Within Headington yet nestled in a woodland setting, Douglas Downes Close is accessed via a private drive off Quarry Road. An attractive family house currently used as six bedrooms but could be more with accommodation of approximately 4500 sqft plus garage, which is flexible and versatile in its use.There is an immediate sense of space when entering the grand entrance hall with its sweeping staircase and galleried landing. On the ground floor is a light triple-aspect sitting room, family room and a large open-plan kitchen/dining room and conservatory suited to modern living. There is also a utility and cloakroom. On the first floor are five bedrooms including the master bedroom and guest bedroom, both with en-suite shower rooms and a family bathroom. There is a large "bonus room" on the second floor which could be used as either a sixth bedroom, games room or office space. The lower ground floor extends to 1500 sqft with a large hall, gymnasium, bedroom and an open-plan living room/library/office. This space could be used for independent living, if required or as an extended office. Outside there is off-street forecourt parking for several vehicles and access to an integral double garage. To the rear are delightful, well-stocked terraced gardens with areas for entertaining and relaxation.Douglas Downes Close lies just off Quarry Road in Headington and has good access to the local shops and amenities within the area. It is also well placed for many of Oxford's popular schools, as well as Oxford Brookes University and the John Radcliffe, Churchill and Nuffield hospitals. From Headington there are bus services to Oxford city, Landon, Heathrow and Gatwick.
A historic 16th century farmhouse with annexe.DescriptionRectory Farmhouse is an impressive former farmhouse, listed G rade II, dating from the late 16th century. Built of stone beneath a tiled roof, with a later Victorian brick extension, it occupies an elevated position with fine views over the surrounding countryside. The property is charming with a number of retained period features including; three 16th century moulded stone fireplaces with herringbone tiling, a large open fireplace with chamfred bressumer, early 18th century Queen Anne panelling to the study, stone mullioned windows, moulded plank doors in chamfred and stopped frames and oak floorboards. Arranged over three floors the rooms are all well proportioned with high ceilings and the majority dual aspect. The current owners have undertaken a careful and extensive restoration of the property whilst preserving its historical integrity.Rectory Farmhouse is approached through double gates over a drive which runs to the front and then side of the house. To the rear a 17th century detached Grade II listed barn has been converted to create a spacious and character annexe. Self contained it is well appointed with kitchen/dining room which includes a restored wood fired bread baking oven, sitting room, shower room and bedroom on the ground floor with two further bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) on the first floor.The attractive gardens are predominately lawned with well established shrub and flower beds and a variety of mature trees and stone walls provide privacy. An impressive yew in the corner of the garden is believed to be over 500 years old.LocationHorspath, is set on the southern slope of Shotover Hill some 4 miles to the east of Oxford City. There is a blend of period and modern properties, a village shop and post office, primary school, two public houses, a brewery tap room and a garage.The church is believed to date from Norman times and is famous for two usual stone figures on the church tower and for a stained glass window commemorating an Oxford don who was attacked by a wild boar on Shotover Hill.From the village, communications are excellent. Oxford is nearby and the M40 gives access to London, Birmingham and the Midlands. Train stations at Oxford, Parkway and Haddenham both provide regular services to London.Square Footage: 2,654 sq ftAcreage:0.3 AcresDirectionsFrom Oxford take the A40 east bound to the Headingtonroundabout, then take the third exit signposted A4142 onto the ring road. After about ¾ mile take the left hand fork toHorspath and on entering the village, after passing a garageon the right, turn left and then immediately right into ChurchRoad. Pass the church and then take the next right into ButtsRoad and Rectory Farmhouse will be found after a short distance on the left hand sideAdditional InfoTenureFreehold with vacant possession on completion.ServicesMains electricity, gas, drainage and water are connected to the property. Gas-fired central heating.Local AuthoritySouth Oxfordshire District Council.Tax Band G.
