School Lane, North Newington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6AQ | Property for sale | Savills
2,865 sq ft(266.17 sq m)
Guide price £1,800,000(€2,124,913)

School LaneNorth Newington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6AQ


    Key features

    • Impressive barn conversion in edge of village setting
    • Wonderful open countryside views
    • Contemporary interiors
    • Annexe and versatile accommodation
    • Grass paddock and lake
    • About 5 acres

    Edge of village living with enviable views, land and its own lake.

    About this property

    • Green Oak Barn provides the unique opportunity of a characterful period home in an edge of village setting with a paddock, lake and spectacular countryside views. Over recent years the property has undergone a transformation to provide stylish, contemporary interiors and versatile accommodation, whilst retaining it's character features and charm. With approximately 5 acres and further ancillary accommodation it is a rare find.

      A large covered porch area leads into an impressive, double height hallway. The spacious, dual aspect sitting room provides a wonderful space to entertain and unwind. It features a large wood-burning stove, with alcove storage on either side, wood panelling and south facing doors opening on to the courtyard terrace.

      The dining room has also been transformed to provide a light and spacious space with wood panelling, space for a bar, doors into the courtyard and doors onto a terrace, with the most fantastic view across the property and onto rolling countryside beyond.

      Steps lead down to a large kitchen / breakfast room with a vaulted ceiling, fitted units, an electric fired Aga and seating area. There is a also a downstairs WC and a covered rear porch.

      The first floor provides a spacious principal bedroom with exposed beams, in-built wardrobes and an en suite shower room. Steps lead up from the galleried landing to a dressing room with fitted units and bench seat. There are two further double bedrooms, with exposed beams, one of which has an in-built cupboard, plus a family bathroom.

      The second floor has been cleverly converted to provide additional space with two further bedrooms and a unique shared bathroom with separate WC.

      The property benefits from a stone annexe providing a further bedroom or office space with an en suite shower room. This is set on the edge of the south facing courtyard, which provides an ideal spot for alfresco dining.

      There is also a detached stone garage / office with transparent electric doors, a useful storage area above and a utility / shower room. In front of this is a large gravel area with parking for several cars.

      Running away from the house is a partly walled garden with lawn, mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. Running along the eastern side of the barn is a large terrace, making the most of the truly impressive views across the paddock, lake and rolling countryside beyond. Connecting into the dining room, this creates a very special entertaining area. There is also a sunken hot tub, again making the most of the views.

      Extending to approximately 5 acres, the property includes a grassland paddock, which gently runs down hill. This has been partly subdivided and could be used for grazing ponies. Within the paddock there is a stone, open fronted barn with electricity and water and a concrete yard in front.

      The property also benefits from a wonderful lake, with wooden jetty. As well as being a haven for wildlife, this make a fantastic spot for wild swimming. Next to the lake is picturesque spot for picnics, barbecues and entertaining.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This is a very special property. The views are spectacular and I love the juxtaposition of the period barn and the contemporary interiors.

    Catherine ScandrettProperty agent

    Local information

    • North Newington is an attractive North Oxfordshire village surrounded by rolling countryside and is made up of predominantly ironstone cottages and farmhouses.
    • Local amenities in the village include a public house and The Bishop Carpenters C of E primary school.
    • More extensive facilities can be found in the local village of Bloxham (4 miles), the market towns of Banbury (3 miles) and Chipping Norton (14 miles.) Further afield are Oxford (30 miles), Stratford upon Avon (18 miles), Warwick (30 miles) and Leamington Spa (20 miles) providing further recreational, cultural and leisure facilities. Soho Farmhouse is 10.5 miles away.
    • Communication links with the M40 (J11) only 4 miles away giving access to Oxford (A34) and London to the South and Birmingham (M42) to the North. Mainline train services from Banbury to London (Marylebone) from 56 minutes.
    • Local schooling facilities include secondary education provided by Warriner School (Bloxham). For private schooling Sibford School (co-ed), Tudor Hall (girls), Bloxham (co-ed), Kings High (girls) and Warwick (boys), in addition to Stratford Grammar. Preparatory schools in the area include St John's Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Winchester House (Brackley) and Beachborough (Westbury).
    • Leisure activities in the area include golf courses at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill (Milcombe), Feldon Valley (Brailes) and Chipping Norton; horse racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham; motor racing at Silverstone; full indoor sports complex in Banbury; theatres at Chipping Norton, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon and Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew.
    • All times and distances are approximate.

    Additional information

    • Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
    • There is a public footpath near the northern boundary of the plot
    • EPC Rating: D
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: G