York Avenue, Headington, Oxford
Offers in the Region of £450,000
2 bedroom Bungalow for sale: York Avenue, Headington, Oxford
Offers in the Region of £450,000
A 1930’s bungalow of traditional construction, extended to the in dated though habitable order, located in a quiet side road of mixed -age properties on the edge of Headington Quarry and within 10 minutes' walk of Headington Central shops, buses etc. and also the Nuffield and Churchill hospital
Two bedrooms, extended living/dining room, bathroom, kitchen, parking and garden.
Constructed of traditional materials in the 1930s, the property was later extended in the early 1960s with a single story extension to the rear ( under a flat felted roof which has been renewed within the past ten years) to create the present sitting area as part of the living room,. The property will undoubtedly benefit from a full modernisation program, yet has gas central heating powered by a combi boiler approximately 7/8 years old, full double glazing although in a variety of styles, and the electrics were overhauled with a new consumer unit installed approximately eight years ago. Decor is dated throughout, although the property is otherwise in a habitable condition. The previous owner was partly disabled, therefore the property has a ramped pathway access to the front, and presently the bathroom is fitted as a shower/wet room, although easily capable of re-conversion to a standard bathroom if desired.
The property enjoys a quiet and relatively traffic-free position within 10 minutes level walk of central Headington with its multiple shopping, recreational and other facilities and also main bus routes to the City centre or to London. Also within easy walking distance of the Churchill and Nuffield hospitals, to avoid the lack of staff on- site parking facilities. There is a local bus service running from Wood Farm into Headington with pick-up/ drop off points nearby.
THE ACCOMMODATION IN MORE DETAIL COMPRISES AS FOLLOWS (all dimensions are approximate):
ENTRANCE HALL: 5.03m (10’6”) long accessed via a solid-wood front door with external porch canopy, and fitted with a single radiator, traditional picture rails, and telephone point, and a small ceiling-mounted strip light, also the loft access hatch (the loft has been re-insulated and is partially boarded to the interior, although not inspected by Agents). Doors leading off to all rooms, as follows:
(IN TWO AREAS): Overall 7.85 x 3.91, narrowing to 3.3m (25’9 x 12’10” to 10’10”).
An open plan room, extended to the rear with the sitting area facing out over the garden, accessed via white uPVC framed double glazed French doors with wing panels and opening casements either side. This area has a double radiator, a double power point and central ceiling light, also a satellite TV aerial connection/cable.
The dining area faces to the side with an obscured double glazed stained-wood window frame, fitted or built-in double airing cupboard with slatted shelving, double radiator with trv valve fitted, central ceiling light point, 1 double and 1 single power points, telephone extension point, serving hatch from the kitchen, and door from the hall in sealed natural wood finish, with glazed panes.
KITCHEN: 3.2 x 2.36m (10’6 x 7’9). Dual aspect to side and rear, with a double glazed wood stained finish window to the rear, and a small single-glazed fixed pane window light to the side, also a part-glazed white uPVC panelled external door opening to the side yard. Fitted with a range of solid wood fronted base mounted drawers and cupboards, and matching wall cupboards, also some open storage shelving under the sink area. Melamine-finish worktops with an inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with twin pillar taps, slot-in gas cooker, overhead chimney extractor hood in brushed stainless steel finish, space for a vertical fridge-freezer, ceiling- mounted strip light, tiled splash backs behind worktops, vinyl floor covering and glazed paned sealed wood finish door from the hall.
3.3 X 2.90m (10’10 x 9’6 excluding the depth of the fitted wardrobes). Front aspect, with a double glazed stained wood finish window with opening casements, double radiator with trv valve fitted, central ceiling light which is double switched from inside the door entry and also from a ceiling switch to the bed-head wall. Also with a full length range of fitted stained wood finish wardrobes with sliding doors and lockers above, providing ample storage to a depth of approximately 0.53m (1’9). Bed-head wall with 2 double and 2 single power points fitted.
2.73 x 3.2m (12.3 x 10’6). Front aspect, with a stained-wood finish double glazed window with opening casements, double radiator with trv valve, bed-head wall with 2 double power points, telephone extension point, central ceiling light and wood-grain finish flush-panelled door from the hall. (Presently fitted with a range of free-standing wardrobes, inclusive in these room dimensions).
BATHROOM: 2.44 x 2.13m (8.0 x 7’0). Side aspect with a double glazed window with upper opening quarter-light. Presently fitted as a shower “wet room” with a central floor drain, Mira “Advance” electric shower, glazed floormounted screen surround at half-height with opening access panel, also with an upper wall-mounted wrap-around shower curtain rail, and fold-down disabled chair seat mounted to one wall, with a fully-tiled surround. Also fitted with a pedestal wash basin, close-coupled WC, single radiator, and central enclosed bathroom ceiling light. Shallow cabinet mounted to one wall containing the electric fuses and consumer unit, behind a solid wood-fronted lockable door.
UTILITY/ WASH ROOM:
2.13 x 1.52m (7’0 x 5’0). Side aspect, with an obscured-finish double glazed window in a stained-wood surround, wall-mounted combi gas boiler for central heating and hot water, low level WC and pedestal wash basin. Also with space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, triple wall-mounted electric socket, radiator and also a wall-mounted electric fan heater. Wood-grain effect flush panel door from the hall and ceiling light with pull switch.
EXTERNAL: Front Area: With a road/pavement frontage of approximately 9.15m (30.0), with a block-built and concrete capped wall to the front boundary, 2 gravelled areas providing off-road standing/parking for 2 small vehicles (further space possible subject to removal of the front wall). Front to rear concrete side pathway with gated access to the rear garden, and a wide access path, slightly ramped, providing access to the front door.
Side Yard: Accessed via a full-length concrete path from the front via the side wooden gate, and with 2 wooden sheds, approximately 10’0 x 6’0 and 8’0 x 6’0, an outside tap and satellite dish mounted to the upper rear/flank wall.
Rear Garden: 19.81 x 9.15m approx. (65’0 x 30’0). South facing and attractively laid out with a raised concrete paved patio accessed from the sitting room via the French doors to the rear, with steps and handrail down to a shaped area of lawn with a central display bed and side borders, well stocked with flowers, plants and shrubs, also mature bushes and conifers and providing a pleasing outlook. Wood panelled fencing to boundaries, and concrete block walling with brick cappings to the rear boundary.
SERVICES: All mains services are understood to be connected (although not tested by Agents). Water is on a meter supply.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Oxford City Council.
Valuation Band D – The rate for 2017/18 is £1,808.45.
The sale is being handled by the Executors of the former owner, now deceased. Probate has been granted and there are no restrictions or delays for progressing a sale. There is no linked-in purchase, therefore this is a “chain free” sale.
Slades Estate Agents
Tel: 01202 548855