Chain Hill, Wantage, Oxfordshire O
Leadent Drive, Childrey, Wantage O
*Virtual Viewing Available* Substantial Victorian family house enjoying panoramic views from an elevated position on North Wessex Downs.LocationWantage 0.6 miles, Didcot Parkway 9 miles (London/Paddington about 45 minutes), Abingdon 11 miles, Newbury 14 miles, Oxford 16 miles, Heathrow Airport 55 miles, London 69 milesDescriptionHistoryThe name ‘Chain’ of Chain Hill is thought to derive from the French ‘chene’ meaning oak, being named by Norman settlers or possibly earlier. Chain Hill House itself is believed to date to the mid nineteenth century and was part of a working farm with over 500 acres, cottages and dairy until the 1990’s and it has been owned by only three families since it was built.DescriptionOf mid nineteenth century classic Victorian architecture, Chain Hill House is constructed of brick and is half tile hung, below a pitched tiled roof. The property retains numerous period features, but is not listed and, having been sympathetically updated and extended by the current owners, accommodation of generous proportions lends itself perfectly to family life and entertaining.The quarry tiled entrance hall leads to a central reception hall which, with paneled walls, gives access to reception rooms. Double doors open to the impressive sitting room which, with exposed wooden floors and open, stone surround fireplace, is open plan to the stunning conservatory. Two sets of double French doors open on to the terrace it optimizing enjoyment of the open views. The dining room, also paneled is dual aspect with a period fireplace. The study is cosy with a cast iron fireplace and wooden floors. The kitchen breakfast room, with windows overlooking the garden and views to the west, works well with a raised dining area with wooden floor stepping down to the kitchen. With quarry tiles, custom made wooden work units, granite and iroko work tops, there is an electric range oven with induction hob, integrated fridge and dishwasher and a walk-in pantry provides space for a fridge freezer. From the kitchen there is rear access to the garden through a boot room with the renewable energy boiler. A cloakroom with shower and utility room are accessed from the entrance hall. Two basement rooms provide useful storage and one room is used by the current owners as children’s TV/music room/den.On the first floor the principal bedroom, with painted wooden floors, has French doors to a balcony and en suite bathroom. Accessed from the same hallway is bedroom 5, which depending on needs could alternatively be used as nursery or dressing room. There is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.Chain Hill House is approached through wrought iron electric gates along a driveway to gravel parking to the front and side of the property. A detached oak frame timber barn style outbuilding provides three open bay car ports and one enclosed garage a well as log stores. There is a separate timber garden store.The house sits centrally in its plot with gardens surrounding it to three sides. Mainly laid to lawn, attractive beds are close to the house. A wide Derbyshire gritstone terrace accessed from the conservatory enjoys the panoramic views. There is an orchard with plum, pear and apple trees. To the west of the property is paddock grazing of just over 3 acres and with interspersed trees it is enjoyed by the current owners for equestrian activity.Planning permission for change of use of paddock to equestrian use together with single storey stabling, installation of a natural swimming pond and a hard surface tennis court with transparent fence surround was granted in March 2017 (P17/V0003/ful).Electricity is connected to the property. Private water and drainage. Boiler is fuelled by wood pellets.Agent's notesa) Chain Hill House enjoys right of way over a track to the north of the property giving access to the property and field.B) There is a covenant restricting the use of the right of way for development of the paddock.Please contact selling agents for further information.Square Footage: 4095 sq ftAcreage: 4.4 AcresDirections(OX12 8PB)From Wantage, take the B4494 road a signed to Newbury. After about half a mile at the top of Chain Hill, Chain Hill House is found on the right.From London and the M4, exit at junction 13 and take the A34 signposted to Oxford. After 0.3 of a mile take the exit signposted to Chieveley, continue up the slip road to the T- junction and turn left into Chieveley village. After the Red Lion (0.3 of a mile) turn left onto School Lane and continue on the country lane for 1.6 miles to the t-junction. Turn right on the B4494 signposted to Wantage and continue for 10 miles where Chain Hill House will be found at the edge of the downs on the left hand side just before the final descent into Wantage.
Set amidst eleven acres of countryside in the beautiful downland of the Vale of the White Horse, Sun Willow Farm offers a stunning family home with pool house, annex, barn and equestrian facilities.Approached by a tree lined drive, Sun Willow Farm has an imposing frontage with stone steps rising to the entrance. The grand hall is flooded with natural light from the dual aspect glazed wall. The ground floor comprises inner reception hall, dual aspect study with French doors, laundry room with external door, music room, cinema/games room, sitting room with fireplace, dining room with French doors leading outside and internally to a stunning kitchen/family/sun room. The inner hall opens to the sun room/family/kitchen with integrated appliances which include a wine fridge and coffee machine with a lantern and bi-fold doors to the rear terrace and garden. This fantastic open plan area offers a wonderful entertaining/family space.The solid oak split staircase leads to the first floor. The delightful dual aspect master bedroom suite benefits from a balcony overlooking the extensive grounds and has a dressing room and en-suite bathroom with separate walk through shower and steps leading to the sunken bath. Bedroom two has an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes. There are three further bedrooms, bedroom three having doors to a balcony. The family bathroom has a separate shower and his and hers hand wash basins.The pool house has windows and bi-fold doors along one side with a seating area beside the pool and sauna. A glass partition separates the showers and leisure/gym area.Equestrian facilities are ideal for personal or commercial use and include Monarch stables for three horses, plus a stallion box, Martin Collins manege, 20 x 60 meters with mirrored wall, barn with indoor pony stables, tack room, feed room and wash bay. Sun Willow Farm is approximately 30 minutes drive to Boomerang and Addington.The oak framed annex has a cloakroom and kitchen area to the ground floor, and two rooms to the first floor. Currently used as an office with its own parking area the 1700 sq ft space is ideal for commercial use or conversion.The property benefits from a Smart Home and Ground Source Heating system with underfloor heating to the main house and pool house, CCTV, remote access to exterior doors, heating and lighting controls, isolated zone speaker system and Cat 5 cabling.The grounds are well maintained and laid to lawn with mature shrubs and trees and kitchen garden.The pretty village of Childrey has a thriving village store and coffee shop. Close to the historic market town of Wantage. The town is believed to date back to Roman times and is mentioned in the Doomsday Book of 1086. It is famed as the birthplace of King Alfred the Great. The town offers schooling for all ages, a range of shopping and leisure facilities, as well as a market on a Wednesday and Saturday. Wantage has excellent commuting links via the A34 with the M40 in the north and the M4 in the south. Didcot c.9 miles offers a fast service to London Paddington c.40 minutes.
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