11 bedroom detached house for saleWoodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28
Guide Price £2,500,000
- 5 reception rooms
- breakfast room
- 11 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms (3 en suite)
- 1 bedroom annexe
- Tennis Court
- Gardens & Grounds in all about 1.2 acres
- EPC Rating = E
Woodlands House is situated in a lovely position overlooking Woodgreen and close to Witney town centre. Witney is an attractive market town offering first class shopping (including Waitrose, M&S and Sainsbury's), educational and recreational facilities. There are local bus services to Oxford and surrounding villages. Oxford is reached via the A40, which connects to the M40 (J8) for London and Birmingham. Oxford and London can also be reached from Long Hanborough Station (4 miles) and the recently opened Oxford Parkway ma inline station (about 11 miles) provides a regular service to London Marylebone (about 56 minutes). Alternatively, there is the rail service from Charlbury (8 miles) to London Paddington (from 1 hour and 15 minutes).
Woodlands House is a most striking and impressive period property. Built of stone below a slate roof, it retains many original features bearing the hallmarks of classic Victorian architecture and a statement of industrial success. Internally the Victorian style is also still very much apparent with high ceilings, deep skirting boards, large formal reception rooms and former service areas. Improved and updated by the current owners over the past 18 years, the accommodation today is perfect for entertaining and family life.
The centrally located reception hall is of superb proportions, with a chequered marble floor, fireplace, wood panelling and light flooding down from a large window on the staircase. The drawing room, with feature ceiling mouldings, intricate cornicing and open stone fireplace has a deep bay window with door to the veranda. Also accessed from the reception hall is the dual aspect dining room which leads to the breakfast room and kitchen beyond. Other reception rooms include a library with bay window overlooking rear gardens, a study and a less formal family room with decorative cast iron fire place. The kitchen with bespoke units, granite work surfaces and Viking range oven leads to the adjacent breakfast room and overlooks lawns to the front of the property. There is a utility/laundry room and useful walk in store. A glazed covered walkway leads to the annexe, a cloakroom and games room.
On the first floor the landing reflects the grand proportions of the hall below. The principal bedroom with feature fireplace has a large en suite bathroom with roll top bath on ball and claw feet. The main guest bedroom also with en suite bathroom has stairs to a dressing room on the second floor. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom on the first floor with a box room offering scope for further bedroom or alternative use as dressing room or potential further bathroom. A rear, former servant's staircase, rises from the ground floor, behind the kitchen to the first and second floors. Attic rooms on the second floor have been fully converted and, with central heating and good ceiling heights, offer a further four/five bedrooms and bathroom, providing ideal space for teenagers with a separate sitting room for example or working from home.
The annexe wing with a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and box room lends itself perfectly to live in staff or dependant relatives.
Woodlands House is approached from the green up a private drive and ample off road parking to the front of the property. Established, specimen trees including sycamore, cherry and walnut provide privacy. To the south side of the house formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn. There is a terrace area for al fresco dining overlooking the all weather tennis court. A further area of sunken garden to the east could be used as vegetable garden or children's play area.
Square Footage: 8,248 sq ft
From Oxford take the A40 towards Cheltenham, take the first exit to Witney and proceed towards the town centre. Upon reaching the first mini roundabout turn right signposted to Bladon. Proceed up the hill and the entrance to Woodlands House (No.49) is on the right opposite the green.
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