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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Tubney, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13

Guide Price £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 large reception rooms
  • Farmhouse kitchen
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 attic rooms
  • 3 bath/shower rooms
  • Outbuildings, garage & attached barn
  • 3 walled gardens & woodland
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A most impressive period house with four large reception rooms and five first floor bedrooms & large attics. Several stone outbuildings set in over an acre. Light, spacious and private. Potential for dual occupation.


Tubney is situated in a most convenient location just 8 miles south west of Oxford. Nearby Abingdon provides a wide variety of shopping facilities including Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. The nearby village of Appleton has a post office/shop, primary school and public house. There are several good public houses and restaurants within a short drive.

Communications are excellent with the A34, giving dual carriageway access to the M40 and M4, just three miles away. There are mainline railway stations at Didcot Parkway and Oxford Parkway, which both provide inter-city services to London Paddington and London Marylebone.

There are many highly regarded schools in the area including Cothill House and Chandlings Manor, Abingdon Prep, St Hugh's School, The School of St Helen and St Katharine, Our Lady's Convent Senior School, Abingdon School, Headington School, Oxford High School, The Dragon and Radley College.

Millets Farm Shop is also a popular nearby destination that offers a restaurant, craft gallery and garden centre.


Thought to date from the 18th century, with later additions, Tubney Lodge is a handsome and imposing family house providing extensive accommodation arranged over three floors. A former farmhouse it was part of the Magdalen College estate until 1981. It derives its present name from when it was used as a residence for senior academics. Many period features have been preserved including the staircase, fireplaces, windows, shutters and doors. The main entrance door opens onto a long gallery hall, with black and white tiled flooring, that runs the full length of the house. It connects all the principal reception rooms that are south-west facing and overlook the private garden. The reception rooms of Tubney Lodge are particularly impressive with high ceilings and deep sash windows. The drawing room is elegantly proportioned and features ornate coving and a fireplace with an impressive stone mantel and surround. Adjoining the drawing room is a dining room with French doors to the garden and a fireplace with a marble mantel and surround. Set at the northern end of the house is the study (currently known as the Tabularium) which is also double aspect and has French doors to the garden. A comfortable sitting room leads into the kitchen, a large, light and airy room with high ceiling and double aspect. There is a fitted Rangemaster cooker, a separate single electric oven, integral dishwasher and an extensive range of fitted cupboards. The utility room is adjacent to the kitchen and has flagstone flooring and access to the garage beyond.

Leading from the entrance hall is a delightful staircase, with barley-sugar twist balustrades, which rises to the top floor of the house where there is early panelling. The staircase is believed to date to the 18th century and to have originated in another property.

On the first floor are five double bedrooms with a bathroom and separate shower room. Such is the space there is scope for additional bathrooms if required. Two attic rooms are situated on the second floor and are currently used as a studio and an additional bedroom.

Tubney Lodge is situated on the south side of the A420 in a hamlet that comprises another substantial dwelling and some former period barns that are now converted to offices. The grounds extend to some 1.2 acres and include a mature woodland through which the drive could be diverted. There are three separate stone-walled gardens of differing character. The main garden is to the front and is west facing with open fields beyond. It comprises a large lawn with a wonderful oak which provides cover for spring bulbs and shade in the summer. The deep borders are stocked with a variety of shrubs and bulbs and there is a fine individual yew. A wrought iron gate opens on to a car parking area and there is a detached stone outbuilding adjacent to the alternative drive or path through the woodland which includes horse chestnut, maple, sycamore and oak trees.

To the rear of the house is a gravelled drive, providing ample parking, with lawned garden. Beyond, there is a courtyard adjacent to the garage, a useful stone garden shed and a barn with two loose boxes which might, subject to the appropriate consents, offer scope for conversion to ancillary accommodation.

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage system. Propane gas fired central heating.

Square Footage: 4,468 sq ft
Acreage: 1.2 Acres


From Oxford take the A420 towards Swindon. Proceed for 4.6 miles and then cross over the roundabout at the Tubney Wood roundabout (connecting the A420 and A34) and continue along the dual carriageway towards Swindon for about a mile. The road will then revert back to single carriageway. Pass a layby on the left and then take the first turn left into a little lane with an orange sign at the entrance. Tubney Lodge will be seen straight ahead after a short distance.

If coming from Swindon follow the A420 to the Tubney Wood roundabout (connecting the A420 and A34) and then go all the way around the roundabout so heading towards Swindon and then follow the directions above.

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16 March 2016

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