The Hill, Aynho, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17

£765,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
This beautiful Grade II Listed thatched cottage offers a wealth of character features and has been extended and reworked by the current owners.

The property offers an entrance hall with exposed stone wall and floor, space for coats, stairs rising to the first floor and a cloakroom fitted with a white suite. There are three lovely reception rooms all of which are full of character and each offer a fireplace with a wood burning stove, beamed ceilings and stone or oak floors. The kitchen/dining/garden room is a recent stone, oak and glass addition and is situated at the back of the house overlooking the garden. There are ample base and wall units, plate racks and drawers, a double deep glazed sink, modern double Aga, built in dishwasher, central island unit and space for fridge/freezer. There is a utility room with Quarry tiled floor, a deep glazed sink, ample cupboards, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a stable door providing access to the garden.

On the first floor there is a master bedroom with built in wardrobes and an ensuite wet room comprising shower and wash basin, second bedroom with built in wardrobe and a family bathroom fitted with a white suite comprising panel bath, wall mounted wash basin, wc and linen cupboard. Stairs rise to two attic bedrooms, one of which has lovely A frame beams.

A second staircase gives access to another bedroom and a large family bathroom comprising roll top claw and ball bath with shower over, wash basin, high flush wc with pull chain and ample storage cupboards. A steep wooden staircase gives access to a further attic room with exposed A frame beams.

Situation

Aynho is conveniently situated south east of Banbury on the B4100 with easy access to junction 10 on the M40 (a 4 minute drive) and Bicester Village station offering a commuter 45 minute service to London. It lies on the edge of the Cotswolds with Blenheim Palace, Chipping Norton and Soho Farmhouse all a short drive away. Nearby Banbury and Bicester have a comprehensive range of facilities.

It is a pretty stone built village dating back to mediaeval times and is often referred to as the Apricot Village as there is a long tradition of cultivating apricot trees against cottage walls. It benefits from the beautiful Aynhoe Park a venue for celebrity weddings and also for the Aynho Summer Fair. There are proud village traditions, in particular the May Queen celebration.

Aynho has a strong community spirit with a village hall offering many clubs and activities including guided weekly walks, a monthly village newsheet delivered to all residents and a well maintained website. There are 2 children's playgrounds and a 7 acre recreation field which has a tennis court, running track and hosts football and cricket matches. The Cartwright Hotel offers good quality food, accommodation and function rooms.

Nearby Charlton has a Church of England primary school rated good by Ofsted. Local secondary schools include The Warriner at Bloxham as well as independent schools -Tudor Hall School (for girls) and the co-educational Bloxham School.

Outside

The mature, family friendly garden is mainly laid to lawn with a paved seating area. Mature trees include apple, quince and silver birch. There is a small pond, two stone outbuildings, a summerhouse/garden shed and a playhouse. Outside lighting, power and tap.

The property is accessed via a gravelled driveway serving only three cottages where you have your own off road parking for four vehicles.

Additional Information

Council Tax Band G.

Gas central heating (wall mounted boiler in the utility room) and under floor heating in the kitchen.

Re-thatched in 2010.

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