A path leads to the covered porch and reception hall. To one side of the hall, the 27ft x 18ft kitchen and family room represent the heart of the house with bifold doors which may be thrown open to capitalise upon the magnificent views and access the decked terrace which runs along the rear of the house. The triple aspect kitchen and family room feature a large island and breakfast bar, granite work surfaces and integrated appliances. To the other side of the entrance hall, there are three reception rooms; a playroom with bifold doors to the rear, a study and a 23ft x 17ft dual aspect drawing room which has a wood-burning stove. Bifold doors open to the terrace. The utility room and cloakroom complete the ground floor accommodation. Much of the flooring is Travertine and the bannisters and many of the doors are polished oak. Rising to the first floor there are five bedrooms and French doors to a roof terrace. The dual aspect principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom and dressing room and the bedroom to the front of the house currently serves as a study. There is a family bathroom and the sanitaryware throughout is Villeroy & Boch.OutsideA shingle driveway leads to the house and triple garage, above which there is a cinema and games room. There is ample parking space to the front of the house and an area of lawn with a few cherry trees. The gardens and grounds to the rear of the property are delightful and make the most of the magnificent views across the Vale of Aylesbury towards Whiteleaf. A decked terrace running along the rear of the house descends to the gardens which are largely laid to lawn with an area of orchard. The grounds to the front and rear have an extensive lighting system, highlighting the major trees and all the boundaries. To one end of the terrace, a rose-clad pergola leads to the gym with bifold doors. This could be converted to a self-contained annexe subject to the usual planning consents. There is space for a sunken jacuzzi/counter-current pool outside the gym. A recently purchased pool is in situ and is available by separate negotiation.SituationThe property occupies a beautiful elevated position on the outskirts of Bledlow Ridge, surrounded by countryside. Princes Risborough (4.7 miles) offers more extensive shopping and a main line train station to London Marylebone (approx. 38 minutes, fast train) and Oxford (approx. 36 minutes, fast train). Buckinghamshire is renowned for its state and private education (including grammar); details may be obtained from the local authority.Additional InformationCouncil tax band: GEntranceSitting Room (7.1m x 5.4m)Dining Room (4.9m x 4.7m)Kitchen (5.5m x 2.1m)Bedroom 1 (7.2m x 5.5m)Bedroom 2 (5.8m x 5m)Bedroom 3 (4.3m x 3.3m)Bedroom 4 (4.3m x 3m)Study Area (3.4m x 3.2m)2 BathroomsGarage (5.9m x 5.7m)
An attractive stone house in Noke, a rural yet well-connected village at the north-eastern edge of Oxford, which is within easy reach. Willow Tree House has been thoroughly modernised and extended to a high standard. The house sits in a plot of about 0.67 of an acre, surrounded by mature gardens and a superb outbuilding, finished with the quality as the rest of the house.The house has a tremendously welcoming feel and lends itself perfectly for everyday family living as well as entertaining. There is a large entrance hall and cloakroom at the core of the house, entered into through double front doors, leading through to the sitting room, family room, and wonderful open plan kitchen and dining room. The elegant Bulthaup kitchen is extremely well equipped and has a large island with a breakfast bar. Throughout the ground floor, the natural stone floor is underfloor heated. Off the kitchen is a walk-in larder, utility room and plant room. Making up the rest of the ground floor are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first and second floors feature five further bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a luxurious principal bedroom suite with an en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe.A theme of the house is connecting the outside and inside, which is most successful in the kitchen and dining area, which leads seamlessly out to the sunken outdoor terrace through bifolding doors. There are also two first floor balconies overlooking the gardens.Sitting across the terrace, close to the house, is a contemporary stone-built building offering flexible accommodation built to a very high standard. The current configuration includes an office, games room, shower room, steam room and hot tub room.The house is set behind wooden electric gates with a telecom entry system, behind which is a large paved driveway that can accommodate several cars. There is an electric charging point.The south westerly facing gardens are mostly laid to lawn, with mature hedges, trees and shrubs throughout, including a large Willow Tree and several historic and productive fruit trees. An ideal garden for entertaining, there are several paved areas so sit or dine in complete privacy. There are two garden sheds, a vegetable garden and a six bay compost store.Noke is a picturesque Oxfordshire village with a rural feel and comprises many attractive period houses and cottages and a church. The nearby village of Islip has two pubs, a primary school, and a railway station with a direct link into London Marylebone. Stanton St John and Beckley are both a few miles away and both have well-regarded pubs.The historic city of Oxford offers a comprehensive choice of schools, including The Dragon, St Edwards, The Oxford High School, Magdalen College School, Summer Fields, and Headington School to name a few. Many of the Oxford schools offer a school bus service from Islip.Nearby Oxford also offers a wide range of shopping facilities, including The Westgate Shopping Centre and Bicester Village. There are many renowned pubs, bars, and restaurants in the city and surrounding villages, including the Michelin Stared Nut Tree Inn at Murcott and Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons in Great Milton.Sporting facilities in the area include Polo at Kirtlington, golf at the North Oxford Golf Club, Kirtlington Golf Club, The Oxfordshire Golf Club at Thame, and Nuffield Health Club in Summertown. The property is near to the Otmoor nature reserve, which provides many attractive walks and rides. Soho Farmhouse is only 16 miles away.As well as an excellent local train link into London, there is also a bus link into the capital via The Oxford Tube at Thornhill Park and Ride. They offer a 24-hour service from the edge of the city into central London. Property information Services: MainsIslip Train Station 1.7 miles, Thornhill Park and Ride 5.5 miles, Oxford 5 miles, Bicester Village 8.7 miles, Woodstock 9 miles, Oxford Parkway Station 5 miles (London Marylebone 55 minutes), Central London 56 miles (All distances and times are approximate).
