Savills | Magpie Road, Sulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2RU | Property for sale
Guide price £2,250,000

Magpie RoadSulgrave, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2RU

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2022
  • Sympathetically improved
  • High ceilings and sash windows
  • Attractive landscaped gardens
  • Outdoor swimming pool and tennis court
  • Paddock
  • Stone barn including garaging and stables
  • In all about 2.25 acres
  • Further land by separate negotiation

Quintessentially elegant , edge of village living.

About this property

  • The Old Vicarage occupies a prominent position on the edge of the village of Sulgrave.

    The house largely dates from the 1700s with later Victorian additions believed to be by GE Street (architect of the Royal Courts of Justice); the property is Grade II listed and constructed of stone under a tiled roof.

    Wealth of period features include open fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers, shutters, sash windows, a mullioned oriel window, four panel internal doors, cornicing, bay windows and elegant staircase.

    In more recent times the house has undergone various improvements particularly to the kitchen and breakfast room with central island, electric Aga, south facing glazed dining area with double doors onto the terrace, a number of bathrooms, built in shelving, radiator covers and tiled floors.
    Due to the property's architecture with generous ceiling heights and sash windows there is a real feeling of space and light with a gross internal floor area of just over 6,000 sq ft.

    The house is approached over a single driveway via a 5-bar timber gate set on stone pillars leading to the front of the house, ample parking and garaging beyond.

    The gardens are a key component of this lovely family house and these have been attractively landscaped in keeping with the history of the house which includes an old carriage drive, extensive areas of lawn, box hedging, pleached hornbeams, low stone walls and flowering borders and beds. There are a variety of trees which include yew, copper beech, beech and sweet chestnut with climbing honeysuckle and wisteria. Beyond the main garden there is a wooded area which includes acer, hazelnut, holly and yew trees. The swimming pool and tennis court lie to the west of the house and include a lawn area, a summer house (recently constructed by Crane) which houses the pool filter and a greenhouse. There is a well-established beech hedge running along the side of the property offering privacy and protection. A rear paved sun terrace has been created which faces south and west. Steps lead down to the cellar. Wrought iron gates give access to the rear of the house.

    A former pony paddock lies to the west of the house with a water supply.

    To the north-west of the house is a traditional stone barn under a slate tiled roof and comprises two garages, two stables and a tack and hay store. Various timber garden stores lie within the garden.

    In all about 2.25 acres.

    A further five acres of paddock grazing is also available (by separate negotiation) within the village.

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This is my perfect home - elegant architecture, high ceilings, masses of natural light and great proportions. What is there not to like....

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Sulgrave is a popular, rural village situated in the south Northamptonshire countryside, close to the North Oxfordshire border, about 8 miles north east of Banbury. A conservation village, its Manor House was once the ancestral home of George Washington and today the thriving community boasts a village shop/post office, public house and parish church.
  • The nearby market towns of Banbury and Brackley provide local amenities including supermarkets, schools and banks. Oxford, Northampton and Milton Keynes provide for more extensive leisure, retail and cultural facilities.
  • Intercity rail service from Banbury to London Marylebone from 56 minutes. Motorway connections M40, (J11) Banbury 8 miles, Birmingham Airport 45 miles.
  • The area is well served for schools including a primary school in the neighbouring village of Culworth and Chenderit secondary school in Middleton Cheney. Independent schools include preparatory at Winchester House (Brackley), Cardus (Overthorpe), Beachborough (Westbury), and St Lukes (Banbury), with senior independent schools including Tudor Hall and Bloxham School (both Bloxham), Stowe, Rugby and Northampton High School.
  • Leisure activities in the area include numerous public footpaths and bridleways leading from the village; golf at Cherwell & Farthingstone Golf Clubs and Whittlebury Park; tennis clubs at Adderbury, Banbury and Brackley; motor racing at Silverstone; Bicester Village Retail Park; theatre at Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and Milton Keynes.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Banbury take the A422 towards Brackley. At the top of the hill at the end of the dual carriageway turn left at the roundabout onto the B4525 towards Thorpe Mandeville. Continue along this road for about 3 miles and turn left signposted to Thorpe Mandeville and Sulgrave. After a further 2 miles turn right signposted to Sulgrave. On entering the village The Old Vicarage is found on the right-hand side where the entrance is marked by a wall and stone pillars.
  • EPC Rating = F
  • Tenure = Freehold