An impressive partly moated, listed Manor House dating from the 14th century
together with the Lordship of the Manor of Sandeville and Bray
Reception hall, drawing room, study, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, principal bedroom with an en-suite shower room, 5 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
2 bedroom staff flat, garaging, stabling, implement storage and barn
Garden and paddocks,
13.10 acres (5.301 hectares)
The Manor House is situated on the edge of the village of South Moreton which is situated in open countryside between Wallingford and Blewbury. There is a good range of shops and services in the nearby towns of Didcot and Wallingford and good access to the centres of Oxford, Reading and Newbury. There is a primary school in the village and a wide range of private and state schools in the area including Moulsford and Cranford House prep schools as well as Radley College, Abingdon School and Bradfield College. There are excellent communications to London and the rest of the country by rail via Didcot Station (Paddington 45 minutes) and by road via the M4 (J12), the M40 (J6) and A34
Wallingford 3 miles
Didcot 3 miles
Oxford 14.5 miles
Reading 16 miles
M4 (J12) 14 miles
This fine, part moated manor house is listed grade II* and is thought to date from the 14th century with additions and alterations in the 16th and 18th centuries. It was formerly known as Sandeville Manor and was held by the de Sandeville family from 1199 until 1891. A walk through this historic family house quickly tells you of its age and history and while many improvements have been made in more recent times there is certainly further potential to realise. The house benefits from four well-proportioned reception rooms all of which have open fires and enjoy lovely views over the gardens with the exception of the dining room which faces east over the moat and paddocks. Of particular note is the fine vaulted drawing room and gallery which is thought to be the earliest part of the house. Beyond the dining room is a good sized kitchen/breakfast room, again with views of the paddocks and offering great potential for further improvement. Upstairs the two principal bedrooms lie on the south east wing of the house which is thought to date from the 18th century. The remaining bedrooms, with the exception of bedroom 6, face south west over the garden.
The garden lies to the south and west of the house and is partly walled. It is laid to lawn enclosed by clipped hedges, herbaceous borders, shrubs and trees including a fine weeping willow. Running the length of the house is a terrace with doors to the dining room and study. Beyond the garden is a moat which extends round the south and west of the house and into the paddocks. Lying behind the barn is an arena/hard tennis court which requires re-furbishment. The house is approached from a private drive off Paper Mill Lane which leads to a courtyard beside the house and stables.
There is useful flat above the stables comprising a living room, kitchen, bathroom, two bedrooms and a balcony.
Moreton Manor Stud
Until recently the property has been run as a stud and boasts an excellent range of equestrian facilities including stables consisting of eight loose boxes and two foaling boxes, tack and feed rooms, a tractor store, and hay barn. There are ten fenced paddocks (six with water) and two nursery paddocks. From the property there is direct access onto a bridlepath.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating to house, gas fired to flat.
Council tax: House - G, Flat - B
Postcode: OX11 9AH
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - 01492 823000 www.southoxon.gov.uk
Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Goring-on-Thames office 01491 871111
From Streatley follow the A417 to Wantage and after about 4 miles turn right to Aston Tirrold. Follow the lane through the village and turn right into Moreton Road. Proceed to South Moreton and once in the village turn right at the triangle with the horse chestnut opposite the brick wall into Paper Mill Lane. The drive will be found a short distance in front of you.