Savills | Thenford, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2BX | Property for sale
Guide price £695,000

ThenfordBanbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 2BX

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in May 2022
  • Charming cottage
  • tranquil mature garden
  • wonderful countryside views
  • great flexibility and versatility

Charming village cottage and gardens.

About this property

  • Orchard cottage is a wonderful detached village home of early 20th century origins situated on the outskirts of Thenford.

    Surrounded by uninterrupted countryside views, the cottage encapsulates traditional village living.

    Upon entering the house, you are greeted by a sizeable conservatory, leading through to the dining room. Light and spacious, a perfect set up for entertaining. Connecting doors lead to both the sitting room and to the kitchen/ breakfast room. The kitchen is charming and has great views from the rear aspect. It hosts a 5 ring Falcon hob and oven, and plenty of useful storage space including under cupboard pull out corners. There is also a utility room with space for washer/ dryer and fridges and freezers. Housing the boiler is a boot room handy for footwear and coats.

    The sitting room is lovely and cosy, fitted with a working fireplace, ideal for a winter's evening. There is also a door which lead out to the patio on the garden side of the property.

    Orchard cottage also boasts another reception room. Originally the double garage, this room has now been converted to a family room. It even has potential to be a further bedroom with a Jack and Jill bathroom connected.

    There is a secondary staircase leading to another room, currently being used as an office/ study, ideal if you are working from home but this could easily be suitable for another bedroom if needed.

    The main staircase leads to two further bedrooms. The principal bedroom benefits from an en suite shower room and inbuilt wardrobes and the second bedroom is of very generous size. Also on this floor is the family bathroom. All bathrooms in the property have tiled, heated floors and all bedrooms have wonderful views of the Northamptonshire countryside.

    Outside, time and care has been put into the beautifully tranquil garden. Enclosed and level, there are an array of things to admire including a pond filled with fish, apple and fig trees, raised vegetable beds, fruit patches, mature trees and hedges. There is also a terrace area with a powered awning to help protect from the south facing sun and a great space for entertaining. There is a range of outside storage including a summerhouse, greenhouse and shed, and also a stone and brick outbuilding with power. Additional advantages include a private gravelled driveway and off road parking to the front.

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A gorgeous cottage with a traditional feel. I love this private, rural setting.

Francesca MossProperty agent

Local information

  • Thenford is a charming village, situated four miles east of Banbury and five miles north west of the market town of Brackley.
  • This delightful conservation village is surrounded by unspoilt countryside and offers traditional village living.
  • Thenford also has a beautiful parish church and is home to Thenford Gardens and Arboretum.
  • Middleton Cheney is the closest village to Thenford and is well serviced by amenities including a variety of shops, two public houses, a post office and pharmacy, a local primary (Middleton Cheney Primary Academy) and secondary school (Chenderit School) as well as an active village hall with an array of clubs and societies.
  • More extensive facilities can be found in the market town of Banbury or further afield in Oxford and Milton Keynes for a wider variety of cultural and leisure facilities.
  • Communication links are excellent with the M40 Junction 11 (Banbury) only 4 miles away and access on to the A43 for the M1.
  • Mainline train services run from Banbury to London Marylebone (taking approximately 55 minutes at peak times.)
  • Local preparatory schools include The Carrdus at Overthorpe, Winchester House (Brackley) and Beachborough School (Wesbury). Public schools at Tudor Hall (girls) and Bloxham (co-ed), and Warwick public school (boys) and Kings High school (girls).
  • Sporting activities in the area include golf at Cherwell Edge (Middleton Cheney) and Tadmarton; horse racing at Stratford-upon-Avon and Warwick; motor racing at Silverstone; Soho Farmhouse private members club at Great Tew; polo at Kirtlington and Cirencester; Bannatyne's Health Club in Bodicote; world renowned shopping at Bicester Village; Blenheim Palace at Woodstock and theatres in Chipping Norton, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon.

Additional information

  • Agents note: The house partly owns the drive.
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold