Savills | Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AF | Property for sale
802.50 sq m
Guide price £3,950,000(€4,572,812)

IpsdenWallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6AF

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2021
  • 5 Reception rooms
  • Four car garage with studio accommodation
  • Tennis court & swimming pool
  • 24.2 acres

Country house in need of renovation, set in an outstanding position, surrounded by gardens and grounds.

About this property

  • Believed to date back to 1895, Larkstoke Manor is a striking country house, in need of renovation to restore it to its former glory. The reception hall, with adjoining inner hall, has a galleried staircase with oak panelling. Off this central atrium, are the principal reception rooms, all of generous proportions with elegant ceilings and large bay windows, creating a light and airy space which takes advantage of the outlook, giving these rooms huge potential. The large kitchen breakfast room benefits from the addition of its south facing
    dining area, glazed around three exterior walls with doors at
    each end leading out into the gardens.

    There is a drawing room of spacious proportions to one end of the house with an open fireplace and views of the private parkland. This leads off the inner hallway which also gives access to the library with full height bookcases, and the sitting room which benefits from an elegant bay window. Across from the kitchen/ breakfast room is the majestic dining room which could provide a more formal entertaining space in contrast to the dining area adjoining the kitchen/breakfast room. There is also a family room, utility room, cloakroom and shower room to the ground floor.

    The house has been laid out to allow the majority of the reception rooms to have windows on three sides, providing a light filled space which takes full advantage of its surroundings and views. To the first floor, the impressive master bedroom suite takes precedence with an extensive dressing room leading through to the bathroom with spotlighting. There are four further bedroom suites (three with adjoining bathrooms) as well as a family bathroom. A separate staircase leads from drawing room to the sixth bedroom with en suite bathroom and fitted wardrobes, which after renovation would be ideal as a guest suite.

    GARDENS AND GROUNDS

    A stunning bluebell wood lies to the north, and is just a small part of the extensive grounds and woodland. There are also two good sized paddocks, ideal for equestrian use as the property formerly served as a stud, particularly in conjunction with the coach house, comprising a barn, stable and store room. There is also a former stable block and large storage shed, both which could potentially also be further developed subject to planning. There is a swimming pool, located in its own garden as well as a tennis court, both in need of restoration, situated discretely to one side of the house.
    The house is approached through impressive cast iron gates,
    where a gravel drive winds its way through the parkland. Despite its need for renovation, the house has enormous potential sitting neatly in its plot, surrounded by gardens, parkland and enviable views, offering privacy and seclusion. To the east side of the property, an orchard gives gated access to a bridleway connecting to The Ridgeway. There is a double garage with studio and bathroom above, ideal as a home office or ancillary accommodation.

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The most beautiful setting with a glorious outlook over your own grounds.

Victoria KnightProperty agent

Local information

  • Larkstoke Manor stands in a private and secluded location on the edge of the village of Ipsden; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at the foot of the Chiltern Hills, with exquisite countryside offering excellent walks and rides. Ipsden enjoys the splendour of the local countryside with plenty of deer to be found in the woodland, as well as Red Kites which were reintroduced to The Chilterns in the 1980's and are abundant at Larkstoke Manor.
  • The village offers a nursery school, village store and post office, church, village hall and public house, The King William. The nearby market town of Wallingford offers an excellent range of local facilities, shopping and recreational amenities including a Waitrose and a good range of antique shops.
  • Goring on Thames is just 3 miles away and has a mainline rail link to London Paddington from 50 minutes. The more comprehensive amenities of Reading are within easy driving distance (London Paddington from 27 minutes). There are several major roadways within easy reach including the M4, M40 and A34 which provide excellent road links across the country, especially into central London.
  • The local area is served by a first class range of schooling for all requirements. In particular, The Oratory, Radley College, Bradfield College, Cranford House and Moulsford preparatory schools, as well as having good links to Oxford for further schooling. The area is also extremely well served for sporting facilities including golf, clay pigeon shooting at The Royal Berkshire Shooting School, horse riding, walking, and racing at Newbury and Ascot.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Pangbourne, proceed out of the village towards Whitchurch on Thames. Continue over the Toll Bridge and through the village. Stay on this road and continue through Whitchurch Hill. On reaching the staggered crossroads, got straight over signed to Woodcote.Pass the White Lion restaurant and through Woodcote village. At the T-junction with the B481, turn left towards Wallingford. After approximately 1.5 miles, you will see a sign on the right for Ipsden (The Street). Go passed this and Larkstoke Manor can be found on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold