Oriel House is a beautifully designed property in warm red brick with stone detailing, and is a perfect example of the Sweetcroft difference: the latest construction methods, rigorous quality control at every stage and green technology, sustainability and low running costs at their heart.
Constructed and insulated to comfortably meet the latest standards in order to gain an A raying for energy efficiency. We have achieved this stringent new level – over 30% higher than previously – with a considerable uprating in specifications. We are proud to have been commended for our commitment to sustainability and exceptional insulation attainments, which have consistently achieved a 40% advantage over required levels in our recent developments.
This is also, of course, a fantastic property to live in, with a spacious kitchen/living area, separate drawing room and home office. Upstairs the principal suite has a luxurious bathroom with free-standing bath, and a stylish, fully fitted dressing room. There are two further ensuites.
Oxford’s western edge lies in a loop of the River Thames, with the landscape rising quickly up out of the valley. Near the top sits Yarnells Hill, Oriel House enjoys a large plot within an elevated position looking east, the far reaching views over Raleigh Park and The Dip of Happiness conclude with Oxfords stunning skyline and the dreaming spires.
This is the perfect location for both the commute and for leisure. It is close to Oxford city and the stations in the city centre or at Oxford Parkway, just a few minutes drive round the ring road. The beautiful rolling countryside of Oxfordshire is on the doorstep: sailing at Farmoor, boating on the Thames as it meanders through the quiet Upper Thames Valley or exploring the ancient Ridgeway, England’s Oldest road, on its east-west journey over the North Wessex Downs.
The local centre at Botley has recently been redeveloped and provides a good range of shops: there are delicatessens and supermarkets including a Waitrose, and surrounding villages offer some high quality dining pubs.