“A modern masterpiece in a picturesque countryside setting”
- Extensively modernised and extended
- Period features with contemporary design touches
- 3 receptions
- 6 bedrooms (2 ensuite)
- 2 further bathrooms
- Stunning kitchen/dining room
- Utility/boot room
- Detached garage with separate gym
- Gardens of approximately ½ an acre
Every now and again you come across a property that simply takes your breath away. Manor Farmhouse is one of those properties – a modern masterpiece oozing with space and style, just waiting for its next chapter to begin.
Set in the picturesque Oxfordshire village of Dry Sandford, this handsome 17th Century farmhouse has been completely renovated and extended by its current owners, transforming the original building into over 4677 square feet of luxurious living space.
Offering six bedrooms, three reception rooms, an incredible kitchen/dining room and the quality fixtures and finishes that the discerning househunter has come to expect.
A unique property that offers a wonderful lifestyle, we think you’ll agree that Manor Farmhouse is a very special home. We know you’ll appreciate the space, lifestyle and location and we can’t wait to show you around.
Although this is a large property, it has a very special warmth and a sense of familiarity. From the moment you drive onto your gravel driveway and enter the front door into the exquisitely decorated hallway with original flagstone floor, sweeping staircase and double aspect wood burner, you’ll feel at home.
Beautifully conceived and executed, Manor Farmhouse is stylish but not ostentatious, large but not overwhelming. The home blends chic contemporary design and luxurious finishes with traditional features and materials to create an easy and comfortable family home, with large sociable areas complemented by more formal rooms and private spaces. Downstairs the rooms, decorated in neutral Farrow & Ball shades, are straight out of the pages of Country Living, and upstairs in the bedrooms you’ll feel like you’re in a boutique hotel.
There is an effortless flow to the downstairs rooms. From the entrance hall, turn right into a useful space for storing coats and wellies, a downstairs WC and a formal sitting room which is currently being used as a home office. Turning left leads you into the cosy snug where you can curl up with a glass of wine and enjoy the warmth from that lovely wood burner, and then on into the stunning open plan reception room with another one of those fabulous fireplaces. Light floods into this gorgeous room through the pretty bay window overlooking the front of the property, and the sheer space and atmosphere makes this an amazing room for entertaining or spending time with family.
From here, the wow factors just keep on coming and we defy your jaw not to drop as you enter the simply stunning kitchen. A vast space which is the real heart of this home, this is a kitchen you’ll find hard to leave. You’ll immediately notice the huge contemporary sliding doors which run along the whole length of one wall and give access to the garden. The huge central island with acres of quartz work surfaces provides a natural space for family and friends to congregate.
A great deal of thought has gone into the design of this space, and the result is a kitchen which perfectly blends the modern and traditional, the formal and relaxed. There are endless work-surfaces and beautiful worktops. There are top of the range appliances and a brand new electric Aga in complementary Farrow & Ball grey, offering the best of both worlds. You can entertain guests around the huge farmhouse table, or enjoy a cosy kitchen supper sitting up around the main central island. The stunning glass sliding doors create an effortless connection to the outside and sliding them open on a summer’s day to allow the outside in is a sheer delight.
Immediately off the kitchen you step up into a spacious laundry/boot room which also houses the new pressurised hot and cold water system. There’s a walk in pantry with plenty of storage, and a door leads straight off the garden meaning that muddy children and dogs can be dealt with effortlessly away from the rest of the house.
Upstairs there are two floors. The main staircase sweeps upwards from the entrance hallway to an incredible, light-filled glass galleried landing. There are four double bedrooms on this level, two are en-suite and two share the large family bathroom. The master suite is a spacious and peaceful sanctuary, with room for a super-king sized bed, a walk through dressing area with clever built in wardrobes which make the most of the available space, and an effortlessly chic en-suite bathroom with his and hers sinks and the most enormous free-standing bathtub where you can indulge with a warm and bubbly soak.
The rest of the bedrooms on this floor do not disappoint – all are spacious, light-filled and exquisitely decorated. The guest bedroom enjoys generous yet discreet built in wardrobes and its own beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom with walk-through shower. The two further double bedrooms enjoy far-reaching views over peaceful fields and have use of the family bathroom with a large tub, and walk-in shower.
On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms and a bathroom which boasts one of the biggest bathtubs we’ve ever seen! This floor would be a great guest suite, granny or nanny annexe or simply a space for older children’s bedrooms where they can enjoy a bit more freedom and privacy.
Outside and Gardens
Manor Farmhouse has a very pretty and secluded south-facing garden which gives it a feeling of privacy and sunlight at all times of the day. Immediately outside the kitchen is a sunny courtyard area which is perfect for al-fresco entertaining, and a lawn framed by Cotswold stone walls and hornbeam hedges providing a safe area for children to play or a tranquil place in which to relax. Across the lawn there is a spacious detached garage with plenty of room for garden equipment and storage, and a separate gym area at the rear.
Dry Sandford is a picturesque Oxfordshire village surrounded by endless rolling countryside yet with easy access to Oxford and Didcot Parkway which is just 10 minutes away by car and provides a fast service to London Paddington in 40 minutes. There’s a cracking pub within walking distance and if country walks are your thing, you’ll be spoiled for choice with the endless rural romps on offer through fields and woodland which you can enjoy right from your doorstep.
The local primary school is Ofsted rated ‘good’ and there is a wide choice of nearby independent schools including Chandlings, Cothill, Abingdon, Radley, St Helen and St Katharine’s and The Manor Preparatory School. The central Oxford day schools also offer a private bus service to and from the village.
There are regular bus services to Oxford where you can enjoy the delights of the city in under half an hour.