5 bedroom detached house for saleWilmere Lodge, Middleton Park, Middleton Stoney, Bicester, Oxfordshire
Middleton Park was designed and built between 1935 and 1938 by the distinguished architect Edwin Lutyens, working in collaboration with his son Robert. This was his last great house, built for the Earl of Jersey and holds all the imagination and details associated with his style.
Grade II* Listed Wilmere Lodge is positioned adjacent to the main house and approached via a long tree lined avenue from the park entrance. In a rural location with the peace and sanctuary of its own setting within 40 acres of grounds, yet well placed for key amenities and transport infrastructure, the property has accommodation arranged over three floors, with a reception hall, double reception room with fireplace and a fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and French doors to the garden. The five bedrooms have a lovely outlook over the surrounding estate grounds. Residents enjoy the use of the grounds, an outdoor heated swimming pool, hard tennis court and a croquet lawn. The park also has a delightful cricket pitch; the home to Middleton Stoney cricket club. A private, walled garden lies to the south side of the house and provides a particularly pretty setting. Double garaging is located close by within the communal garage block.
Comprehensive facilities at Bicester including a leisure centre, supermarkets and Bicester Village outlet shopping are c.4 miles, as is Bicester North rail station, with a 45 minute fast service to London Marylebone. 15 minutes to Oxford Park & Ride. Easy access to J9/10 of the M40. Ideally placed for golf courses, horse riding and Bicester country club.
Wilmere Lodge is the perfect country retreat; whether it be as a permanent residence or a beautifully placed second or occasional home, with all the delightful benefits provided by the park maintained and available on arrival.
Leasehold. 150 year lease expires 2126 with approximate current service charge of £400 per month including Building Insurance and Water Rates.
Middleton Stoney is a pleasant village lying only 3 miles from Bicester which provides a full range of shopping, educational, transport and sporting facilities, with further extensive educational facilities in the University City of Oxford, only 10 miles away. The village is extremely well placed for travel being approximately 3 miles from both Junctions 9 and 10 of the M40, and the railway station at Bicester provides a regular train service to London (Marylebone about 55 minutes), and Lower Heyford (Paddington about 1¼ hours). Sporting activities in the area include golf courses at Chesterton, Kirtlington and polo grounds at Kirtlington.
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