Savills | Aston Hill, Aston Rowant, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5SD | Property for sale
14.90 Ac(6.03 Ha)
Excess of £3,500,000

Aston HillAston Rowant, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5SD

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Immaculately Presented Country Home
  • Rural Location with countryside views
  • Impressive Three Bedroom Guest Cottage
  • Beautifully Landscaped Gardens
  • Tennis Court, Woodland, Orchard, Paddocks
  • 14.9 Acre Plot

A versatile family country home, with guest cottage, set in its own land enjoying glorious far reaching views.

About this property

  • Originally part of a country retreat owned by Sir Edward Cadogan, the present owners have breathed new life into this lovely house. During their long tenure they have extended and improved the property, which is now a beautifully appointed family home with all the comforts expected for modern living.
    The extensive and versatile accommodation combined with considerable outside space and tennis court makes Warren Farm a convenient and easy to run family home ideal for formal and informal gatherings. With a pleasing flow, the house is swathed in natural light. The reception hall opens to a dual- aspect drawing room accessed via double doors with a built-in cassette wood burner set in limestone fireplace. Via double doors from the entrance hall, is a generously proportioned open plan kitchen and living space combined, incorporating a large dining and entertainment/library area.
    The bespoke kitchen and entertainment area, designed and fitted by Charlie Kingham Kitchens, includes full height drinks cupboard with luxury Swiss Cave zoned wine cabinet; fully equipped kitchen with pantry and breakfast cupboards, substantial island, Silestone worktops, Miele dishwasher, Falcon range cooker, microwave, further wine cooler, double sink and American style fridge freezer. Both areas have large terrace doors to side and rear sun terraces.
    The triple aspect family room has terrace doors to garden and contemporary wall log burner. The property has both a good-sized study plus a large first floor home office with ensuite shower room. The home office has wiring and plumbing to fit kitchenette if required.
    The exceptionally large utility/boot room has bespoke fitted units with full height storage cupboards, integrated fridge and double butler sink with access to inner lobby with stairs leading to first floor home office and door to garage.
    From the entrance hall, the oak staircase winds to a galleried landing. The principal bedroom suite with walk in dressing area and large bathroom comprising a wet room walk in shower, Victoria & Albert roll top bath, Villeroy and Boch fittings with limestone floor and wall tiles makes a luxurious space.
    There is a large guest bedroom suite with Juliette balcony overlooking the rear terrace and water feature; luxury Villeroy & Boch ensuite shower room and Grohe Rainmaker digital shower. Three further generous bedrooms all with quality modern ensuite bathrooms.

    The Well House
    Well-appointed and sizable, this detached cosy cottage presents many options. A very suitable annexe for additional generations, family guests or a useful extra income stream.
    It has a fitted kitchen/breakfast room, large living room with dining area, three bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room and a family bathroom.

    Outside
    The driveway divides as it approaches the property with separate automated gates to the house and circular front driveway, the second gate leads to the garage and outbuildings. Ample parking. The formal gardens surround the house with box hedging bordering herbaceous flowerbeds filled with roses, lavender, peonies and alliums. Extensive sandstone terraces enjoy different aspects and make the most of the light at all times of the day. To one side of the garden is a gate opening to the eight acres of beech woodland with paths to walk and ride through.
    A delightful silver birch copse leads to an orchard with pear, plum and apple trees. During the spring the bank is covered in daffodils, bluebells and wild primrose. There are two paddocks enclosed by post and rail fencing, one with two stables and tack room. An open three bay tool/garden machinery store and a summerhouse garden shed.
    Tennis court, resurfaced in recent years.
    In all about 14.9 acres

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is the perfect country house - sweeping countryside views and a house that has been meticulously remodeled.

Victoria KnightProperty agent

Local information

  • Warren Farm enjoys far reaching views and stands in a fabulous position nestled on The Chiltern Hills escarpment, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The setting of the property is a wonderful feature being encircled by its own land, tucked away and approached via a long private driveway.
  • Close to the well-regarded hamlet of Aston Rowant and adjacent to Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve, the property has access to myriad of footpaths and bridleways including the historic Ridgeway National Trail. Secluded yet conveniently located for easy access to London with excellent road, rail and airport links. Everyday shopping is well catered for in the nearby market town of Thame, with weekly markets and a Waitrose supermarket. Popular Watlington also boasts local shops including The Granary, a lovely traditional Deli.
  • There is a selection of highly regarded independent and state schools in the Oxford and High Wycombe local areas, including Aston Rowant village primary school. Excellent sports facilities include The Oxfordshire Golf Club and Aston Rowant Cricket Club, rugby, hockey, swimming, and tennis clubs are within easy reach.
  • Michelin starred restaurants Sir Charles Napier, Le Manoir aux Quat Season, Tom Kerridge's Hand and Flowers and the popular Lord Nelson pub and Mash Inn are all within an easy car ride.

Additional information

  • Services
  • Mains Electric
  • Air Source heat pumps
  • Underfloor heating
  • MVHR to main house
  • LPG heating for cottage
  • Private Drainage
  • Private Bore Hole water supply (adjoining mains water supply capped)
  • Electric Car charge port
  • Cat 6 cabling
  • Broadband BT full fibre broadband
  • Local Authority
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Council Tax band F
  • Directions: From London: Exit M40 Motorway at junction 6 and turn right on B4009 towards Princess Risborough, proceed under the M40. After a short distance turn right onto Aston Hill, the drive to Warren Farm is on the left after about half a mile. From Oxford: Exit M40 Motorway at junction 6 and turn left onto B4009 towards Princess Risborough. After a short distance turn right onto Aston Hill and proceed as above.
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold