Savills | Strangers Hill, Farnborough, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1EQ | Property for sale
40 Ac(16.19 Ha)
Guide price £1,850,000

Strangers HillFarnborough, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1EQ

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in September 2021
  • Spacious light barn conversion in an enviable rural setting
  • 10,797 sq ft
  • Integral annexe and separate cottage
  • Extensive range of outbuildings
  • Arable and pasture land
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Extensive gardens offering space and privacy
  • Double garage and off road parking

Spacious living in a rural setting.

About this property

  • Farnborough Barn commands an enviable rural setting between the villages of Farnborough and Fenny Compton.

    This detached property is of brick construction under a pitched tile roof and offers spacious versatile accommodation to suit today's modern family.

    The property has been extensively modernised including kitchen and bathroom fittings, granite work surfaces, 5 gas ring, 2 electric ring, 4 oven kitchen range, Indian slate flooring, Amtico wooden floor boards, oil fired boiler and central heating system, radiator covers, double and triple glazing to all but 3 windows and doors, and spiral secondary staircase. These all combine well with various features including open fireplace, cast iron kitchen range and exposed timbers.

    There is a generous kitchen and breakfast room, the all important hub of the house, with a delightful eating area enjoying the glorious aspect onto the garden to the rear, all
    ideal for summer entertaining.

    A spacious drawing room offers a dual aspect particularly with a lovely aspect to the east onto the gardens. The Dining Room is spacious and could be used as a games room (in the past has accommodated a full size snooker table).

    At the southern end of the property are two ground floor bedrooms, playroom, bathroom and separate entrance porch. These would be ideal for teenagers, guests or with minor alteration into an integral, yet separate annexe. This area of the property has previously been used as a separate dwelling and has its own heating system, so could be converted subject to relevant planning consents.

    Ample bedroom accommodation on the first floor accessed from two staircases, all with delightful views across the garden and open countryside beyond, with the principal bedroom having en suite dressing room/office and bath/ shower room.

    Across the courtyard is The Gallery, a detached brick building once an indoor pool complex, but more recently adapted to separate annexe accommodation or for working from home. The accommodation has been converted whilst leaving the pool in place, so the pool could be reinstated.

    One of the key features of the property is not only its rural setting, but also the extensive gardens that surround the house, all providing a real feeling of space and privacy.

    Access from the road is via a electric gate, with full CCTV system in place controlling the gate and security.

    There is a delightful partly walled garden to the west, north and east with many mature trees, pond, pergola and paved entertaining areas. Vegetable garden, greenhouse, summerhouse and gazebo. Hard tennis court. A stunning tree line avenue leads from the garden to the secluded seating area.

    Double garage, extensive workshop and stores as well as ample off road parking to the central courtyard.

    Comprehensive range of modern agricultural buildings include steel portal frame barn, timber stabling, implement stores, extensive concrete yard, further brick stabling and a
    pair of open fronted timber barns/field shelters.

    The property extends to about 40.16 acres (16.25 hectares) in total and is currently split between the following uses: Arable/pasture 22.96 acres (9.29 hectare), Permanent pasture 11.91 acres (4.82 hectare), Woodland 0.56 acres (0.23 hectare), House, buildings, ponds and miscellaneous 4.74 acres (1.92 hectare).

    The farmland forms part of a larger agricultural holding at present and is down to permanent pasture and arable land. The land is all entered into a Countryside Stewardship scheme
    under which the arable land is planted to flower rich species. Most fields are bordered by mature hedges and are fenced for livestock. A series of grass tracks connect most fields back to the farm buildings.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is such a rare rural oasis which is perfect for today's market where space and privacy is so important!

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Farnborough is a particularly sought after village in rolling North Oxfordshire/ South Warwickshire countryside with access to Banbury, Warwick, Leamington Spa, historic Stratford-upon- Avon, Birmingham and Coventry (named 2021 UK City of Culture).
  • Local facilities include a village hall, parish church and public house/restaurant. There is a doctor's surgery, primary school and shops in the nearby village of Fenny Compton, approximately 2 miles away.
  • National Trust property Farnborough Hall is approximately 1.5 miles away.
  • Banbury and Bicester railway stations provide mainline rail links to London Marylebone and Paddington.
  • Junction 11 of the M40 can be easily accessed giving links to London and the Midlands.
  • Local primary in village and local secondary school – Kineton and Southam College. Prep schools - The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon), St John's Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Bilton Grange Dunchurch) and Arnold Lodge (Leamington Spa). Senior independent schools – Tudor Hall Girls (Bloxham), Bloxham, Warwick, Kings High Girls (Warwick), Stratford Grammar, Kingsley Girls (Leamington Spa) and Rugby.
  • Connections to the M40 motorway at junction 12 (Gaydon) approximately 5 miles or Junction 11 (Banbury) 8 miles. Intercity Rail services from Banbury to London (Marylebone from 55 minutes) and Birmingham from Leamington Spa. Birmingham Airport from 40 minutes.
  • Sporting and leisure facilities include golf at Hellidon, Tadmarton and Cherwell Edge (Middleton Cheney); Horse racing at Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick; lovely walks in the Burton Dassett Country Park and along the Oxford canal, and theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon.

Additional information

  • BASIC PAYTMENT SCHEME - The land registered for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme and the Entitlements are included with the sale. Entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser on completion of the sale. For the avoidance of doubt, the current owner will receive the 2021 payment in full.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES- Much of the land is entered into a mid tier Countryside Stewardship agreement, which runs for the period 1st January 2018 to 31st December 2022. The scheme specifies the way in which some of the land and hedges are managed. This produces an annual income in addition to the Basic Payment Scheme. Further details are available from the Vendor's selling agent.
  • MINERALS AND SPORTING RIGHTS - Mineral rights and sporting rights are included in the freehold of the property insofar as they are owned.
  • SOILS - According to the Soil Survey of England and Wales, the soils are predominantly of the Denchworth soil series. Denchworth soils are known to be slowly permeable seasonally waterlogged clayey soils with similar fine loamy over clayey.
  • Directions: From Banbury head north on A423 towards Southam passing the villages of Great Bourton and Mollington. Continue past the two turning to the left to Farnborough. Travel 0.6 of a mile from the second Farnborough turn and the driveway to Farnborough Barn can be found on the right hand side, marked by white picket fencing.
  • EPC Rating = E