Beautifully presented, this sympathetically restored early Woodstock House was enlarged by Blenheim Palace in the 18th century and remained part of the Blenheim Estate until 1994. The detailed layout can be seen from the floor plans, showing generous accommodation over three floors. Life here will probably centre around the fabulous kitchen/family room with its vaulted ceiling, unique limestone floor, and French doors onto the rear garden. Décor is so beautifully simple, it will easily transform to suit any style. This room also opens onto the cosy sitting room which has a Morso Wood burning stove and in turn adjoins the study/playroom. The formal drawing room leads onto an adjoining dining room which has French doors to the garden. The three first floor bedrooms are well proportioned with an attractively updated en-suite and family bathroom. A strikingly attractive and spacious vaulted top floor provides further substantial and flexible accommodation currently configured as 2 bedrooms, 2 sitting rooms and 2 bathrooms.
Much care has been taken over the restoration and modernisation. Beyond the more obvious cosmetic styling, there is exceptional attention to practical detail. A five zone central heating system and plenty of hot water, a data box is hardwired to the principal rooms, and the house has a water softener. The attention to detail in the flooring, windows, doors, decorating and light fittings is quite remarkable. The kitchen and walk-in larder have been carefully and practically designed to work for those who love to cook and entertain. Throughout the house, much has been made of combining original features with carefully chosen reclaimed artefacts, creating a unique and calming environment.
The front of the property is approached via a picket gate and through this, one is instantly transported into Jane Austen style tranquillity. The grounds are attractive, mature and substantial for a property within walking distance of Woodstock centre, being approx .75 acres with another .65 acres currently held on license from Blenheim Estate.
There is a driveway to the side, leading to the rear of the house where a large landscaped terrace overlooks the lawn. The current owners have a bespoke, traditional marquee for this area, instantly transforming it into the perfect al-fresco all weather entertaining area. Smaller side gardens have been traditionally styled and planted by the current owners to provide beautiful vistas from the windows of the house. There is a also a detached cottage providing useful ancillary accommodation, a greenhouse, a large tool shed/store, and a controlled watering system. Further parking and be accessed via The Quadrangle.
Woodstock is a thriving market town located north of Oxford and on the edge of Blenheim Estate, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town has a charming centre with a wide range of shops, hotels and restaurants and is an excellent place to bring up a family with well respected schooling for all ages and an active local community. There is also good access to the well known Oxford schools including St. Edwards, Summerfields, The Dragon, Oxford High, Chandlings Manor, Magdalen College School, Headington Girls and Radley. There are a variety of commuter options for Oxford, London & the Midland including regular buses to Oxford Parkway station providing fast ( approx 55 mins ) trains to Marylebone. Soho Farmhouse is approx 10 minute drive away.
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