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8 bedroom detached house for sale

Foxcombe Road, Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1

Sold STC £1,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen
  • 8 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Utility Room
  • Garden Room
  • Cellar
  • Detached 2 Bedroom Cottage
  • Heated Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive residence with separate cottage and grounds of 3.5 acres


Oxford Ring Road & A34 1.5 mile, Oxford City Centre 3.5 miles, Abingdon 4 miles, Didcot 14 miles (London Paddington 45 minutes) Oxford Parkway 8.5 miles (London Marylebone 56 minutes)


Holmwood is a substantial late Victorian early Edwardian house set in about 3.5 acres of grounds located at the top and
southern side of Boars Hill/Foxcombe Hill with grounds adjoining fields to the rear. Believed to date to 1900, Holmwood was
purchased in the 1950's by the Sisters of St Joseph and was
used as a nursing and convalescent home until 1970 when it was
acquired by the current owners and has since been a much loved
family home.

Of rendered brick construction below a pitched tiled roof and not
listed, the property retains numerous period features recalling
the Arts and Crafts movement, such as wall and ceiling mouldings, impressive feature oak banister stair case, large bay windows, decorative fireplace surrounds and original parquet
flooring. Accommodation lends itself perfectly to family living,
with the main house extending to 5182sq ft over three floors.

A further detached 2 bedroom cottage of around 1500 sq ft is
perfect for dependant relatives, guests or live in staff and having latterly been used as a children's nursery, it offers scope for working from home (subject to relevant consents).

A private drive leads to ample off road parking and there are timber open bay garages with attached garden stores. Terraces
lead off from the main reception rooms. Tucked away at the side of the garden is an outdoor heated swimming pool with dome
cover. Delightful gardens and grounds are established with many
mature trees providing woodland areas.

Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. 2 gas boilers provide hot water and central heating. Separate electric immersion heaters provide hot water to second floor of main house and the cottage.

Square Footage: 5,182 sq ft
Acreage: 3.5 Acres


Leave the A34 at the Hinksey interchange as signed to Boars
Hill and Wootton. Proceed up Hinksey Hill, at the top turn
right towards Wootton and Boars Hill. Drive straight ahead on
Foxcombe Road for approximately 1.1 mile. Shortly after Berkeley Road on the right, the entrance to Holmwood is found on the left. If you pass Lincombe Lane on your left you have gone too far.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 March 2016

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