Church Lane, Shotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1JD | Property for sale | Savills
7,858 sq ft(730.03 sq m)
Guide price £2,350,000(€2,757,196)

Church LaneShotteswell, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 1JD

    Key features

    • Grade II listed country home in a central village position with a wealth of period features alongside contemporary comforts.
    • Spectacular drawing room with vaulted ceiling.
    • Central kitchen/breakfast/family room, spacious accommodation.
    • Two home office/study's for working from home.
    • Versatile accommodation.
    • Workshop with lapsed planning permission to create a self contained annexe.
    • Garaging and stores
    • Walled gardens and outside entertaining areas
    • Excellent communication links with access to M40 (J11), and Banbury station (London Marylebone from 56 minutes)

    Beautiful country house offering extensive versatile accommodation with private gardens and outbuildings.

    About this property

    • Commanding a central position in the village and within a Conservation Area, Church Farm is Grade II Listed and recorded as dating back to the mid-17th century.

      The property is of local stone construction beneath a part pitch tile, part slate and part thatched roof, and has evolved over its history.

      The accommodation incorporates the barn which is Grade II listed in its own right. The property successfully combines a wealth of period features with contemporary comforts. Features include large inglenook with former bread oven and copper still in situation, chamfered arch door way, stone mullioned windows, panelling, exposed timbers, flag stone flooring, window seats and shutters.

      Crucial to the improvement works was the centrally positioned kitchen/breakfast/family room, the very core to family living, the very core to the house. The comprehensive restoration programme continued and included the creation of a light and airy reception hall and integration of the barn, itself providing a stunning drawing room with wood burner linked to the kitchen via the spacious dining room. At the other end of the house are more informal reception rooms including play room, games room and study, for working from home. The entire layout allows therefore for a large family to immerse themselves in spacious living on the ground floor plus guests can be entertained more formally at one end, whilst the family/children can be enjoying their time at the other. These well-conceived interconnecting reception spaces lend themselves perfectly therefore to entertaining and family living.

      There is attention to detail throughout with installation of wood burning stoves, slate flooring, modern kitchen fittings with quartz tiling, quality decoration, carpeting, oak internal doors and partial double glazing.

      Approached through wooden gates to a private gravelled courtyard, former farm buildings provide two garages, wood and tool stores. In addition is a workshop and stores with lapsed planning permission (10/02529/FU) and listed building consent (10/02590/LBC) to create a self contained annexe.

      Manicured walled gardens with well stocked herbaceous boarders, yew hedging, fruit trees and outside entertaining areas. Separate gated vehicle access to side garden.

      This is well appointed, spacious living, ideal for those looking to work from home, a growing family and those who might be looking for additional accommodation for income stream or dependent relatives. It is a real inspiration.

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    I love the the amount of free roaming space this house offers with so much versatility with the addition of the barn making it the most fabulous entertaining house.

    Sophie GannonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shotteswell is an attractive village set in rolling countryside on the Oxfordshire/Warwickshire borders. Predominately comprising period properties of local ironstone construction, the village benefits from a 12th Century Church, village hall, children's playground and popular riding school. A cross country walk from the village takes you to the popular Falcon public house. There is also a local and very well regarded farm shop and the National Herb Centre. More extensive shopping, leisure and cultural facilities are available at Banbury, Warwick, Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
    • Communication links include access to the M40 (J11) at Banbury giving access to Oxford, London and Birmingham. Mainline train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes). International airports at Birmingham (38 miles) and Heathrow (70 miles).
    • Local schooling facilities include village schools in Hornton and Shenington and North Oxfordshire Academy for secondary. The village is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools at Stratford - King Edward VI (boys), Stratford Grammar School (girls). For private schooling - Tudor Hall (girls), Bloxham (co-ed), Kings High (girls), Warwick (boys). Preparatory schools in the area include St Johns' Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Winchester House (Brackley) and Beachborough (Westbury).
    • Leisure activities in the area include Soho Farmhouse, the private members club at Great Tew; golf at Tadmarton Heath; theatres at Stratford upon Avon and Oxford; motor racing at Silverstone and horse racing at Warwick, Stratford upon Avon and Cheltenham.
    • All distances and times are approximate.

    Additional information

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