A magnificent Palladian villa in an historic landscape overlooking Oxford's dreaming spires'.
Informed throughout by classical Georgian references, time-honoured craftsmanship sympathetically weaves into its fabric both traditional and modern materials, enhancing the charm and grandeur of this country home.
Externally, the strong blue-grey tones of a traditional Welsh slate roof contrast beautifully with the softness of the lime render. The wooden box-frame sliding sash windows are made by local joiners and hand painted. A broad stone portico frames the entrance, creating an impressive formal transition into the classically proportioned interior.
Internally, these Palladian proportions quickly become evident; high ceilings amplify the natural light and display the elegant detail of the plaster cornicing in the reception rooms. Further respecting the Georgian references, bespoke skirting, architraves and door linings complete the interior architectural detailing.
Impeccable attention to detail sets this home apart, with the finest sourcing of natural stone and wood flooring, detailed fireplace surrounds, traditionally crafted joinery and luxurious bathroom and kitchen fixtures and fittings.
Exemplifying a quintessentially English capacity to embrace the present while celebrating the past, the period detailing of the interiors blends seamlessly with the conveniences of modern living and technology. The home features underfloor heating on the ground floor, pre-wiring for Lutron and select audio-visual systems in several zones, and the provision for future commissioning of security and CCTV systems.
Honouring the commitment to quality and architectural integrity, Sherbourne Developments proudly specifies brands such as: Farrow & Ball Paint Library Stevensons of Norwich Fullbrooks of England Lapicida Artisans of Devizes Fired Earth Walking on Wood Trunk Surfaces Chesney's English Fireplaces Lefroy Brooks Bard & Brazier Victoria + Albert
Rights of way - There is a public right of way crossing the agricultural field to the south shown as dotted line on site plan
Services - Mains electricity and water. Air source heat pump backed up by oiled fired boiler.Private drainage by sewerage treatment plant.
Ten year warranty - The property will be independently surveyed during construction by surveyors who will issue a ten year warranty certificate, covered by BLP, upon satisfactory completion of the property.
Photos etc - The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken (February 2018). Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only and subject to change before completion.
Regulations etc - Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct.
Fixtures and Fittings - Only such items as are mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale
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What a cracking house this is. I love the unexpected views back towards Oxford as you come down the driveway. It sets the heart racing before you have even been through the front door.Charles Elsmore-Wickens