Oakley Court, Wallingford | £1,750,000


A beautifully appointed family home with 3800 sq.ft of accommodation: this fabulous family residence is in an idyllic rural setting iwithin an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) with private grounds of half an acre and far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside. Accessed via a private road and overlooking a private meadow for communal use, the property the property is within easy reach of both Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford as well as the train stations at Cholsey, Didcot and Reading. There are a number of excellent local state and private schools in the area including Nettlebed Primary School, Moulsford Preparatory School, The Oratory, Cranford House, Pangbourne College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon College and St Helen and St Katherine. The house features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (incl. 3 suites) as well  as a 39’  triple aspect drawing room, family room, study and a stunning 37’ kitchen/breakfast room part vaulted with an adjoining terrace. Two sets of gates access both drives with a garage block incorporating a gym and private, established grounds surround the property.

A beautifully appointed family home with 3800 sq.ft of accommodation: this fabulous family residence is in an idyllic rural setting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) with private grounds of half an acre and far-reaching views across the surrounding countryside. Accessed via a private road and overlooking a private meadow for communal use, the property is within easy reach of both Henley-on-Thames and Wallingford as well as the train stations at Cholsey, Didcot and Reading. There are a number of excellent local state and private schools in the area including Nettlebed Primary School, Moulsford Preparatory School, The Oratory, Cranford House, Pangbourne College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon College and St Helen and St Katherine. The house features 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms (incl. 3 suites) as well  as a 39’  triple aspect drawing room, family room, study and a stunning 37’ kitchen/breakfast room part vaulted with an adjoining terrace. Two sets of gates access both drives with a garage block incorporating a gym and private, established grounds surround the property.

Henley-on-Thames

Just a short drive from the property, Henley-on-Thames is considered to be one of England's lovliest market towns. Best known for its annual Royal Regatta, Henley is defined by the River Thames that runs through the middle of the town. Overlooked by a beautiful Chiltern landscape of wooded hills, the town itself features a market square, town hall, a wide range of local shops, cinema and a large number of pubs and restaurants. It is also home to the award-winning River and Rowing Museum and the annual Henley Festival of Music and Arts and the annual Henley Literary Festival. 

People come from far and wide to enjoy boat trips down the river or to walk along the  Thames Path and up into the Chiltern Hills for wonderful views of the Thames Valley.

Wallingford

The historic thriving market town of Wallingford is situated on the one of the most beautiful stretches of the River Thames. Surrounded by the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town itself is one of the most popular and picturesque in the Thames Valley.

It has excellent communication links and is within easy reach of both the M40 and the M4 and only 15 miles from Oxford and 14 miles to Reading. There are frequent bus services between Oxford and Reading whilst Cholsey and Didcot train stations are just two and five miles away respectively and both provide main line access to London Paddington.

In the town centre there is a wide array of shops and restaurants including a Waitrose supermarket, an antiques arcade, cafes and gift and fashion boutiques. A country market is held every Friday in Market Place and every three weeks there is a Farmers’ Market.

Theatrical productions and mainstream films are shown at The Corn Exchange and the town plays hosts to a number of fetes and festivals throughout the year – one of the most popular being an annual event to celebrate the life and works of Agatha Christie who lived and worked in the town for more than 40 years.

The town is also famous for its castle ruins and ramparts that are set in beautifully managed gardens.

For the more energetic the town has a sports park, gym, outdoor swimming pool heated from May to September, rowing, netball, badminton, tennis, football, rugby, hockey and running clubs as well as several cycling and walking groups that benefit from the Thames Path and Ridgeway.

Oakley Court

Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Oakley Court features a maintained private meadow for communal use. Although surrounded by beautiful countryside popular with walkers, horse-riders and cyclists, the property is actually just five miles from Cholsey train station and 10 miles from Didcot train station. Both stations provide direct train services to London Paddington taking 51 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. Reading Station is just 14 miles away and from December 2019 this will provide Crossrail services.

Accommodation

The property has oil-fired central heating to radiators and is double glazed.

Reception Hall: Limestone floor, stairs to landing with cupboard under, cloaks cupboard, recess leads to;

Cloakroom: White 2-piece suite, tiling and limestone floor, radiator, down lighters.

Drawing Room: 39' x 19’ A magnificent triple aspect room, tiered with central balustrade and steps. A fireplace with stone surround is flanked by French doors, further windows flank the room with another set of French doors, four radiators, corner bookshelves and cupboards. 

Family Room: 18'7 x 15' Sash windows to front and side, door to side, fireplace recess, radiator, down lighters. 

Study: 8’11 x 7’5 Tall window to rear, sash window, radiator, wood floor, down lighters. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 37' x 18’3 Attractively fitted with a range of storage units including a large island unit with breakfast bar, silestone worktops. Smeg range, appliance space, 2 windows to the front. The breakfast area has a vaulted 15’1 ceiling and brick fireplace with cream log burner on a brick hearth, there is a large gable window opposite a fully glazed wall incorporating full width bi-folding doors. The room has a wood floor with under-floor heating. 

Utility Room: 8’10 x 7'3 Window to garden, cupboard, worktops: stainless steel sink, appliance space, oil-fired boiler.

Shower Room: White 3-piece suite, stone floor and tiling, down lighters, radiator.

Stairs to Galleried Landing: Ceiling cornice, Velux window, airing cupboard and further cupboards, radiator, loft access. 

Master Bedroom: 32'4 x 19'8 Fabulous views through the twin bi-folding doors that open to twin Juliet balconies with glazed balustrades, windows flank the room, vaulted ceiling, down lighters.

Dressing Area: Range of wardrobes, window to side, down lighters.

En Suite Bathroom: Luxury white 5-piece suite including freestanding bath and shower cubicle, tiling, two Velux windows, radiator.

Bedroom 2: 15’3 x 15'  Sash window to front, wardrobes, 2 radiators.

En Suite Bathroom: White 4-piece suite including bath and separate shower cubicle, tiling, radiator, sash window, down lighters. 

Bedroom 3: 12’11 x 9’9 Window to side, radiator.

En Suite Shower Room: White 3-piece suite including a tiled shower cubicle, tiling, radiator, down lighters. 

Bedroom 4: 15' x 13’5 Sash windows to front and side, radiator, wardrobe.

Bedroom 5: 12’10 x 10’4 Twin sash windows to front, radiator: wardrobe.

Bathroom: White 3-piece suite, tiling, down lighters, radiator.

Outside

Front Garden:

Twin five bar gates open to an extensive front drive. Bordered by areas of lawn with mature hedges and both island and border shrub beds. The grounds abut open meadowland with ranch style fencing. A paved path leads to the side of the house with banks of mature hedging and established beds of shrubs.

A second gated driveway leads to a further drive and to;

Garage Block:

Garage: 19’3 x 9’6  Electric up/over door: light and power.

Gym: 17’3 x 9’1 Insulated with a window and door to the rear garden: light and power.

Rear Garden:

The rear garden comprises an extensive lawn with banks of established shrubs arranged in island and border beds. There are two terraces off the drawing room and a further terrace part covered by a loggia from the breakfast room. The grounds feature glorious far reaching views across the surrounding meadowland and countryside. There are gates to the drive and front garden. 

Floorplan for Oakley Court, Wallingford
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