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An ideal rural retreat

Barcote Tower - available summer 2014

We are delighted to be marketing a truly amazing property within Barcote Manor House, near Faringdon.

The property is part of a Grade II listed Victorian Manor, accessed through grand stone and iron gates and up a tree-lined driveway. The Manor House has a fascinating history, having been built for Lady Theodora Guest, a daughter of the Duke of Westminster, in 1876 and used as a hunting lodge. The property was then sold to William West, director of Great Western Railway, in the 1880s before becoming an international boarding school in the 1960s. In 1996 the main house was converted into four houses, and the stables and coach houses were converted to a further 8 houses. Barcote Tower, is one of the four houses in the Manor House.

Private garden

The 4 double bedroom house, which forms the Tower part of the Manor, is currently being renovated and will be available in August this year. The rooms are all well proportioned, offering generous accommodation over three floors. The wonderful kitchen/breakfast room opens out to the light living space which has triple aspect overlooking the garden. Both the main bathroom and the en-suite bathroom will be newly installed and there is also a cloak room. An impressive drawing room with an attractive fireplace hides a real feature: a secret passageway that opens to a winding staircase in the Tower, leading up to the first floor.

The secret staircase
The large lower ground floor (with utility area) has been used in the past as a gym, store room and wine cellar and the house comes with 2 garages and plenty of parking. As well as having a private garden, tenants would have use of the incredible 20 acres of superb parkland.

This is a really special opportunity to rent an exclusive property which is one of only 12 on the Barcote Park estate. The location is ideal for those who need easy access to Oxford, Abingdon, Witney or Swindon as it is set back half a mile from the A420. If you’re looking for that perfect secluded country property away from London then this could be ideal as Didcot Parkway is around a 30 minute drive away.

Equally, the home would suit a family as there is acres of outside space right on your doorstep and there are great schools nearby. St Hugh’s School is a stone’s throw away and Buckland Primary School is just a couple of miles down the road, while Chandlings, Cothill Preparatory School and The Manor Preparatory School are all close by as well.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to live in this fantastic home. Call Paul Thomas on 01993 700150 for full details or to arrange a viewing.