Dawber House, Long Whittenham
4,163 sq ft (386.7 sq m)
High Street, Long Wittenham,
Oxfordshire, OX14 4QQ
An exceptional village house in a private position, set within 4 acres of beautiful gardens, including 390ft of River Thames frontage
4 bath/shower rooms
4 reception rooms
Mains water, electricity and drainage
Mains gas central heating
Gas fired Aga
Gigaclear fibre broadband
There is the potential to build garages, subject to the necessary consents which were previously approved but have now expired. Additionally, the owners have explored the pre planning possibility of building an external studio/office space to be built into the banks of the garden overlooking the meadow. This was favourably received but would be subject to a full planning application.
The AreaLong Wittenham
Long Wittenham is one of South Oxfordshire’s most highly regarded and sought after villages. An attractive village with many period and thatched properties, there is a real sense of community. This is very much a village which retains the best qualities of traditional village life. Perched on the banks of the River Thames, the Plough pub is within walking distance from Dawber House and there is also an excellent Indian restaurant, The Vine & Spice located on the High Street.
Commuting to London or Oxford couldn’t be easier. Long Wittenham is exceptionally well placed, with Didcot Parkway Station less than 4 miles away and trains to London Paddington from 37 minutes. A cycle path runs directly from Long Wittenham to Didcot.
Long Wittenham is equidistant from the two Thameside market towns of Abingdon and Wallingford, with their desirable settings and attractive architecture – both offer market town living at its finest. Oxford itself is less than 10 miles away.
Bordered by the rolling Chilterns on one side and the magnificent Berkshire Downs on the other, the surrounding countryside is idyllic with inexhaustible options for lovers of the outdoors, with the highlight being the neighbouring Wittenham Clumps.
There is a wide and excellent choice of both state and private schools, including a Primary School within Long Wittenham.
Dawber House, Long WhittenhamAbout this home
Dawber House is an enchanting Grade II listed Arts & Crafts house built in 1911 by renowned architect Sir Edward Guy Dawber, for himself, as a country retreat overlooking the River Thames. Whilst located within the village of Long Wittenham, Dawber House is completely private and tucked away.
A superb family house, with excellent accommodation, Dawber House is awash with period features that capture the essence and beauty of the Arts & Crafts movement. The Sitting Room features a stunning concave ceiling complete with ornate plaster cornicing and a magnificent Cotswold stone fireplace. The wood panelled ceiling in the Dining Room is equally impressive and again, this room features a beautiful stone fireplace. The master bedroom is another highlight and includes a vaulted ceiling and attractive feature window, complete with a stained glass insert, which frames a wonderful view of the gardens below.
The main elevation of the house is positioned to take in the views of the formal gardens, which sit on a plateau above the meadow below and look out to the river beyond. The stone built Gazebo with glazed tile roof is located within the formal gardens to receive the morning sun, whilst the Loggia, which leads from the drawing room is perfectly placed for evening sunlight.
The beautifully planted gardens at Dawber House are magical and there is a sense of being in an enchanted world which provides an oasis for wildlife. The river frontage measures over 390ft in length and there is a cleverly cut channel which leads from the river and meanders through the meadow to a boat mooring where a kingfisher can regularly be spotted.
At the front of the property there is fabulous lych-gate style entrance opening on to a path to the front door, which is complete with the original ornate cast iron doorbell. There is a useful kitchen garden with green house and various outbuildings, including log store, garden stores and three further storage rooms which are fully insulated. Parking is accessed via electric gates. Additionally, there is a large wine cellar.
Dawber House is surely one of the best village houses on the River Thames.
4,163 sq ft (386.7 sq m)