Savills | Bicester Road, Whistlow, Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, OX7 7DH | Property for sale
5,323 sq ft(494.52 sq m)
Guide price £1,950,000

Bicester RoadWhistlow, Middle Barton, Oxfordshire, OX7 7DH

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Best & final offers invited by midday Monday 30th May 2022
  • Striking property of grand proportions in need of substantial works
  • Huge potential with lapsed planning to extend
  • Dilapidated outbuildings with permitted development
  • Delightful grounds with tennis court
  • Well located between Oxford and the Cotswolds

Exciting opportunity to update striking country property.

About this property

  • Barton House dates from 1894 when it is understood to have been built by the Hall family and was at the time part of the Barton Abbey estate. Not listed, the property is constructed of brick with feature Dutch gables and offers over 5000 sq ft of accommodation over three floors.

    With lapsed planning permission to significantly extend with an impressive contemporary wing, the property holds huge potential to create a superb country residence.
    Period features of classic proportions include high ceilings and deep skirting boards.

    The entrance hall, with feature fireplace is most fitting of a grand residence. Reception rooms include the dual aspect drawing room with wood burning stove, sitting room and a dining room which is open plan to a study area. The kitchen has a pantry, access to the cellar and door to garden. There is a cloakroom and useful utility room/boot room with door to garden.

    A wide, original dog leg staircase rises all the way to the second floor. The principal bedroom overlooks the gardens and countryside beyond has an en suite bathroom and a large dressing room. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor with a family bathroom. The second floor has two bedrooms, a kitchenette, shower room and attic storage space.

    Outbuildings, gardens and grounds
    Barton House is approached to ample parking and turning at the front of the property. The grounds enjoy a parkland setting with established specimen trees. A west facing terrace overlooks the gardens and steps lead down to a lawn and to the lower gardens with hard tennis court. Outbuildings, which include a Victorian green house, garaging, garden store and a work shop, offer huge potential with permitted development to create 5 car garaging, indoor pool and games room.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a wonderful opportunity for those up for a big project!

Nicky QuentelProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated about 11 miles north of Oxford in attractive countryside between Chipping Norton and Bicester, Barton House, is located in Whistlow, just outside the village of Middle Barton.
  • The village is well served with a primary school, village shop and post office and public house. Everyday amenities are found at Woodstock and Chipping Norton and the market town of Bicester provides a full range of facilities as well as the popular retail outlet village.
  • Oxford offers extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities. Other leisure facilities nearby include Soho Farmhouse private members club at Great Tew and golf and polo at Kirtlington.
  • The property is also well located for an excellent selection of state and independent schools in the area.

Additional information

  • Distances
  • Woodstock 8 miles, Bicester 11 miles (Bicester North/London Marylebone from 49 mins) M40 (J9) 11 miles Oxford 13 miles, Chipping Norton 15 miles
  • Services
  • Private drainage, water gas and electricity. Services currently disconnected.
  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • Those items mentioned in the details are included in the sale. Other items may be available by separate negotiation.
  • Tenure
  • Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
  • Energy Performance
  • A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available upon request.
  • Viewing
  • Strictly by appointment with Savills.
  • Brochure prepared and photographs taken April 2022.
  • Directions: Leave Oxford on the Banbury Road taking the A4260 at the Hopcroft Holt junction (with Jet petrol station) take the left turn as signed to Entstone and the Bartons. Proceed for a couple of miles passing the turning to Steeple Barton and the driveway to Barton House is found on the left with gated stone pillars.
  • EPC Rating = G
  • Tenure = Freehold