Ryders Farm a Grade II listed farmhouse, that has been a much loved family home for over 26 years. The main house offers six bedrooms & a paddock of 4.1 acres with an overall plot size of 4.7 acres, plus two further rental cottages and various out buildings. Situated in the popular village of Sydenham.The property offers the opportunity to continue as a fabulous family home with ample space both inside and out, room for horses or other livestock and also generate a respectable income from the rental cottages if desired, with further potential with the numerous out buildingsThe Property is set back from the road and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside along with its own gardens and paddock land behind the house.The property consists of: A farm style kitchen/breakfast room with built in storage plus a walk in larder, double oven range cooker, Belfast sink and granite work tops. From the kitchen is the formal dual aspect dining room with an open fireplace, creating a sociable and grand room to entertain with family and friends. There are three further reception rooms all boasting charm and original character including beams and open fire places. There is also a separate laundry room and door to the rear garden.On the 1st floor there are four double bedrooms, a modern bathroom with claw bath and separate shower, with the second bathroom yet to be completed although the plumbing is in place ready for the next owner to finish to their choice.On the top floor there are two spacious attic rooms that could be used as bedrooms/play rooms or a home office.In addition to the main house there are two rental cottages that have been recently converted to a very high standard and are set away from the main house with gates defining the boundaries, allowing privacy for all. Please call us for full details on the rental terms and amounts.OutsideThere are numerous out buildings including a brick built garage, a unique timber framed Granary Barn that could be used for many purposes including a home office or child's play den, and another large out building that has power and lights and with the correct planning permission could be connected to the main house if desired. In addition there is a gardeners toilet located on the side of the building, meaning you don't have to take off your wellies when out gardening.Garden and LandThe front and rear gardens measuring approximately 1/2 an acre are laid mainly to lawn with mature Horse Chestnut, and Silver Birch trees providing shade and privacy and a blank canvass for the green fingered.Directly behind the garden lies the 4.1 acre paddock which is ring fenced with mature hedging, has mains water and three portable stables on skids. The properties gravel driveway also leads to the stables and fields.Whilst the the property has been well maintained by the current owners, there are areas that may need attention.LocationThe picturesque South Oxfordshire Village of Sydenham is situated at the foot of the Chiltern Hills and is surrounded by beautiful countryside with lovely walks and rides. Within the village, there is a popular pub, a church and a preschool. For day to day shopping, recreation and schooling, Chinnor is about a mile away. Further amenities can be found in Thame, which is situated about 2½ miles north of Sydenham and offers schools at all levels, sports clubs and a leisure centre. There is a choice of supermarkets, including Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Sainsbury, a wide variety of high street stores, restaurants, cafés and pubs and a weekly market. There is a health centre with pharmacy, a number of dental practices and a cottage hospital.More comprehensive facilities can be found in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Oxford, about 12,14 and 15 miles away, respectively.Excellent communications in the form of the M40 and Chiltern train line accessed from Princes Risborough to London Marylebone are both within 5 miles. Chinnor (1 mile) has good everyday shopping facilities and the historic market town of Thame (3 miles) has an excellent range of shops, restaurants, pubs, other facilities and Lord Williams School.What3words /// plants.retina.newlywedNoticePlease note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.Council TaxAylesbury Vale District Council, Band F
A magnificent Grade II* Listed Manor House of elegant proportions, steeped in over one thousand years of English history, and set in wonderful formal gardens with a tennis court, two cottages, a studio and kitchen garden.The Manor House, situated on the High Street is believed to have origins from the 10th Century and was the site of a medieval manor, once the property of King Edwy before it was granted among other surrounding assets to Abingdon Abbey. It is likely that the house in its current form was built in the 16th Century to replace either an early timber frame predecessor or on top of the base parts of an older house, from locally quarried limestone with ashlar dressing under a plain tiled roof. The house comprises three bays of which the north elevation is the original range, flanked to the east by a wing containing the library, drawing room and staircase, and to the west a wing with a fine kitchen and utility room that leads from a rear lobby and hallway linking either end via an entrance hall and dining hall. The reception halls are very grand with high ceilings decorated with detailed mouldings, and mullioned windows and beautifully crafted fireplaces. There are two staircases leading to the upper floors which are arranged to provide six bedrooms on the first floor and a further three within the eaves. These are served by four bathrooms and there is also a walkthrough room on the first floor currently utilised as a sitting room. The main bedrooms are situated in either wings and are wonderfully proportioned with majestic high ceilings and fireplaces.The house is mostly bounded by a traditional stone wall with driveways to both the front of the house and to the side that leads to the gardens and cottages. The gardens are a series of rooms viewed through both natural and contrived arches providing a diverse range of mature and well established features all interspersed amongst gravel paths and lawn. A formal lawn located at the eastern end can be accessed from the drawing room. An avenue of clipped box trees flanked by a secret garden and an orchard of fruit trees including apples, pears, plums and a mulberry tree, and a herb garden with an array or herbal plants and flowers. There is a recently resurfaced tennis court, an ornamental pond and a well established kitchen garden located on the western edge of the property. Archdale Cottage, Juggins Cottage and Newtons Garrett were converted from derelict outbuildings into ancillary accommodation to the main house and are currently rented. There is also a useful studio/study with mezzanine floor.South Oxfordshire District Council. Tax Band GThe property is set conveniently close to the heart of the village with amenities nearby. Wheatley is a thriving village with a popular secondary school, and offers a range of local shops including a post office, supermarket, pharmacy, cafe and several good public houses. There is good access to the nearby A40 leading into Oxford, and the M40 (Jct 8) to London or Birmingham. Regular trains run from Thame Parkway Station to London Marylebone and there are regular bus services to Thame and Oxford.
Individual and sustainable home set in woodland.DescriptionFalling Leaf is a striking individual contemporary home, sitting in what is approaching 5 acres of woodland with far reaching views. Built in 2016 by the current owners it is seamlessly designed and constructed with high grade materials and with meticulous attention to detail. The house offers elegant and generous accommodation arranged over three floors together with garaging and a detached self-contained annexe. Features include a built in wi fi system, integrated music system, underfloor heating and double glazing throughout, solar and photovoltaic panels, engineered oak flooring, CCTV, auto entry system and integrated window blinds on many of the windows. Of particular note are the beautifully appointed marble bathrooms and full height windows maximising the light.The vaulted reception hall is flooded with natural light with an open aspect through the property and access out on to the rear garden. Stairs lead to the first floor and a galleried landing above. Handsome oak flooring flows into the open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room which is very much the hub of the house, ideal for both family life and more formal entertaining. The sitting room, with full height windows and a splendid wood burner, overlooks the garden with sliding doors opening on to the garden and terrace. A built in media unit creates a perfect TV/snug area and a further door leads to the outside terrace. The dining area offers plenty of space for a good sized dining table, and features a lockable silver/drinks cupboard. The contemporary kitchen is a generous space, bespoke fitted with a luxurious range of units complemented by granite worktops. An impressive and practical island unit provides further storage and incorporates a wide breakfast bar for relaxed seating. Integrated appliances include a dual fuel electric Aga, oven, filter water tap, waste disposal, two dishwashers, wine cooler and with space for an American style fridge/freezer. The kitchen also benefits from a walk in larder and two sinks. Just off the kitchen is a boot room with a cloakroom, stairs to the lower ground floor and door access to the outside. Also on this floor on the other side of the reception hall are two bedrooms; a guest room with an en suite shower room and the principal bedroom