Distances are calculated in a straight line and may not reflect actual travel distance.
Let us help calculate the repayments on this property.Use our mortgage calculator
An elegant and charming detached family residence with immense character and an array of period features including flooring, fire places and mullion windows set in ground of over three acres. The grounds include a lawn tennis court, an orchard and two paddocks, one with a modern stable block and tack room.
The property is offered to the market for the first time since 1945 when the property was purchased by the current family through Hamptons and the house is probably best described as a Scottish hunting lodge, set on the outskirts of Wantage diagonally across the road from King Alfred’s secondary School and Sports Academy.
The accommodation is set over two floors. On the ground floor there is a covered entrance porch leading through a Gothic wooden door into a hallway with stunning wood panelling and a Victorian cloakroom. The hallway in turn leads into an impressive entrance hall with an open fire place and oak stairs leading to the first floor galleried landing. Under the stairs is further storage and stairs leading to a cellar. From the hallway there is access to the fine drawing room with an open fire, mullion bay window and views over the garden, paddock and lawn tennis court. There is a further formal dining room with a serving hatch from the kitchen together with a folding Butler tray table. To the side of the formal dining room is the study and both rooms have fine views over the grounds. The basic kitchen offers scope for improvement and is complimented by an utility room and a larder store.
On the first floor there is a galleried landing which leads to all six bedrooms and the two family bathrooms. Worth mentioned is the bay window with mullion windows in the master bedroom with the adjoining dressing room. This dressing room could also become an ensuite bathroom to the master bedroom.
Wantage is a market town and civil parish in the Vale of the White Horse set on the Letcombe Brook and the fringe of the Berkshire Downs about 8 miles south-west of Abingdon, a similar distance west of Didcot and 14 miles south-west of Oxford. Wantage offers a wide and comprehensive range of shops and leisure facilities, including a Sainsbury's and Waitrose, whilst more extensive facilities can be found in Newbury and Oxford. Oxfordshire and Berkshire has a wide choice of some excellent private schools particularly in the Abingdon and Oxford area.
There are a number of outbuildings including two single garages, a studio, store room, outhouse, shed, greenhouse and a two bay stable block with a tack room.
The property is approached via a gravel drive leading to the front of the property where there are two single garages and ample parking. There is side access which leads to the rear garden which provides well stocked herbaceous borders and mature trees, providing a good degree of privacy. Leading off the principle reception rooms is an area laid to lawn with a tennis court and a orchard.
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate