Substantial period house (over 4500 sq ft) with gardens adjoining open countryside. Edge of village with shop & pub; convenient access to M40 and mainline station at Banbury
Situated at the edge of the village and backing on to open countryside, The Thatched House has been intrinsically associated to neighbouring Sulgrave Manor since its very construction, recorded as dating to the early 1700's and being attributed to the builder who worked at the Manor. Until the 1970's the property was a hotel still owned by Sulgrave Manor.
Of stone construction beneath a mainly thatched, part tile roof, the property is Grade II listed and retains numerous period features including exposed timbers, window seats, window shutters, panelling, flagstones and inglenook fireplace. It has been extensively renovated by the current owners including complete re-thatch in 2006, rewiring and re-plumbing and the installation of wood burners, new bathrooms and impressive family kitchen. Today The Thatched House successfully combines all the character of its past, with modern comforts.
Accommodation over three floors is spacious and versatile. Four reception rooms can be used as formal entertaining spaces as well as snug/gym or bedroom 6 depending on needs. The kitchen breakfast room with Aga Masterchef, integrated appliances and work island is dual aspect has a door to the terrace and gardens and also links with useful service rooms, a large pantry and beyond that a laundry room and WC with rear door to the courtyard.
On the first floor is the principal bedroom with walk in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom. There are two further bedrooms and family bathroom. Bedroom three can share the jack and jill bathroom with bedroom one. On the second floor are two further bedrooms and shower room.
Outside, extensive outbuildings create an attractive courtyard. There is a wood store, work shop, garden store and beyond that a double garage with electric doors and natural sedum roof. The Thatched House sits centrally on its plot with the drive and parking area to one side, gardens are mainly enclosed with established shrubbery, hedges and tress, including a specimen sycamore tree offering privacy. To the side is a large terrace space accessed from the kitchen which leads to a more open orchard area, itself abutting open fields to the rear.
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A wonderful gem steeped in history offering fantastic family accommodation for those looking to upsize or for those looking for a haven to spend weekends and holidays, to enjoy the country life.Sophie Gannon