Savills | Appleton Road, Cumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH | Property for sale
4 Ac(1.62 Ha)
Guide price £1,850,000

Appleton RoadCumnor, Oxford, OX2 9QH

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Various outbuildings and stables
  • Grounds of about 5 acres (Footpath in paddock)
  • Lovely setting in the centre of the village
  • Excellent access to transport and amenities.

Enchanting Listed Farmhouse with land.

About this property

  • Dating back to the 1700's, Rockley Farm House presents an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into what has been a well loved family home for 65 years. This lovely Grade II listed farmhouse now awaits a nurturing hand to implement the requirements of present day family living.

    Original features such as an Inglenook fireplace, bread ovens, red and black chequerboard flooring, parquet and original stone flagged floors are a delight, as is the staircase with its graceful mahogany curving handrail.

    The old tack room presents an interesting opportunity with its double height ceiling open to the eaves, big old fireplace and bread oven and stone flagged floor.

    Presently there are five bedrooms on the first floor and two bathrooms with a further two charming attic rooms on the second floor.

    The gardens are enchanting and form a series of secluded spaces and terraces interlinked with cobbled paths. Flowerbeds are abundant and overflowing with interesting planting. The rear gardens enjoy a south westerly aspect, with the front garden enjoying morning light through the mature Copper Beech trees.

    There is an enclosed vegetable garden with a greenhouse, an orchard with ancient apple trees and a stable yard with a run of old stone and wood stables with original internal wood structures intact.

    Double wooden gates are situated at the end of a gravel drive allowing easy access for horseboxes and machinery. There is a double car port with store between and a number of further outbuildings, both stone and wood. Beyond the stable yard lie two small and one larger paddock, bounded by mature trees and hedging. The two further large paddocks are tucked away to the east side of the property with a footpath through.

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This really is a rare gem. A classic old farm house in need of modernisation so close to Oxford. I can't decide if the best thing is the approach past the duck pond, the exciting opportunity the house offers or the amount of land it has.

Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

Local information

  • Tucked back off the road in a tranquil setting, Rockley Farm House epitomises the rural idyll, yet its location, in this thriving village, is just a few miles West of Oxford. The village boasts a shop and post office selling locally grown fruit and vegetables, an organic butcher, two pubs, primary school and parish church.
  • Fast train services run to Marylebone and Paddington from Oxford Parkway and Oxford station respectively.
  • There is a wide choice of schools, state and private, in both Oxford and nearby Abingdon, with regular bus services to both towns.
  • There are myriad footpaths and bridleways to explore from the house, with Farmoor Reservoir being only 2 miles away. The reservoir offers fishing, dinghy sailing and windsurfing opportunities, with the Oxford Sailing Club and Sail Training Trust being based there.

Additional information

  • Oxford 4 miles, Abingdon 5 miles, Oxford Parkway (London Marylebone from 55 mins) 8 miles, Oxford Station (London Paddington from 52 minutes) 4 miles. (Distances are approximate)
  • Tenure
  • Freehold with vacant possession on completion
  • Services
  • All mains services connected. Gas central heating. Broadband connected.
  • Local Authority
  • Vale of the White Horse
  • Photographs taken and brochure prepared October 2021
  • Directions: From Oxford take the A420 towards Swindon. After approximately 2 miles turn left towards Wootton and Cumnor. After a short distance turn right onto Cumnor Hill towards Abingdon and Wootton. After a short distance turn right to Cumnor village. Go through the village and turn left at the mini roundabout towards Appleton. Rockley Farm House is set back off the road on the right before you get to the garage.
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold