Imposing village house with 16th century origins, recently tastefully updated by the current ownersLocationEynsham is an historic village lying about 7 miles west of Oxford. In the Middle Ages, there was a substantial Abbey which was founded in 1005 by King Aethelred. In 1538 the Abbey was dissolved by Henry VIII. The remains stood for 100 years or so, but eventually stones from the Abbey were reused to build many other houses in Eynsham.The Shrubbery lies in the heart of this popular and thriving village, which offers a good range of local amenities including primary and secondary schools, shops, doctors surgery, chemists, library and post office. Further shopping, cultural, and sporting facilities, together with other schools can be found in Oxford and Witney.Regular bus services operate to both Oxford and Witney.DescriptionSituated in a conservation area, The Shrubbery is an impressive and substantial village house constructed of part Cotswold stone under a Stonesfield slate roof. With origins dating from the 16th century, the property retains many period features including doors, floors and fireplaces that may have come from the former Abbey. The house, which is attached, has been extended over the years and for many generations was the doctor’s house and surgery for Eynsham. In between the Wars a substantial two storey extension was added to the front for a new surgery which is today office space (B1), with separate access and is let commercially providing a useful income stream. A sealed doorway from the main house could be reinstated to integrate the rooms with the rest of the accommodation, (subject to planning).More recently The Shrubbery has been tastefully refurbished and updated by the current owners with works including two new boilers, heating and hot water systems, reconfiguring the main bedroom suite, secondary glazing and rethatching and repairing the summer house.Today the property tastefully combines modern comforts with period charm and is a welcoming family home. An early front door opens on to the reception hall and is understood to be the original part of the house and there is a fine 17th century staircase leading to the first floor. The kitchen, with gas-fired Aga and substantial island unit, has appliances including Fisher Paykel induction hob, Bosch oven and Siemens dishwasher and the breakfast area has doors to the garden. The cellar is useful for storage and is fitted with wine racks. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace and connecting doors leading to the snug and drawing room. The triple aspect drawing room, withherringbone parquet floor and fire place with log stove has French doors to the garden.On the first floor are six generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. The south facing rooms have wonderful views across the rear garden. A staircase leads to the attic room.OutsideThere is a shared vehicular access to the side of the property which leads to an oak framed double garage. The south facing rear garden has a central lawn and a high brick wall along the western boundary which protects the wide range of herbaceous shrubs and bushes. A holm oak and flowering cherry provide shade and colour and a delightful thatched octagonal summer house.General Remarks and StipulationsTenureFreeholdServicesMains electricity, gas, drainage and water are connected.Gas-fired central heating.Local AuthorityWest Oxfordshire District CouncilViewingStrictly by appointment with Savills.Fixtures, Fittings, Etc.Those items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale.All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.Details prepared and photographs taken March 2020DirectionsFrom Oxford take the A40 towards Cheltenham. At the first roundabout turn left onto the B4449, proceed to the second roundabout and turn right into Oxford Road. Continue towards the centre of Eynsham, on to the High Street, and The Shrubbery will be found on the left.
A spacious and contemporary family houseLocationStandlake is a popular and thriving village and boasts a parish church, two public houses, post office, primary school, village hall and the well regarded Oxford Downs cricket club.The village is also surrounded by numerous lakes used for anglers and water sports, as well as wildlife reserves. Nearby Witney provides everyday shopping needs with a weekly market and several large supermarkets, whilst historic Oxford provides all manner of cultural as well as leisure opportunities.The village is ideally located for easy road links to Oxford, Swindon and London and regular train services from Oxford Parkway and Didcot Parkway to London.There is an excellent choice of both state and private schools in Oxford, Witney and Abingdon.DescriptionAn eco-friendly, well designed family house built in 2012 and significantly extended by the present owners in about 2015. It now boasts 3,288 sq ft of well-proportioned living and entertaining space.The entrance hall leads on to a striking kitchen/garden room with its bi-fold doors set around a ‘floating’ corner leading directly onto the garden and terrace. Together with the three roof lights, the room is flooded with natural light. The well-designed kitchen boasts a large central island with an extensive range of hand built painted cupboards with Quartz and Silestone worktops, Rangemaster gas cooker, integrated dishwasher and microwave and a Franke boiling tap.A garden-facing sitting room with glazed French doors and an ample utility room lead directly off the kitchen, as does the access to the double garage with remote controlled doors. From the garden room double doors open onto the good sized family room which also leads back to the entrance hall where a study, fitted with extensive cupboards, and also a downstairs cloakroom are located.The master bedroom is of particular note with its walk in, customised dressing room leading on to the bedroom with its high ceiling and views over the garden. The en suite bathroom is spacious and well appointed with a slipper bath, double wall hung basins, large shower and wall integrated TV. There are four further bedrooms, two with en suite shower/bathrooms and a family bathroom. All sanitaryware is contemporary and high quality. The property has underfloor heating throughout the downstairs. A heat recovery system recycles warm air and filters incoming air providing a real bonus for allergy or hay fever sufferers. Solar panels supplement the hot water. There are also Sonos ceiling speakers in the kitchen and sitting room and outside speakers to the terrace.OutsideElectric wooden gates open on to the gravelled drive bordered by mature beech hedging and trees which is a pleasing approach to the property. The rear garden, which opens on to the adjoining paddock, is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature fruit trees and a fire pit. In all the grounds extend to about 1.39 acres.ServicesMains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Propane gas-fired central heating. Solar panels to supplement the hot water.TenureFreehold with vacant possession on completionSquare Footage: 3288 sq ftAcreage: 1.39 AcresDirectionsFrom Oxford proceed west on the A40 to Witney. Take the A415 exit towards Abingdon. Continue for about 4 miles into Standlake village. The property will be found on the left after about half a mile, shortly before the junction with the High Street.