Savills | Shenington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NH | Property for sale
2,616 sq ft(243.03 sq m)
Guide price £1,195,000

SheningtonBanbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NH


    Key features

    • Impressive detached home in wonderful position
    • Edge of village
    • Generous ceiling heights and period features
    • Stunning views over the gardens and countryside
    • Orchard and paddock
    • In all about 1.26 acres

    Spacious, period family home with delightful gardens set in a much sought after village.

    About this property

    • The Old Smithy is an impressive detached house dating from 1926 set in a wonderful position on the edge of the highly sought-after village of Shenington. The property benefits from generous ceiling height and period features with impressive views over the gardens and surrounding rolling countryside. The delightful garden with orchard and paddock extends to about 1.26 acres providing an idyllic setting in which to unwind, entertain or explore.

      The large, dual aspect drawing room features window seats and exposed stone walls, timber floor and beams. A separate sitting room with exposed stone walls and a snug / inner hall offer versatile extra space. The garden room / study provides wonderful views over and doors into the garden with a wood burner. The kitchen / dining room is very spacious, with a door into the garden, fitted wall and base units with a granite surface, Belfast sink, electric Aga and a walk-in pantry. There is a further games room with wood burner and doors into the garden; utility room with fitted units and Belfast sink; boot room with back door and WC. Lovely exposed timber floorboards run through large parts for the ground floor and the space is very versatile.

      The first floor provides a generous principal bedroom with en suite shower room and walk in wardrobe, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The majority of the rooms within the house benefit from lovely views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

      To the front and side of the property is a gravel parking area for several cars with a 7kW electric vehicle (EV) charging post. The impressive garden runs away from the side of the house and includes a terrace, good level area of lawn leading to further lawn terraces running down the hill with mature trees, shrubs and wild flowers. The garden leads to a wonderful paddock and orchard area with a variety of mature trees including a monkey puzzle and fruit trees.

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    I could happily while away hours in the wonderful gardens at The Old Smithy. The unexpectedly spacious house has real charm and I love Shenington and the surrounding rolling countryside.

    Catherine ScandrettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shenington is a charming, highly sought-after Oxfordshire village situated in attractive, rolling countryside between Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, on the border of the Cotswolds.
    • The village comprises many period ironstone houses, a 12th Century Church, well-regarded primary school, renowned pub, village hall and doctor's surgery. A cross country walk along a bridleway from the village also leads to a popular coffee shop. The village has a thriving community and a popular annual music and literature festival. There are more extensive shopping and leisure facilities in the market towns of Banbury (5.5 miles), Stratford-upon-Avon (15 miles), Warwick (18.5 miles) and Leamington Spa (18.8 miles).
    • Excellent communication links with equidistant access to the M40 at Banbury (J11) for the South and Gaydon (J12) for Birmingham and the North. Mainline train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes). Birmingham International Airport is 36 miles away.
    • There are excellent local schooling facilities including the primary school in Shenington. The village is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools at Stratford-upon-Avon - King Edward VI (KES) for boys, Stratford Grammar School (for girls). For private schooling - Kings High (girls), Warwick (boys), Tudor Hall Girls, Bloxham (co-ed) and Sibford. Preparatory schools in the area include St Johns' Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Sibford, Kitebrook (Moreton-in-Marsh), The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Warwick Prep.
    • Sporting and leisure activities in the area include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill and Brailes; theatres at Chipping Norton, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford; Soho Farmhouse private members club at Great Tew; indoor sports complex, cycling club and cinema in Banbury, motor racing at Silverstone and British Motor museum at Gaydon; horse racing at Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham. There is a good footpath and bridleway network through the surrounding rolling countryside and Upton House and Gardens National Trust property is 2.8 miles away.
    • Please note all property times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band - G
    • EPC Rating = D
    • Tenure = Freehold