|Added on Rightmove:||27 October 2009 (2526 days ago)|
- 2 Beds
- 1 Reception
- 1 Bathroom
- Gas Central Heating
- 1st Floor
Full descriptionSHORT LET ACCOMMODATION
Hope House was built circa 1708 for maltster Miles Parker, a local councillor and mayor of Woodstock from 1711-1715, who as Receiver General of Taxes in Oxfordshire, collected the taxes to pay for Blenheim Palace.
Constructed at the same time as Blenheim Palace, Hope House is one of two grand houses in Woodstock (the other being The Bishop's House, Rectory Lane) designed in Vanbrughian style with baroque architecture and it is easy to understand why it has been described as a sister property to the Vanbrugh-designed Blenheim Palace. Historians debate whether it was indeed designed by Vanbrugh himself, as similarities abound: the railings to the front of Hope House and the stone in which they are set are exactly identical to the railings within the grounds at Blenheim palace around the pond and the stone used for construction is from the same source as the palace stone.
The flat roof to the property is constructed with 18mm lead, a very rare example of an original lead roof, with generations of the Money family's footprints carved into the lead, as well as several footprints of the Churchill family.
The bay windows to the front of the house feature etchings in the glass with the names of Money's ancestors and dates of their marriage at St. Mary Magdalene Church Woodstock. Other etchings done by Money ancestors can be seen on windows in rooms throughout the house, including three in the Blenheim suite.
Situated on the corner of Oxford Street and Hensington Road, Woodstock, the group of buildings owned by the influential Money family were collectively known as 'Money Corner' and appear as such in early maps of Woodstock.
The Churchill Suite, with two glorious large bay windows, is located on the first floor of Hope House. The original oak panelled walls have been meticulously restored to their former glory and the four metre high ceilings, together with the 82 square metre footprint, give a very spacious feel to this suite.
Decorated in a monochromatic colour scheme, the suite is decorated with sumptuous velvets, opulent flocked wallpapers and French-style furnishings, which give the suite a feeling of glamour.
A King-size Moulin Noir sleigh bed takes centre stage in the bedroom, playing host to its surrounding contemporary interior design scheme.
The bathroom features a cast iron Victorian 'slipper' style' bath, where guests can while away the hours watching the in-bathroom TV.
" Exceptionally large living space (70-82 sq m)
" Master bedroom with King-size bed
" Second bedroom with zip-link twin/king beds
" Large Lounge
" Air conditioning throughout
" Secondary glazing
" Contemporary but sympathetic interior designed rooms
" Italian Beltrami bed linen
" Hand-made Mulberry Tree silk duvets and pillows
" Remote lighting on dimmers
" High speed wireless internet access
" Sony SKY TV, Surround sound system and Blu-Ray player
" In wall iPod docs
" Heated marbled floors throughout bathrooms
" Luxurious selection of toiletries and bath salts
" Victorian roll top steel baths
" Monsoon shower
" LCD bathroom TV
" Sensibly priced fully stocked bar
" Full range of teas, coffees, biscuits, etc.
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