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Wantage, OX12

Guide price £1,600,000 (Sold Subject To Contract)

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A beautifully presented and recently renovated Grade II Listed former farmhouse dating from c. 1717 with later additions. The stylish accommodation is arranged over two floors and extends to c. 3563 sq ft. The gardens extend to c. 0.42 acres and provide a lovely setting mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders.

DESCRIPTION Mentioned in Pevsner's Authoritative Work 'Buildings of England' Lyford House is a beautifully presented Grade II Listed former farmhouse dating from c. 1717 with later additions. Recently sympathetically refurbished, the stylish accommodation, which boasts many period features, is arranged over two floors and extends to c. 3563 sq ft. The house is complemented by mature attractive gardens and enjoys a lovely outlook over the surrounding countryside with views towards the Ridgeway.

This lovely family home provides spacious and flexible accommodation with much character throughout. The ground floor provides excellent family living and entertaining space with the two principal reception rooms leading off the central entrance hall. Both particularly charming rooms with exposed ceiling beams, open fireplaces fitted cupboards and shelves and two sets of windows overlooking the south facing garden to the front. With access to the garden and forming the hub of the house, the welcoming kitchen/breakfast room has a range of units with granite worktops including a large central island. Leading off the kitchen are the study with the utility room and games room beyond. In addition, there is a cloakroom off the rear hall and a sitting room provides a perfect TV/playroom. At first floor level are the master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, guest suite with en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, family bathroom and a separate WC.

The gardens extend to c. 0.42 acres and provide a lovely setting mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and herbaceous borders. To the front of the house, divided from the main garden, a large south facing terrace provides a great al-fresco dining area. From here, steps lead up to a raised area of lawn enclosed by hedging. The property is approached over a gated gravel drive leading to the rear of the house and to a large gravel parking area.


LOCATION The small village of Lyford lies towards the centre of the triangle formed by Oxford, Abingdon and Didcot. The village contains period stone houses and cottages as well a small church. The city of Oxford, offering a wide range of cultural amenities is within easy reach. Communications are excellent, with access to Didcot mainline station, with a regular service to London Paddington in approximately 45 minutes. Junction 13 of the M4 is reached via the A34. For day to day shopping, Waitrose and other facilities can be found in the market towns of Wantage and Abingdon. There are village primary schools in nearby West Hanney & Buckland and there are a number of good independent schools within easy reach - St. Hughs, Abingdon Prep, The Manor Prep and Chandlings Manor. Senior schools in the area include Radley, Abingdon, and Cokethorpe.

DIRECTIONS From Oxford take the A420 towards Swindon. Follow the the A420 for five miles and turn left signposted Wantage (A338). Pass Frilford Heath Golf Club on the right, pass the right hand turning for Witney, and take the next right turn, signposted Garford, Charney Bassett and Lyford. The route to Lyford is well signposted. Once in Lyford, turn right down into Green Lane and the property will be found a short way along on the right.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by appointment with Penny & Sinclair. Prior to making an appointment to view, Penny & Sinclair strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of Penny & Sinclair's staff who has seen the property, in order that you do not make a wasted journey.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Certain items may be available by separate negotiation with Penny & Sinclair.

TENURE & POSSESSION The property is freehold and offers vacant possession upon completion.

SERVICES Mains electricity and water are connected to the property. Private drainage and oil fired central heating.

LOCAL AUTHORITY & COUNCIL TAX Vale of White Horse District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
Milton
OX14 4SB Tel:- 01235 520202
Council Tax band G Amount Payable £2627 for 2018/2019

AGENTS NOTE Penny & Sinclair, their clients and any joint agent gives notice to anyone reading these particulars that:
i) the particulars do not constitute part of an offer or contract; ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to the condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statement or representations of fact. Iii) the text, photographs and plans are guidelines only and are not necessarily comprehensive. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained and Penny & Sinclair have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. A buyer or lessee must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Iv) the descriptions provided therein represent the opinion of the author and whilst given in good faith should not be construed as statements of fact; v) nothing in the particulars shall be deemed a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise, nor that any services or facilities are in good working order; vi) no person in the employment of Penny & Sinclair has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Vii) all measurements are approximate.

Viewing
Please contact us on 01865 297555 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

Features
  • Entrance Hall
  • Three reception rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study
  • Utility Room
  • Games Room
  • Six Bedrooms (two en-suite)
  • Family bathroom
  • Mature gardens
  • Rural location with countryside views
Office Address: 1-4 The Plain, St Clements, Oxford, OX4 1AS Telephone : 01865 297525
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