Hot property: five homes for sale in Oxfordshire

House, Blewbury, £7.5m

Where In the village of Blewbury, about 6 miles from the market town of Wallingford. Didcot Parkway station is 4 miles away and trains to Paddington take 39 minutes.

What A 7,577 sq ft seven bedroom Grade II listed house with a library, cinema room and a master suite with its own staircase. Outside are stables, converted barns, greenhouses, and a separate three-bedroom cabin. The 9-acre grounds include gardens, a swimming pool, and a tennis court.

Why The property was renovated by the current owners and in 2009-10 it won a Riba Ibstock Downland Award and was a finalist for the Grand Designs Awards and the Riba South Conservation Award.

Who Frank Knight/Savills

A tree laden driveway leads to a large country house.

House, Wheatley, £1.95m

Where On the high street in the village of Wheatley, 5 miles east of Oxford. It takes 20 minutes to get to Oxford Station for trains to London Paddington, and 35 minutes to Heathrow Airport.

What A Grade II listed country house with nine bedrooms, five bathrooms, library and reception rooms with high ceilings and fireplaces. The 1.4 acres of grounds include a tennis court, formal gardens, an ornamental pond, a vegetable garden, and a vegetable garden.

Why Its rich history: Although the house in its current form is believed to have been built in the 16th century, its foundations are believed to date back to a 10th-century mansion owned by King Eadwig.

Who John D Wood and company

The interior of an attic with a large hall.  Its most prominent feature is a winding staircase.

Penthouse, Wantage, £995,000

Where In East Hanney, a town near the market town of Wantage. The center of Oxford is about a 30-minute drive away; Heathrow is just over an hour away.

What A three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment that measures 3,305 square feet. An 18th century staircase leads to a mezzanine with a private roof terrace.

Why The apartment is part of a former Grade II listed silk factory, built in 1820, and overlooks the factory garden and a stream. Their conversion into housing was highly praised for its sustainability at the 2009 Riba Dowland Award.

Who savills

A modern house with four floors and a distinct wooden arch.  Underneath is a lounging space with modern furniture.

House, Boars Hill, Oxford, £3.5m

Where In Boars Hill, a hamlet 3 miles southwest of Oxford. It’s a 10-minute drive from Oxford Station, which has 50-minute trains to London Paddington. Heathrow Airport is a 50-70 minute drive, depending on traffic.

What A contemporary eight-bedroom, seven-bathroom home with 5,400 square feet of living space on four stories. It features a rooftop terrace, an indoor pool with a lap machine and retractable floor, a fitness center, an outdoor climbing wall, electric gates, and parking for five cars.

Why In its elevated position outside the city, Boars Hill has country walks and views of Oxford’s famous ‘dreaming spires’.

Who frank knight

The facade of a three-story house just off a street.  Parked out front are two cars.

House, Oxford, £2.85m

Where On St John Street in the center of Oxford, a 10-minute walk from the train station.

What A renovated Regency-style townhouse with five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a walled garden courtyard. Two of its bedrooms are located in a separate annex. The property retains period elements such as the sash windows.

Why Its vibrant location: The Ashmolean Museum is just around the corner, while the bustling Jericho neighborhood, popular for its boutiques and restaurants, is a 10-minute walk away.

Who savills

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