Banbury Road, Chacombe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
A superb country house luxuriously appointed throughout, providing facilities for high quality living, leisure and entertainment and situated in the centre of the village.

In 1938, the property was purchased by Gladys Deacon, the then Duchess of Marlborough following her departure from Blenheim Palace and her separation from the 9th Duke. She spent her last years living reclusively and happily behind the stone walls of The Grange. She was well known for the borrowing of books for her private library and had a library extension built onto the lounge.

The main house combines modern family living with many period features including timber beams, open fireplaces and some original doors. The accommodation is arranged over three floors with a variety of well proportioned family and guest rooms. The superb main bedroom with en-suite bathroom is fitted with double jacuzzi bath and shower, along with a separate dressing room. Guest double bedroom with en-suite. Further two bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath/shower room. Additional cloakroom. A central cobbled courtyard leads to a spacious large coach house with hallway leading to a kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, and a cloakroom with shower. Upstairs are two further bedrooms and a separate bathroom. There is a magnificent indoor heated swimming pool with changing room and shower facilities.


Set in grounds of over half an acre, The Grange is protected by a walled garden with high wooden electric gates which open onto a cobbled courtyard providing access to the main house and coach house. There is a three car open garage, ample parking with a turning area and two separate mature garden areas. Each garden area is complimented by shrubs and paved terraces, one of which leads directly from the swimming pool.


Chacombe is situated to the north east of Banbury just outside Middleton Cheney. The majority of the village was designated as a conservation area in April 1986. The village offers facilities including a local public house and primary school and numerous clubs and societies. Private preparatory schools include Bloxham and Carrdus (Overthorpe) with Public schools including Bloxham, Tudor Hall (Girls) and Princethorpe, Rugby. Surrounding areas of interest include Soho Farmhouse and sporting facilities in the area include golf at Rye Hill; horse racing at Towcester; motor racing at Silverstone and a full indoor sports complex in Banbury. Facilities in nearby Banbury include the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Waitrose, Gateway Retail Park and Spiceball Park Leisure Centre. A mainline railway station can also be found in Banbury & the M40 provides access to both London and Birmingham from Jct 11.

Additional Information

Local Authority –South Northamptonshire Council

Property Tax - Band G

Services – water, electricity, drainage

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