5 bedroom detached house for saleHinton Road, Longworth, Oxfordshire, OX13
Guide Price £2,250,000
- 4 reception rooms
- Kitchen/breakfast room,
- 5 bedrooms
- 4 bath/shower rooms (3 en suite)
- Indoor swimming pool
- Garden/party room
- Gym room
- Double garage with room over
- Landscaped gardens, grounds and paddock
- EPC Rating = D
Substantial and beautifully presented period property with outstanding leisure complex comprising swimming pool and gymnasium in this most sought after village
Longworth is a pretty village lying about 12 miles west of Oxford in attractive open countryside with country walks including access to the Thames, which is close by. The village amenities include a primary school, a well regarded village pub, village hall and a parish church dating from the 12th Century. Day-to-day shopping and services can be found in Faringdon, Wantage, Abingdon and Witney. There is an excellent choice of reputable private and state schools in the area, both primary and secondary, in Oxford and Abingdon.
Intercity trains run to Paddington from Didcot (about 40 minutes) and Oxford (about 1 hour). Both the A40/M40 and M4 motorways (20 miles) are easily accessible.
Squirrel Cottage is an exceptional property presented to a very high standard with spacious, character accommodation. Believed to have origins dating to the 17th century the property is constructed of stone below a mainly thatched, part slate roof. Not listed, but in a Conservation Area, Squirrel Cottage retains a wealth of period features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplaces. More recently significantly extended, the accommodation succesfully combines the orginal character with stylish modern living.
The reception hall with exposed timbers, vaulted ceiling and glazed doors is bright and spacious. Reception rooms include a triple aspect drawing room with wood burner, an atmospheric dining room with inglenook fireplace, a cosy sitting room, also with a wood burner, and family room with purpose built in storage cupboards to one wall. The kitchen/breakfast room with gas-fired Aga, built in units and work island has French doors to the terrace and gardens beyond. There are useful separate utility and boot rooms.
On the first floor the principal bedroom is dual aspect and has a large dressing room with built in hanging space and storage. There are four further bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms (3 en suite). One of the bedrooms is accessed by a separate staircase and with a study landing space is ideal as a guest or au pair room.
A short distance from the main house, the leisure complex is an impressive oak framed barn style building under a mainly thatched roof. The pool room, with glazed windows and French doors to the main elevations, has exposed timbers and vaulted ceiling. The gymnasium with wooden floor, dormer windows and glazed partition overlooks the pool. There is also a changing room with shower. A beautiful party/garden room has bi-fold doors to a terrace area and, with a games room off with fridge and sink, is perfect for informal entertaing. Integral to the leisure comples is a double garage.
There is a further double timber framed detached garage with external side steps to a room above where there is a WC and wash basin making it ideal for guest accommodation or home office.
Squirrel Cottage can be accessed by two gated driveways. Gardens and grounds extend to about 2.7 acres. Mainly laid to lawn with tidy raised beds there are several established specimen trees including oak and horse chestnuts as well as a variety of fruit trees. There is a paddock (about 1.5 acres) with a field shelter.
This exceptional property offers a wonderful life style in a sought after village location.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. LPG central heating. (Separate boilers to main house and leisure complex).
Square Footage: 8,235 sq ft
From the Oxford Ring Road, take the A420 to Swindon. On reaching the second roundabout (after approximately 10 miles) turn right for Witney, and then take the first left turning for Longworth. Continue in to the village and Squirrel Cottage will be seen on the left. NB the vehicular gated entrance to the property is 100m beyond the dwelling. If coming from Hinton Waldrist the gated entrance is the first on the right when entering Longworth.
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