This wonderful five-bedroom house occupies a highly desirable position on Sandfield Road in Headington, less than three miles to the east of Oxford’s city centre. The house, comprising of two parts, offers approximately 4,050 sq ft of internal living space spread across two floors. An impressive glass atrium forms part of the modern extension, with a series of full-height sash windows opening this entire section of the house out to one of the two south-facing gardens.A row of pleached hornbeams enclose the outside space; an incredible Red Maple, the centrepiece, filtering a dappled light through the glazed walls of the building. The original 1930’s wing retains its original Crittall windows, doors and beautiful stone fireplaces, the classic proportions blending harmoniously with the later extension.A private driveway to the front of the property leads to the primary entrance, the original part of the building positioned to the right-hand side of the plan and the extended section to the left.Two interconnected reception rooms are positioned directly ahead; a beautifully light living room with a set of Crittall doors and fenestration to one end of the room, a simple stone fireplace in the centre and an oak floor underfoot. A set of bi-fold doors lead into an expansive and exceptionally light dining room; a further wall of glazing offering aspects out to the garden and allowing light to flow through. A second reception room or snug sits adjacent, with a charming brick fireplace.On the opposite side of the ground floor, the well-designed kitchen has extensive pantry storage, high specification integrated appliances and Bulthaup fittings. A perfectly positioned dining area is set out in the glazed atrium to one end of the room, a glass walkway overhead. The glass walls are formed of a series of counter-weight sash windows which enable this half of the house to be opened onto the garden. An Italian limestone floor runs through the dining area and out to the patio, complementing the flow between the internal and external spaces. The interlinking garage conversion is currently set out as a home gym and music room but could easily be converted to an additional bedroom, already fully wired for use as a home office and with a separate alarm system to the main house.On the upper floor a double bedroom, currently used as an office, is positioned to the right; a bright room with dual aspect views of the gardens and a large en-suite bathroom finished with American maple, marble surround and walnut flooring. A well-appointed dressing room is located next door. A second office space or fifth bedroom sits in the centre plan, with a laundry and utility room opposite.The master bedroom suite occupies a quiet and private corner of the house, accessed via the glass walkway through the atrium; a seamless connection between the new and original parts of the building. A cleverly conceived bathroom with a shower and smart bath sits at one end of the master bedroom and a lounge area at the other.Externally, a large patio is surrounded by deep herbaceous borders of Salvia, Verbena and Echinops and a tall Red Maple, Silver Birch and mature beech hedging enclose the central lawn. A paved patio area leads to the hot tub and a wine cellar that is fully conditioned with state of the art climate control. The secondary garden on the easterly side houses a series of productive raised vegetable beds, fruit cages, mature lavender borders and garden storage.Sandfield Road is located in the Headington area of Oxford, just off of the main artery London Road and less than three miles from the city centre. The house is well-positioned for access to the University departments and the city’s John Radcliffe, Manor and Nuffield Hospitals.Headington itself offers a good selection of local amenities, with independent shops, cafes, eateries and banks all within walking distance from Sandfield Road. The house sits within the catchment area for several private and state schools including Headington, Magdalen College School, Rye St Antony and the Offsted ranked ‘Outstanding’, Windmill Primary.Direct train services run from Oxford station (approx. Three miles from the house) to London Paddington and Marylebone in around 58 minutes. A direct coach service also serves Heathrow and Gatwick airports with a pick-up point close to Sandfield Road.
An exceptional house enjoying wonderful natural light throughout and situated in this sought after location in Headington. Close to a number of schools and University departments as well as Oxford and Oxford Parkway rail stations for services to London Marylebone and Paddington. EPC: DThis is a large family house over two floors enjoying private views over its south / east facing gardens.It is presented in very good order throughout having been refurbished over the last 10 years by the existing and previous owners. Of particular note is the kitchen / breakfast area which has full height sash windows allowing one to walk straight out into the terrace and garden. Both the kitchen and terrace have limestone floor tiles allowing both areas to blend seamlessly. There is a suspended glazed walkway above the breakfast room connecting the master bedroom to the rest of the house. This bedroom and the garage / office space below are a later extension. The laundry room could revert to a family bathroom.The gardens lie principally to the side and rear of the house and divided into two distinct areas. The main area lies to the rear and is laid to lawn and flanked by pleached hornbeam trees and within the garden there is a mature beech and red maple tree. There is a garden shed, part of which is converted to a wine cellar, a thermostatically controlled water tap and uplighters. There are further storage sheds and a greenhouse.The side garden is laid out as a vegetable and fruit growing area with raised beds, mixed borders and beech hedges. To the front of the house is parking for five cars.Sandfield Road is well located off London Road and within walking distance of all the amenities of Headington including Waitrose, Tesco and Sainsburys supermarkets, banks, restaurants and a selection of artisan coffee shops and delicatessens.The road is characterised by mostly detached house with large gardens and no.43 lies just off the road at the end of no through road. The house is also in close proximity to South Park, Oxford Brookes University Departments, the John Radcliffe, Manor, Churchill and Nuffield Hospitals. Oxford offers an extensive range of schools, both state and private for all ages including Rye St. Anthony, Magdalen College School, Headington, Dragon, Lynams, Summer Fields, Cherwell and Wychwood.The Oxford Tube coach service runs to London Victoria, Heathrow and Gatwick airports with pick up point on London Road.
