The Playing Close

Charlbury | Oxfordshire

In the heart of a village with a Brunel station

The Playing Close has always been thought of as the village green, and the estate was built on the site of the former village school. The two- and three-bedroom cottages and apartments, each with a private garage, are built in Cotswold stone around a garden with a swimming pavilion for year-long relaxation and exercise. The main garden can be enjoyed from the privacy of conservatories and terraces and the original headmaster’s garden is now an attractive sunken garden with sensory planting.

Charlbury is a popular village with more than a spark of character. The Cornbury music festival takes place nearby, there is an annual beer festival and street fair within Charlbury itself and there are cricket and Morris dancing teams as well as many other clubs and societies. There is a rail service that goes to Worcester up-line or to Oxford and London, notable for the original 1853 station building, which is a wooden chalet-type structure in the Italianate architectural style of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The local area is almost surreal in its beauty, with the Evenlode Valley, the ancient Wychwood Forest and Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the doorstep. The delightful university city of Oxford is also only 16 miles away.

Properties built

16

1999

estate manager

gardener

swimming pool

By foot

  • Co-Op Food

    1 minute

  • Library

    2 minutes

  • Charlbury Tennis Club

    6 minutes

  • Bowls Club

    8 minutes

  • Charlbury Cricket Club

    8 minutes

  • Charlbury Station

    10 minutes

By car

  • The Theatre Chipping Norton

    6 miles

  • Blenheim Palace

    7 miles

  • Witney

    7 miles

  • Burford Garden Centre

    10 miles

  • Oxford Parkway

    13 miles

  • Oxford city centre

    16 miles

  • Birmingham Airport

    51 miles

By train

  • Moreton-in-Marsh

    16 minutes

  • Oxford

    17 minutes

  • Reading

    42 minutes

  • Worcester

    51 minutes

  • London Paddington

    1 hour 14 minutes

  • The Theatre Chipping Norton

    6 miles

  • Blenheim Palace

    7 miles

  • Witney

    7 miles

  • Burford Garden Centre

    10 miles

  • Oxford Parkway

    13 miles

  • Oxford city centre

    16 miles

  • Birmingham Airport

    51 miles

  • Moreton-in-Marsh

    16 minutes

  • Oxford

    17 minutes

  • Reading

    42 minutes

  • Worcester

    51 minutes

  • London Paddington

    1 hour 14 minutes

Awards

West Oxfordshire District Council Design Award 1999

The Evening Standard New Homes Award Best New Apartment 2000

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