Description An elegant and beautifully finished Edwardian residence, offering a peaceful haven 'in the middle of nowhere, yet close to everywhere'
accommodation A large reception hall features a sweeping staircase and sets the tone for the property, with contemporary elegant finishes blending with Edwardian architecture - this is a house with real personality. The kitchen/family area further demonstrates the alluring blend of form and function, with Griggs & Mackay units, a central island, integrated four oven Aga and limestone flooring with underfloor heating. There is also a very useful and good sized utility room leading off the kitchen. Doors lead from the kitchen to the terrace with far reaching views up the valley.
The triple aspect drawing room is a very generous size with an attractive open fireplace and two sets of French doors leading out to a seating area under the loggia. There is also a dining room and guest cloakroom located off the reception hall.
On the first floor, the master suite is one of the crowning glories of the property, with a stunning double aspect bedroom, his and hers dressing rooms, private balcony with superb views and a newly fitted bathroom with Catchpole & Rye nickel bathtub, walk in shower, washbasin and WC. There are five further individually designed double bedrooms including a guest bedroom with smartly finished ensuite shower room, plus a further family bathroom.
The second floor is a large open plan studio/office with storage to one end and a wonderful view over the distant countryside.
Outside The property is set off a quiet lane, adjacent to Ouseley Barns, part of an arable/cereal farm run by a local family, and is surrounded by farmland. The property is well shielded from the lane, behind brick pillared electric gates. There is a large gravel driveway with ample parking leading to a double garage with additional parking and storage. To the side is a stable block comprising stable, hay store and store room and part
of the garden is sectioned for paddock where the current owner keeps goats.
The principal formal gardens lie to the rear of the property and are laid to lawn with some lovely herbaceous planting and mature trees providing a good degree of privacy and shade while framing wonderful views over the surrounding farmland. Close to the house are wonderful terraces providing al fresco dining areas, around which is lovely planting with perennials and a herb garden. From the drawing room the loggia opens onto the terrace providing the perfect place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of this rural setting.
Location Ipsden lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village offers a nursery school, village store and post office, church and public house. The nearby market town of Wallingford offers an excellent range of local facilities, shopping and recreational amenities.
Wallingford 2 miles, Goring-on-Thames 3 miles (mainline rail link to London Paddington within an hour), Henley-on-Thames 10 miles, Reading 11 miles (London to Paddington 27 mins), M4, M40 and A34 are all within easy reach. Times and distances approx.