Westfield House, Bampton Road, Aston, Oxfordshire, OX18 2BU
A former private nursery school set in well kept, lightly wooded grounds totalling approximately 1.94 acres overall, established in D1 Non-residential Institutions use but with a large, 3 bedroom apartment within the first floor and obvious potential for conversion or other commercial uses, subject to planning consent.
Location & environment
Aston is a rural dormitory village in west Oxfordshire, on the B4449 approximately 3½ miles due south of Witney and 1½ miles east of Bampton. It has all the essentials of village life - a church, a primary school, a post office*, a general store, a pub, public transport and the increasingly popular visitor attraction of “Aston Pottery”. *Part-time, based at nearby Cote Baptist Church.
N.B. Recent, major, residential planning consents mean that the population of both Aston and Bampton will be increasing considerably in the near future.
Bampton Road is the main road through the west side of Aston. Proceeding out of the village towards Bampton.
Westfield House is on the left hand/south side of the road, screened by a row of mature trees and then accessed via an un-marked driveway approximately 50 yards past the house itself.
The site is within the designated Conservation Area.
The House & history
Fully detached, two storey, with Bath stone elevations under a red clay tiled roof and set in the north east corner of the site so the grounds extend mainly to the side and rear.
The gross internal floor area is approximately 5,662sq.ft/525.99sq.m. There is also a roof terrace on one side.
Whilst not formally Listed the house does carry a “Blue Plaque” and is steeped in history: a refuge for Basque children after the Guernica bombings, a Generals’ mess during WW1, a children’s home and a training school for housemaids.
The house became a nursery school in 1989 (Ref: West Oxfordshire District Council, W89/0633, 29/03/89).
Price guide and terms
Offers are invited for the freehold of the house and its immediate surrounds totaling approximately ½ an acre.
Conditional offers whereby completion, but not exchange of contracts, is subject to the buyer achieving a planning consent (at their own expense) or unconditional offers of outright purchase are invited.
Offers for the whole site, i.e. the house and the entire grounds are also invited, on the same basis as above, with the selling price subject to negotiation.
Vacant possession is available.