Hillview & hillview cottage
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 & Hillview Cottage are in close reach of extensive local facilities and schooling, and additionally benefit 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 795 sq ft, and a charming 2 bedroom guest cottage with its own gated driveway and gardens & grounds 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
Double Garage With Electrically Operated Doors
Gym / Games Room With Fireplace
In All Approximately 795 Sq Ft
Separate Gated Driveway & Forecourt
Open Plan Living Room With Fireplace
Kitchen / Dining Room
2 Double Bedrooms
Private Gardens & Grounds
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 & Hillview Cottage command 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.
Most attractive, the cottage has a combination of timber and brick and flint elevations with a clay tiled mansard roof to one side and a traditional slate tiled pitched roof to the other. A simply charming cottage, a wealth of character is afforded, with traditional exposed brick and timbering that blends seamlessly with more contemporary fixtures and fittings. Spacious and well apportioned, the ground floor affords a more open plan layout, whilst to the first floor a more traditional layout is enjoyed.
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.
Both the main residence and the cottage are privately approached via their own independent electrically operated wrought iron gates, in a simply delightful mature and quiet setting. Once through the gates to the main residence 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 garage with an electrically operated door, and a large and characterful gym / games rooms with a centrally featured fireplace and fitted log burner. Approximately 795 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. 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.
Privately approached via electrically operated wrought iron gates, the cottage enjoys a delightfully mature and quiet setting. Once through the gates the driveway opens up to a large gravelled forecourt affording generous parking and an attractive approach. A stone laid path leads to a further gravelled pathway that runs up to the front of the cottage.
The gardens are laid mainly to lawn, with a large feature fountain dominating the initial lawned area, and with mature trees and planting flanking. Fenced to all boundaries, to one side the property adjoins woodland, whilst to the rear boundary the property adjoins open farmland, with simply wonderful far reaching views being afforded straight from the ground floor and up.
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 Hillview: D / 61
Energy Performance Rating For Hillview Cottage: D / 66
Hillview: Council Tax Band ‘F’
Hillview Cottage: Business Rates Applicable (Pending change of use)
Postcode: OX10 6QG
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council. Telephone: Special condition
Hillview Cottage has only recently been physically separated in terms of its boundary from the adjacent larger residence, Hillview, with the formal permission being sought at present.
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 Savills.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify that they are in working order. If required, the client is advised to obtain verification. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Warmingham & Co or Savills. Whilst all due care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, no responsibility for their accuracy is accepted, nor do they form part of any offer or contract. Intending clients must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy prior to signing a contract.