School House is a superb modern home set in a mature rural setting, which once formed part of Oakley Park, a former country estate. In recent years the house has been thoroughly refurbished and in-part re-built with an oak frame to create a more contemporary and energy-efficient home with exceptional spaces.
The accommodation most notably features a superb kitchen, breakfast and dining room spanning approximately 42 ft. The impressive kitchen benefits from large twin islands, high-quality cabinets and appliances, a wood-burning stove, and doors leading out to the formal gardens.
The generous sitting room and study have high vaulted ceilings, a bespoke lighting system, and a striking steel and glass staircase. The finish throughout is to an exceptionally high standard, with stone flooring across the ground floor, kitchen and utility, and Velfac windows and doors.
There are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, which includes the luxurious principal bedroom, dressing room and en-suite shower. The dressing room cabinetry is from Ewan House of Cirencester.
Other features include underfloor heating throughout powered by a ground source heat pump; Automated ventilation system; Sonos throughout to Bowers and Wilkins and Monitor speakers; Commercial-grade WiFi within the house and garden as well as Cat6 ethernet connections throughout; Integrated home automation system from Control4; The house is served by a 1GB fibre broadband connection, ideal for home working.
School House is set in 22 acres comprising 1.5 acres of curtilage and formal gardens, 7 acres of paddocks/pasture, and 13.5 acres of mature and Semi-mature woodlands. The house is approached over a gravel driveway leading to a turning area to the front of the house.
Surrounding the house are formal and informal areas of lawn, perennial herbaceous borders, and a variety of mature trees interspersed throughout the garden, a vegetable garden with a poly-tunnel, and wildflower meadow, and a cut flower garden.
It also includes stabling for three horses, a workshop, paved terrace, hot-tub, and an oak-framed pavilion with a pizza oven. There is a CCTV system covering the house and stables. The house is fully alarmed and integrated with the home automation system.
School House is located in Frilford Heath, within the grounds of Oakley Park, a former large country estate. It is a highly sought after location well known for it’s proximity to Frilford Heath Golf Club, and it is well placed for quick access into nearby market towns and the city of Oxford.
There are excellent local facilities, including a local pub within walking distance of the house. In nearby Abingdon, shopping facilities including Waitrose and Tesco Supermarkets. The nearby small village of Marcham also provides a post office, public house, garage and a primary school. School house benefits from direct access out to open countryside, ideal for walking or riding out.
Communications are excellent with nearby access onto the A34, which links into the M40. Didcot Parkway Station is within about 15 minutes away, offering fast train services to London Paddington in about 45 minutes.
There are several excellent local schools close by, including The Manor, Chandlings, Rupert House, Ashfold, Cothill, Abingdon School, Radley College, St Helen and St Katharine’s, Cranford House and Moulsford. Oxford schools including The Dragon, Headington School, Magdalen School, Summer Fields and St. Edward’s are also within striking distance.