Oakley Park, Frilford Heath
5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 receptions
An elegant and spacious 4/5 bed apartment within a Georgian country house, set in private parklandIf you are looking for an elegant country home with masses of Georgian features such as high ceilings, period mouldings, huge sash windows and original marble fireplaces, Apartment 2 at Oakley Park ticks all the boxes. It’s also a perfect modernisation project, and is waiting for its new owner to give it some decorative touches to bring it back to its former glory.
- 4 Double Bedrooms
- 5th Bedroom/Study
- Sitting Room
- Kitchen/Dining Room
- Cellar/Games Room/Workshop
- Swimming Pool
- Summer House
- Private Gardens of about 0.5 acre
- Double Garage
If you are looking for an elegant country home with masses of Georgian features such as high ceilings, period mouldings, huge sash windows and original marble fireplaces, Apartment 2 at Oakley Park ticks all the boxes. It’s also a perfect modernisation project, and is waiting for its new owner to give it some decorative touches to bring it back to its former glory.
Apartment 2 is the largest residence in Eighteenth Century House - part of Oakley Park - a private country estate of detached homes and apartments in the sought after area of Frilford Heath. Eighteenth Century house was originally the home of Sir Francis and Lady Gore-Brown and was converted into apartments in the 1970’s. Extending over two floors, Apartment 2 enjoys almost 2300 square feet of flexible living space and over half an acre of private garden.
The first thing you’ll notice on entering this apartment is all the light – it floods into the main rooms through the enormous south facing sash windows. The views from the sitting room and kitchen onto the peaceful gardens and parkland beyond are also stunning. In the summer, you’ll be able to walk down the stone steps from the kitchen/diner and enjoy a glass of wine on your private south facing patio, or head around to the sheltered summer house for a BBQ and a swim in the heated pool. In the winter, you’ll be able to curl up with a book or watch a movie next to the crackling log fire in the sitting room.
You’re really spoilt for space at Apartment 2 as the building’s period design gives you high ceilings, wide landings and hallways and lots of those big windows so loved by the Georgians. The kitchen/diner at Apartment 2 extends to nearly 30 feet and features a range of hand-built wooden units, granite work surfaces, a butler’s sink and a Rangemaster oven. There’s a separate larder and enough space for an enormous kitchen table where the whole family can gather for supper in front of the open fireplace.
Upstairs the master bedroom is a stunner – two enormous sash windows give you those lovely views again over the gardens. There are built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with an original cast iron claw-foot bath. Off the spacious landing are three further double bedrooms and a fourth room which would be perfect for a home office or nursery. There’s plenty of storage space thanks to the large built-in cupboards at both ends of the landing. The family bathroom has another one of those lovely original cast iron claw-foot baths and a modern separate shower unit.
The apartment also has a fantastic cellar room – originally servants’ quarters, with a working fireplace and windows looking onto the garden. The cellar can be accessed from the main house or directly from the outside and would make a great home office, workshop, cinema room, wine cellar, or simply a spacious storage area.
Outside & Gardens
Apartment 2 benefits from approximately half an acre of private south-facing mature garden, which extends into the parkland of Oakley Park beyond. The gardens have been beautifully maintained and contain a mixture of formal and informal areas, a large patio area, extensive lawns, flowerbeds and a vegetable patch. The swimming pool and summer house are located to the side of the property and enjoy privacy thanks to a screen of mature trees and shrubs. The pool is heated and covered and benefits from a hydro-jet ‘endless swimming’ system.
The apartment also benefits from two detached garages 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 Heath 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 E
Mains Water and Electricity
Oil Fired Central Heating
Share of Freehold – Service Charges approximately £600 pa plus £1750 building’s insurance.
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