, and a large level area with raised veg beds. The garden is adjacent to open fields.

Steps lead up to an elevated detached pine log cabin, measuring 32x14 ft and currently used as a yoga studio, with insulation, light and power. French doors open onto a balcony with stunning distant views over the North Wessex Downs.

There is also a fully converted timber clad outbuilding providing a bedroom with kitchenette and shower room. On the exterior of this building are three cubicles, with two showers and a toilet.


South Oxfordshire District Council, Tax Band E. Oil fired central heating, private septic tank drainage, mains water.

To conform with government Money Laundering Regulations 2019, we are required to confirm the identity of all prospective buyers. We use the services of a third party, Lifetime Legal, who will contact you directly at an agreed time to do this. They will need the full name, date of birth and current address of all buyers. There is a nominal charge of £60 including VAT for this (for the transaction not per person), payable direct to Lifetime Legal. Please note, we are unable to issue a memorandum of sale until the checks are complete.

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