About The Playing Close, Chalbury
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 and many other clubs and societies.
There is a rail service that goes to Worcester up-line or to Oxford and London. It is notable for the original 1853 station building that 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 dreaming spires of Oxford are also only 16 miles away.