Arriving at the portico-covered entrance, rich with design details of a bygone age that celebrates quality craftsmanship, you cannot fail to be captivated by The Balmoral. A commanding 4 bedroom property of significant proportions, it also manages to retain a homely ambience thanks to the light and spaciousness found once inside.
Large, open plan rooms make spending time together a pleasure. The kitchen encompasses a dining area and lounge to encourage sociability, while a separate lounge/study room is the perfect peaceful haven within the home. 4 vast bedrooms provide ample living space for the entire family, as well as any guests you will be proud to have stay.
With contemporary interiors and appliances chosen with family life in mind, The Balmoral is an idyllic sanctuary from busy modern life.
About the DevelopmentYou simply couldn’t ask for a better location than Blaise Park, where you’ll find some of the most attractive new build homes in Milton. Conveniently positioned under an hour away by direct train to London Paddington yet with open green spaces right on your doorstep, this is the perfect balance of country charm and city convenience. This development has everything you and your family need, with a good primary school right on your doorstep and a brand new secondary school nearby, it’s top of the class for schools. The nearby market town of Abingdon offers great shopping opportunities and the buzz of Oxford city centre is just eleven miles away.
This stunning development of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom family homes situated close to Oxford enjoys a delightful rural setting nestled between The Chiltern Hills and The North Wessex Downs.
AmenitiesLocally, you’ll find Milton Park Stores and a Londis convenience store within Milton itself and a Co-op in nearby Steventon to cater for your day to day needs, with a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Didcot, just a few minutes drive away, for your weekly shop.
Both doctors and dentists can be found in Didcot. GPs are at Woodlands Medical Centre (Sat Nav OX11 0BB, call 01235 517760) and Didcot Health Centre (Sat Nav OX11 7JH, call 01235 512288), while dentists are available at Didcot Dental Clinic (Sat Nav OX11 0AG, call 01865 904070) or in nearby Harwell (Sat Nav OX11 0QQ).
DiningAs you would expect in a country location, there are endless charming village inns to explore in and around Milton. The local hostelry, the Plum Pudding, comes highly recommended, along with the Hart of Harwell, the Fox Inn at Steventon and the Oak at Didcot.
Didcot also offers a choice of international cuisine, including Al Gusto at the Orchard centre and Mira Spice Asian cuisine. Oxford has a world of flavours for every budget, from the finest dining to big name, family friendly restaurant chains.
EducationAs the name suggests, Blaise Park couldn’t be more convenient for St Blaise CofE Primary School, with this OFSTED ‘good’ rated school right on your doorstep. You certainly won’t need the car for the school run! Alternatively, Harwell primary School is just a short drive away, and is also rated ‘good’.
There is no OFSTED rating yet for Aureus Secondary, because this brand new, £19million school has only just been built, offering brand new, state of the art facilities just a short bus ride from the development.
LeisureWith countryside this beautiful to explore, you don’t really need leisure facilities to fill your time. But if you do want something different to do, there’s plenty to choose from. Didcot is home to no less than three leisure centres, catering for a range of sports, and Drayton Park golf course is also just a short drive away. Milton even has its own non-league football team, Milton United.
Didcot is home to the Cineworld cinema and the Cornerstone Arts Centre, and there is much more culture to be found in nearby Oxford. From the famous Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Library, to the countless theatres presenting everything from major national tours to local student productions, there’s something for everyone among the dreaming spires.
ShoppingDidcot is home to the Orchard Centre, offering a good selection of shops and restaurants, while further afield Abingdon includes the Bury Street and the Peachcroft Shopping Centres. Also along the A34 you’ll find the out of town shopping of Fairacres Retail Park.
Nearby Oxford has an even wider variety of shops and malls, including the Westgate Shopping Centre and Templars Square, along with a popular market and many tourist orientated shops.
TransportThe village of Milton lies on the main A34 Oxford road, just 11miles south of the city. Abingdon is even closer at just 5miles, with Didcot the closest town just over 3miles away. Reading is around 22miles and Swindon around 27miles, with the M4 and M40 both within easy reach, at around ten and twenty miles respectively.
For many, the preferred transport will be the train, with Didcot Parkway just 3miles away, offering ample park and ride spaces. Trains from Didcot Parkway reach Reading or Swindon in around 15minutes, Oxford in 30minutes and London Paddington in just 45minutes, with regular services to all destinations. There is also a good bus service from Milton to Oxford.
- 4 bedroom home
- Open plan kitchen/dining room
- Traditional exterior
- Separate lounge
- Two en-suite bathrooms
- Utility room