Westminster Court, Buckland, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8PP | Property for sale | Savills
1,500 sq ft(139.35 sq m)
Guide price £750,000(€892,451)

Westminster CourtBuckland, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7 8PP


    Key features

    • Superb rural setting
    • Elegance & tranquility in idyllic country house estate
    • 28 acres of private parkland
    • Nicely proportioned rooms
    • High ceilings

    Grade II listed house set within Barcote Park Estate.

    About this property

    • A delightful house, one of twelve comprising the Barcote Park estate. The original country estate of Barcote Manor (Grade II listed) was built for Lady Theodora Guest, a daughter of the Duke of Westminster, in 1876, primarily as a hunting lodge with an impressive coach house and stables in the Tutor revival style. Once over 100 acres the current estate still retains its inspired and secluded location. Beautifully situated on the edge of a hill in 28 acres of landscaped private parkland with its original Victorian grotto still featured and surrounded by giant Wellingtonia trees, it is a truly idyllic country house retreat, full of character, natural beauty, and tranquility.

      In 1996 the main Manor House was converted into four houses. The stables and coach houses were converted at the same time and comprise a further eight houses one of which is Wellingtonia House (7 Westminster Court). The maintained grounds of the estate are jointly owned and managed by the residents.

      Wellingtonia House* (7 Westminster Court) forms part of the original stable block and it has impressively tall ceilings throughout. The large entrance hall opens to kitchen/breakfast room with painted wooden units. From the hall steps rise to the dinning room with a door to a delightful west facing courtyard. Traditional bi-folding pine doors open to an elegant sitting room. From here stairs wind to a galleried landing where there are three double bedrooms, a family bathroom and a large storage cupboard. Off the entrance hall is a cloakroom and utility lobby. In addition, there is a large garage with a bright loft space accessed via a folding wooden ladder.

      *The house is named after the mighty Wellingtonia tree, there is one at the entrance. The Wellingtonia gigantea was introduced to Britain after the recently deceased Duke of Wellington and soon became a defining feature in country estates and ornamental parkland.

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    Set in 28 acres of private parkland, this delightful property could be the perfect retreat to escape from the hurly burly of everyday life.

    Ronnie van der PloegProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Barcote Park estate is accessed by a private half-mile tree lined drive, at the end of which the houses are accessed via electric gates.
    • The Barcote Park Estate is 75 miles from Central London, 16 miles from Oxford, and the Didcot Parkway railway station offers regular services to London Paddington in approximately 45 minutes. There is also easy access to national road networks via the A420, A34, M40 and M4.
    • Everyday shopping requirements are well served by the vibrant market town of Faringdon, 4 miles away, with its weekly markets and three supermarkets.
    • The highly regarded St Hughs Preparatory School and Buckland primary school are within walking distance of Barcote Park along bridleways. There is also an excellent range of primary and secondary schools, both state and private, in Oxford and Abingdon.
    • In addition, to private access to the 28 acres of the estate, footpaths and bridleways abound to explore, with the Thames within walking distance. The Lamb Inn in Buckland is one and a half miles away.

    Additional information

    • Abingdon 6.2 miles, Faringdon 3 miles, Oxford 13 miles, Didcot Parkway (London Paddington from 42 mins) 16 miles, Central London 75 miles, London Heathrow (Terminal 2) 64 miles
    • (Distances are approximate)
    • Tenure
    • Freehold with vacant possession on completion
    • Services
    • Communal oil supply for central heating with boilers in each house individually metered.
    • Communal private drainage.
    • Mains water and electric.
    • Gigaclear fibre broadband.
    • Barcote Park Management Ltd owned and run by residents.
    • Maintenance charges are £2,700pa plus a £300pa sinking fund.
    • Brochure prepared April 2024
    • Directions: From Oxford take the A420 towards Swindon for approximately 13 miles. Pass Buckland village and St Hughs School on the right. Just after, turn right into Barcote Manor's drive. After a short distance take the right fork and continue down the hill. Fork right again through electric gates. No 7 is to the left of the driveway.
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F