Westcot, Nr. Wantage
8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 receptions
“There is virtue in country homes, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy.”Amos Bronson AlcottWestcot House - An elegant country home with simply sublime views….
- Main house with 5-bedrooms
- Adjoining annexe with 3-bedrooms
- Easily converted to create one large family home
- Swimming Pool
- Outbuidings with studio/games room
- In all just over 2-acres
Master Bedroom with ensuite
Guest Bedroom with ensuite
3 Further bedrooms
Master bedroom with ensuite
Guest bedroom with ensuite
Welcome to wonderful Westcot House. Nestled at the edge of the North Wessex Downs AONB, at the foot of the ancient Ridgeway, this is a very special property that has been a happy family home for over a decade. The children who have grown up within its walls have now moved on and it’s time for a new chapter to begin at Westcot. This handsome country home with space for all the family could be just what you’re looking for…
Just four miles from the market town of Wantage, Westcot offers peaceful countryside living in a picturesque setting, yet close to all the amenities necessary for modern life, and with excellent transport links to London, the Cotswolds and the West Country. This is the sort of idyllic family home where children can run free, dogs can lie on the lawn and parents can kick back and entertain friends.
This handsome house was first constructed in 1860. Later additions have extended the living space and the current owners have transformed the original building into a stylish family home with over 5,500 square feet of living space. The space is currently designed as a main house with an adjoining 2/3 bedroom annexe, benefitting from its own entrance. This could make a perfect nanny or granny annexe, home office or income-producing rental unit. Alternatively, it has been thoughtfully designed to easily integrate back into the main house if desired.
Turn off the B4507 from Wantage, just past the sign for The Star Inn (Oxfordshire Pub of the Year 2017), and after a short drive down a country lane you’ll arrive in the pretty hamlet of Westcot. The house is approached down a long gravel driveway, framed by mature trees, flowering plants and climbing roses. The lovely gardens wrap around the main house, opening out at the rear to a south facing lawn with the most spectacular views to the Ridgeway and beyond.
Inside you’ll find an effortless flow to the rooms, tasteful décor and elegant finishing touches. The principal rooms all face south, with large sash windows that allow natural light to flood in, and make the most of those spectacular views. The vibe at Westcot is decidedly chic yet deliberately unfussy – you’ll feel comfortable the moment you enter the front door into the spacious and welcoming entrance hall.
Downstairs there’s a mixture of large open spaces to entertain, and intimate private spaces to relax or work. The enormous kitchen/breakfast room is the real heart of this home, with the obligatory AGA as its focal point. Thoughtfully designed for modern life, there’s lots of space to cook, high end appliances and a large central island around which family and friends can gather. Homework and kitchen suppers can be enjoyed around the large farmhouse style table, and you can drink in the view with your morning coffee in front of the French doors, opening onto the beautiful gardens.
There are three other reception rooms in the main house, all of which provide flexibility for the new owners. The formal sitting room is sophisticated yet cosy and boasts high ceilings and graceful Victorian proportions. This is a room that’s perfectly suited to formal occasions or for curling up in front of the fire with a glass of wine. Leading off the central hallway there’s a formal dining room (fantastic for Christmas lunch!) and a study which would also make a fantastic playroom, office or TV room.
A back door leads into a spacious boot room where muddy dogs, wellies and children can be easily dealt with, and well equipped laundry room with space for several appliances.
Upstairs in the main house there are 5 bedrooms, each decorated in neutral shades. The master bedroom suite is a peaceful sanctuary with acres of built-in wardrobes and the most spectacular ensuite bathroom with a sunken bath underneath a picture window, where you can enjoy a relaxing bath soaking up the view with a glass of something bubbly. There’s also a separate shower unit and his-n-hers sinks. There’s a sumptuous guest bedroom with ensuite, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The annexe boasts a master bedroom with ensuite, a guest bedroom and study/bedroom 3.
Outside & Gardens
The south facing position of Westcot House makes the most of both the stunning views and the natural sunlight. A wide terrace runs along the entire south side of the house and is accessed from the kitchen, creating a perfect space for entertaining. There are formal lawns, plenty of enticing nooks and crannies for hide and seek, and a paddock beyond for a pony.
The heated swimming pool is set in a pretty walled courtyard to the side of the house – a peaceful and private area to enjoy a swim, surrounded by a spacious patio for sunbathing.
To the front of the house there is a gravel driveway with turning area and an open oaked-framed triple garage. In addition there is a two-storey outbuilding, currently used as a studio/games room, with Permitted Development approval for conversion into ancillary accommodation.
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