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129.14 sq m
Guide price £435,000(€493,148)

Church StreetBarford St. Michael, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 0UA


    Key features

    • NO Chain.
    • Church, Pub, Post Office and shop in the village.
    • Within easy commute of Oxford and the Cotswolds.
    • M40 only a 10 minute drive.
    • Train from Banbury to London Marylebone 55 minutes.
    • Off road parking and manageable garden.
    • Benefits from a ground floor shower room.

    Idyllic cottage in popular north Oxfordshire village.

    About this property

    • Buckinghams Cottage is a stone, Grade II listed property originating from the late 18th century. It is thought to have been built by the same stone mason who built the village pub. Over the years the property has been extended sympathetically using the local Horton stone and stone mullion windows. The property still has many original features including exposed beams and inglenook fireplace.

      The accommodation comprises of kitchen/breakfast room with slate floor and built in cupboards, dishwasher, built in fridge and oil fired Aga. Double sink and drainer with views overlooking the rear garden. Cupboard with washing machine. Conveniently located next to the kitchen is the downstairs shower room, recently refurbished, (2018) with Duravit fixtures and fittings, double shower, WC, sink and heated towel rail. Study with slate floor offering plenty of natural light with views overlooking the garden.

      Two further reception rooms are the dining room and sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and front entrance.

      On the first floor is the master bedroom with dual aspect views to the east and west. There is an en suite shower room, with newly replaced bathroom fixtures in January 2018 to include, Duravit shower, WC and sink, and a heated towel rail. Bedroom three currently being used as an office has a large storage cupboard and plenty of under eaves storage. There is also a WC on the landing.

      On the second floor is bedroom two with oak floor boards and views out onto the church and countryside beyond.

      OUTSIDE
      There is a tarmac drive with space to park two cars. Stone steps lead up to the south west facing garden which is enclosed by a stone wall and fencing. Much of the garden is laid to lawn with shrub borders and fruit trees including, apple, fig, apricot and plum. Immediately adjacent to the property is a paved area with wooden framed pergola providing shade in the summer and an ideal outside entertaining space. The garden wraps around the front of the house to the front door, whereby there is a path leading out onto the village road. There is a large shed with power and lighting, which could be converted into a home office with the usual planning consents.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    An ideal lock up and leave or for those who want to downsize.

    Sophie GannonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Barford St Michael is situated in attractive undulating North Oxfordshire countryside close to the Cotswolds. Amenities in the village include a parish church, public house and farm shop/post office, with the larger neighbouring villages of Bloxham and Deddington providing schooling, doctors surgeries, butcher, delicatessen, general stores, post offices, garage and hairdressers.
    • The market town of Banbury offers extensive retail, leisure and recreational facilities. Oxford, Milton Keynes and Stratford-upon-Avon provide excellent opportunities for theatre, cinema and concerts. Soho Farmhouse (Country Club) only 5.3 miles.
    • Local schools include primary at Deddington and Bloxham, senior at The Warriner School (Bloxham). Independent preparatory schools include St Johns, (Banbury), Winchester House, (Brackley) Cardus (Overthorpe); senior independent including Bloxham School, Tudor Hall (girls), both Bloxham, Stowe and numerous North Oxford Schools.
    • Sporting activities in the area include golf at Rye Hill, Cherwell Edge (Middleton Cheney) and Tadmarton; horse Racing at Towcester; motor Racing at Silverstone. Communication is good with rail links from Banbury or Bicester to London Marylebone (from about 57 or 50 minutes respectively). M40 access at J10 (Ardley) or J11 (Banbury). All distances and times are approximate.
    • (All distances and times are approximate).

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Banbury, take the A361 towards Chipping Norton. Continue through the village of Bloxham until you come to a small mini roundabout. Take the left turn as signed to the Barfords. Proceed through Barford St John and continue over a small bridge and into Barford St Michael. Take the first turning on the right as signposted to the village hall and church. Proceed past the pub on the right and take the left turning in front of the church. The property is on that corner opposite the church.
    • EPC Exempt