Savills | Stadhampton, Oxford, OX44 7UJ | Property for sale
8,832 sq ft(820.52 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000(€2,315,348)

StadhamptonOxford, OX44 7UJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II listed, 17th century origins
  • In need of extensive modernisation, the property holds enormous potential
  • Grand drawing room with picture window overlooking gardens
  • Gardens, wooded copse, ponds and paddock

Rarely found, enchanting English manor house.

About this property

  • History: With a fascinating and mysterious history dating back to the Domesday book, Ascott Manor, formerly known as Quartermain Manor House, was one of two manors located either side of Ascott Lane, both belonging to (but not lived in by) Sir Michael Dormer, Lord Mayor of London in 1518.

    It was renamed Franklins Farmhouse, when in the early 19th century the tenant, Edward Franklin, bought and managed from it the combined estate of the two manors. In 1920 the whole estate was purchased by Oxfordshire County Council to create small holdings for veterans returning from the First World War. The property was then named Ascott Park Farmhouse and Old Park Farmhouse, before, for historical reasons, being re-named Ascott Manor. (Sources:- A Short History of Stadhampton and District, compiled by A V Davers 1964 and Oxfordshire Building Trust: The Mysterious Later History of Ascott Park February 2012).

    Description: Grade II listed, with 17th century origins and possibly earlier, Ascott Manor was extended and remodelled in the early 1800s, as described in the Savills sales particulars of 1977 “with the building of the western elevation with its high shuttered sash windows and rendered front in dressed stone style''.

    Period features include the stone mullions of the attic windows and Tudor arch fireplaces. As custodians since 1991, the current owners of Ascott Manor have also made changes to accommodate their family and changing needs, while still respecting and embracing its architectural origins.

    Situated at the end of a private shared drive, Ascott Manor enjoys about 3.5 acres of gardens and grounds adjoining farmland.

    With accommodation extending to about 6300 sq ft over four floors, Ascott Manor is that rarely found rambling English Manor House. With cellars and attic rooms, the diversity of architectural periods give such a variety, from the grand proportioned drawing room with its deep skirting boards and shuttered windows overlooking the lawns, to the farmhouse kitchen with solid fuel stove. In its very own time warp, the property has been used as a location for films including the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

    In need of extensive modernisation, Ascott Manor is indisputably both architecturally and historically fascinating and holds enormous potential.

    Gardens, grounds and outbuildings
    The beautiful walled gardens are well stocked and include fruit and vegetable areas. There are two post and rail paddocks, one with a field shelter, two large ponds and a wooded copse area attracting wildlife.

    The property is accessed along a private shared drive with parking to the front of the property. Outbuildings include a stone workshop, garage, former pig sties and stables.

    Agents notes: Ascott Manor has a right of way over the private drive and yard it shares with Picadilly Farm.

    Services: Mains water and electricity. Solid fuel cooker also provides some hot water. Two electric immersion heaters and electric radiators. Private drainage.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

It's very rare to see such an untouched property, in its own time warp its been used in film locations. In need of extensive modernisation, it's truly fascinating and holds enormous potential.

Nicky QuentelProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated about 9 miles south east of Oxford and part of the parish of Stadhampton, Ascott is a tiny hamlet and conservation area situated between Stadhampton and Chalgrove.
  • With an attractive village green, amenities in the village include a primary school, BP garage with M&S foodstore and gastro pub, The Crazy Bear. The larger village of Chalgrove has shops, GP surgery and pharmacy, primary school and 3 public houses.
  • Communications are good with the M40 (J7) about 4.5 miles and mainline rail at either Dicot Parkway or Haddenham and Thame Parkway.
  • The area is well served for both state and independent schools including:- The Oratory, Moulsford, Cranford House, Wallingford School and a wide selection in Oxford and Abingdon.

Additional information

  • Directions: From J7 of the M40, take the A329 passing signs to Great Milton. Proceed though Little Milton and on to Stadhampton. At the village green take the B480 towards Chalgrove and just after the stone wall and pillars turn right. Proceed down the lane and take the left fork past a farm house to Ascott Manor.
  • EPC Exempt