The house is surrounded on all sides by its own gardens and park, just outside, yet secluded from, the thriving and historic market town of Faringdon and on the doorstep of the Cotswolds. The views from its two main fronts offer a delightful contrast; from the entrance front in a southerly direction it is relatively intimate, looking across its own lawns to Faringdon church. As a complete contrast, to the north and west the ground drops away, providing a spectacular outlook across its own parkland and the valley of the upper Thames with, in the distance, the edge of the Cotswold hills. One of three approaches to the house is down the Carriage Drive, entering the park between a pair of gate lodges situated a short distance outside the town of Faringdon on the Lechlade road (A417), with further approaches from the East Drive and the Main Drive which gives direct access to the town of Faringdon. Nearby independent schools include Ferndale Preparatory School in Faringdon, St Hugh’s at Carswell, Cothill and Pinewood. It is less than 25 miles to the City of Oxford, where, as well as its University, there is a range of well-known schools, including The Dragon, Summerfields and St Edwards, Headington, Oxford High School and Magdalen College School. Other schools that are within reasonable proximity include Radley, Marlborough, Cheltenham and Downe House. The A420 connects the M4 to the South at Swindon (junction 15) and the M40 to the north near Oxford (junction 9). There are main line railway stations at Swindon, Didcot and Oxford.