with a Juliette balcony overlooking the garden and beyond. This room enjoys a fully fitted dressing room and a luxury bathroom with a separate shower cubicle and two basins. A cloakroom with adjacent coats storage and a home office with bespoke cabinetry completes the accommodation on this floor.An elegant glass and oak staircase leads to the wonderfully light, vaulted galleried landing. There are three bedrooms on this floor, two of which are served by a shower room. An attractive dual aspect guest suite overlooks the rear garden and woodland, and features a wonderful wood burner together with a dressing area and a beautiful en suite bathroom.The lower ground floor gives further accommodation including a media/games room and a central area with a wood burner, presently arranged as a meeting room. Off this area lies a studio/office, a plant room and a laundry room with fitted shelving and space for appliances.OutsideFalling Leaf sits well in its own land with secluded woodland surroundings providing screening and privacy together with wonderful distant views. A long driveway approach through woodland leads to electric gates and an extensive parking area together with a wood store, garaging with an adjacent gym and a workshop. Two striking large ornamental ponds lie to the front of the property. To the side of the house is a formal garden with pergolas and an area of lawn with well stocked beds and borders. To the rear a large walled terrace adjoins the house with steps down to a lower walled terrace area with a delightful water feature and providing a perfect space for al fresco dining and entertaining. The garden enjoys a southerly aspect with flower beds, fruit trees and large areas of lawn with surrounding woodland. Of particular note is a large unconverted basement area which offers good potential for a multitude of uses.AnnexeLocated above the garage is a beautifully appointed self contained annexe, ideal for visitors or for staff accommodation. Door access leads to an entrance hall, with space for a washer/dryer, and stairs to the first floor. The annexe is arranged with an open plan layout comprising a fully fitted kitchen and dining area, leading into a sitting area and through to the bedroom with an en suite shower room.LocationChinnor 1.5 miles, Princes Risborough 4.5 miles, Thame 6.3 miles, High Wycombe 8.2 miles, M40 (J5) 5.5 miles (J4) 8.7 miles, Oxford 20 miles, Heathrow (J5) 28 miles. All distances and times are approximate and correct at time of writing.Falling Leaf enjoys a stunning and secluded location on the edge of the Chilterns, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, yet with easy access to both Oxford and London via the M40 motorway. The road link to London is complemented by the Chiltern rail service into London, Marylebone (from 36 minutes at the time of writing) from nearby Princes Risborough.Local amenities are available in Chinnor with more comprehensive shopping and facilities in High Wycombe, Thame and Princes Risborough. There is racing at Newbury, Ascot and Windsor, local point-to-point meetings at Kingston Blount, rowing at Henley Royal Regatta and polo at Smith’s Lawn. The surrounding Chiltern Hills provide excellent walking and riding countryside including The Chiltern Way.There are two primary schools in Chinnor and excellent state and private schools nearby including Lord William’s School (Thame), Wycombe Abbey (High Wycombe), Pipers Corner School (Great Kingshill), The Oratory School (Pangbourne) and Shiplake College (Henley on Thames) to name a few.Square Footage: 6,301 sq ftAcreage:4.8 AcresAdditional InfoServices: Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Air source heat pump. Solar panels. Please note that none of the services have been tested.Agents Note: The title to the majority of the land is registered, the balance is unregistered.
Investment Opportunity - Luxury Serviced Apartments.Outstanding renovation and conversion of a substantial period building into seven striking apartments with beautifully appointed interiors.This elegant property comprises a grand reception hall, 2no two bedroom apartments, 2no three bedroom apartments, 2no four bedroom apartments and 1no five bedroom apartment with a seperate laundary/utility room in the basement.Outside there are attractive landscaped gardens to the front with seating areas and parking accessed via electric gates for ten cars with five dual electric charging points.All the apartments have stylish kitchen/sitting rooms, individual heating systems and air conditioning.Beechwood House is currently run as a luxury serviced apartments business and will be sold with all the fixtures and fittings. Further information on the property can be found at .We would recommend that any potential buyers seek specialist tax advice when purchasing the property.Please contact Adrian Wraight to arrange an appoinrment to view on or