Largo House, a grand former Vicarage in the heart of the historic village of Uffington, is an impressive Grade II listed property dating back to 1849, is now on the market for the first time in almost 20 years. Constructed of typical Oxfordshire squared and coursed chalk with limestone dressings, the main house features a Welsh slate roof and chalk and limestone stacks. The entrance boasts a plain limestone pointed arch over a 6-panelled door, while the windows are wood-mullioned and transomed with plain limestone architraves and segmental chalk arches of voussoirs. Thomas Hughes famously penned Tom Browns School Day’s at the house itself.
Inside, the ground floor features two principal reception rooms, a fully modernized kitchen, WC, boot room, utility room, pantry and wide hallways leading to a central feature staircase that leads to the first and second floor bedrooms and bathrooms. This magnificent 6-bedroom mansion is situated in the Vale of the White Horse, Oxfordshire and boasts many attractive features, including a converted coach house perfect for guests or additional living space.
The interior is spacious and elegant, with high ceilings and large windows that allow natural light to flood in. The beautiful lawns surrounding the property provide a tranquil and serene setting, perfect for relaxing and entertaining. A sweeping gravel driveway leads to ample parking for cars. The fully modernized kitchen features a top of the range appliances and a utility room, while side access through the boot room provides added convenience. From the property, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Vale of White Horse.
Entering via electric gates is a gravel tree-lined driveway that leads up to a large circular driveway capable of parking multiple cars. Largo comes into view in all its splendour and is surrounded by 360-degree lawns and borders. In addition to the main house is a converted coach house currently featuring stable doors opening up into a bar area. To the side is a separate gym space and additional grain store. The Coach House has ample opportunity for redevelopment into living quarters or an annexe should someone wish.
The pretty village of Uffington lies on the edge of the Vale of the White Horse, just north of the Berkshire Downs and has a number of historical connections. Overlooking the village is the chalk White Horse, which was cut into the hillside some 3,000 years ago. The village boasts its own museum, the Tom Brown’s School Museum – the author having been born in Uffington Vicarage – and the Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman also having lived in the village. Uffington has a majestic church regarded as the Cathedral of the Vale, a well-equipped village store with Post Office, a popular primary school and pre-school, together with a lovely traditional public house, village hall, community sports ground and a host of community organisations.
The village has good road links to Oxford (15 miles) and Swindon (11 miles) via the A420, with more local facilities and secondary schools available in the nearby market towns of Faringdon (6 miles) and Wantage (7 miles). Major rail links to London and the west are available from Swindon, Didcot and Oxford. The village is well positioned for a number of excellent independent schools such as St Hugh’s and Pinewood Prep schools, as well as Abingdon School, Our Ladies and St Helens & St Katharine’s, all of which are in Abingdon (15 miles).