Land At Standlake
96 Ac(38.85 Ha)
Guide price £475,000

StandlakeWitney, Oxfordshire, OX29 7QB


    Key features

    • River meadows with environmental interest
    • Expansive lake & wetland habitat nature reserve
    • Located on the banks of the River Thames
    • Two birdwatching hides with lakeside views
    • About 96 acres in all

    About this property

    • The land is broadly divided into two parts; firstly a run of river meadows extending to about 32 acres and secondly the Standlake Common Nature Reserve which includes an expansive lake.

      The permanent grassland comprises traditional river meadows which are managed traditionally and currently mowed for hay once a year followed by sheep grazing the aftermath. In addition to the river meadows there is a mowable acreage of permanent pasture to the south of the lake.

      Standlake Common Nature Reserve comprises a former gravel quarry and the site was converted to wetland habitat following the completion of quarrying operations in 2000 and now hosts a wealth of wildlife, including over 170 recorded species of bird. The lake extends to about 34 acres in all and has been sympathetically planted to encourage bird species and bio diversity.

      Two bird hides, situated on the northern and eastern shores of the lake, offer a tranquil place to relax and watch wildlife, conveniently located on the popular walking trail, the Windrush Path. This 5km trail through the Windrush valley links nearby Witney with the Thames Path national trail at Newbridge.

      Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.

    Local information

    • Standlake Common Nature Reserve is situated alongside the River Thames, just outside the Oxfordshire village of Standlake. The site is accessed by use of a private single track off Abingdon Road (A415).Whilst enjoying a quiet rural position, the site is easily accessible from Oxford and the A34.

    Additional information

    • Directions: Directions: From Oxford, exit the A34 at the Botley Interchange and proceed south west on the A420 for approximately 8 miles, continuing straight over the first roundabout. On reaching the second roundabout at Kingston Bagpuize, take the third exit onto the A415. Continue for approximately three miles, before turning left onto Langley's Lane, a private single trackway immediately before the 30 mile per hour speed restriction at Standlake. Continue down Langley's Lane for approximately three quarters of a mile before reaching the property.
    • EPC Exempt