Lalique is a detached four-bedroom character country house, constructed in 1939, enjoying a marvellous elevated position with wonderful, far reaching views. The property is set in a secluded and private location of two acres with access from a single-track road. Inspired by the Art Deco style, the property offers a number of architectural features including a large, curved panoramic window in the drawing room. A solar heated 40 ft. swimming pool is a feature of the site. There is a separate large wooden garage with attached workroom and storeroom. The accommodation covers in excess of 2,700 sq.ft. and includes: entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, workroom, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, WC., office, four first-floor bedrooms, (one en-suite) and a family bathroom. The building is made secure with a security alarm, outside automatic security lights and security cameras linked to a computer. EPC rating F.
Mongewell is a small hamlet located on the outskirts of the historic town of Wallingford and is just a short walk to the River Thames. The Springs Golf Club is an important feature of the hamlet, and the famous Ridgeway Path runs close by. The wonderful and ancient city of Oxford is just twelve miles away and the delightful town of Henley-on-Thames, famous for its royal regatta, is eleven miles away. Cholsey railway station (two miles) offers easy access to local towns and Reading station (twelve miles) provides very frequent trains to London Paddington, the West Country and the North. The M4, and M40 are reached in less than 30 minutes, whilst Heathrow airport is less than an hour's drive away.
From the entrance hall, a large drawing- room features an Art Deco style curved window overlooking the extensive grounds and providing access to a large stone paved terrace. The room with its corniced ceiling features an unusual wood-panelled floor, and an open fireplace. A delightful dining- room is approached through double glazed doors. This room, with its high corniced ceiling and attractive marble floor can comfortably seat up to fourteen diners. French windows lead on to an outside terrace and fishpond. The room has its own adjoining wine room. A practical-size kitchen features large areas of granite worktops, an electric double oven and gas hob, and considerable cupboard space. A utility room with sink unit leads off the kitchen. Leading off the entrance hall is a large room (currently used as a millinery workroom) which can be used as a home office, cinema, gym, playroom, artist's studio, or a fifth bedroom. There is also a small snug/study. A boot-room/cloakroom leads to the downstairs toilet. The boiler room is accessed from the hall. A wide split- level staircase leads to the first bedroom, with fitted mirrored wardrobes, (currently a millinery showroom). The stairs lead to a landing off which is the main double bedroom, with fitted wardrobes, dressing table and drawers. The room offers delightful views over the distant Berkshire Downs. A double guest bedroom has built- in mirrored wardrobes and a four-piece en-suite bathroom. A further smaller double bedroom has fitted mirrored wardrobes. There is a four-piece, partially tiled family bathroom. A large airing- cupboard as well as a walk-in wardrobe, lead off the landing to complete the upstairs accommodation. A door off the landing provides service access to a balcony.
The site is gently sloping to the West, and covers approximately two acres. Wrought iron gates open on to a gravel drive leading to the house. The driveway provides easy parking for eight or ten cars. The grounds are laid to lawn, and mature trees add to the visual attraction of the site from which countryside views predominate. A 40 ft.swimming pool heated by a solar system is a feature of the garden layout.
A detached timber garage is combined with two separate rooms, with separate access, one currently used as a workroom and garden machinery store and the other for household storage.
South Oxfordshire District Council. Council Tax Band G. Oil fired central heating, septic tank drainage, mains water.
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