OWLSCOTE MANOR FARM HOUSE
UPTON – OXFORDSHIRE
Didcot 2 ½ miles (London Paddington 40 minutes) - M4 (Junction 13) 6 miles - Newbury 13 miles - Oxford 13 miles – Reading 17 miles - (Distances and times approximate)
Quietly situated in this delightful village lying at the foot of the Berkshire Downs in an ‘A.O.N.B.' and very conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, Newbury and the M4 with the expanding town of Didcot with its new shopping centre and mainline station providing direct access to London Paddington in the hour only a short drive away.
A delightful Grade II listed farmhouse affording great potential for modernisation / further adaptation, originating from the 17th century, providing spacious and flexibly arranged accommodation of approximately 4,608 sq ft set in approximately 2/3rd of an acre, with the additional benefit of a detached guest annexe of approximately 443 sq ft in size.
Private Walled Front Garden
Shared Driveway Leading To Private Driveway & Forecourt
Entrance Hall With Fireplace
Dining Room With Fireplace
Sitting Room With Fireplace
Drawing Room & Open Turning Staircase
Grand Studio / Potential Master Bedroom Suite
Gardens and Grounds Of Approximately 2/3rd Of An Acre
Detached Guest Annexe:
Sitting Room With Kitchenette
The pretty village of Upton lies in an Area of “Outstanding Natural Beauty” on the edge of the Berkshire Downlands, some 2 ½ miles south of Didcot and within easy reach of the surrounding towns of Wantage, Wallingford, Abingdon, Oxford and Newbury via the fast A34 dual carriageway. The expanding town of Didcot offers an excellent range of amenities, including a thriving shopping centre with supermarkets and banks and a mainline station providing fast commuter services to Oxford, Reading, Swindon and up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour.
The village itself has many period properties, some dating back to the Middle Ages and is historically linked with farming and agriculture. There is a Methodist chapel and a parish church called St Mary the Virgin whose origins date back to at least 1086, being mentioned in the Domesday Book.
In the area there is a good range of state and private schools, including two excellent primary schools in the villages of Chilton and Blewbury, all located a short distance from Upton. Didcot has the only two single sex secondary schools in the county, St Birinus and Didcot Girls's School. Private schools of particular note nearby include Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
All round the village there are numerous footpaths and bridleways leading onto the Downs and the ancient Ridgeway Path, and across delightful countryside to the neighbouring villages.
Owlscote Manor Farm House is a delightful Grade II listed farmhouse which holds its origins all the way back to the 17th century. A most charming property, to the front having traditional red and blue brick elevations to one side and whitened rendered part beamed elevations to the other side under a pitched and tiled roof, whilst further more recent additions encompass a more chalet barn architectural style.
Flexibly arranged and most spacious, extending to approximately 4,608 sq ft, the property boasts a wealth of period features of note, with exposed beams and trusses, stone floors, open fireplaces, and characterful windows.
The farmhouse affords great potential for modernisation and further adaptation in line with would be buyers own requirements, and duly affords a unique opportunity to do so.
Adjacent to the farmhouse, approached through a historic deep rendered wall, is the detached guest annexe of approximately 443 sq ft in size. A super annexe, benefitting from having a bedroom and shower room, there is also a sitting room with kitchenette.
N.B. The farmhouse forms part of the original farm, with the granary barn and larger corner elements of land having been separated from the farmhouse for future development to form a newly converted residential barn and 3 new residential houses. Details pertaining to planning permission and listed buildings consent can be found on the Vale Of White Horse District Council website using the reference: P15/V2406/FUL. As part of the planning requirement for the division of the farm, parts of the original farmhouse have been removed by the seller already, and will be made good prior to completion.
Early viewing is advised in order to fully appreciate the very special opportunity afforded.
The farmhouse is initially approached over a shared driveway serving 4 properties in total only, leading through the private driveway and forecourt for the farmhouse
The spacious gardens and grounds wrap themselves around the property on two sides, being mainly walled along the western boundary extending to approximately 2/3rd of an acre, and afford would be buyers the opportunity to realise their own personal landscape design vision.
N.B. The property forms part of the original farm and as such is in the process of having the land division put in to place. Accordingly please use the enclosed site plan as a reference for the new boundary.
Services: Mains water and electricity, and private drainage are connected. Mains drainage is available for connection.
Postcode: OX11 9JE
Local Authority: The Vale Of White Horse District Council – Telephone: 01235 520202
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue across the River bridge into Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights at the top bear right on to the Wallingford Road. In a further ¼ of a mile bear left onto the A417 Wantage Road and continue along this road passing through Blewbury and on reaching the next village Upton the next village take the first turning right into High Street. Proceed along the road, and upon reaching the very bottom, the initially shared driveway to the property will be found.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.