Ossicles is a stunning and unique house. Large open plan spaces are cleverly separated by glass to offer distinct reception areas.
Set in the Chiltern Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ossicles offers the peace and quiet of a small hamlet, but the convenience of being just over 40 miles from Central London.
The nearby villages of Witheridge Hill and Stoke Row offer basic amenities as well as several excellent pubs. Slightly further afield is the popular market town of Henley-on-Thames which provides further shopping and recreational facilities, with a wide range of cafes and restaurants, theatre and a cinema. Reading and Twyford have an excellent commuter rail service to London Paddington, with Crossrail anticipated to open in Spring 2022.
There is an overwhelming feeling of light and space that is enhanced by the dramatic vaulted ceilings and a large amount of glass. The property is entered through a large front door into the vaulted lobby where the glass walkway above leads to a partially suspended study.
The kitchen and dining area have not sacrificed style over practicality and the kitchen accommodates a wall of lacquered cabinetry with Kuppersbush appliances housed within.
A limestone terrace runs the length of the dining and reception area, with a wall of glass doors that open fully, to give the sense that the garden is an extension of the house.
The main bedroom suite is located on this upper level and reached via a corridor with bespoke built-in wardrobes, en suite bathroom and bedroom with vaulted ceiling and private balcony with beautiful views across the gardens.
At the garden level, the remaining bedroom accommodation is found, offering two guest suites and two further bedrooms which are served by a family bathroom all with their own individuality and style. Each bedroom has the benefit of a sliding glass wall that gives views and immediate access to the gardens.
Ossicles is approached through electric gates and up a gravel driveway. The gardens, approx 0.6 acres, are predominantly laid to lawn with established shrubs, trees and borders.
Planning permission was granted for a double garage designed to complement the house. (Now lapsed but can be reapplied for).
Ossicles is 7 miles from Henley-on-Thames and just 43 miles to Central London; M4 Junction 8/9 is 15 miles and M40 Junction 6 is 10 miles.
Ossicles is for sale via Knight Frank Henley-on-Thames for £2.75m