East Hanney, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0HG | Property for sale | Savills
239.41 sq m
Guide price £1,250,000(35,895,153 EGP)

East HanneyWantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 0HG

    Key features

    • Wonderful church conversion in the heart of the village
    • Fantastic ceiling heights and feature windows throughout
    • Lovely gardens to the front and rear, double garage
    • Local amenities in East and West Hanney
    • Excellent access to Oxford and train links to London

    Impressive church conversion in a sought-after village.

    About this property

    • As you would expect from a building of this kind, there are a host of wonderful features including impressive, arched, stone windows, vaulted ceilings, wood paneling and an original pulpit.

      The main reception rooms are spacious and inviting as well as extremely light. The old vestry acts as an ideal family room and there is a spacious study accessed via the main sitting room. The spacious kitchen/ breakfast room has a variety of fitted units and ample room for a kitchen table.

      Designed by the respected Victorian architect G.E. Street, and built in 1856, St James the Less was converted from a church 46 years ago and was once owned by legendary BBC broadcaster ‘Whispering' Bob Harris.

      This lovely building was the smaller ‘brother' to the larger St James the Great CE Church I in the adjoining village of West Hanney.

      Upstairs, the well proportioned bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and are arranged along one side of the house. They all overlook the secluded gardens and are reached via the galleried landing with its feature leaded window and ornate beams.

      The principal bedroom has built-in wardrobes and an en suite bathroom. There are four, well- proportioned, additional bedrooms, all and with built-in storage and there is a family bathroom.

      The property is approached via a gated, gravel driveway, which offers ample parking and leads to a large, detached, double garage. The mature gardens provided a secluded and peaceful setting. Double doors open from the dining room on to a generous terrace. The rear garden is laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees and shrubs. To the front, a pedestrian access opens to a stone path leading to the original front door of the church. The front garden is laid to lawn with a variety of fruit trees.

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    If you've been praying to find the ideal home, then we just might have the answer for you! I particularly love the light streaming through the wonderful windows and feeling of space you get from this lovely building.

    Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in attractive south Oxfordshire countryside East Hanney and its sister village of West Hanney, known as ‘The Hanneys', offer a range of amenities including St James C of E primary school, St James the Great church, a community run shop/post office, two public houses, two restaurants and Dews Meadow Farm Shop.
    • With an active community, there are also cricket and tennis clubs and regular bus service. More extensive amenities are found in nearby Abingdon, Wantage and Oxford. Communication is good with the A34 linking the M40 and M4 and there are regular bus services to Oxford, Abingdon and Wantage. Didcot Parkway is about 7.5 miles with services to London Paddington.
    • There are numerous well-regarded state and independent schools in the area including The Manor, Cothill House, St. Hughes, Abingdon School, Radley College, Our Lady's Abingdon, St Helen and St Katharine and the various Oxford schools.

    Additional information

    • Wantage: 4 miles, Abingdon: 6 miles; Didcot Parkway Station: 7.5 miles (London Paddington: from 40 minutes) Oxford: 12.5 miles (all measurements are approximate)
    • Services - All mains services are connected. Gas fired heating. Security system. Fibre broadband.
    • Council Tax - Band G
    • Photographs taken and brochure prepared September 2022
    • Viewing Strictly by appointment with Savills.
    • Directions: On leaving Oxford on the A420 in the direction of Swindon, take the A338 though Frilford in the direction of Wantage. On arriving in East Hanney, take the right hand turn into Main Street. St James The Less House can be found after a short distance on the right.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G