Overthorpe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17
£1,450,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
Standing in delightful gardens and grounds of approximately 0.71 of an acre offering driveway, parking, large outbuildings and potential for conversion (subject to the necessary planning consent).

A substantial Grade II listed house built of local Hornton stone under a tiled roof. Recently renovated throughout featuring a new kitchen, bathroom and shower rooms providing flexible family accommodation arranged over three floors. Offering many period features such as Flagstone floors, Inglenook fireplaces and beamed ceilings.

The front door is central to the house and opens into the entrance hall from which can be accessed the main reception rooms. The drawing room is double aspect with an Inglenook fireplace and a newly fitted wood burning stove. The dining room also houses an impressive Inglenook with open fireplace, flagstone floors and a china cupboard. The kitchen/breakfast room is a particular feature located towards the rear of the house with Travertine tiled flooring, stylish base units, Quartz worktops, dishwasher and microwave oven. There is space for an AGA in the original Inglenook fireplace. Adjacent to the kitchen and the rear stable door, steps lead down to the snug, a useful bootroom and a cloakroom/utility room complete the ground floor. Stairs rise from the entrance hall to the first floor comprising four double bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room. The second floor is unconnected with two large attic rooms and a shower room, which is located to the front elevation of the house with A-frame beams. To the rear, there is a further pretty attic bedroom again with A-frame beams.

Outside

Approached through a gateway between dry stone walls which lead onto a gravelled drive that continues past the house into a turning circle and courtyard with access to the outbuildings. The gardens are an attractive feature of the property and are fully enclosed featuring well- stocked flower borders and numerous fruit trees including Apple, Pear, Cherry, Plum, Fig and Walnut.

A large lawn to the front of the house is complemented by deep flowering borders and a stone terrace which catches the evening sun. The garden is approximately 0.71 acres and sweeps beyond the parking area and around the back of the thatched stone outbuildings. The barns are also built in Hornton stone beneath a thatched roof and are currently used for storage and garaging. There is potential for further development, subject to the necessary planning consents. Immediately adjacent to the side of the house is a further terrace.

pSituation

The small and select village of Overthorpe lies on the outskirts of Banbury, situated on the hillside overlooking the Cherwell Valley. Overthorpe lies within the parish of Middleton Cheney, south-west of this larger settlement, on a minor road off the A422. The conservation area of the village covers the historic part of Overthorpe with buildings arranged irregularly along one street linked by stone walls and hedges. Shopping facilities can be found in nearby Banbury, which include the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Gateway Retail Park and the Spiceball Leisure Centre. Soho Farmhouse (Private members club) is 15 miles and Bicester Village 17 miles. There is also a mainline railway station in Banbury with services to London Marylebone in under an hour as well as the M40 providing access to both London and Birmingham via Jct 11.

There is local schooling available in Middleton Cheney (both primary and secondary) and private prep schools can be found at nearby Brackley (Winchester House) and Westbury (Beachborough). Independent senior schooling can also be found at Bloxham, Stowe and Warwick all within 20 minutes drive.

Local sporting facilities include golf, polo and motor racing.

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