Main Road, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17

£865,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A substantial Grade II listed farmhouse located close to the centre of the village, overlooking the village green, standing in attractive walled gardens & grounds of a third of an acre with a range of useful outbuildings including a substantial self contained annexe, open double garage & stores.

Constructed of local ironstone beneath a tiles roof, with mullion windows, this handsome farmhouse building has been sympathetically maintained and presented to provide characterful accommodation arranged on three floors retaining many original features including two inglenook fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and flagstone floors. Benefiting from all the conveniences of modern family living, the property incorporates mains fired heating, two wood burning stoves, and a wooden fitted kitchen with dual oven Aga. The detached self contained ancillary accommodation provides separate sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom and offers potential for a variety of uses.

Situation

Middleton Cheney is one of the larger villages in the area and is by-passed by the A422 Banbury to Brackley Road. Facilities within the village include a chemist, three churches, library, bus service, village store, newsagents, post office, fish & chip shop, Indian takeaway and two public houses. The village also provides highly regarded primary and secondary schooling. More comprehensive amenities can be found in the nearby market town of Banbury, including the Castle Quay Shopping Centre and Spiceball Leisure Centre. There is easy access to the M40 at Jct 11, and a mainline railway station provides a fast service to London Marylebone.

Outside

The property is approached through two stone piers and wrought-iron gates that lead to a gravelled sweeping driveway which is flanked by a range of outbuildings and two lawned areas and a central pathway to the main entrance. Enclosed by walling, the formal gardens are complimented by shaped bay trees, young acer trees and Yew trees. There is a summerhouse and greenhouse, as well as well-stocked flowering borders. There are two main lawn areas and a private paved courtyard in between the house and annexe.

A curved pathway leads around to the annexe. which has a high degree of privacy. To the front of the house is an open double garage with light, power and room for storage. The gravelled driveway provides turning space and parking for several vehicles. To the left of the garage, there are 2 stone outbuildings forming a workshop and tool store, both with light and power and a new pitched slate roof.

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