High Street, Standlake, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7RH | Property for sale | Savills
4,142 sq ft(384.80 sq m)
Guide price £1,650,000

High StreetStandlake, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7RH

    Key features

    • Wonderful village home full of charm and character
    • Spacious and flexible accommodation throughout
    • Scope for modernisation and improvement
    • Extensive gardens of about 3.5 acres
    • Excellent access to local schools and transport to Oxford

    Fascinating grade II listed house with circa 3.5 acres and studio annexe.

    About this property

    • House
      Architecturally fascinating, The Manor House has been a well-loved family home for nearly 60 years. It presents an exciting opportunity to acquire a house, brimming with character to update for 21st century family living. The timeline and history are evident, inside and out, and speak of the story of this house. The oldest part dates to the 13th century when it began life as a medieval hall-house with a central fireplace. Clues to these origins are evident in the attic. Original architectural and design details abound throughout the house. Of particular note is the stunning stone fireplace in the sitting room, with its six heraldic carvings, dating it to the reign of Henry VII. Other features include ancient beams, a crossed beam ceiling, stained glass leaded light window, linen fold panelling, square bay sashes with wooden shutters, a further stone fireplace in the principal bedroom, amongst others.

      The oak porch forms a majestic entrance to the house, opening directly to the stunning dining hall. From here the dual aspect sitting room showcases the striking stone fireplace. Exquisite linen fold panelling to one wall, has been repurposed from an Oxford college and adds to the statement of this room.

      The kitchen, open to the eaves, features wooden base and wall units beneath tiled worktops. Appliances include an oven, ceramic hob and two door Aga. Behind the oven, a door, still in situ, connects the kitchen to the office.

      A corridor leads down to the garden hall with a lovely, semi-glazed doorway opening to the west facing walled garden. This leads on to the family room with its open fireplace and a door connecting to the studio annexe.

      Also off the corridor is a boot room opening directly to the courtyard and cloakroom.

      Situated off the herringbone brick courtyard at the back of the house, formed around three sides, is the office and the laundry room. The office and small hallway, previously the old dairy, are still connected via a door to the kitchen of the house. The housing for the oven is presently blocking this, but it could easily be reinstated.

      There is a pleasing flow to the ground floor, with all main reception rooms interconnecting.

      Stairs wind to the first floor galleried landing. The magnificent principal bedroom boasts another ancient stone fireplace, huge beam, small dressing area and en suite bathroom. There are four further double bedrooms and a shower room.

      Studio annexe
      A self-contained, contemporary and light flooded studio annexe is connected to the house via the family room. However, this annexe has its own door to the courtyard and French doors to the garden, offering infinite and flexible possibilities for ancillary accommodation/workspace/studio. The garden room has a fully glazed ceiling and plumbing is in situ to install a kitchen to one end. An arch leads on to the triple aspect studio room with its vaulted, partly glazed ceiling with beautiful views over the gardens. This light drenched room lends itself to use as a studio or bedroom. Just off is the shower room.

      There is underfloor heating and double glazing throughout.

      There is a long driveway to the east of the house with two parking places off the drive way, adjacent to the property. The drive also leads up to a further parking area with a garage building and two garden stores.

      The gardens are divided into a large and delightful walled garden, with established flower beds, a family garden with pond and paddock beyond. There is also the 'willow garden' to the east of the house.

      A recently added and useful tool shed is situated at the entrance to the courtyard.

      This wonderful, interesting and historical family home offers myriad opportunities.

      In all approximately 3.5 acres

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    A home full of history and charm, The Manor House is a great opportunity for a family to start a new chapter in this fascinating property's story.

    Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

    Local information

    • Standlake is a popular village with a church, pub, shop/ PO, primary school and village hall. The village also has a tennis club and swimming pool club.
    • Nearby are numerous lakes used for anglers, water sports and wildlife reserves. The market town of Witney provides everyday shopping with a weekly market and large supermarkets.
    • There are highly regarded schools, state and private in Witney, Abingdon and Oxford. There are regular bus services to Witney, Abingdon and Eynsham (with connection to Oxford) from the village.

    Additional information

    • Witney 6 miles, Oxford 15 miles, Abingdon 10 miles, Didcot Parkway 15 miles (London Paddington from 42 mins), Oxford Parkway 16 miles (London Marylebone from 55 mins)
    • (Distances are approximate)
    • Tenure
    • Freehold with vacant possession on completion
    • Services
    • All main services are connected.
    • Oil tank for Aga only
    • Electric heating
    • Gigaclear fibre broadband (disconnected)
    • Photographs taken and brochure prepared April 2024
    • Directions: From Oxford proceed west on the A40 to Witney. Take the A415 exit towards Abingdon. Continue for about four miles into Standlake village. Turn left onto the High Street. Manor House is on the right after a short distance. What3words: ///sugar.words.regarding
    • EPC Rating: F
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G