Savills | Furlongs, Drayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4GE | Property for sale
Guide price £1,350,000(€1,562,860)

FurlongsDrayton, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 4GE

    Key features

    • Striking Grade II listed barn conversion
    • Wonderful double height reception space
    • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
    • Beautiful landscaped gardens, parking, carport
    • Excellent access to transport links to London

    Striking and imaginative Grade II listed barn conversion with beautifully landscaped gardens.

    About this property

    • Dating back to the late 1800's, Bishops Barn was originally an outbuilding for neighbouring Bishops Farm. The main structure remains intact with mellow old red brick walls and a double height vaulted ceiling, with glorious huge Oak A-frames and trusses. This space has now created a stunning kitchen/family/living room, with bi-folding doors, two sets of French doors, with glazed panels either side and above, and Velux windows, flooding the house with natural light. The contemporary kitchen units, from Oakwood Kitchens, sit beneath granite and Oak worktops. Neff appliances include fully integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, two ovens (one being a combi/microwave), warming drawer and induction hob with integrated extractor. There is also a wine cooler and Quooker boiling water/filter tap. The generous sized utility and boot room also incorporates a Neff washing machine and a dryer.

      The principal bedroom suite, also double height, boasts in-built floor to ceiling wardrobes in the dressing area, French doors to the garden and a bathroom with freestanding, double ended bath and large shower. There is a further bedroom and family bathroom on the ground floor. At each end of the kitchen/family room are striking Oak and glass contemporary staircases, both rising to further bedrooms, each with a generous en suite shower room.

      There is additional space above the carport which has a large home office space above, with Cat 6 wiring.

      Ashmere Homes specialise in small bespoke developments. At Bishops Barn, the symbiosis achieved between the old and new is the result of skilful and intuitive craftsmanship, with the quality of finish evident down to the smallest detail. The result is one that exudes warmth and welcome.

      • Underfloor heating (via an air source heat pump) to all of the ground floor, with contemporary radiators to the first floor rooms and electric heating to the home office.
      • Double glazed wooden joinery throughout.
      • Cat 6 wiring throughout the house along with dual aerial points allowing access to other media.
      • Porcelain and Oak flooring throughout with carpet in all bedrooms.
      • Walls and ceilings painted in Dove White emulsion, with woodwork in satinwood
      • High quality Roca sanitary ware in all bathrooms, rain showers with additional hand-held shower. All vanity units and WC's are wall hung. Large mirrors to all bathroom and en suites.
      • Modern extensive Electrical system, with provision for Sky+, plus mains operated Smoke and Heat detectors with battery backup.
      • Pressurised water system.
      • Executive Alarm fitted.
      • 10 year highly regarded ICW warranty on the property

      Approached through an electric five-bar gate, a driveway leads to ample parking and a traditional cavity Concrete block two bay Carport with timber cladding finish. Above the carport is a large home office space above with Cat 6 wiring.

      The attention to detail continues outside with the landscaping of the garden. Yew hedging, Indian sandstone terracing and gravel paths create different areas of the garden. Oak sleeper raised Lavender beds frame the terrace, with Yew hedging enclosing part of the lawn, creating a private and ideal spot for family and friends to gather and enjoy. Two mature Apple trees provide a shady spot for hot summer days.

      Interestingly planted borders surround the house, interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees, including four Autumn flowering Cherry trees outside the main entrance. Much thought has been given to how the garden will mature and mellow over time creating an inviting outside space.

      Mains water, electric and drainage are connected
      Heating via air source heat pump.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Old Bishops barn was a lovely building before the conversion but needed to be looked after if it was to survive. I can't think of a better way to have maintained it for generations to come. All or its original charm and fantastic space remain, but in a form that can be enjoyed and cherished by the next lucky custodians.

    Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

    Local information

    • Drayton village is ideally located for easy access to Oxford, Abingdon, Milton Park and the Harwell and Culham science Parks. The motorway and rail networks are easily accessible via the A34 and Dicot Parkway respectively, and regular bus services run from the village to Oxford, Abingdon, Milton Park and Didcot.
    • Drayton is popular and historic village, referenced in the Domesday book of 1086. It has many notable features including a stone cross commemorating Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee on the village green and, the famous walnut trees which still grace the beautiful Millenium Green.
    • This pretty village has a thriving community and benefits from a primary school, two pubs, church, village hall, village stores and a post office.
    • There are lovely walks in the surrounding countryside as well as along The River Thames from nearby Sutton Courtenay.
    • The market town of Abingdon, just 3 miles away, is ideal for everyday shopping requirements. It also offers a wide range of sporting facilities. The Leisure Centre has indoor and outdoor tennis courts and a swimming pool. Tilsley Park has a UK Athletics A Grade track and field facility and two full sized, artificial hockey and football pitches. There is also a rugby club and rowing club based in the town.
    • Abingdon boasts an excellent choice of schools within the town, both state and private. These include; Larkmead, John Mason, Fitzharis, Radley College, The Manor, and Europa school, as well as the highly regarded St Helen and St Katharine's and Abingdon School.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From London or Oxford, take the A34. Turn off at the Milton Interchange signposted Wantage and Didcot. Take the exit towards Milton Park. After a short distance turn left onto Drayton Road. After 1.5 miles turn left onto the B4016 to Drayton. Once in the village turn left into Furlongs. Bishops Barn is at the end of the first drive on the right.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold