A spectacular ‘barn conversion’ style property with significant living space. Offering the benefits of open plan living with several additional reception rooms for privacy, this property is ideal for family life and entertaining.
The house is designed to enjoy the countryside and sunshine – all reception rooms are south facing with field views.
The heart of the home is the 1200 sq ft open plan living space with vaulted ceilings. The sitting room on the lower level opens onto a large terrace overlooking the fields, ideal for summer days and entertaining. For cooler days, there’s a wood burning stove.
Spanning the entire east wing of the house is the stunning kitchen, dining, living area. The custom fitted kitchen includes a 7 burner range oven and peninsular leading to the dining area, and on to the living area. An adjoining orangery opens on to a private terrace with views of the garden and fields. Finally, there’s a utility/boot room and W.C. off the kitchen.
This space has flagstone tiling throughout with underfloor heating, ensuring this space feels open and bright, yet cosy.
The west wing has a generous games room with access to the main terrace. This room would work equally well as an additional sitting room or guest room.
Completing the downstairs is an office, family bathroom and bedrooms 3 and 4, both generous doubles with fitted wardrobes.
The second floor hosts the triple aspect main suite with a dressing area, full height built-in wardrobes and contemporary shower room. Across the hallway is dual aspect bedroom 2, also has an en-suite shower, built-in wardrobes and desk.
The gardens are cleverly designed in ‘zones’. All living areas open onto the main terrace, beautifully laid to tile and with 180* views of the fields, where you can watch the seasons change. There are two additional terraces tucked away, ideal for privacy and quiet. The largest of the two lawned areas leads from the conservatory offering views over the house and fields, an additional lawned area on the west side of the house is ideal for children’s play equipment.
Alongside the house is a double garage and separate workshop, with driveway parking for 4 cars.
Mayroy House caught our eye for its unique design and wonderful views, it really had the wow factor. We love the open plan living space, it’s full of natural light with a calm feel and it flows really well. We feel connected to each other in the living areas, with enough space to retreat to for work or quiet time.
We love to entertain and have had up to 50 people here spread out around the house. The adults usually congregate on the terrace and in the sitting room, the smaller kids on the lawn and the teenagers in the games room. The terrace is our favourite spot outside, we have a view of the seasons changing throughout the year. Even during the day, as the sun moves across the terrace the outlook changes. It’s wonderful!
We love the views from our bedroom too, there are three different outlooks and they’re different every day. This morning we opened the curtains and saw sheep, sometimes it’s deer and the neighbouring crops change throughout the year. It’s such a lovely way to start the day.
The town centre is walking distance and there plenty going on. We have a Dickensian Christmas market which is quite magical, an annual literary festival and of course the twice weekly market. Wantage has lots of independent retailers, especially in The Arbery Arcade. The Vale & Downland Museum has a great café serving home-made cakes. Wildwood and The Bear hotel have lovely food. The Greyhound pub in Letcombe Regis is also a favourite of ours, it’s a lovely walk past the brook. Wantage Leisure Centre is great for classes, we use it a lot.
During lockdown we’ve been to the park just down the road every day. We used it a lot with our kids, now our Grandson too. Betjeman park in the town centre has some beautiful wildflower walks and reflects the literary nature of Wantage with poetry plaques and a performance area. We have so much countryside around we’re quite spoiled. The Ridgeway is 2 miles away for longer walks, and great for dog walking.
We do enjoy the theatre and often go to Oxford and Newbury for provincial shows, and a bit of shopping at the same time. Swindon and Reading are easy to reach from here too. We don’t go into London often as we have everything we need around us, however when we do go in we travel by train from Didcot Parkway which has fantastic links.
We’re moving due to our changing family needs, although not far away, this is a wonderful area to live in.
Mayroy House is on a country lane half a mile from Wantage town centre. Wantage Memorial Park is a 5 minute walk away, with a children’s play area, splash zone and tennis club in 17 acres of parkland.
Wantage is an attractive market town in the Vale of White Horse in South Oxfordshire. In addition to serving as a social and shopping hub for the surrounding villages, Wantage has a strong creative presence, hosting several art and culture events through the year.
In the heart of the town centre there are regular markets including a twice weekly farmers market, French and Italian markets and a Christmas Dickensian evening. Spanning out from the square there’s a wide range of shops, independent restaurants and cafes, cobbled streets and passages with pretty 17th and 18th century buildings.
Each summer, a month-long music and arts festival takes place in and around Wantage, featuring dozens of events. The Wantage literary festival in October pays homage to Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman, and has grown over the years to include literature, comedy, history, science and the arts.
The famous Uffington White Horse and ancient Ridgeway footpath are nearby, with spectacular views and walks. Letcombe Brook runs through Wantage and Grove, home to protected species it offers opportunities for paddling and discovery walks.
Wantage is situated within 20 miles of Oxford, Swindon and Newbury
There are excellent bus services to Oxford, running regularly throughout the day and late into the evening.
Didcot Parkway mainline train station is 9 miles away, with regular direct trains reaching London in 45 minutes.