HILLVIEW – OAKLEY WOOD - OXFORDSHIRE
Cholsey Train Station (London Paddington within the hour) 4 miles Reading 14 miles
M4 (J 12) 16 miles M40 (J6) 9 miles Henley on Thames 9 miles Oxford 15 miles Wallingford 3 miles (Distances and times approximate)
Situated within the Chilterns area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' just above the Thames Valley and easily accessible for Wallingford and Henley on Thames surrounded by a stunning rural landscape, Hillview is in close reach of extensive local facilities and schooling, and additionally benefits from being but a short 4 mile drive from a mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington within the hour.
Incorporating impressive architectural features, a striking individual detached family house of approximately 5,317 sq ft set in delightful gardens and grounds approaching an acre afforded sublime panoramic views over adjoining countryside with heated swimming pool, additional barn complex of approximately 1,480 sq ft and, a charming 2 bedroom guest cottage of approximately 991 sq ft.
Private Electrically Operated Gated Access
Impressive Professionally Landscaped Driveway & Forecourt
‘Atrium' Style Reception Hall With Glazed Elevations & Galleried Elements
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Drawing Room With Fireplace
3 Ground Floor Bedroom Suites With En-Suite Bathrooms
Galleried Landing With Vaulted Ceiling & Study Area
Luxurious Master Bedroom Suite With En-suite Bathroom, Dressing Room, And Delightful Roof Terrace
3 Further Bedrooms
Family Shower Room
In All Approximately 5,317 Sq Ft
• 2 Double Garages With Electrically Operated Doors
• Store Room
• Gym / Games Room With Fireplace
• In All Approximately 1,480 Sq Ft
• Open Plan Living Room With Fireplace
• Kitchen / Dining Room
• Shower Room
• 2 Double Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• In All Approximately 991 Sq Ft
• Stone Laid Terrace Perfect For ‘Al Fresco' Dining
• Heated Swimming Pool
• Simply Sublime Professionally Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Adjoining Rolling Open Countryside Affording Awe-Inspiring Panoramic Views
• In All Approximately 0.87 Of An Acre
The small hilltop hamlet of Oakley Wood lies just a few miles outside of Wallingford on Thames on the way to Henley on Thames, being set amidst the beautiful rolling Chiltern countryside. Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, the area affords outdoor enthusiasts an endless canvass of possibilities.
There are excellent road communications linking to Reading, Oxford, Henley on Thames and for both the M40 and M4 motorway networks. For rail commuters there are stations at nearby Cholsey or at Henley on Thames and Reading, the latter having fast intercity services up to London (Paddington) in 25 minutes.
The historic old market town of Wallingford on Thames granted a charter by Henry II in 1155, lies just to the west offering an exceptionally wide variety of shops and facilities, including a Waitrose supermarket, eateries, and cinema to name but a few.
In addition to superb local state schools, locally the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; The Oratory, Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Manor, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
Situated within the very heart of the stunning Chilterns which is so deservingly designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty', just above the Thames Valley, Hillview commands an idyllic elevated position afforded sublime panoramic views over the delightful adjoining open countryside.
Striking in appearance the main residence has mainly brick and flint elevations broken up with timber boarding set under a slate tiled roof with a central ‘atrium' style vaulted and glazed reception to the front, whilst to the rear an interesting element is introduced with a ‘turret' style elevation to the main building.
This prestigious property has been in ownership by the present owners for many years, who more recently have taking great care to both refurbish and enhance the original property to great effect. The result is an inspirational modern and contemporary architect designed open plan family home of excellent proportions amounting to approximately 5,317 sq ft. Many principle reception rooms open out to the stone laid terrace which surrounds the house on two sides and to the beautiful grounds which in turn lead directly to the heated swimming pool and ‘al fresco' dining areas.
Throughout the property there are numerous interesting architectural features such as galleried landings, vaulted ceilings, view orientated glazing, and even a roof terrace off the master bedroom suite, reflecting a distinctly quality specification in a modern and contemporary style to maximise the use of space and light.
Careful planning and attention has been provided, combining more modern open plan living with that of a rather more traditional nature, in addition to embracing outside living to inside living, and as a consequence the property presents itself as a true ambassador to the modern age.
Privately approached via electrically operated wrought iron gates, the property enjoys a delightfully mature and quiet setting. Once through the gates the driveway opens up to a large gravelled forecourt affording exceptionally generous parking and an attractive approach with there being a central circular island. Adjacent to the forecourt area is the barn complex comprising two separate double garages both having electrically operated doors, and a store room, and a large and characterful gym / games rooms with a centrally featured fireplace and fitted log burner. Approximately 1,480 sq ft in size the barn affords further potential to suit ones own personal requirements if so required.
The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight, having been professionally landscaped, boasting an interesting array of specimen trees, shrubs, and plants. Whilst mainly lawned with hedged boundaries to the adjoining open countryside, there are a number of attractive stone laid terraces surrounding the main property and connecting up to the various ‘al fresco' dining areas, the heated swimming pool, and the cottage which is privately located off to one corner of the grounds.
The heated swimming pool is situated as such to take full advantage of the super views and affords direct and easy access to the main house.
Situated to the far western boundary of the grounds the cottage affords a multitude of uses. Benefitting from granted business use, the cottage could either be used as a business suite, or alternatively as a guest cottage for either a nanny or family member. Approximately 991 sq ft in size the cottage enjoys a characterful open plan presence with super 2 bedroomed accommodation to the first floor.
Both private and delightfully attractive, the gardens are the subject of much care and attention, which will be evident upon viewing. Set in a magnificent elevated setting enjoying awe-inspiring views, the sunsets are just spectacular!
The gardens and grounds extend in all to approximately 0.87 of an acre.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating and hot water. Private drainage.
Energy Performance Rating For The Main Residence: D / 61
Energy Performance Rating For The Cottage: D / 66
Main Residence: Council Tax Band ‘F'
The Cottage: Business Rates Applicable
Postcode: OX10 6QG
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council. Telephone: 01491 823000
From the Crowmarsh roundabout on the southern side of Wallingford take the A4130 to Henley. Continue up the hill and in approximately 1 mile the driveway leading to Hillview will be found off on the left hand side. The property can be found at the further end of the driveway on the crest of the hill privately tucked away.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co or Knight Frank.