Lucerne Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A remarkable detached house with a mooring on the River Cherwell, set within striking distance of Summertown.

Located within one of the seven roads of Summertown and arranged over three floors the property provides versatile accommodation. The house is entered from street level via the middle of the three floors into a welcoming entrance hall. There are wonderful reception spaces that interconnect via French doors affording the choice of open plan or individual spaces, and with a superb elevated view over the beautifully maintained gardens, with the river and meadows beyond. There is a spacious kitchen/breakfast room, with a utility off and an internal door to the garage. The top floor of the house is arranged as four spacious bedrooms with a family bathroom. There is also a good sized linen cupboard on the landing. The lower ground floor was a later conversion of a basement and affords another bedroom with en suite, a sitting room and useful garden store that is accessed from outside.

Most notable is the rear garden to the property that extends over 63 metres down to the River Cherwell. The garden has been beautifully maintained to provide a large lawn area with mature and well established borders to either side interspersed with a broad range of mature trees. Beyond the lawn is a greenhouse attached to a changing hut which in part is believed to date back over 100 years. In 1907 the road was divided into parcels of land for development there was a row of changing huts for the river garden which served the store owners and tradespeople of Oxford for swimming and recreation at weekends (beyond the reach of the University!). The existing structure is believed to be a replacement for the original. In more recent years a very smart pontoon with steps into the water has been created for the enjoyment of the occupants of No 17. To the front of the house is a private driveway with a garage.

Please note that in 1993 the house was subject to an insurance claim for subsidence which was successfully rectified. The lower section of the garden adjacent to the river is part of the designated Cherwell Flood Zone.

Oxford City Council. Tax Band G.

Lucerne Road is a quiet residential side road running adjacent to the banks of the River Cherwell. It is just a quarter of a mile from the parade of shops which include a Marks & Spencer's Food as well a multitude of cafes, restaurants, retail and leisure facilities. Summertown also benefits from excellent access to Oxford city and Oxford Parkway Station for access into London Marylebone. Many are drawn to North Oxford for the wealth of excellent schools including The Dragon, St Edwards School, Summerfield's and Lynams School. Lucerne Road also falls within the catchment of Cherwell School.

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John D Wood

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