Grove Street, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12


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  • Bedrooms: 4
An elegant and wonderfully proportioned Grade II Listed house set in the heart of the historic market town of Wantage.

Built in the early 18th Century, this charming Georgian house was once the rope maker's house with a tannery behind. Now a spacious four bedroom property, The Clock House occupies a prominent position in Grove Street, just a stone's throw from the Market Square. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and is bursting with character retaining working fireplaces, high ceilings and wonderful bay windows in the main reception rooms. A stylish kitchen/breakfast room is located at the southern end of the house with access directly to the garden and a mezzanine study over the kitchen/breakfast room. The first floor has two delightful bedrooms with orginal fireplaces and a family bathroom. On the top floor there are two more super bedrooms, one with a built-in cabin bed which would make a wonderful child's bedroom.

From the street the house is very handsome indeed exuding its charm and character upon arrival. There is a well stocked front garden with original wrought iron railings at the pavement side and a driveway at the side affording parking for four cars whilst not spoiling the view of the houses prominent facade. The main garden is located on the southern side of the house and is enclosed by walls to three sides with various fruit trees and a sizeable lawn. There is also a very nice decked terrace for dining and entertaining.

Wantage is a thriving market town with a wonderful market square in the centre where the statue of Alfred the Great stands. There is a wide variety of retail and independent boutiques, cafes, a local library and a traditional butcher, with Waitrose and Sainsburys two minutes away. There is a leisure centre with indoor pool, and several public houses both within the town itself and on the periphery. Communications are excellent with good access to London via road or train. Didcot Parkway (ten miles) provides regular trains into London Paddington taking approximately forty five minutes. From the square there is a bus every hour to Didcot continuing on to Oxford which takes approximately forty five minutes. There is excellent schooling in Wantage itself with three primary schools, all rated good by Ofsted, plus King Alfred's secondary school, rated excellent. There is strong provision for local private prep schools and public schools, all within easy reach, including The Manor, Abingdon Prep, St Hugh's, Pinewood, Chandlings, Cothill and The Dragon, Abingdon Boys, Marlborough College, Radley College and St Edwards.

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