Stand alone freehold investment opportunity. Striking brand new detached landmark building comprising four luxury duplex apartments totalling over 4,500 sq' adjacent to Oxford's prime student complex.Accommodation comprises 14 bed/living rooms with stunning interiors, 10 shower rooms, secure parking, private gardens and balconies.Individually the development is divided into two ground and first floor three/four bedroom apartments with their own private gardens and a further two second and third floor two/three bedroom apartments with spacious balconies.Apartment A - Gross Internal floor area 1,174 sq ft / 109 sq mApartment B - Gross Internal floor area 1,168 sq ft / 108 sq mApartment C - Gross Internal floor area 1,106 sq ft / 102 sq mApartment D - Gross Internal floor area 1,072 sq ft / 99 sq mPlease contact the office for further information or to arrange a viewing.
An impressive property in a glorious setting with 11 acres of gardens and grounds adjoining Shotover ParkLocationShotover Cleve is situated in a glorious, elevated position on the outskirts of Oxford on the edge of Shotover Park, an area of natural beauty and a protected nature reserve extending to around 117 hectares of woodlands, fields and hidden valleys. The park is accessible to the public for riding, walking and general recreation.Shotover lies to the east of Headington. Its proximity to the A40 and junction 8 of the M40 makes it extremely accessible to London and the north, and there is a regular train service to London Paddington from Oxford and, from Oxford Parkway, a regular service to London Marylebone.There is good access to the excellent schools in Headington and Oxford, and Headington offers a wide selection of everyday shopping facilities, whilst Oxford city centre is only 3.5 miles away.DescriptionBuilt in 1926 to a design by the noted architect Oswald Partridge Milne, Shotover Cleve lies in an enviable setting and is complemented by 11 acres of beautiful, mature gardens and grounds. It has only been in the hands of two families since 1926, was requisitioned during the Second World War as a home for blind and partially sighted children, and Lord Clark, the noted British art historian, museum director and broadcaster, lived there for a period after the war. With a floor area of 8450 sq ft, and currently arranged as two adjoining wings, it could suit as either two separate dwellings with two annexes or as an exceptional and substantial family home of much charm and character. The large reception hall to the main part of the house leads to the principal reception rooms, all with high ceilings, and include an impressive drawing room with large fireplace and windows and doors overlooking the terrace and gardens. There is a welcoming sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove, together with a separate triple aspect family room. The galley kitchen has fitted wall and floor units, and there is a separate utility room, boot room and second kitchen. There are 5 bedrooms on the first floor, 4 of which overlook the gardens, a balcony with garden views, 2 bathrooms, 2 cloakrooms and a study.The other wing has its own entrance hall, with cloakroom off, and leads to the welcoming triple aspect drawing room overlooking the gardens, a sitting room with fireplace and a kitchen/breakfast room with additional utility room. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms, study/4th bedroom and a bathroom. The useful self-contained flat has a kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor, and there are 2 bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. With its own entrance, it could suit as a guest annexe, ancillary accommodation, or could also appeal to those wishing to work from home or wanting to generate a letting income.Outside, the property is approached from The Ridings along a long driveway, passing The Orchard and Shotover Cleve Cottage, and leading to a large parking area. The mature south facing gardens, which were originally designed and landscaped by Waterperry Nursery, are a particularly attractive feature of the property, with the grounds extending to around 11 acres in total. The wide, paved terrace immediately to the rear of the property overlooks the gardens and, with glorious views, provides the ideal setting for entertaining. The gardens and grounds are a wonderful wildlife haven and comprise some fine specimen trees. The gardens are laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and rockeries.Services:Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired heating. Propane gas to kitchen hobs.Square Footage: 8450 sq ftAcreage: 11 AcresDirectionsFrom the A40, Headington roundabout, take the second exit to Headington (London Road). After about half a mile, and at the traffic lights to the Old High Street, turn left into Windmill Road, and, at the next traffic lights, turn left into Old Road. Continue up Old Road, and up Shotover Hill and take the right hand turning into The Ridings. The property will be found towards the end of the lane on the left hand side.