Date: February 2016

New on the market

Ditchley Gate, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

10 individually designed 4 & 5-bedroom homes offering a distinctive architectural style in a most attractive setting on the edge of a tranquil Country Estate - prices from £775,000 - £1.075 million

New home buyers increasingly want individuality, and at Ditchley Gate in Charlbury, Oxfordshire, owners purchasing off-plan not only get a home built to an individual design and an extremely high specification, but also the opportunity to become their own interior designer to complete the look to their exact requirement.

The properties
Design, space and finish are the tenets of homes built by boutique developer, H Willis Ltd.  Each of these ten new homes is built with a generous sense of scale, the philosophy being to design a home that ensures enough space, and in some cases at Ditchley Gate this extends to over to 3,000 sq ft, to live life well and comfortably.

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One of the 10 individually designed homes at Ditchley Gate, Charlbury, Oxfordshire

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The standard of the interiors that can be expected from H Willis Ltd, the developer

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Ditchley Gate - typical floor plan Ditchley Gate site plan    

Set in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, but with excellent connections to London, each four or five bedroom house offers a range of accommodation that includes a kitchen/family/dining room, utility room, study and sitting room, master bedroom en suite, and either three or four further bedrooms, a single or double garage and a private garden.

The developer
“I only build houses I would be happy to live in myself”, says Henry Willis who has been developing small, exclusive developments for over 15 years in West Oxfordshire.  His developments are designed to create a close community in their own right, yet none of the locations consist of more than ten houses, ensuring a level of exclusivity and privacy for buyers.

H Willis Ltd develops family homes of the highest quality, attention to detail is critical, where the best of old and new are carefully blended: from contemporary bi-fold doors made from maintenance-free powder-coated aluminium, to traditional solid wood doors and bespoke staircases made from weathered oak.

All H Willis Ltd houses are covered by the 10-year NHBC warranty.

Tailor-designed interiors, off-plan
Henry Willis encourages buyers to work with him off-plan to ensure that the interior of their new home is as perfect and individual as possible.  Working with a range of leading suppliers, buyers can choose their own kitchens, doors, handles, flooring, fixtures and fittings, and interior décor.

Early sales success
Launched at the start of 2016, 70% of the development has been reserved during January, and the early release of the ‘flagship’ houses, namely Plots 4, 9 & 10 has progressed 8 weeks ahead of schedule - with prices starting at £995,000 for the houses of over 3,000 sq ft.

Close to the ancient forest of Wychwood in the heart of the Cotswolds, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this small yet thriving Cotswold town is situated in the Evenlode Valley.  Known for its sense of community, Charlbury offers a wide range of local amenities, activities, events and festivals, as well as pubs such as the newly refurbished gastro pub, The Bull.  Historic Cornbury Park is on the edge of the town and peaceful country walks can be enjoyed nearby.  Local facilities also include a thriving primary school, active churches, a library, medical, dental and veterinary practices and a good mix of shops, including a small supermarket.  Chipping Norton and Witney are the nearest towns for secondary schools, leisure facilities and high street shopping.

For those commuting daily or weekly, Charlbury station offers a good service to London, Oxford, Worcester and Great Malvern.  School buses serve children studying in Oxford, and road travel is made easy with good access to the M40.  Charlbury has town status and with its beautiful Cotswolds landscape setting and first class connections is a magnet for both families and for the retired alike.

For further information, go to or contact Butler Sherborn Oxford on 01865 510000.

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Note to editors

  • Cotswolds and Oxfordshire property specialist Butler Sherborn has offices in Burford, Cirencester (head office), Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Wantage.  The Cotswolds is located in the heart of England and includes the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  The region is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales.
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Issued by:

Sue Hitchcock / Jeremy Clarke

LawsonClarke PR
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