Superb contemporary property in prestigious location
Set back from the main road down a private drive, The Copse House is situated in its own large plot backing on to Oxford Preservation Trust land, in an elevated position overlooking magnificent mature woodland. Designed by Oxfordshire based architects Acanthus Clews, the property imaginatively optimises the stunning position with each level of accommodation opening to, or overlooking, the private grounds.
Constructed of brick beneath a pitched tile roof, the property was built in 2000 with interior specification designed around modern family life and entertaining. Numerous features include a magnificent reception room with cathedral ceiling and minstrels gallery, with French doors opening to the extensive entertaining terrace and balconies from which to enjoy the views. There is another sitting room, also with balcony and a home office reached by separate staircase, ideal to work undisturbed.
On the ground floor the principal suite occupies one wing, with dressing area, large en suite bathroom and French doors opening to the terrace. Another wing, with separate stairs to the kitchen, is perfect for children, with three bedrooms (one en suite) all also opening on to the terrace, a family bathroom and cinema room/games room.
On the second floor, is a large additional bedroom suite with its own bathroom, balcony and access to the minstrels gallery.
The kitchen is well located, opening out to the dining area of the reception room and with access to the utility/boot room. With solid oak fitted units, the breakfast area has French doors opening to the terrace area.
Outside, the gravel drive leads to ample parking to the front of the property. With a large garden store and work shop, there is planning permission to build a double garage, greenhouse and further garden store.
(P17/V2403/HH & 97/01219/FUL)
The gardens and woodland setting are arguably the property's most stunning features. More formal terraces lead to landscaped gardens which, with a natural pond slope down to the woodland area where specimen trees include ancient oak trees, beech, ash and willow. It is carpeted with blue bells in the spring and huge rhododendrons provide colour in the summer. With pathways and brooks, the woodland is a natural adventure ground for children and a haven for local wildlife.
The Copse House is perfect for those needing access to the city of Oxford, Abingdon and beyond, but who also value the space and privacy provided by this unique setting.
Services: Mains gas, water, drainage and electricity. Gas-fired boiler.
Agents notes: All the trees at The Copse House are subject to TPOs and are designated ancient woodland.
The Copse House owns the whole private drive from Foxcombe Road to the property. Neighbouring Meriden has a right of way and shares maintenance.
Photographs taken and details prepared July 2019.
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This is a truly fabulous house, so cleverly designed to fit into its natural woodland setting on Boars Hill.Nicky Quentel