Imaginative residential development opportunity to the rear of “Walnut Tree Cottage”, High Street, South Moreton, Oxfordshire, OX119AG.
A rare opportunity to purchase a village building plot tucked away in a delightful setting adjacent to South Moreton’s Conservation Area, behind traditional thatched cottages and other period homes. Planning Consent P18/S0048/FUL was awarded by South Oxfordshire District Council on 17th August 2018 and has since been implemented. The imaginative contemporary barn style home, as designed by D P Architects of Watlington, will be set in a south facing garden with long driveway leading to South Moreton High Street. This exciting opportunity offers all the scope for building a modern family home including a feature gallery overlooking the open plan dining area, kitchen and sitting room. There will be 3 bedrooms (1 on the ground floor which could also serve as a home office), plus study and utility room.
Accommodation will comprise;
Full height entrance hall with stairs and balcony/landing over
Open plan sitting room with fire place
Open plan dining area with full height void above and feature gallery, also, bifold doors to terrace and south facing garden.
Open plan kitchen, which could be closed off from the dining room.
Separate utility room and back door area (Cupboard could be rearranged to allow access to small conservatory).
Ground floor double bedroom with en-suite, which could also be used as a home office
Two Double bedrooms upstairs
Family bathroom and airing cupboard
Potential to build through void to create further
Double Bedroom with en-suite over utility room
The proposed floor area extends to approximately 1600sqft (148.7sqm) but would increase to approximately to 1800Sqft if a further room was created to the void. The new house will be approached by a long driveway from South Moreton High Street which opens up to the plot at the northern end of the site. The site measures approximately 21.5m x 19.2m. The driveway measures 28mx5m.
Overall the site extends to 0.14 acre
South Moreton is a pretty village between Wallingford and Didcot. The High Street is lined with a varied mix of detached character houses, from thatched timber frame cottages to more contemporary individual homes.There is a thriving Primary School, large Recreation Ground and Community owned Pub, ‘The Crown,’ all within 3-4 minutes walk. St John’s Parish Church and South Moreton gym are also very close, while the village is surrounded by beautiful open countryside offering numerous rural walks and many lovely views over the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downs.
Didcot is just 4 miles away and offers a range of shopping and leisure facilities together with main line train service – from Didcot Parkway to London Paddington in 40 minutes. Equally close is the historic market town of Wallingford with its many attractions, including independent shops and restaurants as well as being on a beautiful stretch of the River Thames. The area also benefits from relatively easy access to Oxford and Reading (via both road and rail). There are many good State and Independent Schools within easy reach.
A number of specific conditions will be applied by the Vendors as follows:
- The new house will be built to the consented scheme (minor variations considered)
- Completion of the project to be within 12 months of legal completion of purchase.
- There must be no fires or burning of material due to the risk to the thatched cottages.
- Working hours to be restricted to between 8am and 6pm weekdays and 9am to 4 pm at the weekends and bank holidays.
Temporary fencing to be replaced by permanent close board fence within 6 weeks of completion of the build.
The vendors retain rights over the lower part of the drive for vehicular access and egress only, except during the main construction period.
N.B. The Vendors will replace the clear glazing in the first-floor window in the northern gable of Walnut Tree Cottage with obscured glass within 12 months of Completion of the sale.