5 bedroom detached house for saleOxford Road, Old Marston, Oxford, OX3
Guide Price £1,750,000
- 4 - 5 bedrooms
- 3 - 4 reception rooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Private Parking
- 0.85 acres
Full descriptionThe house occupies a delightfully secluded setting in the Conservation Area of Old Marston and is approached over a private drive. Summertown and the city centre are close for shopping and recreational facilities and excellent schools with The Dragon, St. Edward's and Headington School nearby.
A fine period house occupying a delightfully secluded setting within the village of Old Marston. The house is approached from the road over a private drive through double wooden gates to the house and the property sits in the midst of its own mature gardens and grounds of 0.84 acre. The property dates from the mid fifteenth century and has considerable period detail throughout with exposed timbers and beams together with open fireplaces. From circa 1520 until the latter half of the last century Court Place was owned by Brasenose College.
The front door opens onto a wide hallway, giving access to the main reception rooms. The spacious sitting room and drawing room provide plenty of family and private space. These are complemented by the kitchen and adjacent dining room, which provide space for entertaining whilst at the same time giving an air of tranquillity. From the kitchen, a door leads directly onto the extensive rear garden, whilst the utility room gives side access to the drive, barns and garage. The first floor has four double bedrooms together with a bathroom and a separate shower room.
The gardens ar well screened from other properties and there are a number of mature trees including a fine Himalayan Magnolia together with Yew and Ash trees. The garden is principally laid to lawn and is enclosed on all sides by the stone walls and fencing. At the side rear of the house is an open fronted five bay barn providing parking, garage and log store to one side.
Old Marston is an attractive village within the Oxford ring road which retains much of its rural character. Within the village there is the St Nicholas Primary School, church of St Nicholas which dates in large part from the 13th Century and there are two pubs, including the Victoria Arms. The river meadows running down to the river and the Victoria Arms belong to the Oxford Preservation Trust and there are many delightful walks.
The shopping and restaurant amenities of Summertown and the city centre are close by readily accessible by bus, cycle paths and footpaths. Within the city there is a wide range of excellent state and independent schools for all ages and the house is within the catchment of Cherwell School, and convenient for Headington School, Rye St Anthony, Oxford High School, St Edwards, Dragon and Magdalen College School. Oxford sporting and leisure amenities include Nuffield Health Club and selection of golf and tennis clubs.
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