£10,000.00 pcmStatus: Under Offer 6 bedrooms 4 bathroom enquire
The Firs is a handsome detached Victorian villa, originally built in 1893 as the Dower House to Headington Hall, built for William Morrell of the renowned Oxfordshire brewing family. The author Hope Mirrlees was a former resident of The Firs and both TS Eliot and Winston Churchill are reputed to have stayed at the house. The property is attractively set within mature and lovely private gardens approaching one acre in size. Family`s ownership for over 30 years. In that time, the property has been lovingly maintained and updated over the years to offer a very comfortable combination of charm, character and modern nvenience.
A floor plan is provided within these particulars showing the approximate size, layout and orientation of the rooms and the photographs illustrate the appeal of this exceptional home. Internally, the rooms have decorative cornicing, high ceilings, period fireplaces and sash windows whilst downstairs, the cellar rooms have been delightfully converted into a games/cinema room, snooker room, gym and bar, with a concealed entrance behind a secret door in the drawing room.
Gardens and Grounds
The gardens and grounds are private, surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery. The whole garden is wonderfully mature and attractively landscaped with lawned areas, terracing, walled courtyard area, vegetable garden, heated swimming pool and a Victorian glass house. The mature trees include a rare specimen Ginkgo tree and the orangery has a very old and very productive vine. The detached cottage (which is believed to be the original stables and coach house) has a separate access from the rear lane, whilst the house and garage are approached from the electrically gated main entrance to the front of the house
Approximate Gross Internal Area
511 sq m / 5500 sq ft
Detached Cottage = 62 sq m / 667 sq ft
Office / Garage = 39 sq m / 421 sq ft
Total = 653 sq m / 7029 sq ft
Entrance hall • drawing room • dining room • sitting room • study • orangery • kitchen/breakfast room
utility room • larder • cloakroom • master bedroom suite to include dressing room and en suite bath/shower room
guest bedroom suite • three further bedrooms • kitchen/potential bath/shower room
charmingly converted cellars to form games room • gym • snooker room and bar
Sitting room • kitchen/breakfast room • bedroom • bathroom
Detached garage/office building and ample parking • Victorian glass house • swimming pool
Private gardens and grounds approaching one acre
Headington Hill is a unique very discreet (yet remarkably convenient) location in Oxford city. With the historic Oxford city centre less than one mile distant and the Headington shops and hospitals less than half a mile away, this combination of convenience and seclusion is hard to find. The renowned Oxford schools including Magdalen School, Headington School, The Dragon School, St Edwards School, Oxford High School and Rye St Antony are all within easy reach and there is straightforward access to the A40, the Oxford ring road and the links to the M40 and the A34.