Ardington, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8PN | Property for sale | Savills
3,983 sq ft(370.03 sq m)
Guide price £2,500,000

ArdingtonWantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8PN

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2022
  • Fantastic setting on the edge of the village
  • Excellent proportions throughout
  • Extensive gardens, garaging and outbuildings
  • Good access to transport links to London and Oxford

Country house and three bedroom cottage in a wonderful setting.

About this property

  • Westfield House presents an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into what has been a well-loved family home for over 60 years.

    This is the first time the house has come to the market. Neo Georgian in design, with characteristic symmetry and square footprint, the house has pleasing proportions. Of brick construction under a timber shingled roof. Sash windows reflect the spacing rule with 15 paned deep sashes to the ground floor and 12 to the first. Square rooms, tall ceiling heights, typical Georgian cornicing, skirting and architraves, elaborately carved fireplace surrounds all feature.

    The large entrance porch was added later as a form of orangery. The front door opens to a central hall with an impressive wide staircase rising to the first floor with half landing return. All rooms interconnect making for a pleasing flow to the ground floor. The study, sitting and drawing room all have southerly aspects with stunning far reaching views to the Ridgeway and Downs beyond. The large dining room faces west and has a wine store, lobby and cloakroom off. The kitchen features painted wood units beneath wooden worktops with full height cupboards. There is a Rangemaster gas cooker and a larder. From here there is a further lobby with a small utility room. The main utility room is in one of the outbuildings. Between the kitchen and the hall is a large cloakroom area with separate WC. On the first floor is the principal bedroom with an en suite bathroom and built-in wardrobe, five further bedrooms, three with en suites, a family bathroom and a linen room.

    The house sits in the centre of its grounds and gardens in an elevated position with glorious views. Surrounded by mature woodland, terraces wrap around the south and westerly sides of the house. The southern terrace has steps leading down to a rose garden below. The garden has many rare specimen trees. There is ample parking in a large gravel driveway with large double garage, tractor shed, garden store, five further brick-built stores and log store. One of the outbuildings has recently been updated to a large utility/boot room.

    Westfield Cottage This single storey cottage is delightfully light and bright. A glazed porch leads into the hall with its quarry tiled floor. The kitchen/breakfast room (with walk in larder) and sitting room (with wood burner), are directly off. The dual aspect main bedroom has an en suite bathroom with lovely views over the garden. There are two further bedrooms (all have in-built wardrobes) and a family bathroom with shower over. The front garden has roses rambling over the fence and the large rear garden is completely private with fruit trees, vegetable beds and flower beds. There is a single garage with log store to one side, garden shed and greenhouse.

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This really is a great opportunity for a family looking for their dream home in a lovely village. It's almost impossible to find houses with cottages, especially in this price range and in such a good setting. It's hard to know if the best thing about this property is the setting, the scope it offers a new family, or the excellent local village shop with delicious creams teas!

Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

Local information

  • Ardington is a beautiful village forming part of The Lockinge Estate. Designated an AONB, it lies at the foot of the Berkshire Downs.
  • A thriving village with shop/ Post Office/ coffee shop, nursery, art and crafts school, village hall, sports club and gym. There is also an ancient church and a popular pub, The Boar's Head.
  • Surrounded by woodland with a series of lakes and streams.
  • Running through both Ardington and Lockinge, there are numerous footpaths and bridleways to explore and enjoy.
  • Despite being tucked away in a rural setting, the village has very easy access to road, rail and airport links via the A34, Didcot Parkway and Heathrow Airport (just 50 miles away). Neighbouring East Hendred has a Catholic church and both Church of England and Catholic primary schools.
  • There is a wide range of private and state schools in the area including highly regarded schools in Abingdon and Oxford. Everyday shopping needs are met in the nearby market town of Wantage.

Additional information

  • Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession on completion
  • Services: All mains services are connected. Gas central heating
  • Private water supply via the Estate plus Thames Water
  • Local Authority: Vale of the White Horse. House Council tax band G. Cottage Council tax band E
  • Date Code: Photographs taken and brochure prepared June 2022
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Directions: From Oxford and London take the A34. Turn off at the Milton Interchange and follow signs to Wantage. At Q Gardens Farm Shop turn right down Featherbed Lane. At the T-junction turn right towards Wantage. After 2.5 miles turn left to Ardington. Follow the round to the right. Pass the Loyd Lindsay Rooms and memorial on the left and then turn right into the lane. Westfield House is at the end of the lane.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G