6 bedroom detached house for saleAlvescot, Bampton, Oxfordshire
- Beautifully renovated and sympathetically extended
- Lanscaped gardens & parkland with lakes
- 6 reception rooms
- 6 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms & dressing room
- Home office/studio
- Staff accommodation
- Swimming pool & tennis court
- Stables & paddocks
- In all about 22.8 acres
SITUATION Alvescot is an attractive village predominantly made up of period properties as well as the charming 13th century Church of St Peter, a well-regarded primary school and The Plough, a popular pub. The village also has a play park with a tennis court. Witney, Lechlade, Bampton and Burford are within easy reach with every day amenities. The highly regarded St Hugh's and Pinewood Preparatory Schools are within an easy drive and there are bus collections for several local private schools including Hatherop Castle, St Helen & St Katherine's, Cokethorpe, Abingdon and the well-reputed schools in Oxford and Cheltenham.
Witney town centre has a multi-screen cinema, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Marks and Spencer, Debenhams and many more individual shops and The Windrush Leisure Centre. Burford Golf Club is also within close proximity.
DESCRIPTION Burford 7 miles, Witney 9 miles, Charlbury Railway Station (London Paddington) 15 miles, Swindon Railway Station (London Paddington) 17 miles, Didcot Parkway Station (London Paddington) 24 miles, Cirencester 18 miles, Oxford 18 miles, Soho Farmhouse 20 miles, Cheltenham 30 miles
Ground floor: Entrance hall, drawing room, sitting room, study, dining room, cinema room, games room, kitchen, pantry, breakfast/utility room, cloakroom.
First floor: Master bedroom suite with dressing room and bathroom, guest bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a further double bedroom with adjacent cloakroom, family bathroom.
Second floor: 3 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), family bathroom.
Ground floor: Studio/office with cloakroom,
First floor: Kitchen/sitting room, bedroom, shower room.
Swimming pool and Spa
Dovecote with exterior and interior balcony and glass room.
Changing room, shower room, cloakroom, pump room.
Stable complex with three loose boxes, tack room, hay store, machine store.
Gardens & Grounds
Landscaped gardens and parkland, Trout lake, Wildlife lake, paddock, hard tennis court. In all 22.8 acres
Believed to date from the late 18th century with an earlier part to the rear, Alvescot House is a stunning Grade II Listed Georgian property which has recently been beautifully renovated and sympathetically extended by the current owners. Set in 22.8 acres, the magical landscaped gardens and parkland complement the house and provide an impressive setting and beautiful views from the house. In addition, there is a detached studio, stables, garaging, tennis court and arranged around the swimming pool, are the dovecote, glass room and changing rooms.
The property combines the character and original features of a traditional Georgian property with the benefits of a contemporary interior which offers a high level of luxury. Internally, the layout is modern and practical, ideal for family life and entertaining, with the more formal Georgian rooms at the front of the house and the informal everyday living rooms at the rear. The accommodation is arranged over three floors linked by the impressive central staircase. Synonymous with the Georgian era, the main part of the house has elegant reception rooms with high ceilings, cornicing and tall sash windows with shutters.
Accessed from the entrance hall, the three main reception rooms are particularly attractive rooms each with fireplaces, wooden flooring and enjoying a lovely outlook to the south and west over the gardens and grounds. The drawing and sitting room are connected by two pairs of double doors either side of the fireplace which can be opened up to create the perfect entertaining space.
The rear and original part of the house, which is reputed to have been the Hunting Box for Prince Rupert, Charles I nephew, in the 1600's, has been sympathetically extended creating beautiful contemporary frameless glass rooms with limestone flooring throughout.
The conservatory kitchen forms the heart of the house and provides an impressive light and spacious room which links the everyday family rooms and opens to the exterior entertaining area. Fitted with Smallbone units, the kitchen has a 4-oven electric Aga with companion unit, a large island unit with under counter lighting and Corian worktop with an integrated seamless sink and Quooker boiling water tap. Integrated appliances include a Miele dishwasher and microwave and an ATAG fridge and freezer. The kitchen is complemented by a separate pantry with a central island unit and fitted cupboards with integrated ATAG fridge, freezer and wine chiller, and occupying the rear hall with secondary staircase to the first floor, is the breakfast and utility area with fitted cupboards and integrated Miele washing machine and dryer.
Leading off the kitchen are the games room with fireplace and extensive flush fitted wall cupboards and the dining room with attractive limestone fireplace which flows through to the cinema room with fabulous outlook down the Chestnut avenue and the impressive gardens and grounds.
Occupying the first floor are two double bedrooms (one en-suite), a family bathroom, separate cloakroom and the most impressive and elegant master bedroom suite occupying the front and entire wing of the Georgian part of the house. Divided into three rooms each with fireplace, the master bedroom suite has a central bedroom with separate dressing room and beautifully fitted bathroom with Italian porcelain tiles, circular stone bath with waterfall bath tap, double width rainfall shower with Kohler electronic touch panel control and Artelinea glass bathroom cabinets incorporating hand basins, LED lighting and backlit mirrors. The dressing room and bathroom have wall mounted HD, LED tv's.
Arranged on the second floor are three further double bedrooms and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. All the bathrooms have been beautifully fitted with Italian porcelain tiles, stone baths, Artelinea glass bathroom cabinets, backlit mirrors and Kohler electronic touch panel shower controls.
The detached studio with contemporary glass frontage providing an outlook over the gardens and grounds, provides the flexibility for a number of uses including an excellent home office, gym or music/artist studio with kitchen/sitting room, bedroom and shower room above, accessed via an external staircase.
Approached from the house providing a sheltered and secluded setting arranged around the swimming pool are the dovecote and changing room. The dovecote provides an impressive double height room with external and internal balconies and glass room. There is an oak pergola and formal beds to the front and one side of the swimming pool and a separate spa.
Stables and Outbuildings
To the north of the house are the stables, hay store, tack room and machine store with a post and rail paddock beyond.
Gardens & Grounds
The gardens and parkland are a particular feature of Alvescot House and provide a wonderful setting. They have over more recent years been beautifully landscaped incorporating a trout lake, wildlife lake and extensive planting of many specimen trees, which includes a chestnut avenue, and provides a mature setting for the house. The more formal gardens are arranged next to the house with a variety of shrub and wide herbaceous borders, extensive areas of lawn and walkways including a pathway from the front door leading to steps down to a further area of lawn with the lake beyond. A particular feature is the striking water sculpture, by Chelsea Exhibitor, Giles Rayner. Tucked away in a sheltered position on the south side of the house is a hard tennis court. The property is approached via electric gates opening to a long sweeping driveway leading to the garages and parking area at the side of the house.
DIRECTIONS From Oxford take the A40 towards Cheltenham. Having passed Witney, take the B4477 towards Brize Norton and Carterton. At the roundabout in Brize Norton bear right, remaing on the B4477, signed Alvescot. In the village, pass The Plough public house on the left and turn left at the War Memorial into Mill Lane. The entrance to Alvescot House is the first on the left.
AGENTS NOTE Three footpaths cross the parkland.
SERVICES Mains drainage, water and electricity. Oil-fired 6 zoned touch panel heating system with wifi remote control. Underfloor heating in the games room & cinema room. Pump pressurised water system. Superfast broadband and wireless network, DTEC network phone system. Hardwired television internet connectivity throughout. Large water bore hole and irrigation system for garden watering. Colour video gate entry system.
COUNCIL TAX Council tax band 'H' House
Council tax band 'A' Studio
TENURE & POSSESSION The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS Certain items may be available by separate negotiation with Penny & Sinclair.
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