6 bedroom Detached House for sale
The Street, North Stoke, OX10
Brook Lodge was originally built as a shooting lodge for Wallingford Castle before being transformed by Dame Clara Butt, Queen Victorias favourite opera singer, who added a stunning music room, which is now the gracious drawing room. The property has high ceilings, every room is light and spacious and there is a total of over 8,300 sq ft of accommodation. EPC Rating E.
Brook Lodge is situated in the charming village of North Stoke which has a Medieval Church, and wonderful walks straight from the house which is in a no through road. The village is surrounded by some of South Oxfordshires prettiest countryside and provides miles of walking and riding; the ancient Ridgeway Path runs along the Thames in the village, continuing up into the Chiltern Hills. The Springs golf course is close-by. The Thameside town of Wallingford (3 miles) has a Waitrose, cafés, restaurants and specialist shops and a cinema and theatre, whose Sinodun amateur dramatic group was once presided over by Wallingford resident, Agatha Christie. The village of Goring (4 miles) offers local shops and a mainline railway station with a fast service to Oxford and to London, Paddington (from 51 mins) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2018. Local schools include Moulsford and Cranford House preps, Abingdon, St. Helens (with the school bus running from the end of the road), The Oratory and Bradfield and Radley Colleges.
From the entrance porch, the front door leads to the reception hall. This has a beautiful marble floor with underfloor heating, and provides a central seating area with a fireplace and full length doors opening to the gardens. The drawing room is glorious with high ceilings, a triple aspect, an open fireplace and doors opening to the South-facing terrace and garden. There is a study with library shelves and a family/cinema room with built-in TV and sound system. The kitchen/breakfast room has a hand-made St Giles kitchen with a range of solid walnut units, granite worktops, central island, a 4- oven Mercury oven, steam oven and double wine fridge. There is a seating area/snug with built-in TV and a dining area that seats up to 14 comfortably; French windows open onto the terrace with outside dining area and lovely views over the garden. There is a housekeepers office, a spacious utility room, cloakroom and a one bedroom apartment with en-suite bedroom, sitting room and kitchen. The gym has a cloakroom and leads to the games/party room with door to the garden overlooking the stream.
Up the superb staircase is the large galleried landing with full height windows overlooking the front gardens. There are 6 en-suite bedrooms, each with views and 4 with walk-in closets or dressing areas. The master bedroom is particularly fine with a large dressing room, luxurious bathroom and windows on three sides.
The gardens of Brook Lodge have been professionally landscaped and are a perfect setting to the house. To the front are mature trees and rolling lawns and there is a superb walled kitchen garden with raised beds, pleached hornbeams and a traditional glasshouse. To one side is the mill pond and a stream that leads down to the River Thames. There is a 13m x 6m swimming pool with heating and stone sun terrace; a timber chalet houses the pool equipment and changing rooms. The tennis court has been recently installed and is fully netted. The lawns stretch 900ft to the River Thames and to the mooring for a day boat. There is over 500ft of river frontage with mature willow trees and a bridge links the formal gardens to the 6 acre meadow which is currently planted with wild flowers with paths mown through.
This has been recently constructed and comprises four garages and two beautifully appointed apartments. One is on the first floor with three rooms, a bathroom and downstairs kitchen, cloakroom and utility. The second apartment is on the ground floor and has a sitting room with hand-made kitchen, an en-suite bedroom, doors to a large terrace and good size, part-walled garden. EPC Rating C.
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Mains electricity and water connected. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
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