Picture perfect period home, in need of modernisation
Records indicate that Shillingford Brewery was once on the land now known as Greenacre. An assumption has been made that the Master Brewer lived in that house rather than in the much smaller Vintner's Cottage'. (Shillingford Brewery & Engineering works by Ray Thackrah). The brewery is understood to have been on the site from the early 1700s until 1880s when it became an engineering works, and by 1912 signs of works disappeared. Shillingford Old Best is thought to have been taken the short distance down Wharf Road and then by boat on the River Thames to Abingdon, Oxford and London.
Dating to the early/mid 1700s, Greenacre is a fine example of Queen Anne/early Georgian architecture with its symmetrical front elevation, central door with flat canopy and twelve pane sashes.
Built mainly of brick beneath a tiled roof, the property has evolved over the years retaining numerous period features and is Grade II listed.
The central hallway leads to a sitting room with open fire place, alcoves and shuttered windows. The dining room has exposed wooden floors and a large inglenook fireplace. To the rear of the house the drawing room is dual aspect with a marble surround fireplace and bay window overlooking the gardens.
The kitchen breakfast room, with four door gas fired Aga, also overlooks gardens to the rear. It leads to the side entrance, a walk in pantry and separate utility room. There is also a downstairs cloakroom and steps from the hall lead down to a basement. On the first floor, there are five bedrooms and two bathrooms. Accessed by two separate stairs are four attic rooms, currently used for storage and offering scope for further bedrooms or study, subject to relevant consents.
Attached to the house are a series of attractive original outbuildings comprising garaging and stores through which the rear garden is accessed.
There is off-road parking at the front of the property and private gardens with a sheltered terrace area. Rear gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with herbaceous borders and two greenhouses.
Having been in the current family for over fifty years, Greenacre offers a unique opportunity for incoming owners, as the next custodians, to update accommodation and make their mark to be enjoyed by the next generation.
Fixtures And Fittings
Those items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale as are the fitted carpets. All other fixtures, fittings, furnishing are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.
All mains services are connected. Gas-fired Aga.
The Barn' neighbouring has a right of way over the first part of the driveway into the property.
An additional 0.13 acres of land is available by separate negotiation. Refer to selling agent for more information.
Strictly by appointment with Savills.
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This house charmed me from the first moment I saw it! Loved for many years by the current owners, time has come for it to welcome a new family.Nicky Quentel