High Street, Drayton, Abingdon, OX14

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Bedrooms: 5
Ashby House is a detached property situated directly on Drayton's charming High Street that has been significantly improved over the years, extending the spacious accommodation to create a very generously proportioned contemporary family home. As well as extending the footprint of the home, the vendors have also completely renovated the property to a very high standard. The property is ideal for busy family life, with good size rooms – some with vaulted ceilings – and a host of modern conveniences to make life easier. A particular highlight is the impressive kitchen, which is open plan and is dominated by a large central island under a fabulous vaulted ceiling. Around the perimeter there is excellent storage in the form of attractive Shaker style wall and base units, interspersed with premium appliances such as a wine fridge, steam oven, warming drawer, coffee machine and dishwasher. Natural light is an impressive feature of this home, with both the kitchen and garden room being partially glazed with French windows, bifold doors and roof lights.

The open and spacious nature of the home further highlights the feeling of natural light throughout, and there are additional attractive elements such as solid wood doors and frames, engineered wood flooring and a handsome stone fireplace with open fire.

The impressively proportioned accommodation extends to more than 3600 sq ft across two floors and has a versatile layout that makes it ideal for both day-to-day family life as well as entertaining family and friends at home. The ground floor is accessible via a welcoming entrance hall with a striking staircase, with the formal reception areas situated separate to the family accommodation creating a boundary during entertaining. On the left side of the house, a formal dining room, separate sitting room and garden room are all interconnecting and provide a fantastic space for dinners and parties, with French windows opening to the garden in the warmer months and a useful cloakroom with w.c. On the opposite side of the house there is a good size family room, the kitchen/dining room with adjoining pantry, a utility room and a ground floor shower room. The kitchen also has bifold doors and French windows to the garden, creating a great indoor-outdoor space.

On the first floor, the principal bedroom overlooks the garden from a Juliet balcony and further benefits from a dressing room and an en suite shower room with twin basins and double showers. The four further bedrooms are all double size and share a family bath/shower room.

Within the garden there is a detached summerhouse with bar which could be used as a home office if desired.


The sizeable home sits within a generous plot of just under 0.7 of an acre, bordering open countryside, giving the home a distinctly semi-rural feel. The rear garden is a good size and features an expansive lawn enclosed by a variety of mature specimen trees, providing a high degree of privacy. A large paved terrace spans the rear of the house and is ideal for outdoor entertaining, but the main feature is the heated outdoor swimming pool which is bordered by a paved patio and has a summerhouse/pool house to the rear currently used as a bar and relaxation space.

The house is approached via a good-size gravel driveway with private off-street parking for a number of cars, with manicured lawns and mature trees providing excellent kerb appeal.


The desirable village of Drayton sits close to the River Thames between the towns of Abingdon and Didcot and benefits from a wealth of local amenities including pubs, a Post Office and general store, church, primary school and public allotments. There are alternative facilities available in nearby Sutton Courtenay, while Abingdon has comprehensive daily shops and services including a Waitrose supermarket and Didcot is also well appointed with a variety of shops and leisure facilities. There are regular farmers' markets held locally and many local farms sell directly to the public from their own shops. Being so close to Abingdon, Drayton is ideally located for its secondary schools and the Europa School, St Helen & St Katharine, Our Lady's and Abingdon School and Prep Schools including The Manor, Chandlings and Our Lady's Junior School, with the excellent schools of Oxford further afield. London is 45 minutes by train from Didcot Parkway and Oxford lies 10 miles to the north, with Abingdon three miles away. The Elizabeth Line from Reading to London is now open. There is access to good walks at Millennium Green and along the towpath.

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Vale of White Horse District Council - Band F

01865 708616

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