Alkerton, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NJ | Property for sale | Savills
784 sq ft(72.84 sq m)
Guide price £435,000(€495,992)

AlkertonBanbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6NJ

    Key features

    • Detached Grade II* listed cottage
    • Wealth of character features
    • Presented to a high standard
    • Two generous bedrooms
    • Outbuilding and off-street parking
    • Landscaped garden

    Quintessential detached cottage in desirable village.

    About this property

    • Adze Cottage is a charming detached, Grade II* listed thatched cottage, which has been transformed and brought back to life by the current owner. Dating from 1716, the property boasts a wealth of period features, including a notable spiral staircase. Now updated for modern living, the well-presented property is a rare find.

      The recently re-fitted kitchen includes base and wall units and a door opening to a side terrace. The triple aspect living room features a stone inglenook fireplace with a Clearview wood-burning stove and historic bread oven, as well as an exposed flagstone floor. The ground floor bathroom has been refitted by the current owner and includes exposed stonework walls and under-floor heating.

      A spiral staircase ascends to a the first floor. A light and spacious, dual aspect double bedroom features a vaulted ceiling and fitted wardrobes. The second double bedroom also features a fitted wardrobe.

      A useful detached stone building has been re-built to provide a versatile outbuilding. The property benefits from off-street parking and an attractive, landscaped garden with lawn, terraces, shed and log store.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    I love this characterful cottage, which has been transformed over recent years. It makes the perfect rural retreat.

    Catherine ScandrettProperty agent

    Local information

    • Alkerton is a charming North Oxfordshire hamlet, close to the Warwickshire border on the edge of the Cotswolds. The hamlet comprises a number of attractive period houses and cottages of local Hornton ironstone and a Norman church. The neighbouring village of Shenington includes a ‘Good' rated (as of September 2023) Church of England primary school, a village pub, doctor's surgery, village hall and 16th Century parish church. The two villages have a thriving combined community.
    • There is a village shop at Tysoe and farm shops nearby – more extensive shopping and leisure facilities are to be found in the market towns of Banbury (5.5 miles), Stratford-upon-Avon (15.5 miles), Warwick (18.5 miles) and Leamington Spa (19 miles).
    • Excellent communication links with equidistant access to the M40 at Banbury (7 miles) for the South and Gaydon (9 miles) for Birmingham and the North. Mainline train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes). Birmingham International Airport is 38 miles away.
    • Local schools include primary at Shenington and secondary at Kineton. Alkerton is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools. Private schools in the area include Kings High (girls), Warwick (boys), Tudor Hall Girls, Bloxham (co-ed) and Sibford (co-ed). Preparatory schools in the area include St Johns' Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Sibford, The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Warwick Prep.
    • Sporting facilities in the area include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill and Feldon Valley; Spiceball Leisure Centre, Bannatyne health club/spa and Soho Farmhouse private members club. There are theatres and cinemas at Chipping Norton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford; motor racing at Silverstone and horse racing at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham. There is a comprehensive footpath and bridleway network through the surrounding countryside. Upton House and Gardens National Trust property is only 3 miles away.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Directions: From Banbury head north along the Warwick Road and turn left onto the A422, Stratford Road. Continue through the villages of Drayton and Wroxton. Continue on the A422 for approximately 1.5 miles and take the 5th left signposted Shenington. Head into Alkerton and follow the road around the sharp left hand turn. Adze Cottage is then on the left hand side before you get to Shenington.
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: C