garden room. The garden is lawned with surrounding beds and borders containing an array of “cottage” and specimen plants and shrubs. There is also a number of special trees including Gingko, crab apple, gledisha, shaped yew (taxus baccata) and a pineapple tree (cytisus batandieri).
An attractive brick and flint wall extends across the rear boundary and there is a paved terrace in a strategic position. A garden shed is located in the rear corner. A feature of the garden is its elevated and private setting with far-reaching southerly views over Whitchurch village.
The property is available through Warmingham for a guide price of £695,000. For more details, call (01491) 874144.
Believed to date back to the 19th century, the Old Lodge is a former Victorian lodge house that has been sympathetically extended over the years to provide a spacious family house. The flexible living space is arranged over two floors with a stylish kitchen/breakfast room at the heart, benefiting from large, fitted cupboards, modern spotlighting, hard wood flooring and doors opening on to the terrace. The formal drawing room has large windows and high ceilings with a central open fireplace, and leads through to the study and sitting room. To the other side of the house lie the informal family room, a second study and utility/laundry areas. There are two staircases to the first floor. The principal staircase rises from the main reception hall and leads to the master bedroom suite with walk-in wardrobes, fitted cupboards and an ensuite bathroom. There are three further bedrooms off this landing, one with an adjoining shower room, and a family bathroom. The second staircase gives access to the fifth bedroom and shower room, ideal as guest or staff accommodation.
The Old Lodge is situated in the highly desirable South Oxfordshire countryside of Whitchurch Hill, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.