Ramsbury House, Nr Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

House 3 Bedroom 3 Bathroom 1 Garage

Ramsbury House, Nr Ipsden, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

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Description

Ramsbury House is an outstanding newly built property which has been finished to an exacting standard using high quality materials throughout. It is of brick and stone construction with a clay tile roof and benefits from underfloor heating supplied via ground source heat pumps. All rooms enjoy wonderful views over the magnificent surrounding countryside and the main reception rooms have oak flooring, with limestone to the reception hall and kitchen/breakfast room areas. The attention to detail is superb and the property has charm and character in abundance provided by high ceilings, cornices, sash windows and open fireplaces with wood burning stoves. Main features include:

Large double aspect drawing room with open fireplace housing wood burning stove, oak floor, French window opening to the south facing terrace and garden beyond

Sitting room with two bay windows, fireplace with stone surround and wood burning stove, oak floor

Superb kitchen/breakfast room with range of painted wall and floor units by John Lewis of Hungerford, central island, granite work surfaces, range cooker, built-in dishwasher, limestone floor, breakfast area with lantern light and two sets of double doors opening to the garden, double glazed doors to the dining room

Master bedroom suite comprising en suite shower room and dressing room with a range of built-in wardrobes

Four further double bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom

Outside
Wrought iron electric gates with entry phone system open to a sweeping, tree lined gravel drive which leads to a large parking area to the front of the house and to the triple garage. Above the garage is a large studio/store accessed by a separate internal staircase. A covered walkway connects the garage block to the main house.

The house sits centrally within its plot and is surrounded by landscaped gardens and grounds which are laid mainly to lawn and wild flower meadow and divided by walls alongside which are borders planted with perennial plants and shrubs. There is a variety of specimen trees planted throughout and a post and rail fence separates the large paddock and orchard. A stone terrace runs along the south of the house providing the perfect place to enjoy al fresco dining and enjoying the stunning views.

Situation

Ramsbury House is situated between Reading and Oxford in a beautiful and enviable position. The house enjoys fabulous 360 degree views over a delightful rural landscape on the edge of the Chilterns, beside the Thames Valley, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is situated close to South Stoke, a Thameside village set between the Downs and the Chilterns in the wide valley opposite the village of Moulsford. South Stoke offers a variety of local amenities including a traditional inn/restaurant, a highly regarded primary school, a village hall, a recreation ground and bus services to Reading and Wallingford. The River Thames can be accessed at each end of the village and offers walks along the tow path. The historic Ridgeway path also runs through the village continuing along the riverbank to North Stoke where it leaves the Thames and continues up onto the Chilterns.

A more comprehensive range of services can be found in Goring-on-Thames which offers shopping facilities, a health centre, a dentist, a library, 2 banks and a variety of popular inns and restaurants. There is also a mainline station providing commuter services to Reading and London (Paddington), in under an hour. There are excellent road communications available offering good access to Henley, Wallingford and Oxford as well as the M4 and M40 Motorways.

There are a number of outstanding state and private schools in the area including Cranford House for girls and Moulsford Prep for boys, the Oratory, Pangbourne and Bradfield Colleges, St Andrews and Elstree prep School. There are a number of excellent local golf courses including The Springs. The local countryside offers miles of extensive walking and riding. Racing can be enjoyed at Ascot, Windsor and Newbury and there are extensive boating activities on the River Thames.

Directions

From Goring-on-Thames
From the centre of Goring-on-Thames, at the railway bridge junction, take the Wallingford road towards South Stoke. At the far end of South Stoke, take a right hand turn signposted Woodcote. Continue for about a mile and over the brow of the hill. After a short distance, the entrance to the house will be found on the right hand side.

12.06.2012 Property launched to market with a guide price of £3,250,000