Savills | Tackley, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3AE | Properties for sale
10,935 sq ft(1,015.89 sq m)
Price on application

TackleyKidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3AE

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2020
  • Coach House
  • Staff Flat
  • Cotswold Stone Barn with Squash Court
  • Two Stables
  • Heated Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Walled Garden
  • Paddocks

An Outstanding William and Mary Country House, perfectly situated for Oxford Schools

About this property

  • Little Manor is a charming and elegant Grade II listed William and Mary house. The house is believed to date from 1696 with later additions being constructed of natural stone, adorned with Wisteria and climbing roses, under a slate roof.

    Little Manor is beautifully decorated throughout and its architecture typical of a house of this period. The rooms are elegantly proportioned and well-arranged and display many period features including shuttered windows and pediments above the doors to the main reception rooms. Little Manor stands at the center of its beautiful gardens and grounds which, like the house, have been meticulously maintained and provide a tranquil setting.

    The house is approached through Cotswold stone entrance gates up a gravel drive to a large turning area flanked by well stocked herbaceous borders.

    A grand Cotswold stone entrance porch leads into the entrance hall, with stone flagged floor and doors off to the cloakroom and flower room. Double part glazed doors lead into the stone flagged library with large bookcases and feature open fireplace.

    There are two broad archways and an attractive staircase rising to the first floor, with an under stairs cupboard beneath. Doors lead off the hall to the main reception rooms. The drawing room is beautiful - this was originally 2 smaller rooms which have been combined to form an elegant reception room with views over the garden to the east and south. There is an open fireplace with stone surround, fine cornicing and French windows into the garden to the south and east. A second door leads back to the reception hall, with a connecting door to the dining room. A lovely light room with a bow at one end, with double French doors opening onto the terrace and into the gardens.

    The sitting room sits between the kitchen and dining room, with two walls of fitted bookcases. A pair of French windows open onto the stone terrace and the well-kept lawns beyond. The heart of the house is the modern kitchen, fitted with bespoke units, 4 oven gas fired Aga with additional gas/ electric module, Miele appliances consisting of a large fridge, electric oven, coffee machine and 2 dishwashers. The central work island is topped with white marble, integrated prep sink, and on the far side of the island is the dining area overlooking the inner courtyard. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room, WC and a stable door out towards the staff flat.

    There are substantial cellars with a large walk-in safe and an archway through to separate wine storage area, perfect for tasting evenings.

    The chapel, with vaulted ceiling and stained glass mullioned windows bearing five coats of arms is a fine room in its own right. It is currently used as a large study.

    Immediately to the west of the house, off the kitchen is a cobbled courtyard enclosed by a Cotswold stone wall, within which is a large gun room and log store constructed of Cotswold stone under a slate roof.

    Returning to the reception hall, a wide staircase rises to the first floor landing which has a walk-in linen cupboard.

    The principal bedroom suite has a full wall of built-in hanging and shelved cupboards together with charming window seats. This room has a lovely view of the formal gardens, swimming pool and the village church beyond. Off the bedroom is a dressing room leading to the ensuite bathroom, with his and hers sinks, WC, bath and shower.

    The principal guest bedroom is ensuite and, like the majority of bedrooms in the house, enjoys lovely views over the gardens and grounds. The second guest bedroom is a bright and airy room also overlooking the garden and walled garden. The stairs continue to a half landing and a shower room with WC and basin.

    On the second floor there are 4 further bedrooms and a separate family bathroom.

Local information

  • Little Manor is situated in an elevated position overlooking the picturesque village of Tackley with fine views of the Cherwell Valley. Tackley has a range of village facilities including two public houses, post office, village store and church while them town of Woodstock is within a short drive providing a more extensive range of services. Soho Farmhouse, Daylesford Farm Shop and Bicester Village are also within a short drive.
  • The city of Oxford with its excellent range of shops, theatre and hospitals is circa 9 miles to the south. The city is renowned for its schools – prep schools include The Dragon, Summer Fields, Cothill and Chandlings Manor. Secondary Schools include Oxford High, Headington, St Edward's and Magdalen College. Slightly further afield are Radley, Abingdon, Stowe and Bloxham, all highly regarded.
  • Little Manor is well located for communications. Tackley has its own railway station while Oxford has a main line station providing a regular commuter service to London Paddington taking 57 minutes. There are trains from Oxford Parkway station to London Marylebone, taking 56 minutes and Bicester North is 11 miles away and provides a regular commuter service to London Marylebone taking 52 minutes.
  • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Chipping Norton, The Oxfordshire, Frilford and Heythrop Park; Soho Farmhouse Spa and restaurant is nearby as is Daylesford; racing at Cheltenham and Stratford; polo at Kirtlington and hunting with the Heythrop.

Additional information

  • To the north of the house is a traditional stone and slate Coach House with a staff flat and family playroom on the first floor and the gym and large storage room below. An archway leads through to the outdoor utility room and WC.
  • Beyond the Coach House is a large lawned garden enclosed by a high stone wall, bordered by wide herbaceous borders. This forms an attractive garden for the Coach House.
  • At the northern end of the garden, off a continuation of the main drive, stands a substantial traditional stone Barn with a Stonesfield slate roof.
  • Within the barn there is a squash court, a spectator gallery, a shed and garaging.
  • Wide well-kept lawns gently slope away from the house to the south and east bordered by wide herbaceous borders. The gardens are enclosed by a wall of mature trees including beech, ash, chestnut, yew and holly.
  • A terrace, incorporating a flight of wide stone steps, leads down to the heated swimming pool, which is enclosed by York stone, lawns, lavender and rose beds and a yew hedge.
  • The timber pool house comprises a sun room and changing room and shower/WC. To the rear is a timber plant room housing a filtration plant and boiler.
  • The walled garden is enclosed within a high brick and a stone wall currently separated by grass walkways and boarded by yew pyramids and herbaceous borders.
  • To the west of the house, flanking the drive, are two grass paddocks, with an apple orchard at the northern end. Beyond this is an Astro turf tennis court with pavilion and practice wall.
  • Beyond is an all-weather cricket net, which could alternatively be fenced to accommodate further paddocks.
  • EPC Exempt