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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Preston Crowmarsh, Wallingford

Guide Price £2,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • William & Mary Period Property
  • Village location, close to Wallingford
  • Mill stream frontage, close to the River Thames
  • Good access to schools
  • Rail from Didcot / Cholsey
  • Gardens & grounds 5.5 acres
  • Swimming pool and tennis court
  • View to mill stream
  • Garage and parking
  • All mains services

Full description

A handsome Grade II listed family house, set in 5.5 acres believed to date back to 1692, within a discrete and convenient hamlet with Mill Stream frontage to the River Thames, paddocks, hard tennis court and covered heated swimming pool.

Situation - The Old Mill House occupies a charming situation in the discrete hamlet of Preston Crowmarsh adjoining the mill stream/River Thames and with excellent access via the A074 both to Oxford, the M40 Henley and Reading. The Old Mill House occupies a lovely position in the centre of the village, overlooking its own meadow/riverside paddock across the lane and with beautiful views over its formal garden to the rear. The thriving Saxon riverside market town of Wallingford is within 2 miles, with restaurants, pubs, a Waitrose and a number of antique shops, and there is good local and regional schooling in the area with excellent access to the Abingdon and Oxford schools, The Oratory Prep School, Moulsford and Cranford House are all within easy reach. Main line train stations are located at Didcot, Cholsey and Reading with trains to London Paddington.

Description - The Old Mill House is a wonderful Grade II Listed house which is on the market for the first time in 50 years. Believed to originate from 1692 with a classic William and Mary façade, this handsome house was later added to in the 18th century and Victorian era. Quintessentially English red brick elevations are inset with symmetrical sliding sash windows and two dormer windows set in a clay tiled roof, together with a lovely fanlight over the front door.

Ground Floor - The Old Mill House offers spacious family accommodation with 3 principal reception rooms on the ground floor together with a lovely family kitchen/dining and sitting area, which is open plan. Fine cornicing, bay windows, some with shutters, sash windows, classic fireplaces, paneling and stone and herringbone wood block floors, enhance the ground floor character, increasing the charm of this lovely house.

Entrance Hall - With doors leading to, Drawing Room, Dining Room & Downstairs Cloakroom;

Downstairs Cloakroom - ( ) - 6'5" x 6'4" (ft)

Downstairs Wc -

Dining Room - ( ) - 16'10" x 16'0" (ft)

Drawing Room - ( ) - 33'0" x 15'5" (ft)
With door leading to;

Games Room - 28'6" x 8'5" (ft)

Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room - ( ) - 30'2" x 13'10" (ft)

Utility Room -

First Floor - The first floor has an excellent master bedroom suite with walk-in dressing room and en suite bathroom and, like the two principal guest bedrooms on the first floor, enjoys river/meadow views towards the Thames. There are 2 family bathrooms and a separate shower room on the first floor.

First Floor Landing -

Master Bedroom With Dressing Room - ( ) - 16'9" x 16'4" (ft)

En Suite Bathroom -

Bedroom 2 - ( ) - 16'7" x 16'5" (ft)

Shower Room -

Bedroom 3 - ( ) - 14'11" x 13'11" (ft)

Family Bathroom -

Bedroom 4 - 4.47m x 2.82m (14'8" x 9'3") - 14'8" x 9'3" (ft)
The fourth bedroom on this floor has a lovely garden view.

Bathroom -

Second Floor - The second floor comprises 2 double bedrooms both with exposed beams and river views overlooking the front meadow, one with a walk-in wardrobe.

Second Floor Landing -

Bedroom 5 - ( ) - 17'1" x 16'10" (ft)

Bedroom 6 - 5.11m x 5.08m (16'9" x 16'8") - 16'9" x 16'8" (ft)
Walk in wardrobe

Loft - ( ) - 41'10" x 14'3" (ft)

The Garage Complex - The garage complex/annexe sits conveniently beside The Old Mill House and comprises a double garage with cupboard, double carport and further enclosed parking, and to the rear a studio flat/office with fitted kitchen/sitting room, a generous double bedroom and en-suite bathroom above, ideal for ancillary accommodation or possibly for those requiring work from home office space. Close by is a gardener's WC, with other useful outhouses and sheds.

Garage - 26'2" x 20'3" (ft)

Car Port - 30'10" x 16'8" (ft)

Annexe Sitting Room / Kitchen Area - ( ) - 19'11" x 11'11" (ft)

Annexe Bedroom / Office Area - ( ) - 26'1" x 11'1" (ft)

The Garden - The beautiful formal gardens of The Old Mill House enjoy wide flagstone and red brick terracing immediately around the house, giving way to lawn; this section of the garden is part walled on two sides. There is a delightful formal sunken garden with mixed shrubs and herbaceous plants, and interspersed in the main lawn are topiary yew trees, a flowering cherry tree and a holly tree.
Beyond the garden wall is a hard tennis court and summerhouse adjacent to the paddocks and woodland, which extend to the north eastern boundary of The Old Mill House and provide a woodland walk. Across the village lane is the riverside meadow where a timber framed wet boathouse is situated directly on the millstream which leads, in less than 100 yards, to the River Thames.
There is a kitchen garden with greenhouse, potting shed and fruit cage.

Boat House - 28'6" x 17'9" (ft)

Swimming Pool - 31'10" x 15'9" (ft)
The heated swimming pool (with retractable roof) is tucked away from the formal garden behind the garage/annexe and within a walled garden. There is a kitchen garden with greenhouse, potting shed and fruit cage.

Services - All mains services connected.
South Oxfordshire District Council
Council Tax Band: H - £3367 - 2017/18


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