Abingdon Road, Burcot, Oxfordshire, OX14


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Built in 2013 and designed by Sam Selencky of Selenckly Parsons this striking contemporary home incorporates the elements of water, light and wood set in a beautiful landscape. On entering via the wooden electric gates there is a courtyard lined with silver beech trees, parking for several cars and a detached garage. The property is accessed via a bridge across a weir with water cascading into the basement well which feeds light into the lower ground floor accommodation. The sympathetic use of iroko wood referencing marine design with separate white planes of the facades which gives the property a subtlety in its landscape. The property is arranged over three floors and although there is separate reception space, the ground floor incorporates the use of glass to zone areas and of particular note is the bespoke kitchen dining room. Fully sliding doors allow a feeling of continuation and extension of the living space onto the terrace and enhances the un-interrupted views onto the lawn to the river and beyond. The accommodation measuring approximately 5000 square feet incorporates five stylish bedrooms, luxurious ensuite bathrooms, and flexible living space with ample reception rooms, study, utility, store room and wine cellar, cloakroom and essential plant room. The deceptively spacious master suite on the second floor completes this fabulous home again empathising the clean lines, stylish ensuite with raised Jacuzzi bath and steam shower room, store room, secluded roof terrace and far reaching views over surrounding South Oxfordshire countryside.


Burcot is a small hamlet beside the River Thames which benefits from a public house and restaurant. Surrounding the hamlet is delightful countryside with a number of footpaths and bridleways including the Thames Path and nearby are a number of lakes supporting sailing and water sports and the renowned Wittenham Clumps. Burcot is between the villages of Clifton Hampden and Dorchester which offer village schools, shops, churches, public houses and restaurants. The City of Oxford, Abingdon and Wallingford are all within approximately 8 miles offering a greater selection of educational, shopping and leisure facilities. In particular there are a number of very well regarded fee paying schools in Oxford and Abingdon and The European School in Culham.


Intentionally the lime stone terrace wraps around the kitchen and dining room and incorporates a linear water feature influencing its symbiosis with the river Isis or the Thames as it is commonly referred to. Adjacent to the water feature is a sumptuous heated swimming pool. There is a beautiful landscaped garden which is mainly laid to lawn and flanked with mature trees and shrubs. Situated at the lower end of the garden is the summerhouse mirroring the vernacular design of the main house. The summerhouse which can be used for additional overnight guest accommodation has shower facilities and sun terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining by the river. Finally, situated on the banks of the river is a jetty with private mooring, water and power for the essential river launch.

Additional Information

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council

Services: The property has been designed to reduce its carbon foot print with lower energy costs by having a full integrated heat recovery and ventilation system, as well as a biomass boiler and gas boiler, photo-voltaic solar panels on the roof which feed in the national grid. There is underfloor heating throughout the house and other services include mains water and electricity.

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