Savills | Oakley Wood, Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6QG | Property for sale
5,317 sq ft(493.97 sq m)
Guide price £2,000,000

Oakley WoodBenson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire, OX10 6QG

    Key features

    • Superb hilltop location
    • Fabulous panoramic views
    • Flexible family accommodation
    • Recently refitted kitchen/dining room
    • Well located for Henley and Wallingford
    • Detached garage and gym room
    • Additional self contained 2 bedroom cottage

    Family home with spectacular panoramic views

    About this property

    • Situated within the very heart of the stunning Chilterns which is designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, just above the Thames Valley, Hillview commands an elevated position afforded panoramic views over the delightful adjoining open countryside.

      This prestigious property has been in the ownership of the present owners for many years, who more recently have taken great care to both refurbish and enhance the original property to great effect. The result is an inspirational modern and contemporary architect designed open plan family home of excellent proportions amounting to approximately 5,317 sq ft. Many principle reception rooms open out to the stone laid terrace which surrounds the house on two sides and to the beautiful grounds which in turn lead directly to the heated swimming pool and ‘al fresco' dining areas.

      Throughout the property there are numerous interesting architectural features such as galleried landings, vaulted ceilings, view orientated glazing, and even a roof terrace off the master bedroom suite.

      The Cottage
      The cottage has a combination of timber and brick and flint elevations with a clay tiled mansard roof to one side and a traditional slate tiled pitched roof to the other. A simply charming cottage with a wealth of character, has traditional exposed brick and timbering that blends seamlessly with more contemporary fixtures and fittings. Spacious and well apportioned, the ground floor affords a more open plan layout, whilst to the first floor a more traditional layout is enjoyed.

      Privately approached via electrically operated wrought iron gates, the property enjoys a delightfully mature setting. Once through the gates the driveway opens up to a large gravelled forecourt affording generous parking and central island. Adjacent to the forecourt area is the barn complex comprising a double garage and a large and characterful gym / games rooms with a centrally featured fireplace and log burner.

      The gardens and grounds are an absolute delight, having been professionally landscaped, and with an array of specimen trees, shrubs, and plants. Whilst mainly lawned with hedged boundaries to the adjoining open countryside, there are a number of attractive stone laid terraces surrounding the main property and connecting up to the various ‘al fresco' dining areas, and the heated swimming pool.

      The heated swimming pool is situated as such to take full advantage of the super views and affords direct and easy access to the main house.

      Both private and delightfully attractive, the gardens are the subject of much care and attention. Set in a magnificent elevated setting enjoying awe-inspiring views, the sunsets are just spectacular!

      General remarks and stipulations
      Hillview Cottage has only recently been physically separated in terms of its boundary from the adjacent larger residence, Hillview, with the formal permission being sought at present.

      Photos taken June 2014, March 2017 and February 2018

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Hilltop retreat with views of stunning countryside

    Victoria KnightProperty agent

    Local information

    • Wallingford 2.5 miles, Cholsey Train Station 5.3 miles (London Paddington from 52 minutes); Henley-on-Thames 9 miles; M40 (J6) 10.4 miles; Reading 14.2 miles; Oxford 15 miles; M4 (J12) 15.2 miles; (Distances and times approximate).

    Additional information

    • Hillview lies just a few miles outside of Wallingford on Thames on the way to Henley on Thames, being set amidst the beautiful rolling Chiltern countryside. Designated an area of outstanding natural beauty, the area affords outdoor enthusiasts an endless canvass of possibilities.
    • There are excellent road communications linking to Reading, Oxford, Henley on Thames and for both the M40 and M4 motorway networks. For rail commuters there are stations at nearby Cholsey or at Henley on Thames and Reading, the latter having fast intercity services up to London (Paddington) in 25 minutes.
    • The historic old market town of Wallingford on Thames, lies just to the west offering an exceptionally wide variety of shops and facilities, including a Waitrose supermarket, eateries, and cinema to name but a few.
    • In addition to superb local state schools, locally the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; The Oratory, Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Manor, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
    • Directions: Leave Henley-on-Thames proceeding up The Fairmile (A4130) towards Wallingford, passing through Nettlebed and continue for approximately 5 miles in the direction of Wallingford/Crowmarsh Gifford. After the turning on the right to Ewelme proceed for approximately half a mile the driveway leading to Hillview will be found off on the right hand side. The property can be found at the further end of the driveway on the crest of the hill privately tucked away.
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold