Didcot Parkway Station c. 7.5 Miles (London Paddington from 38 minutes), Oxford c. 7 miles, Culham station c. 3.4 miles
Set in the highly desirable centre of Abingdon-on-Thames, a stones throw from St. Helen's Church and backing on to the picturesque river Thames lies Fellows Close; the hidden secret to East St. Helen Street, one of Abingdon-on-Thames's most idyllic streets and the oldest, continuously inhabited street in England. A truly rare find in such a strategically beneficial town centre location.
Believed originally to be owned by the Abbey, Fellows Close has a detailed history, being used as both a dye house and later a malthouse, before later being converted to a residence when purchased in 1899 by local solicitor C. A. Pryce. External alterations undertaken by Pryce were largely completed by 1901 after which, he turned his efforts to the interior which included strengthening roof beams with old tramlines, presumed to be from Wantage, and bespoke panelling, installed in 1910 having been brought over from the Belgian province of Flanders, together with the marble fireplace which bears the inscription "To eat were best at home".
The property is approached via a gated, stone-flagged courtyard off East St. Helen Street. On the ground floor, the entrance hall leads through to the resplendent Oak panelled drawing room with marble fireplace, benefiting from high-ceilings and magnificent fenestration to take in the views across the landscaped garden and river Thames beyond. The kitchen also benefits from high, beamed ceilings and is fitted with a range of individually designed units, as well as allowing space for either an informal seating area or dining area. A striking feature of this room if the Victorian built in safe which now makes a useful wine store. Four light and spacious double bedrooms together with three bathrooms (2 ensuite), are arranged across the first floor, all off a galleried landing.
The rear garden has been professionally designed and planted by an award winning local designer. A low maintenance garden with a
stunning palate of plants selected for their suitability to the site and conditions, thus requiring very little individual attention. The garden has been designed to provide both large entertainment and also intimate seating areas of reclaimed Yorkstone and antique brick, all with glorious riverside views. Year round colour, form and interest make this a garden that you will want to be in whatever the weather.
Fellows Close is situated within easy walking distance of all amenities. The town itself offers a wonderful sense of community, offering many groups and activities to get involved in for those of all ages, and has undergone a renaissance in recent years with a redeveloped retail area. The area is home to some of the UK's highest performing independent schools, including. The Manor Preparatory School, Chandlings, Abingdon School and The School of St. Helen and St. Katharine but to name a few. There are also a number of Ofsted rated Good' primary and secondary state schools in Abingdon itself and the surrounding area.
Internationally renowned Oxford lies 7 miles north, where there is extensive first class shopping which has been taken to an altogether different level with the recent opening of the stylish Westgate retail and entertainment area. The city offers several theatres, the renowned Ashmolean Museum, art galleries, music venues and of course the ancient and historic college buildings of Oxford University.
Residents parking permits are allocated for on street parking.
The property is Grade II Listed.
TOTAL FLOOR AREA: 2,735 Sq. Ft. 254.09 sq. M
Contact: Nikki Hemsley
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From Oxford, head South on the A34, leaving at the Marcham Interchange junction. At the roundabout, turn left towards
Abingdon, Fairacres and Drayton following the Marcham Road. Proceed over two roundabouts and at the double mini roundabout,
turn right onto the B4017. At the first roundabout, turn left into Caldecott Road and follow the road, passing The Old Anchor Inn on the
left hand side. As you bear left with St. Helen's Church on your left hand side, Fellows Close can be found on the right hand side.
For viewing purposes, continue past the property and park either within a metered on street parking bay, or use the public car park
located on West St. Helen Street and approach the property on foot.
Contact: Nikki Hemsley
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