Approached up a long, private drive, Moatside was built next to an ancient moat which is believed to have surrounded the 13th century manor house.
The property is now a spacious L-shaped, split-level family house, set in attractive gardens and paddocks.
From the paved courtyard, the front door leads to the entrance hall. There is a sitting room with fireplace, a set of patio doors opening onto the garden and double doors leading through to the dining room.
The farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room has bespoke limed oak wall and floor units, a range cooker with double oven and plumbing for a dishwasher. This leads to the utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. There is a cloakroom, a back door to the garden, and a spacious family room with a toy cupboard.
Also on the ground floor are four bedrooms, one with dressing room and en-suite, all with built-in wardrobes, a family bathroom and a study.
Upstairs there are two further bedrooms and a shower room.
One bedroom is 23’ long with a dressing area, and superb views across the garden and fields; the other provides walk-in access to the large boarded loft.
The long, tree-lined private drive is gated and has an entrance into the paddock. Outside the house is a large parking area which leads to the double garage and round to the stables.
There is covered storage and plenty of parking for horse boxes. The stable block has two stables and a single garage which could be used as a tack room or feedstore.
There is a kitchen garden which provides the house with vegetables year-round and there are also a number of fruit trees and bushes. A gate leads to the main paddock which is fenced and in full view of the house.
To the rear of the house is a barbecue room, terrace and a charming Oriental-themed garden with 23 species of bamboo, dry stream, bridge and a tea house.
The garden is wonderfully private with flowering cherry trees, bushes and shrubs. In all, the gardens and paddock amount to 2.5 acres plus potential for equestrian facilities.
Moatside is in a secluded location, up Crown Lane, just off the High Street in the sought-after village of South Moreton, which was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086. The name literally means ‘south moor village’ and is Saxon in origin. There’s a church and a thriving primary school. Shops in nearby Didcot and Wallingford are within easy reach and a large Tesco store is less than a two mile drive from the property.
Didcot Parkway mainline railway station has an excellent service to London, Paddington (from 42 mins) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, and the West End from 2018. The city of Oxford and its world class university is about nine miles away.
Didcot is the official gateway to the Science Vale; three large science and technology centres in the surrounding villages of Milton (Milton Park), Culham (Culham Science Centre) and Harwell (Harwell Science and Innovation Campus).
There are miles of wonderful walks in the surrounding countryside, accessible straight from the house.
To arrange a viewing, contact Davis Tate Wallingford 01491 833 323. Further details can be found at davistate.com.