Mill Lane, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5LH | Property for sale | Savills
3,918 sq ft(363.99 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000(€1,710,317)

Mill LaneUpper Heyford, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX25 5LH

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Stunning detached barn conversion with countryside views in an edge of village setting
  • Sympathetically converted from a threshing barn
  • Scope to add your own stamp
  • Generous sitting/dining room with character
  • Separate one bedroom cottage with mezzanine, ideal for guests, granny annexe or income stream
  • Useful studio or home office
  • Lovely landscaped gardens with paved entertaining area
  • Off road parking on a generous courtyard area
  • In all about 0.57 acres

Impressive versatile village living with separate annexe and Studio space.

About this property

  • Rectory Farm is located towards the edge of Upper Heyford, benefitting from views across the Cherwell Valley.

    The barn is of stone construction under a reconstituted Stonesfield slate roof.

    Originally a threshing barn to Rectory Farm and dating back the first half of the 19th century (date stone 1838), the barn was converted in 1979.

    Although not listed, it retains many delightful characteristics including exposed stonework, extensive exposed timbers and slit windows with stained glass inserts.

    Given the aspect and views, the owners took the decision to create upside down living. As a result the majority of the bedrooms are on the ground floor all with windows onto the garden. The principal bedroom has access in to the garden and benefits from a spacious dressing room and en suite bathroom. A staircase tower gives access to the living space on the first floor which revolves around a generous sitting room with central fire place and wood burning stove, vaulted ceiling with a gallery/library area above. From this room you can really take in the views to the north and west. The kitchen/breakfast room leads off from the sitting room and enjoys a lovely aspect to the rear and views beyond. Here the owner fitted what was at the time a “state of the art” Poggenpohl kitchen with Neff integrated kitchen appliances including oven and grill and four ring induction hob set within an island unit. There is ample storage plus integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

    From the kitchen/breakfast room, and accessed over a wooden landing/bridge, there is a further reception room. Here there is scope to alter to create a further bedroom with an en suite bathroom, subject to the relevant consents.

    On the second floor there is a further bedroom with en suite bathroom.

    There are lovely landscaped gardens predominately laid to lawn with wall and hedge boundaries. There is a notable pleached hornbeam hedge, various mature trees and summerhouse. An extensive paved entertaining area runs the length of the property to the rear. Retractable awning for summer shade.

    To the side there is the former dairy, now a separate stone and rendered one bedroom cottage ideal for guests, granny annexe or income stream. The cottage has a mezzanine/occasional bedroom area and recently installed new oil fired boiler. Attached is a three bay barn, formerly the tractor shed and now converted to a shell perfect for a games room, home office, studio or workshop.

    A shingle driveway to the front of the house provides ample off road parking.

    The property has the benefit of a pedestrian right of way across a neighbouring property on to the High Street.

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It's rare to find such a spacious detached barn conversion and gardens within a village setting. I love the versatile space created by the cottage. And the views are free...!

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Upper Heyford is a sought after village, quietly situated in the heart of the Cherwell Valley midway between Oxford and Banbury. The village offers a Parish Church, Public House, village hall and green. The market towns of Bicester and Banbury, together with the University town of Oxford, provide for more specialist requirements.
  • The Oxford Canal runs through the village (with boats being available for hire at the marina) and the whole area is covered by Rousham Conservation Area.
  • Communication links include mainline stations either from the neighbouring village of Lower Heyford to Oxford (or changing for London/Paddington about 90 minutes) or at Bicester North providing train services to London Marylebone (about 50 minutes peak time); in addition, Oxford Parkway at Kidlington provides services to London Marylebone (1 hour 4 minutes) and Paddington (1 hour 5 minutes.) Oxford can be accessed by the A4260/A44 and junctions 9 and 10 of the M40.
  • Schooling in the area includes: - 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 and Oxford High (Oxford); Radley and Stowe schools.
  • There are also a range of cultural and leisure facilities too which include:- Soho Farmhouse Private Members Club at Great Tew; RH at Aynho; 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

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