Steventon Road, East Hanney, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12


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  • Bedrooms: 5
A substantial period house of 4,000 sq ft set in 0.9 acres, situated on the edge of this popular South Oxfordshire village.

Poundcroft House is an absolutely charming detached period property enjoying a good degree of privacy within enclosed grounds off a private lane on the edge of the village. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and enjoys an abundance of character with exposed internal beams and brickwork, ornate fireplaces and spacious rooms throughout. A beautiful kitchen/breakfast room with a range and stone tiled floor leads to a dining hall with open fire, oak flooring and window seat. There is a family room which links back to the kitchen and a large sitting room at the far end. On the first floor the main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed en suite bathroom, and there are two more bedrooms and two bathrooms. The top floor has two further very good sized rooms, set in the eaves with exposed timbers and dormer windows overlooking the garden.

The grounds are a feature of the property that sets it apart with wonderful mature trees and large lawn areas that are a perfect enclosed space to let the children run wild. There is a gravel driveway behind double gates that leads to a double garage. Off the sitting room is a well sheltered outside dining area.

East Hanney is a popular South Oxfordshire village enjoying excellent communications with links via the A34 and the M40 to the north and the M4 to the south. Didcot railway station approximately nine miles away offers a fast service to London Paddington in approximately forty minutes. Oxford is approximately thirteen miles away and Wantage and Abingdon are in easy reach, providing a range of supermarkets, shopping, cafes, public houses and restaurants. Many are drawn to the area for schooling and while the village itself has a primary school there are also a number of highly regarded public schools in proximity. Abingdon Prep is a short distance away as is the larger Abingdon School and St Helens & St Katharines. St Hughs School and Cokethorpe are also in easy reach.

SITUATION East Hanney is a thriving village situated just off the A338, which runs from the M4 through Wantage and onto the A420 linking Oxford to Swindon. The village is within easy reach of Didcot, with a mainline railway service to London Paddington. The historic university city of Oxford lies approximately thirteen miles away and the nearby towns of Abingdon and Wantage provide a wide range of shopping facilities. The village itself boasts a community shop and butcher, post office, village hall and a Church of England primary school. There are also various nearby clubs and societies including bowls, football, tennis, gardening, golf and cricket.


KITCHEN 22'8" x 13'5" (6.9m x 4.1m). Window with window seat, range of wall and base units, wooden work surfaces, double ceramic sink with mixer tap, freestanding Baumatic range oven, extractor hood, limestone flooring, under floor heating, two radiators, downlighters.

CLOAKROOM WC and wash basin set into vanity unit, limestone flooring, radiator.

UTILITY ROOM Range of base units, Glowworm gas boiler, sink, limestone flooring, radiator.

DINING ROOM 17'1"x 16'5" (5.2mx 5m). Window with window seat, front door, wood flooring, stairs to first floor.

FAMILY ROOM 14'1" x 14'1" (4.3m x 4.3m). French doors to loggia, cast iron fireplace with surround, hatch to kitchen, downlighters, limestone flooring, radiator.

SITTING ROOM 28'3" x 17'1" (8.6m x 5.2m). Triple aspect windows, doors to loggia, fireplace with limestone hearth and wood surround, beamed ceiling, wooden flooring, radiator.


LANDING Window to the front, downlighters, radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM 18'1" x 12'10" (5.5m x 3.9m). Double aspect windows, walk-in wardrobe, television aerial point, telephone point, downlighters, radiator.

EN SUITE BATHROOM Frosted window with window seat, partly tiled walls, bath, WC, pedestal wash basin, shower cubicle, tiled floor, downlighters, radiator towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 14'1" x 14'1" (4.3m x 4.3m). Double aspect windows, single wardrobe, downlighters, radiator.

BEDROOM 3 14'1" x 13'9" (4.3m x 4.2m). Double aspect windows, fitted wardrobe, television aerial point, downlighters, radiator.

FAMILY BATHROOM 1 Partly tiled walls, bath with shower over, WC, wash basin, extractor fan, electric light with shaver point, tiled floor, downlighters, radiator towel rail.

FAMILY BATHROOM 2 Partly tiled walls, bath, WC, wash basin, cupboard with hot water tank, tiled floor.


BEDROOM 4 28'3" x 13'1" (8.6m x 4m). Oak purlins and beams, television aerial point, telephone point, downlighters, radiator.

BEDROOM 5 23'7" x 13'9" (7.2m x 4.2m). Oak purlins and beams, television aerial point, downlighters, radiator.

OUTSIDE The gravelled driveway and timber gates lead to a parking area in front of the double garage. A footpath takes you to the rear door. There is a further gravelled area to the left with decorative box hedging and flower beds leading to a seating area. Behind this is a substantial lawned area, with mature trees and shrubs, lined with a stone wall. This area is supplied with various water points to help with the maintenance.

DIRECTIONS From Oxford proceed south west on the A420. At the first roundabout bear left onto the A338 to Wantage, Continue through Frilford Heath and through the double set of traffic lights. On entering East Hanney turn left towards Steventon at the Italian restaurant. Take the second turn on the left into a gravelled driveway. Poundcroft House is found on the left. Postcode OX12 0HS.

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