5 bedroom house for sale

Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A substantial period town house
  • Five double bedrooms
  • Includes a self contained two bedroom apartment
  • Four reception rooms
  • Beautifully landscaped walled gardens
  • Generous parking accessed from Coach Lane
  • Fully renovated and refurbished in 2013
  • Outstanding views over the Thames Valley
  • Impressive cellar
  • All a short walking distance from the historic town centre

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A substantial period town house, formerly part of the Faringdon House Estate, and located in a fine elevated position with commanding views over the Thames River Valley. The property has been extensively and comprehensively refurbished to a very high standard over the last four and a half years and is an exceptional period home.

Grove House extends to 4,241 sq ft, currently arranged as an elegant and spacious three bedroom home over two floors, with a spacious two bedroom apartment on the second floor with its own access. This could be reincorporated within the main dwelling, or let to provide additional income. The current tenant pays a reduced rent of £750 pcm with an estimated potential for £995 pcm providing annual income of circa £11,940 per annum. The apartment is currently let on a Fixed Term Tenancy which runs until 20.7.2021.

The well-presented accommodation retains many original period features. A beautiful drawing room has French doors on to the rear garden, exposed floorboards and a fireplace with a fitted wood burning stove.

There are two further reception rooms to the front of the building, currently being used as an impressive dining room with a fireplace and a further reception room/study, and a snug to the side. Stairs lead down to an impressive cellar. There is a double glazed conservatory to the rear, enjoying views over the garden. An extensively refitted family kitchen/breakfast room has granite worktops, a gas-fired Aga and integral appliances, with a matching boot room/utility. There is also a cloakroom.

On the first floor is a spacious master bedroom with a fireplace and large en suite bathroom, with a walk-in shower, jacuzzi bath and twin basin units. There are two generously proportioned bedrooms at the front of the property, with far-reaching views across the Thames Valley, and a most attractive family bathroom.

The second floor comprises a self-contained two bedroom apartment which has a private entrance from Church Street. It has extremely spacious accommodation comprising a large living room with fireplace and two substantial double bedrooms. The shower room and kitchen/breakfast room have recently been refurbished. This apartment has some of the finest views of any property in Faringdon, stretching to the east, west and south.

At the rear of the property is a beautiful garden which has been restored to its former glory. Being predominantly walled, the garden is generously sized and has been landscaped to include well-stocked herbaceous borders, a walled kitchen garden, greenhouse, summer house/potting shed and lawn.

Electric gates from Coach Lane lead to a gravelled driveway providing ample parking. The drive offers the potential for a double garage subject to necessary planning consents.

The property is understood not to be listed but lies in a conservation area.

The historic market town of Faringdon, dating back at least to the 12th century, has a thriving community and amenities such as the Leisure Centre, Library, doctors' and dentists' surgeries and a Family Centre, The Place, at The Pump House Project.

Faringdon has separate infant and junior schools with two nurseries and a very popular and successful secondary school, Faringdon Community College. Nearby are a good choice of private schools with St Hugh's School, Carswell (3 miles) taking pupils from nursery to year 8, and Pinewood School, Bourton (7.5 miles) taking pupils from 3-13. There is a wider selection of prep and secondary schools in Oxford (c 20 miles), Abingdon (14 miles) and Cokethorpe School near Witney. Buses travel from the town to private secondary schools at Abingdon.

Excellent golf courses can be found at Carswell (3 miles), Shrivenham, Highworth, Burford and Frilford Heath. Faringdon has two gyms and a public swimming pool.

The town is served by the Stagecoach 66/S6 bus which runs a frequent service from Swindon to Oxford and back. The town is also ideally positioned for the A420, leading to the A34, M40 and M4 and mainline railway services from Swindon, Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Didcot Parkway.

The Tower on Folly Hill was built by Lord Berners in 1935 and affords panoramic views across four counties. For over 20 years, the town has been twinned with Le Mêle-sur-Sarthe in France and in 2004, Faringdon became the first Fairtrade town in the South East of England.


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24 September 2020

Nearest station

  • Swindon (10.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Swindon (10.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Perry Bishop and Chambers, Faringdon

16 Market Place, Faringdon,

01367 303002 Local call rate

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