Impressive versatile village living with separate annexe and Studio space.
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