Offers in excess of £650,000
Newman Lodge, Lawn Upton Close, Oxford
Newman Lodge, we believe, may have originally been a Carriage House to the main Lawn Upton House. Built in
circa 1846 by Charles Crawley, and close associations with John Henry Newman ( later Cardinal Newman ) and with the Oxford Movement it has a rich history. Later it was used as chapel and following this as the Reading Rooms to the former Lawn Upton school. Some 4 years ago, the former Lawn Upton House, chapel and other adjoining buildings were converted into a quality residence some 4 years ago by Vanderbilt Homes, a respected company specialising in quality and bespoke properties and renowned for its trusted brands and quality products.
Accommodation - 'Newman Lodge' blends traditional features such as the quaint bell-tower and high vaulted ceilings with modern innovative features and quality fixtures and fittings. The accommodation spans two floors with a bright, stylish and spacious open-plan ground floor. The second floor has three bedrooms, a shower room and en-suite bathroom. There is a stunning large openplan kitchen and dining room, utility room, cloakroom and a bright spacious double aspect sitting room. There are high skirting boards, mainly chrome power sockets and plugs, Nest thermostat controls for central heating, a concealed fire-curtain is located between the dining and kitchen areas. The overall floor space is around 1,323 sq feet ( 123 sq meters). The property would be an ideal purchase for a young family, or a professional couple/individual who would fully appreciate the uniqueness of this quality development.
The property is accessed via tall glazed French doors to the kitchen. Access via French doors is also available via the dining room and sitting room. The sitting room measuring approximately 178 x 13 is a pleasant double aspect room offering a lovely aspect over the front courtyard. Large double internal glazed doors lead to the dining area. The glazed doors offer a choice of complete open-plan living (ideal for entertaining) or more private living. The dining area again offers high ceilings with tall
French doors to the front courtyard area and open-plan to the kitchen makes this an exceptionally bright and airy room with a real feeling of space. There is ceramic flooring which flows into the kitchen. Stairs with a painted (white) oak hand rail leads to the first floor. An under stairs recess is currently used as study-nook. The extremely well fitted modern kitchen features a quality range of Lanzet hand-painted soft close oak units (two colours) at eye and base level, drawers with soft close
mechanisms and granite work surfaces (two colours) with upstands. Occupying the centre of the kitchen, is an island with a Belfast sink, granite work surfaces, breakfast bar, with cupboards under and an integrated Zanussi dishwasher. Other appliances include a Siemens five ring gas hob, a Siemens fan-assisted oven and an integrated fridge and separate freezer. There is ceramic flooring that matches the dining area flooring and tall French doors that lead to the front courtyard area. There is spotlighting and concealed unit lighting. Located off the kitchen is a utility room which host a range of units, including a full length storage unit, drawers, granite work-surfaces Zanussi integrated washer dryer and sink unit. There a wall mounted cupboard which houses the gas fired boiler. A bricked-up door which originally lead to the private rear garden could be re-instated subject to obtaining appropriate planning consent. From the utility room is located the cloakroom with w.c, washbasin tiled splash backs, mirrors and window.
The first floor landing has two windows to the rear, grey panelled doors with chrome handles to all bedrooms and the shower room. Bedroom 1 is an imposing room of good proportions with a lovely high vaulted ceiling, Velux window and small window, a range of built-in mirror fronted doors wardrobes with hanging space and shelving. The en suite bathroom is located off the master bedroom and comprises of a three piece suite comprising a wash basin, WC and bath with wall mounted tap controls an over bath rainforest shower, heated towel rail, wall mounted mirrored cabinet and storage unit to the basin. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both double aspect rooms, retaining lovely high vaulted ceilings and Velux windows. The shower room which is located off the landing comprises an enclosed corner tiled shower cubicle, wash basin with full height mirror, heated towel rail and tiling to wall and floor. Newman Lodge is equipped with Nest Sensors for Smart Heating, Wi-Fi Security
Cameras and a Wireless Burglar Alarm
Outside - The approach to Lawn Upton Close is stunning. A private driveway, accessed by wrought iron gates is mainly laid to shingle, with a sprinkling of trees brings you
Newman Lodge where it is difficult not appreciate the grandiose nature of the architecture and aesthetics of the properties. The shingle driveway leads to the parking area where there are two generous parking spaces belonging to the property. There is also a communal bicycle parking area and communal bin storage
area and a number of communal garden areas which are well tended and regularly maintained. The front courtyard is approached via a timber five bar single gate. The court yard is a paved area with Indian sandstone with access being offered to neighbouring properties. The present owners have erected a partition of tubs and trellising which considerably enhances the privacy of this area. These items will remain at the property. From the front courtyard there is gated access to the rear garden (actually positioned to the side. ) The rear garden has been carefully landscaped by the present owners and is laid principally to lawn with a shingle path interspersed with reclaimed sleepers leading to a rear area of decking and covered BBQ area. There is an outside tap and outside power. The garden is ideal for entertaining and is fully enclosed with fencing and a stone brick wall. There is a small side garden area, laid to lawn with a lime tree and some ceanothus rose bushes. To the rear of the property is a shingle path running the entire length providing a most useful store area. There is beech hedging and a Robinia tree and two storage sheds. Both the Lime and Robinia Tree have tree-preservation-orders attached to them.
Location - Oxfordshire is a county in South East England bordering on Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire,Wiltshire and Gloucestershire. The county has major education and tourist industries and is noted for the concentration of performance motorsport companies and facilities.The University of Oxford is a world
famous educational institution and one of the top two Universities in the United Kingdom. Littlemore is a thriving village, of important historic character
and because of this was designated a conservation area in 1995. Littlemore is located approximately 1 mile distant to Sandford On Thames, (a beautiful village steeped in beautiful architecture) and the River Thames. Being close to the ring road, easy access is offered into central Oxford (approx 2.5 miles), The M40 (approx 10 miles), London Heathrow (45 miles). There are local schools: The Emmanuel Christian Independent School, John Newman (Academy years 1 to 6) St John Fisher Catholic Primary School and The Oxford Academy School. Littlemore is extremely well served with local shops and restaurants, numerous mini markets all of which cater for a families day-to-day needs.
- A Beautiful Former Chapel
- Highly Select Private Development
- Fully Renovated 4 Years Ago
- Pinnacle Of Traditional Building Methods With Stylish Fixtures and Fittings
- Sought-After And Tranquil Location
- Bright and Light Open-Plan Kitchen and Dining Area
- Double Aspect Sitting Room
- Three Bedrooms With High Vaulted Ceilings
- Ensuite Bathroom And Shower Room
- Professionally Landscaped Gardens