Oakley Park, Abingdon
1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 receptions
A fabulously light and spacious apartment in this elegant period property in sought after Frilford Heath
Apartment 1 on the ground floor of Eighteenth Century House overlooks the peaceful parkland of Oakley Park and also benefits from its own generous private patio and lawn.
Oakley Park is a country estate of detached homes and apartments in the sought after area of Frilford Heath. The main residence, Eighteenth Century House, was originally the home of Sir Francis and Lady Gore-Brown and was converted into apartments in the 1970’s.
The elegant and spacious living area of approximately 1085 square feet is crammed with all the period features you’d expect: open fireplaces, huge sash windows allowing the light to flood into the main reception rooms, elegant wood panelling and high ceilings.
The apartment’s 34 –foot reception room with two fireplaces is a real showstopper. With four sash windows overlooking the gardens and French doors leading down on to the private patio area, this is a room that is so bright and light, you’ll want to spend lots of time here, relaxing or entertaining. It leads into a separate kitchen/breakfast room, with a sunny spot in front of the window perfect for a dining table. The kitchen has a range of units including two Neff ovens, hob and built-in fridge/freezer. You can throw open the doors in the summer and walk down the stone steps to enjoy the sunshine on your south facing patio.
The master bedroom has built-in wardrobes and an amazing en-suite. We especially love the huge roll-top bathtub and the ‘throne’ loo!
Downstairs there is a separate room in the basement (originally the servants’ quarters) which has recently been fitted with an en-suite shower room. This would make an excellent home office or guest room.
Apartment 1 offers a fantastic opportunity to refurbish and create an incredible modern living space. A few decorative touches would bring the apartment up to date and there is
also potential to tweak the layout to increase the size of the master bedroom – ask us how when you come to view!
Outside & Gardens
Apartment 1 has its own private garden and patio area, which extends into the shared parkland of Oakley Park beyond. The gardens have been beautifully maintained and contain a mixture of formal and informal areas, lawns and flowerbeds.
The apartment also benefits from a detached garage to the front of the property.
Frilford Heath is one of the most sought after areas in South Oxfordshire and is home to some of the county’s most exclusive properties. It’s a beautiful, rural area but also very well connected with excellent transport links, which is why Frilford Heath is such a hit with Oxfordshire’s well-heeled.
You’re a stone’s throw from one of the country’s most prestigious golf clubs, and the shops and amenities of Abingdon, including a Waitrose, are just 4 miles away. The local pub, The Dog House, is within walking distance and does a fantastic Sunday lunch, plus you can enjoy some lovely country walks across Frilford Heath without having to get in your car. Just down the road, Millets Farm Centre has a range of boutique craft shops, a café/restaurant and a fantastic delicatessen and butchers.
Frilford Heath offers easy access to the A34, M40 and M4. Nearest stations are Didcot Parkway (London Paddington 45 minutes), Oxford Parkway and Oxford city centre. Frilford is also excellently placed for Oxfordshire’s independent schools including Abingdon, Radley, Cokethorpe, St Helen & St Katherine, Magdalen College School and The Dragon School.
Other Important Information
Vale of the White Horse District Council 01235 520 202.
Council Tax Band C
Mains Water and Electricity
Night Storage Heaters
Share of Freehold – Service Charges approximately £600 pa plus £1,000 building’s insurance
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