Rear Elevation
434.32 sq m(4,675 sq ft)
Guide price £2,250,000

GarfordAbingdon, Oxfordshire, OX13 5PF

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Delightful period features, well maintained and updated by the current owners
  • Large open plan kitchen/family room forms the heart of the house
  • Really useful attached annexe
  • Large barn offers scope for conversion to other uses subject to relevant consents
  • Gardens, orchard and paddocks

Carefully renovated period farmhouse in edge of village location with land and substantial barn with potential, well located for commuter links.

About this property

  • With origins dating to the early 1600s College Farm House is Grade II listed and has evolved over the years to include a Victorian wing to the farmhouse and with a further Edwardian addition creating an attractive courtyard.

    As its name suggests the property belonged to St Johns College Oxford for about 400 years until it was sold in the 1970s.

    The property retains numerous period features including an inglenook fireplace in the snug, herringbone parquet in the dining room, Edwardian floor tiles in the hall, and a unique stained glass window.

    Over recent years College Farm House has been beautifully updated and further improved by the current owners with
    the creation of a superb open plan family kitchen breakfast area, a new utility/boot room linking the annexe and a modern glazed entrance hallway

    Accommodation lends itself perfectly to modern family living and entertaining.

    The large kitchen breakfast room is open plan and, with an Aga, has under floor heating and French doors to the garden.

    With a cozy family snug and study there are also two impressive formal reception rooms ; drawing room with open fire place and dining room opening to the terrace.

    The principal bedroom has a walk in dressing room and en suite bathroom. There are four further bedrooms, one with
    a shower, a family bathroom and a separate wc on the first floor. There are two second floor bedrooms.

    Consent has previously been granted for two further bathrooms, one on the first and another on the second floor.

    Ancillary accommodation
    Attached to the house, the former coach house and stables create a spacious self-contained annexe.

    Accessed both internally and externally, it is ideal for live in staff, dependent relatives or party/games room, home office
    and gym depending on needs.

    Outbuildings
    A splendid detached barn, believed to date to early 1700s, currently provides currently provides ample storage space
    but with potential for conversion subject to consents.

    A single story outbuilding provides a small garage and two store rooms.

    There is potential for conversion of the barn and associated outbuildings to create a separate four bedroom dwelling
    subject to relevant consents.

    Gardens & Grounds
    The stunning grounds and outside space are arguably the most delightful feature of College Farm House. The gardens
    are enclosed by a dry stone wall and fencing. There is a west facing terrace, lawns and formal gardens with well
    stocked beds.

    Beyond the gardens there is an orchard and to the south of the property there is a paddock (about 1.54 acres). A large enclosed courtyard between the barn and main house provides ample off road parking.

    A further 14.17 acres comprising pony paddocks, larger paddocks with water and a grass dressage arena maybe
    available by separate negotiation. See site plan.

    Agents notes
    No footpaths or bridleways cross the main house land.

    Two foot paths cross the land available by separate negotiation. See site plan.

    The property benefits from an RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) grants (until 2022) provides payments of circa £18,000 pa.

    Services
    Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage. Central heating is provided by an ecofriendly
    Danfoss Thermia ground source heat pump. Underfloor heating to some areas. Gigaclear fibre broadband (up to 900 Mbps).

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

This is a fabulous property, the perfect family home.

Nicky QuentelProperty agent

Local information

  • Garford is a small village situated in attractive countryside about 4.5 miles from Abingdon in South West Oxfordshire.
  • In the parish of Marcham, Garford has a village hall and 13th century chapel. Millets Farm Shop with 3 coffee shops is close by, about 1 mile walk by footpath.
  • Everyday requirements are found in Abingdon and Wantage, with more extensive amenities in Oxford.
  • Communication is good with the A34 linking M40 to the north and M4 to the south. Didcot mainline station provides a regular service to London/Paddington from 37 minutes.
  • Independent schools in the area include St Hugh's, Cokethorpe and Cothill, as well as those in Abingdon and Oxford.
  • Local leisure activities include lovely walks and bridleways on the nearby North Wessex Downs. Racing at Cheltenham and Newbury, hunting with the Vale of the White Horse and Old Berkshire. Golf at Frilford Heath, Drayton Park and Radley.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the Oxford ring road take the A420 west in the direction of Swindon. At the first roundabout take the first exit on the A338 as signed to Wantage. Proceed through Frilford and straight over at the junction with Marcham Road. A short distance after the bridge take the right hand turn as signed to Garford, Lyford and Charney Bassett. Proceed through Garford and College Farm House is the last property on the right before leaving the village.
  • EPC Exempt