Imposing village house with 16th century origins, recently tastefully updated by the current owners
Situated in a conservation area, The Shrubbery is an impressive and substantial village house constructed of part Cotswold stone under a Stonesfield slate roof. With origins dating from the 16th century, the property retains many period features including doors, floors and fireplaces that may have come from the former Abbey. The house, which is attached, has been extended over the years and for many generations was the doctor's house and surgery for Eynsham. In between the Wars a substantial two storey extension was added to the front for a new surgery which is today office space (B1), with separate access and is let commercially providing a useful income stream. A sealed doorway from the main house could be reinstated to integrate the rooms with the rest of the accommodation, (subject to planning).
More recently The Shrubbery has been tastefully refurbished and updated by the current owners with works including two new boilers, heating and hot water systems, reconfiguring the main bedroom suite, secondary glazing and rethatching and repairing the summer house.
Today the property tastefully combines modern comforts with period charm and is a welcoming family home. An early front door opens on to the reception hall and is understood to be the original part of the house and there is a fine 17th century staircase leading to the first floor. The kitchen, with gas-fired Aga and substantial island unit, has appliances including Fisher Paykel induction hob, Bosch oven and Siemens dishwasher and the breakfast area has doors to the garden. The cellar is useful for storage and is fitted with wine racks. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace and connecting doors leading to the snug and drawing room. The triple aspect drawing room, with
herringbone parquet floor and fire place with log stove has French doors to the garden.
On the first floor are six generously proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms. The south facing rooms have wonderful views across the rear garden. A staircase leads to the attic room.
There is a shared vehicular access to the side of the property which leads to an oak framed double garage. The south facing rear garden has a central lawn and a high brick wall along the western boundary which protects the wide range of herbaceous shrubs and bushes. A holm oak and flowering cherry provide shade and colour and a delightful thatched octagonal summer house.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Mains electricity, gas, drainage and water are connected.
Gas-fired central heating.
West Oxfordshire District Council
Strictly by appointment with Savills.
Fixtures, Fittings, Etc.
Those items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale.
All other fixtures, fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.
Details prepared and photographs taken March 2020
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There is a truly lovely feeling in this house, oozing with character, its been recently updated so very comfortable accommodation - and situated right in the heart of Eynsham its ideal for families looking who will value bus routes - and added bonus is the commercial space on the ground floor which currently provides a really handy income stream.Nicky Quentel