Family house in sought-after Summertown
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47 Thorncliffe Road offers period charm, with features including large bays to the front and sash windows, attractive fireplaces to many of the rooms and décor which reflects the heritage of this home. An entrance door to the side of the property has decorative, stained glass panels and gives access to the hallway, with the two main reception rooms to either side. The drawing room and dining room provide the ideal environment for family living and entertaining, with the adjoining kitchen, which has ample space for informal dining. Fitted with white units, the kitchen enjoys plenty of natural light, courtesy of two windows and part-glazed doors which give access to the garden. A staircase from the dining room leads down to a fully-carpeted lower ground floor, where two rooms offer excellent additional accommodation with flexible uses, which currently provide a home office and family room. On the first floor, there are three bedrooms across a landing with step-level changes. The principal bedroom is a bright and spacious room, extending into the bay alcove. The house has a large loft with potential to convert, subject to the necessary consents. Many houses in the road have converted lofts and 'side-return' extensions.
The rear garden at No.47, with its southerly aspect, is a delightful setting for relaxation and outdoor dining with friends and family. Paved terracing adjoins the house and there is a secluded seating area part-way down the garden enclosed with blue-painted trellising. A striking, silver birch tree marks the edge of the planted garden, with flower beds displaying a wonderful selection of shrubs and perennial plants, framed on one side by a walled boundary. A central lawn extends to the bottom of the garden, where there is a further paved area, along with a useful shed for storage of equipment.
In a popular location to the north of the city centre, the property has many of the Summertown amenities close by, including cafés, bars and restaurants, as well as a good selection of shops and supermarkets. For keen walkers, less than a mile away to the west is Port Meadow, a large meadow of open common land beside the River Thames and to the east, the University Park. The historic city of Oxford, renowned for its university and stunning architecture, offers extensive shopping, commercial and recreational facilities including restaurants, theatres, museums and cinemas. Communication links are excellent with access to central London from Oxford station and frequent buses from Gloucester Green coach station to London Victoria and Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted Airports. There is a good selection of state and independent school in the vicinity, including the Dragon, Summerfields, St. Edwards, Magdalen College School, Oxford High and the Cherwell to name but a few.
(OX2 7BA) From Summertown head south on the Banbury Road where Thorncliffe Road is the second turn on the right hand side. The house is towards the end on the left.
Summertown 0.2 mile, Oxford City Centre 1.5 miles, Central Oxford Railway Station 2.1 mile (London Paddington 51 minutes, Marylebone 1 hour 9 minutes) Oxford Parkway Station 2.2 miles.Read all
- Entrance hall
- Drawing room and Dining room
- Office and Family room
- Kitchen/Breakfast room and Cloakroom
- 3 Bedrooms with Family bathroom
- Lovely south facing gardens
- Off-street parking