High Street, Lewknor, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5TL | Property for sale | Savills
338.17 sq m(3,640 sq ft)
Guide price £1,350,000

High StreetLewknor, Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5TL


    Key features

    • Beautiful period home in sought after village
    • Over 3,500 sq ft of internal accommodation
    • Flexible accommodation, over four floors
    • Ample driveway parking for multiple vehicles
    • Delightful enclosed rear garden with private terrace

    A striking Georgian Grade II listed semi detached home in a delightful village setting.

    About this property

    • This remarkable four-storey semi-detached Georgian Grade II listed home nestles in the picturesque village of Lewknor. Brimming with character, it boasts numerous original features that capture its timeless charm, including sash windows with elegant shutters and window seats, exposed wooden and tiled floors, inviting open fireplaces, lofty ceilings, and beautifully panelled doors.

      The Old Vicarage's historic origins trace back to the 1720s, earning it a well-deserved mention in esteemed publications like Pevsner's Oxfordshire Buildings of England and the Shell Guide.
      Stepping through the impressive part-glazed wooden front door, you'll enter the welcoming entrance hall, characterised by painted floorboards and high ceilings. From here, doors lead to the sitting room, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom and the cellar.

      The delightful sitting room beckons with its inviting open fireplace, wooden surround, and stone hearth. Two large sash windows adorned with functional shutters fill the room with natural light, while oak floorboards and wall paneling add to its allure.

      The dining room, with its front-facing windows and convenient concertina doors connecting it to the kitchen, can be used as one large open space or a more formal dining area. It features a charming fireplace, pine floorboards, and two sash windows with wooden shutters.

      The practical country kitchen boasts wall and floor units topped with elegant granite worktops. There's space for an electric Aga, a dishwasher, and an island unit. A side window with a double sink below, partly tiled walls, and wooden floorboards complete the picture. French doors lead to the wood-framed conservatory, equipped with underfloor heating and offer views of the garden.

      The generously sized utility room provides space for a washing machine and additional white goods. There are built in wall and base level units under a worktop and a separate cupboard housing the oil-fired boiler. A featured arched window opens to a private courtyard area behind the garage, This area previously obtained planning permission for converting the garage into an additional reception room, with a rear link extension leading to the door in the utility room.

      At the end of the hallway, you will find a door that leads to a pantry and cloakroom. As well as a rear door, to a covered porch leading to the patio and garden beyond. Under the main staircase, stairs lead down to the vaulted wine cellar, boasting original exposed brick flooring and being one of the oldest parts of the house.

      From the entrance hall a wide staircase leads to the expansive first-floor landing, with access to three double bedrooms and family bathroom. The principal bedroom, features a fireplace, substantial built-in floor-to-ceiling wardrobes on either side, two large sash windows at the front and a doorway that leads into the dressing room that could be ideal as a nursery/additional bedroom/study or converted to serve as an en suite. Bedroom's two and three, enjoying high ceilings and their own wash hand basins. The family bathroom features part-tiled walls, a free-standing bathtub, walk-in shower, low-level W.C, a vanity wash hand basin and the airing cupboards housing a 'megaflow' hot water tank.

      Further stairs lead to the second floor that offers a generous living space with ample storage. It includes a further bathroom, two double bedrooms and a large playroom area. This floor could be converted to accommodate a separate annex if needed.

      Outside, The Old Vicarage overlooks the tree-lined grounds of the village's primary school and the venerable 12th-century church of St. Margaret. There is a gravel horseshoe "in-and-out" driveway providing apple parking. To the left of the house is the attached single garage. It was originally used as the Vicar's study and still features ornamental coving set in a high ceiling. There is a coal-store and passageway between the garage and the house, providing access from the front to the courtyard of the utility room. Surrounding the property are established flower beds, mature trees, and shrubs.

      The rear garden basks in a south-easterly aspect, providing scenic views across open fields. It offers a kitchen garden with raised beds and mature trees. Just outside the conservatory, a brick-paved patio leads to the lawned area that occupies most of the garden. At the rear of the garden, there is an inviting patio area is enclosed by a living willow fence, and an ornamental pond.

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    A charming period home, with an abundance of characterful features. I particularly adore its position in the village, opposite the church.

    Charlie ChavasseProperty agent

    Local information

    • Situated in the Oxfordshire village of Lewknor, on the edge of the Chilterns Hills a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Aston Rowant nature reserve.
    • The village has a range of facilities including a pre-school, Lewknor Church of England Primary School with an Ofsted rating of "good". A 12th century parish church, the highly-regarded The Leathern Bottle public house, village hall and recreation ground.
    • Secondary school education can be found at Icknield Community College in Watlington and Lord Williams's School in Thame, which also has a sixth form. School buses operate from the village to Cranford House, The Oratory and the Abingdon schools. With further schools in the area of excellent repute and include the Moulsford, a wide range of Oxford and Abingdon schools including the Dragon, Headington, St Edwards and Radley College.
    • The nearby market towns of Watlington and Thame have excellent local shopping facilities and the larger towns of Henley-on-Thames and Marlow offer extensive leisure and recreational facilities. The city of Oxford is accessible via the M40 with the Oxford Tube bus service running from Lewknor to London/Oxford 24 hours a day.
    • Mainline train services run from Haddenham, Thame Parkway, Princes Risborough and High Wycombe to London Marylebone. Bus services run to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. There is extensive walking, cycling and riding in the surrounding Chilterns countryside.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Leaving Henley-on-Thames via the Fairmile (A4130). Continue through the village of Bix towards Nettlebed. At the mini roundabout continue straight on. upon entering the High Street turn right into Watlington Street (B481). Continue for 5.2 miles to Watlington and turn right into Couching Street (B4009). Follow the road through the town towards the M40. After about 2.4 miles, turn left signposted Lewknor and follow the road towards the church where the property can be found on the righthand side.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G