Savills | Church Lane, Shotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1JD | Property for sale
7,857 sq ft(729.94 sq m)
Guide price £1,750,000

Church LaneShotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1JD

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2021
  • Restored to a high standard
  • Wealth of period features alongside contemporary comforts
  • Central kitchen/breakfast/family room
  • Spacious accommodation
  • Garaging and stores
  • Workshop with lapsed planning permission to create a self contained annexe
  • Walled gardens and outside entertaining areas
  • Excellent communication links with access to M40 (J11), and Banbury station (London Marylebone from 56 minutes)

Beautiful country house offering extensive versatile accommodation.

About this property

  • Commanding a central position in the village and within a Conservation Area, Church Farm is Grade II Listed and recorded as dating back to the mid-17th century.

    The property is of local stone construction beneath a part pitch tile, part slate and part thatched roof, and has evolved over its history.

    Restored to a meticulous standard about 10 years ago, the accommodation today incorporates the barn which is Grade II listed in its own right. The property successfully combines a wealth of period features with contemporary comforts. Features include large inglenook with former bread oven and copper still in situation, chamfered arch door way, stone mullioned windows, panelling, exposed timbers, flag stone flooring, window seats and shutters.

    Crucial to the improvement works was the centrally positioned kitchen/breakfast/family room, the very core to family living, the very core to the house. The comprehensive restoration programme continued and included the creation of a light and airy reception hall and integration of the barn, itself providing a stunning drawing room with wood burner linked to the kitchen via the spacious dining room. At the other end of the house are more informal reception rooms including play room, games room and study, for working from home. The entire layout allows therefore for a large family to immerse themselves in spacious living on the ground floor plus guests can be entertained more formally at one end, whilst the family/ children can be enjoying their time at the other. These well-conceived interconnecting reception spaces lend themselves perfectly therefore to entertaining and family living.

    There is attention to detail throughout with installation of underfloor heating, wood burning stoves, slate flooring, modern kitchen fittings with quartz tiling, quality decoration, carpeting, oak internal doors and partial double glazing.

    Approached via a tree lined driveway with wooden gates, to a private gravelled courtyard, former farm buildings provide two garages, wood and tool stores. In addition is a workshop and stores with lapsed planning permission (10/02529/FU) and listed building consent (10/02590/LBC) to create a self contained annexe.

    The grounds include manicured walled gardens with well stocked herbaceous boarders, yew hedging, fruit trees and outside entertaining areas. Additionally, there is separate gated vehicle access to the side garden.

    This is well appointed, spacious living, ideal for those looking to work from home, a growing family and those who might be looking for additional accommodation for income stream or dependent relatives. It is a real inspiration.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I was taken by the sheer amount of space this house has to offer, particularly the kitchen and seven reception rooms. More than enough space for a growing family and those wishing to work from home.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Shotteswell is an attractive village set in rolling countryside on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire borders. Predominately comprising period properties of local ironstone construction, the village benefits from a 12th century Church, village hall, children's playground and popular riding school. A cross country walk from the village takes you to the popular Falcon public house. There is also a local and very well regarded farm shop and the National Herb Centre. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Banbury (4.3 miles), Warwick 16.6 miles), Leamington Spa (17 miles), Stratford-upon-Avon (19 miles) and Oxford (33.5 miles).
  • Excellent communication links with access to the M40 (J11) at Banbury giving access to Oxford, London and Birmingham. Mainline train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes). International airports at Birmingham (38 miles) and Heathrow (70 miles).
  • Well regarded local schooling facilities include village schools in Hornton and Shenington and North Oxfordshire Academy for secondary. The village is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools at Stratford - King Edward VI (boys), Stratford Grammar School (girls). For private schooling - Tudor Hall (girls), Bloxham (co-ed), Kings High (girls), Warwick (boys). Preparatory schools in the area include St Johns' Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Winchester House (Brackley) and Beachborough (Westbury).
  • Leisure activities in the area include Soho Farmhouse, the private members club at Great Tew; golf at Tadmarton Heath; theatres at Stratford upon Avon and Oxford; motor racing at Silverstone and horse racing at Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham.
  • Please note all travel times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: From M40 (J11) Banbury take the B4100 Warwick road. Shortly after passing the right hand turn for Hanwell take the first right hand turn to Shotteswell. On arriving in the village the entrance to Church Farm is straight ahead.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold