Boars Hill, Oxford, OX1


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Built in 1906, the property was formerly part of Berkeley Castle, Boars Hill. The original part of the house was designed for Lord Berkeley by the renowned architect, Sir Ernest George, to whom the celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens was articled. Sir Ernest's influence can be seen in many of Lutyens famous buildings in London and the provinces.

Today the house stands proudly within a sizeable plot of 1.2 acres of mature and beautifully manicured gardens. The house itself is approached by a Lych Gate with electric gates from the lane. There are three reception rooms with cloakroom and WC and a kitchen breakfast room which lead from an entrance hall, with WC and utility room on the ground floor. There are five bedrooms on the first floor with two en suites, and a family bathroom.

There is a separate entrance from the lane into the courtyard. Within the courtyard there is a range of ancillary buildings. The offices are set in a two storey building with double garage, shower room, and approximately 650 sq ft of office space, equipped with air conditioning for running a business from home. The Grooms Lodge is the most recent addition providing self-contained accommodation with modern kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, a bathroom and an en suite shower room. There is also a stable block which now provides excellent secure storage and another double garage. The gardens are complimented by an indoor swimming pool, with pool house and shower room.

Boars Hill is a semi-rural residential area just four miles from Oxford with wonderful walks and some of the best views of the city and its spires. Local shopping is in Wootton and more comprehensive amenities in Oxford and Abingdon. Oxford is approximately four miles to the north east offering extensive recreational and internationally renowned cultural facilities as well as an excellent range of state and independent schools for all ages. The nearby arterial route of the A34 gives access to the M4 (Jct 13) to the south and the M40 (Jct 9) to the north. From Didcot there are regular train services to London Paddington in approximately forty five minutes. London Paddington and London Marylebone can be reached from Oxford Station and the more recently opened Oxford Parkway Station provides a fast service to Marylebone in 55 minutes. Drive time to London is approximately eighty minutes.

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