The Street, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, OX10

12 bedroom property for sale

Guide price £4,800,000

A distinguished Grade II Listed manor house, with a detached three bedroom cottage, in the heart of this Oxfordshire village. Part moated, in grounds of almost five acres with tennis court and walled garden. Historically owned by the Dean of St Paul's and sitting behind St Agatha's church.

A magnificent moated manor house, in a secluded position at the heart of the picturesque village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

The flagstone reception hall is flanked by the drawing and dining rooms, displaying Georgian features of high ceilings, sash windows with working shutters and Adam-style fireplaces. The library in the oldest part of the house has an studded oak door into the family room.

The back stairs lead to a self-contained bedroom and en suite cloakroom. The kitchen has red quarry tiles, period dresser, solid fuel Aga and a walk-in larder. The Dean's study, is of particular interest as it is home to a mural painted by the neo-romanticist, George Warner Allen.

In the 1950s a modest house was added to the rear of the manor, in use today as a separate one bedroom annexe. On the first floor is a splendid 35' music room with lovely views from the balcony and wide bay windows fitted with oak window seats.

The main bedrooms comprise an oak-panelled principal bedroom suite with a wagon ceiling and Tudor fireplace. Five further bedrooms, nursery, two family bathrooms complete the first and second floors.

The detached three bedroom cottage was built in the 1840s and is accessed from the back drive.

The grounds amount to 4.88 acres and are part moated on two sides, fed by a natural stream. Much of the garden is laid to lawn, with a small orchard, walled garden and a tennis court. Outbuildings include two stables and a run of old brick sties.

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