High Street, Shutford, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6PQ | Property for sale | Savills
1,217 sq ft(113.06 sq m)
Excess of £400,000(€472,768)

High StreetShutford, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6PQ

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2023
  • Pretty location in popular village
  • A wealth of traditional and sustainable features
  • Income from solar panels plus photoelectric hot water system
  • Detached Garage
  • Driveway and off road parking
  • Attractive, landscaped garden

Pretty village cottage benefitting from sustainable features, further potential and existing income stream.

About this property

  • Briar Cottage is a terraced stone property located in an elevated position. Thought to originate from the 17th century, this charming home is positioned within the picturesque village of Shutford and steeped in history. The property is economic to run and offers the rare opportunity to earn an income from solar panels, plus there is are photoelectric tubes which heat the hot water.

    The property retains a wealth of period features throughout but is in need of some modernisation after being in the same ownership for nearly 30 years. However, it does offer comfortable accommodation with plenty of potential, and a delightful garden too.

    Upon entering the house is a hallway leading to the main reception rooms. The sitting room is filled with period features including inglenook and fireplace, a window seat and exposed beams, imposing a cosy and welcoming feel. The dining room is also spacious with plenty of room for a generous table and it also has another fireplace with electric fire at present. The kitchen is in need of modernisation with great potential to extend into the light breakfast/ garden room (subject to relevant planning permissions.) There is also a useful utility area, storage cupboard and downstairs cloakroom.

    Upstairs there is plenty more character and potential to be seen. There are three double bedrooms, the principal bedroom with inbuilt wardrobes, and another with an inbuilt desk space, perfect for a home office/study if needed. There is also a generous family bathroom in need of updating.

    Outside to the rear of the property is a charming mature garden, partly laid to lawn with a pathway running through the middle. There is also an abundance of flowers beds, shrubs, bushes and trees and also a small ornamental pond and greenhouse. In addition to this there is a garage (which the current vendor rebuilt) with solar panels, power and lighting, a gated gravelled driveway with room for numerous cars.

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This is such a quintessential cottage, I love its traditional charms and it has a great position in the village. Its sustainable credentials set it apart from other properties too.

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Local information

  • Shutford lies 5 miles to the west of Banbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds in North Oxfordshire. With origins dating to Saxon times and earlier, the church of St Martins has Norman origins.
  • The village is full of historical buildings built from the local Hornton stone, with pub, church, village hall and children's play area. Nearby Sibford (3 miles) has a village shop and post office. The market town of Banbury (5 miles) offers shopping facilities, cinema, restaurants, bars and a sports complex. More extensive facilities can be found in Chipping Norton, (11 miles) Shipston on Stour, (11 miles) Stratford upon Avon, (16 miles) and Oxford (34 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 60 minutes). Birmingham International Airport is 39 miles away.
  • There are excellent local schooling facilities including the primary school in Shenington. The village is in the Priority Area (at time of print March 2023) 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 4 miles away.
  • Please note all property times and distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Council Tax Band - D
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: D