Cottesmore Lane, Ewelme, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6HD | Property for sale | Savills
7,565 sq ft(702.81 sq m)
Guide price £3,250,000

Cottesmore LaneEwelme, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6HD


    Key features

    • Stunning farmhouse
    • Beautiful setting
    • Gardens and paddocks
    • Two barns with planning to convert
    • Glorious countryside views

    Immaculate C18th Farmhouse with 10.5 acres of land and outbuildings with planning for two cottages

    About this property

    • The present owners bought Prospect Farm in 2013 and have breathed new life into this lovely old house. Planning was granted to extend the original house and to convert the old cart barn and the old stable barn into two-bedroom and one-bedroom cottages respectively. The house and land have been lovingly restored and now present a wonderful and
      exciting opportunity to acquire a quintessential rural idyll.

      This wonderfully light filled house has been totally refurbished and extended whilst retaining the character of its history. Deep skirtings and architraves, dado and picture rails, a coffered ceiling, original wooden shutters all feature. The house has been completely rewired, re-rendered and fully insulated, replumbed and re-roofed. All windows have been
      replaced, made by a local joinery company, and are 16 pane, wooden double glazed sash windows. Cat 5 wiring has been installed throughout the house and studio with a Lutron lighting system fitted to the kitchen/family room, enabling remote activation. All radiators throughout the house are cast iron. The flagstone flooring downstairs benefits from underfloor heating throughout.

      The glazed front porch steps up to a generous entrance hall with its stone flagged floor and views through to the garden beyond. The stunning kitchen/family room is directly off. Extended and repurposed, the end of this triple aspect room is open to the eaves with two large roof light windows and a bank of bi-folding doors opening to the south facing raised deck.

      Made by the same local joinery company, the working end of the kitchen features bespoke painted wood units beneath striking granite worktops. A large central island has a breakfast bar at one end. There is a two door Aga, Miele domino induction hob, combination oven and dishwasher, a wine fridge and a boiling tap. The original kitchen is now an inspired prep kitchen and larder which makes light of any largescale entertaining.

      The drawing room leads off with French doors opening to a stone terrace and views over the gardens to the woodland beyond. It features its original coffered ceiling, mahogany parquet floor and working fireplace with a pretty Victorian surround.

      The sitting room and the study are both accessed from the hall, with the sitting room also connecting via the drawing room, making for a pleasing flow to the ground floor. Both these rooms also have wooden floors and working fireplaces.

      Also off the hall are the fully fitted out utility room, boot room, separate toilet/basin, shower room and cloakroom.

      Stairs rise to a galleried landing. The lovely principal bedroom has a dual aspect with views over the gardens and paddocks. Bespoke dressing room wardrobes conceal the access to the large en suite bathroom with its slipper bath, double vanity unit (set into an antique haberdashery drawer set) and separate shower. There is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room and two further bedroom suites, both with en suite shower
      rooms and dressing rooms.

      Outside
      A gravelled entrance courtyard offers generous parking and is enclosed by the house and the two old barns. The old granary is now a delightful studio/home office. Also off the courtyard are two car ports, a tractor, wood and bike shed. From here the two stables and tack room/ workshop are accessed within an enclosed grass yard with a five-bar gate onto the lane. Behind is the large double bayed hay barn.

      All paddocks are interconnected with field gates and have post and rail fencing. There are two further gate access points on the lane. The beautiful lake area comes complete, surrounded by weeping willows, a bridge across to its island and own small seating area. A separate summerhouse with decking is nearby, all adding to the wonderful sylvan setting, a magical place to entertain friends and family.


      A tucked away, hidden wooden hut, on the banks of Ewelme Brook, is a wonderful space to enjoy peace and solitude.

      The gardens are mostly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature apple trees. Flower beds bordering the terraces are planted with lavender and hollyhocks with a small, west facing courtyard with box hedging and lavender and a terracotta seating area. At the far side of the lawns is a mostly beech woodland with paths defined through.

      There is also a vegetable garden with raised beds, fruit cage, greenhouse and garden toolshed tucked behind a beech hedge.

      In all, a well-loved family home with approximately 10.5 acres

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Prospect Farm is an immaculately presented C18th Farmhouse with 10.5 acres of land

    Margaret ConnertyProperty agent

    Local information

    • Local Information
    • Ewelme is a pretty Oxfordshire village nestled at the foot of The Chilterns, an AONB. It boasts a beautiful 15th century church, the Ewelme village store and coffee shop, a primary school and popular pub, The Shepherd's Hut (just a short walk away, across the paddocks and the brook). The pond, in the centre of the village, is the source of Ewelme Brook, which fed the once famous watercress beds, now a managed nature reserve. The brook forms the southern boundary of the property.
    • There are numerous walks and trails from the village to explore and enjoy. National road and rail links are easily and swiftly accessed via the M40 and Cholsey and Didcot stations.
    • Nearby Wallingford is ideal for everyday shopping requirements with its market, supermarket and many independent shops. Cultural interests are well served by Dorchester-on-Thames with its ancient Abbey and historic Oxford.
    • There is a wide choice of highly regarded schools in the area, both state and private. These include Wallingford and Watlington secondary schools, Pangbourne, Moulsford, Cranford House, Radley College, St Helens and St Katharine, Abingdon School, the Europa School as well as the highly
    • regarded schools in Oxford.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Directions (OX10 6HD) From Oxford take the A4074 to Wallingford and Henley. After approximately 8 miles at the Benson roundabout take the first exit onto the Oxford Road. After 0.4 miles keep right onto Castle Square. After 1.2 miles turn left onto Cottesmore Lane. The property is on the right after 70 yds. From London take the M40 towards Oxford. Exit at J6 and proceed to Watlington, then take the B4009 to Benson, after about 3.75miles take a left for Benson, where road curves round to left go straight on and Prospect Farm will be found on the left.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold