Keller Williams UK
4 bed Sold

The Close, Chipping Warden, Banbury, Oxfordshire

£325,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring.
  • Semi Detached Chalet Bungalow
  • Walking distance of pub
  • 0.20 Acre Plot
  • Cul-de-sac location
  • 3/4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Living/Dining Room
  • Garage & Driveway
  • Front & Large Rear Garden


In 1966 the current owner’s parents walked down to The Close to choose their plot on what was then this new development and plummeted for what is now 6 The Close as it had the biggest plot, and was ideal for a young family with plenty of room for growing vegetables. The property has stayed in the family ever since and has been a wonderful family home through the years and now comes to the market as their elderly mother is in a nursing home.

The property is neat and tidy inside but it’s possible that the buyer may want to update the floor coverings, wall and some ceiling finishes and refit the Kitchen, but it is well enough presented that this may not be an immediate requirement and you can just move in and live in it as it is and work around any updating.

The major appeal of the property is the rooms are light and airy and the large rear garden is going to be ideal for gardeners or those with families as there is plenty of room for playing and ball games. The property also has a long driveway with plenty of parking space and a Garage.

This delightful home offers rooms of good proportions and has a Kitchen/Breakfast Room you can fit a table in and a view through the Conservatory to the rear garden. Off the Kitchen is a Larder Cupboard.

The Living/Dining Room is L-shaped and is a lovely light room with two large windows to the front.
What is currently Bedroom 4 on the ground floor was originally designed as a dining room and offers the flexibility to create a home office for those who may work from home (or if you prefer you could use Bedroom 3 on the first floor for this purpose). There is also a ground floor Shower Room and Coats Cupboard on this floor.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, one being en suite and a useful eaves storage cupboard of Bedroom 3 where the gas fired boiler is housed.

The property sits on a generous approximately 0.20 Acre plot with gardens to the front and a large rear garden which is principally laid to lawn with two sheds and a summer house.

There is a driveway providing parking for several motor cars and gated side access to the rear garden.

Chipping Warden is a pretty village with many period homes and cottages, and some lovely walks alongside the River Cherwell and across to the Edgcote Estate.

Chipping Warden’s name comes from the old English words of Ceping (market) after the 14th Century market that was held in the village but was revoked by Henry III, and Warden (watch hill) a reference to “Warden Hill” located a mile north east of the village.

Village amenities include: Two Pubs (one currently shut), primary school, village hall, cricket and children’s football clubs, children’s playground, Women’s Institute, and Church.

Nearest local shops are: Byfield (3 miles) Co-op, farm shop, petrol station and medical centre. Cropredy (4 miles) with two Cafes, Shop, Post Office, Doctors Surgery and Dispensary.

Chipping Warden is some 6 miles north east of Banbury, the nearest town, where a wide range of amenities can be found including supermarkets (M&S, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Morrisons, Lidl and Aldi), shopping, restaurants, and cafes, ten pin bowling, sports centre, gyms, and a cinema. For commuters, Banbury has rail links to London, Oxford, Bicester, and Birmingham and is on J11 of the M40 motorway.

Property Summary

• Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
• Semi Detached Chalet Bungalow
• Walking distance of pub
• 0.20 Acre Plot
• Cul-de-sac location
• 3/4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Living/Dining Room
• Garage & Driveway
• Front & Large Rear Garden

Sellers Perspective

So, what particularly attracted you to the property when you bought it?
My parents had the pick of the plots when the properties were new and first sold and my father chose this particular property as he was attracted to it because of the size of the garden and the fact there was plenty of room to grow vegetables.

How long have owned the property?
The family bought this home from new in 1966 and it has been in the family ever since.

Briefly, can you tell me some of the things you love about living here?
a. We have enjoyed many lovely parties here over the years, I can remember as a seven year old child inviting children from the village school to my birthday parties and we celebrated my mother’s 90th Birthday here.
b. For about forty years being able to help grow and pick vegetables from the garden.
c. There are lots of lovely walks in the village, Edgcote Park adjoins the village which is traffic free and the River Cherwell runs through the park.

Why are you moving?
My mother is at the age now where she needs 24 hour care and is now in a nursing home.

What will you miss the most?
Having grown up here there are so many lovely family memories. The simple things like playing games in the garden as children and sitting out in the garden are things I shall remember fondly.

Property Description

A long Driveway leads to steps rising to the side entrance:

Ground Floor

Recessed Entrance Porch with tiled floor and exposed brickwork leading to:
Entrance Hall being nice and wide and having a Coats Cupboard with hanging rail with shelf above and housing the gas meter, electric meter and electric consumer board. From the entrance hall stairs rise to the first floor.
Doors to:

Open Plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room fitted with laminate worksurface with inset stainless steel single drainer sink, chrome mixer tap with window over with view through the conservatory to the rear garden, pine fronted base a comprising cupboards, drawers and matching wall units. Space and plumbing for slimline dishwasher. Space for gas cooker and fridge/freezer. Tiled floor. Space for four-seater breakfast table
Doors to:

Larder Cupboard being shelved and providing space for vacuum cleaner, ironing board etc.

Conservatory of brick and white uPVC double glazed construction. Laminate worksurface with space and plumbing below for washing machine, and clothes dryer. French doors to raised patio and steps down to rear garden.
Door from entrance hall to:

Living/Dining Room a spacious L-shaped reception room located at the front of property with two large windows to the front aspect providing good degrees of natural lighting, focusing on a reconstituted stone fireplace extending to a shelf for a television. Gas fire capped off. Space for two- and three-seater sofas. Space for a six-seater dining table and furniture. Coving to the ceiling.

Bedroom 4/Dining Room/Study a good sized room originally designed as a Dining Room but currently used as a double bedroom with fitted double wardrobe cupboard. This room could also be used as a home office for those wanting to have an office at home or alternatively you could use the third bedroom upstairs if you wanted to retain this double bedroom space. Window to the rear garden.

First Floor

From the entrance hall stairs rise to half landing door to:

Bedroom 2 is situated at the front of the property, this double bedroom benefits from a fitted double wardrobe and has space for a further freestanding wardrobe and a chest of drawers. Window to front aspect.
From the half landing step rises to:

Landing loft hatch giving access to roof space with loft ladder and being part boarded.

Master Bedroom located at the side of the property this double bedroom has a fitted double wardrobe/airing cupboard housing hot water tank with slatted shelving and hanging rail. Space for bedroom furniture with window to side. Door to:

En suite Shower Room three piece white suite comprising shower cubicle, sink and pedestal, and W.C.

Bedroom 3 is a large single bedroom with space for a free standing wardrobe window overlooking the rear garden. Undersized door to eaves storage being boarded with a light and housing the gas fired Worcester Bosch condensing boiler.


Front Garden has a driveway providing parking for approximately four motor vehicles leading to the garage, the remainder of the front garden is laid principally to lawn with raised flower border to the side of the main side entrance steps. Outside tap. Gated access to:

Rear Garden laid to raised patio area accessed from the Conservatory and steps down to large lawned area, timber summerhouse (dilapidated), timber garden shed (dilapidated) and large garden shed having light and power. Flower borders. Greenhouse. Variety of trees.


Chipping Warden is located approximately 6 miles north east of Banbury and is ideally positioned for access to the town and amenities, main line rail links to Oxford, Birmingham, and London.

The village has a range of amenities including: Two Pubs (one currently closed), Village Hall, Primary School, and has Cricket, and a Childrens Football club. Local village shops nearby at Byfield (3 miles) and Cropredy (4 miles).
Convenient road access to M40 motorway (J11). Rail links from Banbury to London Marylebone (approximately 64 minutes), Bicester Village (approximately 42 minutes), Oxford (approximately 18 minutes) & Birmingham New Street (52 minutes approximately)

Useful information

Heating: Gas Fired Radiator Heating

Windows: White uPVC Double Glazed units.

Services: Mains: Gas, Water, Electric & Drainage

Council Tax Band: C

EPC Rating: D

Title: Freehold

Village Amenities: Two Pubs (one currently shut), primary school, village hall, cricket and children’s football clubs, children’s playground, Women’s Institute, and Church.

Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Banbury (6 Miles), Daventry (11 miles), Northampton (27 miles), Warwick (21 miles) Stratford Upon Avon (24 miles), Bicester (23 miles), Oxford (36 miles) (Milton Keynes (27 miles), (all distances approximate)

Village population: 537 (incl Edgcote) (2011 Census)

Primary School: Chipping Warden Primary School

Secondary School: Chenderit (Middleton Cheney)

Independent Schools: Bloxham Public School, Tudor Hall. Preparatory School: Cardus. St John’s Priory School.

Rail Links: Rail links from Banbury to London Marylebone (approximately 64 minutes), Bicester Village (approximately 42 minutes), Oxford (approximately 18 minutes) & Birmingham New Street (52 minutes approximately).

Motorway Links: Convenient Road access to and M40 (J11) motorways and M1 (J15)

Local Authority: West Northamptonshire Council

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS – Keller Williams


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From Junction 11 of the M40 motorway take the A361 Daventry Road, continue through Wardington, to Chipping Warden and take the new right hand turn into the village onto Banbury Road taking the first left hand turn into Appletree Road and the first right hand turn into The Close where this property is located on your left hand side.


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Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday By appointment.


All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information, and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

All boundaries indicated on plans are approximate and should be verified with your Solicitor.
All school catchments should be verified and not relied on.
Council tax band: C

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