The Baulk is a classic country house built around 1870 in Oxfordshire, originally as a folly. Constructed of attractive brick and flint, later additions were made in sympathy with the period.

With ample space for formal entertaining, and well positioned near Goring and Pangbourne, the property has many period features of note, including beautiful exposed beam work, charming internal windows and open fireplaces.

The drawing room has wonderful vaulted ceilings, large windows and a door to the terrace, as has the kitchen/breakfast room which has an Aga. On the first floor is a galleried landing, while the master bedroom suite has unrivalled views out over the gardens and the countryside beyond; there are six further bedrooms and family bathrooms.

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Outside, the principal lawn lies to the south, while a beautiful stone terrace is an ideal outdoor space for dining, and leads down to the swimming pool. A landscaped knot garden lies to one side, and the orchard to the other while a timber barn could serve as an office or ancillary accommodation. A gate leads to 400 acres of woodland and country walks on the Harwick Estate.

The Baulk is located on Goring Heath, a pretty hamlet between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. Wallingford is just nine miles, and offers a fine range of shops and a Waitrose, while Henley-on-Thames is equidistant.

The guide price is £3.5m. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0118 984 5757 or visit www.struttandparker.com.

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