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Property for sale

1 & 2 Eighteenth Century House, Oakley Park, Frilford Heath, Abingdon, OX13 Offers in the region of £1,425,000

  • Hamptons International - Oxford

    257 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford

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Bedrooms: 6

The main house in Oakley Park was built in an early Georgian style and was the home of Sir Francis and Lady Gore-Brown whose son Stewart was the subject of a book 'The African House' an English eccentric who built a replica English country house in Africa in the early twentieth century. Oakley Park transformed into a maternity hospital and later during the war a Barnardo's home and in the late 1960's was sympathetically converted into separate apartments. 1 & 2 Eighteenth Century House are currently two separate apartments and this is the first time since the original conversion that these two properties have become available for sale simultaneously. Both properties are now being offered to the market and subject to the necessary planning consents could be joined to make one apartment. This beautiful and elegant family home has flexible accommodation which measures approximately 3757 square feet and is the major portion of the original residence at Oakley Park. The property has a wealth of character features so indicative of a property of this calibre. On entering the property there are high ceilings, wood panelled walls and doors, large sash windows, marble fireplaces and elegant cornicing. This is a delightful example of an eighteenth century home from a bygone age which has been converted into a stunning and spacious residence.

Situation

Oakley Park and the surrounding parkland were subsequently enlarged and now consist of twelve independent units set in mature parkland grounds. Frilford Heath is a highly sought after and exclusive area including the renowned Frilford Heath Golf Club and is situated seven miles south west of Oxford City which combines a wealth of cultural and historical landmarks together with all the amenities required. Frilford Heath is well situated for the major arterial routes to London and the Midlands including the M40, M4, A420, A34 and the Oxford Ring Road. Mainline stations will be found in Oxford City Centre, Oxford Parkway and Didcot Parkway.

Outside

The property commands stunning views across private and communal landscape gardens and grounds. Stone staircases lead from the principle reception rooms to a terrace below, which is ideal for outdoor entertaining. The property also benefits from a private garden with summerhouse and covered outdoor swimming pool, elegant lawns interspersed with mature trees and herbaceous borders, a Ha Ha and garaging for several cars.

Additional Information

LEASE Apartment 1: The lease was granted on 01.10.1971 for 99 years. An extension to the lease for 999 years has been applied for.

LEASE Apartment 2: The lease was granted on 01.10.1971 for 999 years.

*The Residents of Eighteenth Century House own a Share of the Freehold.

**The seller informs us that the service and maintenance charges amount to approximately £600 p.a. per apartment and that the current annual building insurance for Apartment 1 is approximately £1000 p.a. and Apartment 2 is approximately £1750 p.a.

Neighbourhood average sold house prices

Flat/Maisonette
£355,874
Semi-detached
£1,081,500

Based on 5 transactions covering the past 5 years. Prices are not adjusted for inflation. Data is supplied by the Land Registry.

  • Hamptons International - Oxford

    257 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford

    • Request details

      I would like to:
    • 01865 708616