Set in an idyllic secluded and elevated position within the much sought after hamlet of Witheridge Hill is Handpost House. This well presented, characterful detached family home has planning permission granted to provide a master bedroom suite with an ensuite bathroom on the first floor (SODC ref: P19/S3150hh)
The property offers well appointed family accommodation where the principal reception rooms are arranged off a spacious entrance hall. A fabulous south facing kitchen/dining room has raised views over the gardens and woodland beyond. The kitchen is fitted with bespoke white units with granite worktops, integrated double oven, hob and dishwasher. French doors open out on to a substantial south facing terrace with steps down to the garden, A utility room situated off the kitchen has a door to the side and rear garden. The elegantly presented light and airy south facing sitting room has a grand centrally positioned fireplace with windows either side and French doors opening on to the terrace. The family room/bedroom 4 has views looking out on to the garden and is conveniently located next to the ground floor shower room Stairs towards the end of the hallway rise up to a spacious landing . The three double bedrooms all benefit from fitted wardrobes and hold glorious views over the south facing gardens, woodland and countryside beyond. A fully tiled contemporary bathroom completes the first floor. Should a future purchaser wish to take advantage of the granted planning permission the proposed bedroom suite will be accessed off the landing and provides a walk through dressing room, bedroom with garden views and ensuite bathroom. Equipped with high speed broadband, the property lends itself to home working.
Handpost House is approached via a private lane bordered by mature trees. At the front of the property is a substantial parking area that can accommodate numerous vehicles with the additional benefit of two garages. The delightful south facing rear gardens of almost 1 acre are mainly laid to lawn and are enclosed by mature trees, hedges and a private wooded area to the eastern boundary giving total privacy and seclusion. A large raised terrace adjoining the property is a perfect place for outdoor entertaining and provides a delightful outlook over the gardens. There are several outbuildings with light and power within the garden which include 2 stables, these could be converted into a home office /gym subject to necessary consents.
The property sits in a private position in the highly desired hamlet of Witheridge Hill around 6 miles from Henley and ½ mile from Stoke Row with its range of day to day village shop, petrol station and highly rated public houses including The Crooked Billet and The Rising Sun which is a few minutes' walk away. Henley itself offers a wide variety of boutique and national retailers, pubs, café bars and restaurants. Henley is famous for The Henley Royal Regatta, The Festival of Arts, Rewind Festival and Henley Literary Festival.
The national motorway network can be gained via Junction 5 of the M40 at Stokenchurch some 10 miles to the north or at Junction 8/9 of the M4 at Maidenhead some 13½ miles to the south east.
Educational facilities in the area are well catered for and Stoke Row offers a well-regarded primary school. Other establishments in the area are Moulsford Prep, Rupert House in Henley, The Oratory and Reading Blue Coat School.
Leave Henley town centre beside the Town Hall on Gravel Hill and follow the road for approximately 3 miles to the T' junction at Bolts Cross bear right signposted for Stoke Row, Highmoor and Checkendon and then left after approximately ¾ of a mile at Highmoor Cross, signposted for Stoke Row. Continue just past the signpost for Witheridge Hill and The Rising Sun Public House and an unmarked lane on the right will lead you to Handpost House.
Services and Local Authority
No gas, mains water, electricity. Septic tank drainage. High speed Broadband.
South Oxfordshire District Council. T: . Tax Band G: £3,161.70 year 2020/2021
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