A beautifully positioned, uncompromised country home with extremely versatile accommodation, Coach House and about 20 acres including beautiful formal gardens, paddock and a magnificent lake
Oxton Mere is a stunning, south facing country home, often referred to as a Tuscan Villa due to its architecture and style. Inside, the beautiful accommodation is incredibly flexible and finished to a meticulous standard throughout. The double height, vaulted entrance hall is perfect for welcoming guests and sets the tone for things to come as it flows wonderfully into the kitchen/dining room which is clearly the heart of the home.
The kitchen area benefits from a wide range of wall, base and drawer units finished in a shaker style and centred around the breakfast bar creating a superb sociable space. The kitchen leads to a stunning, double aspect dining room with three sets of French doors seamlessly opening up onto the terrace where you can enjoy the peaceful and private surroundings and outlook over the gardens and lake.
The sitting room is a noteworthy room with its fine proportions, gas fire and full height windows that frames the incredible outlook. Further accommodation on the ground floor includes a modern shower room, utility and an incredibly useful study/bedroom four/gym. The versatile accommodation, which is perfect for multi-generational living comes from the Annexe which can be accessed via the sitting room or by its own private entrance from outside. There is a fully functioning, contemporary kitchen, sitting/dining room, two bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom.
On the first floor, the striking staircase rises to a galleried landing where it is flooded with natural light and ample space for a reading chair. The principal bedroom enjoys a dressing room, en suite bathroom, with separate shower, and a magnificent outlook across the grounds through the Juliet balcony and side windows. There are a further two double bedrooms, again with stunning views and built in cupboards, and a shower room. The Coach House is a superb addition to Oxton Mere and presents an opportunity again for multi-generational living or to create a healthy income or even a well-equipped home office. Inside, the double aspect kitchen/living room is beautifully presented with a large window to the southerly aspect. In total there are two bedrooms, an excellent bathroom and charming spiral staircase/hallway.
Gardens and Grounds
Arguably the most noteworthy feature is the wonderful lake thought to be about 2 acres in size, for fishing enthusiasts. It has previously stocked brown and rainbow trout and now carp. The lake brings with it an abundance of wildlife and an incredible vista from the house.
Oxton Mere is approached by an impressive, gated driveway which is flanked by the lake and formal garden which leads to the generous parking area, double garage and the Coach House. The formal gardens are a delight with an array of established trees, shrubs and a wonderfully placed terrace directly outside the house perfect for alfresco dining, entertaining or simply to take in the magical setting. Beyond the gardens is the paddock where there is a breath-taking view along the valley towards Oxton House, a fine Grade II listed Manor House. There are further gardens behind the house enjoying a woodland walk, elevated seating area and a colourful rockery with a path meandering down to the hot tub. Outbuildings include generous timber barns providing valuable storage or housing for livestock if desired and a double garage.
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The setting to Oxton Mere is absolutely outstanding!The house enjoys fine views of its grounds and lake and the accommodation is beautifully presented.Tom BedfordProperty agent