Middle Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5PZ | Property for sale | Savills
2,455 sq ft(228.08 sq m)
Guide price £1,300,000(€1,482,274)

Middle AstonBicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5PZ

    Key features

    • Attractive stone property dating back to 1870
    • Spacious accommodation offering open plan living
    • Beautiful oak framed dining/garden room
    • Enclosed south facing garden
    • Double garage

    Elegant village home offering contemporary living.

    About this property

    • Herdsman Cottage is an attractive stone detached village property with origins dating back to 1870. It has evolved over the years to create a fantastic spacious contemporary home to suit open plan family living, yet still offers cosy formal entertaining spaces.

      Entering the house through the porch and in to the spacious reception hall with access to two aspects allowing plenty of natural light, lending itself to alternative uses like a children's playroom. This leads through into the kitchen/breakfast room which is well equipped with bespoke built-in cupboards and drawers, a Rayburn cooker (also heats the water), a separate Smeg electric oven and gas (bottled) hob, Smeg dishwasher and large fridge/freezer. The room is open plan to the family/sitting room with great ceiling height, oak floorboards and wood burning stove. This leads through to the oak framed dining/garden room with glazed windows to two sides and doors which lead out onto the terrace. The utility room and cloakroom are conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, with space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge, all neatly hidden behind bespoke handmade cupboards.

      On the far side of the house is a very comfortable cosy drawing room with gas (bottled) fireplace and study which has been furnished with a bespoke desk, ideal for remote working. A contemporary fully glazed wall with lockable door separates the room from the corridor allowing plenty of natural light into the room.

      Upstairs are five bedrooms and a family bathroom. The principal suite with en suite shower room has built in cupboards for clothes. This has lovely south facing views of the garden. Bedroom two has a Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden with Victorian fireplace. Bedrooms three and four also overlook the rear garden. Bedroom four has an original Victorian fireplace and stone hearth. There is loft access from bedroom five to the attic room with electric loft ladder enabling easy access, currently used for storage but could be used as a children's cinema room.

      Outside is an enclosed south facing garden with flat lawn, mature trees, including a beautiful Walnut tree and flowerbed borders. The paved terrace offers the perfect place for outdoor entertaining with seating area and stone pizza oven. The outbuilding, which is connected to the electricity is currently used as a garden store, has the potential to be converted into a home office and the summerhouse served with electricity provides a little private haven for drinks in the summer. There is a double garage and off-road parking for about three to four cars.

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    I love this house for the amazing space and natural light that fills the rooms and offers such comfortable open plan living.

    Sophie GannonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Middle Aston is a north Oxfordshire hamlet situated between Oxford and Banbury about seven miles northwest of Bicester.
    • The nearby village of Steeple Aston (0.9 miles) together with North Aston and Middle Aston, are three neighbouring villages locally known as ‘The Astons'. Steeple Aston is well served with local amenities including a shop and post office, village hall, pre-school and primary schools, sport and recreation hall, play park, playing field, village pub, and a fine 13th century parish church. The nearby market towns of Bicester (9 miles) and Banbury (10 miles), together with the University town of Oxford (14 miles), provide for more specialist requirements.
    • Communication links include mainline stations either from the neighbouring village of Lower Heyford (2.5 miles) to Oxford (or changing for London/Paddington about 90 minutes) or at Bicester North providing fast train services to London Marylebone (about 50 minutes peak time); in addition, Oxford Parkway at Kidlington provides services to London Marylebone (from 62 minutes) and Paddington (from 66 minutes); the M40 (J10) Ardley is about 7.5 miles.
    • An excellent choice of schools in the area includes C of E primary school in Steeple Aston; Preparatory schools St Johns Priory (Banbury) Winchester House (Brackley) and The Dragon and Summerfields (Oxford). Senior independent schools include: - Tudor Hall, Bloxham School, (Bloxham); St Edwards, Headington, Magdalen College and Oxford High (Oxford); Radley and Stowe schools.
    • Cultural and leisure facilities include: - Soho Farmhouse Private Members Club at Great Tew; golf and polo at Kirtlington; racing at Warwick, Cheltenham and Stratford-upon-Avon; motor racing at Silverstone; Bicester Village retail outlet; theatre at Oxford.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Council Tax Band: F
    • EPC Rating: E
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: F