Little Haseley Road, Great Haseley


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  • Bedrooms: 5
SITUATION The location of Keeper's Cottage is second to none. Great Haseley is known locally as one of the most 'picture postcard perfect' villages in south Oxfordshire. Lined with perfectly preserved period property, the village is now also home to a fantastic French Fine Dining Restaurant 'La Table d'Alix'. Just down the lane is Little Haseley, a hamlet which has some stunning traditional country houses nestled around quiet corners. Despite this 'lost in time' feel, Keeper's Cottage is incredibly well connected - just 5 minutes drive from junction 7 of the M40 and 15 minutes drive from Haddenham and Thame parkway which will take you direct into Marylebone in just over half an hour. Oxford, with it's 'dreaming spires' and wide range of public schools is a 20 minute drive away, and the larger village of Great Milton next door has a popular local primary - along with Raymond Blanc's two Michelin starred 'Le Manoir Aux Quat Saisons' for those special occasions. It's no exaggeration to say that Keepers Cottage is a once in a lifetime home - character, style, space, location and staggering views in a well connected and beautiful part of the world.

INTRODUCTION There are some houses that 'stand out' as being just that bit special. Keeper's Cottage is one of those. Sitting on a quiet lane between two of the most beautiful villages in South Oxfordshire, the property's location is rivalled only by the sensational space and stylish interiors of the house itself. Recently built but in keeping with its countryside setting, it's no exaggeration to say that this house stops you in your tracks. And that's just the first impressions. It's actually at the rear of the property where the magic truly happens, with cathedral like glass facades, a balcony and views over open fields and the beautiful countryside beyond.

THE PROPERTY Keeper's Cottage has the appearance of a traditional, stone built, period property, totally in keeping with the 200 year old farmhouses and cottages in the local village. In actual fact, this house wasn't built very long ago but the quality of the design and craftsmanship ensures it sits comfortably in its picturesque surroundings. Privately placed just on the edge of Great Haseley, first impressions really are stunning. When the wisteria has finishing flowering, roses wind themselves around the door and the delphiniums and geraniums compete for space along the dry stone wall. The soft, light honey coloured stone of the exterior is complemented by painted wooden windows and an aged timber porch over the front door. It's the countryside dream. And then, as if it couldn't get any better, you step inside....

INTERIOR The front door leads you into a generous entrance hall, currently furnished with a baby grand piano. It's here you start to see the wonderful timber construction of the house. To the right of the door is a dining room area (with hidden bar) and a ground floor dual aspect double bedroom with ensuite. To the left is what is known as the 'drawing room' but that title hardly does it justice. A sensational triple height, light, oak framed space which has the feel of a barn conversation but with contemporary floor to ceiling glass windows overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. A feature fireplace with a woodburning stove orients the room towards this wonderful view which takes in the sunset over the cornfields.

The rear of the property also offers an additional cosy living room with a woodburner, which flows into the stylish kitchen/breakfast room. Floor to ceiling windows wrap themselves all around this space and two bi-folding doors open out onto the patio for that 'inside-outside' feel on warm sunny days. The kitchen itself is bespoke walnut with high end fittings and the sizeable utility room and pantry neatly tuck themselves away behind closed doors.

Upstairs, the spectacular space continues, with an open plan study area overlooking the drawing room and its wonderful windows. A 'home office with a with a view' indeed! This area is fitted with more bespoke walnut furniture with wonderfully generous space for two busy home-workersand has space for two work stations. There are two good sized double bedrooms, one with an ensuite, a single bedroom and an additional bathroom. Then we come to the master suite, with its vaulted ceiling, fitted wardrobes, dressing room and floor to ceiling, dual aspect windows which open out onto the oak and glass balcony, again, overlooking the open countryside. The ensuite is also something very special with a vast bath raised on a platform and more vast windows, flooding the room with light. There is a cinema room is in the eaves, along with the plant room and ample storage.

As well as its beautiful architecture, the house includes extensive ultra-modern equipment, including outstanding video and audio systems and CCTV.

Outside, a double garage sits on the private driveway leading off the single track lane. The garden is stunning. Immaculately lawned but with creative flower borders in keeping with the country cottage style. There is also a productive veg patch, a solar powered potting shed and lean-to greenhouse for those keen on every aspect of the 'good life'. With no immediate neighbours and just the fields and birds overlooking your garden, this would be a truly wonderful space to enjoy. Of particular delight is the westerly views across open fields at the rear of the property providing the most stunning sunsets all year round. The view towards the Chilterns from the front of the property is also a delight.

Keeper's Cottage provides versatile living space and is ideal for both family living and entertaining. It is a beautiful home that would suit professionals, upsizers, downsizers and weekenders alike.

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Morgan & Associates

Haseley Road, Little Milton, Oxford

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