Broad Street, Uffington, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
An elegant and impressive former vicarage built in the mid 19th century in the Victorian Gothic style and set in the heart of the village conservation area with far reaching views towards the White Horse Hill.

Largo House is a fine Grade II listed village mansion house believed to have been built by the prominent architect George Street in 1849. Built from local chalk stone and limestone detail under a pitched grey slate roof the property offers a wealth of period features blended well with some contemporary comforts. There is much of architectural merit to the house also with sash windows, exposed floor boards, panelled internal doors, well proportioned principal rooms with high ceilings, oriel window, stone carved gargoyles, finials and castellated parapets. The property sits centrally in mature gardens set down a carriage driveway well back from the street scene. Indeed Largo House's position is very discreet enjoying privacy for such a central position in the village.

The accommodation is both spacious and elegant over three floors with a wonderful balance of accommodation. The entrance hall leads to three principal reception rooms. The drawing room has an open fire and detailed. The dining room also has an open fire and stripped wooden flooring. The kitchen family room has been completely modernised to afford sociable and dynamic space for cooking and entertaining. There is also a separate utility room and boot room.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a study. The main bedroom has a walk through dressing room and an en suite bathroom. Off the study is castellated balcony with views to the south with The Wessex Downs on the horizon. On the top floor, and set within eaves are three more bedrooms, and a bathroom. There is also a converted coach house for guests, a studio or ancillary accommodation.

The house sits centrally within mature and generous gardens that wrap around its perimeter. Approaching the house along its gravel driveway, its impressive façade comes into view with lush lawns and well stocked borders either side. The house has a fabulous presence within private surroundings and is an iconic building within a close knit community perfectly situated for a bucolic style of life.

It is worthy of note that Thomas Hughes famously penned Tom Browns School Day's at the house during his tenure.

Uffington is a scenic village located on the edge of the North Wessex downs renowned for its rich history and natural beauty. Dominated by the iconic White Horse Hill, an ancient chalk carving dating back to the bronze age, the village is small but well provided for with a local shop, the Fox and Hounds pub, a primary school, church, museum and a thriving community. The Downs are located to the south with the historic Ridgeway providing the gateway to some stunning rolling countryside weaved with byways, bridleways and footpaths. Locally, there are several livery yards within the close network of villages and hamlets that make up this part of the vale. The nearby towns of Faringdon and Wantage are nearby for a wider range of amenities, and London can be accessed via Didcot Parkway or Swindon. There is a wealth of good schooling in the area with St Hugh's within 15 minutes, and Cokethorpe and Pinewood also in easy reach.

01865 708646

John D Wood

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