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Fyfield, Abingdon Guide Price £2,250,000

  • Scott Fraser - Witney

    38 Market Square, Witney

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    • 01993 705507

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Bedrooms: 5

IMPRESSIVE FORMER VICARAGE WITH SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION AND PARKLAND GARDEN

Situated off the village green, and tucked away behind the church, this impressive detached property with grounds of circa 2.83 acres benefits from a private location in one of the most convenient and attractive villages in the area.

The property dates from the 1850s with an abundance of Victorian period features to include stone mullion windows, imposing doors and staircases, cornicing, wooden flooring, fireplaces and generous proportions throughout. Outbuildings, stores, summer houses, triple garaging and a former coach house library. Off-street parking for several cars, large mature parkland gardens and tennis court.

Ground floor entrance hall with stunning original front door and fireplace, leading to sitting room which is a turreted extension, with triple aspect, elaborate cornicing and feature fireplace. Down lights and integrated surround sound system. Doors leading to patio area and views over the lawns. Spacious study/second reception room with gas fire, built-in storage and views over the garden. Dining room with wooden flooring and large window (secondary double glazing) views over the garden.

Open-plan kitchen/conservatory with feature ceiling providing light, bright accommodation with views over the garden and patio area. Fitted kitchen of period style with granite worktops, centre island, Aga, integrated appliances, tiled floor and a good range of bespoke fitted wall and base units. Conservatory currently used as a breakfast room/additional reception room with ceiling fan and lighting, laminate flooring and doors to the rear garden.

Large utility room, boiler room, storage room and cloakroom fitted with Imperial sanitary ware.

Impressive feature staircase to first floor spacious landing. Two large double bedrooms, one with en suite

split-level shower room and family bathroom with roll top bath.

The large master bedroom suite is accessed via the dressing room with a good range of bespoke fitted storage. Master bedroom with triple aspect and stunning views over the rear garden. Door to en suite bathroom with Jacuzzi-style bath, corner shower unit with rain fall shower head and massage jets, double sinks and wall, ceiling and floor lighting.

Discreet staircase to second floor, two double bedrooms with original Victorian bedroom fireplaces. Family bathroom. Large landing area which could be possible additional reception space. Sloping and reduced ceiling height throughout.

Former coach house recently converted to a most attractive library, fully fitted throughout with shelving and storage, A frame beams, spiral staircase to second floor providing further office/study space and cloakroom area. Converted sympathetically in keeping with the house, with interesting fenestration, wooden flooring etc. This former coach house could be adapted to provide further accommodation or an independent annexe, subject to the necessary consents.

Triple Garage block, studio, further storage, summer house, gym/games room and further sheds and green house.

Extensive grounds accessed by low-level electric gates onto gravelled driveway providing off-street parking for several cars. Shaped patio bordering the conservatory and garages providing terraced area suitable for barbecue, gazebo and pergola. Circular pond. Extensive lawns, mature trees and shrubs, natural meadow area and enclosed vegetable garden with irrigation. Tennis court.

Conservation area location with village pub, close to main arterial road connecting Oxford and Swindon, commutable to Didcot Parkway or the Oxford railway stations and well positioned for the M4 and M40 motorways. Location provides easy access to Abingdon which is 5 miles away and ideal for every day needs. Well located for a good range of local schools and leisure amenities including a local premium golf club.

The sellers of Fyfield Grange made the following comments about their property:

Fyfield Grange is an imposing Victorian former vicarage tucked away in a secluded corner of the small Oxfordshire village. Enjoying close to 3 acres of park like grounds, with views across neighbouring farmland and with a border of mature trees, The Grange occupies its own little world. Depending on the direction of the wind, the distant hum of modern life busy journeying may be heard, but the overriding sense is one of peace, tranquility and isolation, accompanied by a wide variety of bird song and daily visits from deer, fox, pheasants, rabbits, squirrels and many more countryside creatures. The unique and enormous conservatory allows all this to be enjoyed from within the house. To sit under the day and night sky witnessing the changing seasons marked by the magnificent Tulip and Copper Beech trees which form focal points in the garden.

The house itself maintains many original features including coal cellar, pantry, fireplaces in most rooms including bedrooms, and a servants call button in the parlour. The original back and front doors are still in place with their unusual locks and giant keys. The original windows still posses their cylinder glass which appears to move as it reflects the light across its wavy form. When this glass reflects the sunrise it looks like the house is on fire. The particularly high ceilings and generously proportioned rooms give a sense of space and grandeur which is amplified by the wide staircase and open landing area. If you still feel the need for more space there is even a secret door to visit Narnia if you dare!

The original coach house now contains the library and is a fantastic space to work from home, but could also easily be converted into an annex. There is rumoured to be an old escape tunnel beneath it coming from the village Manor House. The original brick well is housed at the bottom of the garden, while the triple garage, summer house, games room, tennis court and vegetable plot complete the amenities at the property. You could pretty much survive here in the event of an apocalypse!

With the easy access to the A420 and A415, the village is a short commute from Oxford, Abingdon, Didcot and Witney allowing easy reach to a whole host of schools, stations, shops and recreation facilities. Public transport is also available using the regular bus service to Oxford. The village has a well known gastro pub 'The White Hart' and next door is the village church 'St Nicholas' which dates back to Norman times.

Fyfield Grange is a very special property and offers a wonderful opportunity to be the next custodian of a little piece of historical paradise.

Please call us to discuss the property in more detail or to book a viewing.

  • Scott Fraser - Witney

    38 Market Square, Witney

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01993 705507