Front Elevation
1,243 sq ft(115.48 sq m)
Guide price £499,000

Church EnstoneChipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 4NN

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Village location
  • Grade II listed
  • Abundance of period features
  • Inglenook fireplace
  • Secluded rear garden
  • Outbuilding and garage

Delightful country cottage built from local stone on the edge of the Cotswolds.

About this property

  • Pretty Grade II Listed cottage believed to be of 18th century origins with later additions.

    Stone construction under a slate roof.

    Period features include stone fireplaces, exposed timbers, deep window boards, window seats, exposed timber floorboards.

    The current owner has undertaken a comprehensive and sympathetic refurbishment and modernisation programme to provide modern living amongst the property's age and charm. Improvements include installation of a painted wooden kitchen, stone and Travertine flooring, underfloor heating, white bathroom fittings, shutters, a number of built-in wardrobes and display cabinets, modern lighting, a number of new windows and recently redecorated throughout.

    Kitchen has built in oven, microwave, 4-ring hob. Washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

    Sitting room has an impressive exposed stone inglenook fireplace with open fire and window seat.

    Ground floor third bedroom/study and en suite shower room with washbasin and w.c.

    Cellar offers scope for working from home.

    Two spacious and light bedrooms on first floor with generous ceiling heights, both having dual aspect. Furthermore a modern family bathroom with washbasin, bath with shower above and w.c.

    Landscaped courtyard gardens to rear with high dry stone wall boundaries. Box hedging and gravelled pathways. Timber decked covered entertaining area.

    Stone garden store offering potential for alteration to office or studio (subject to the relevant consents).

    Single garage. Off-road parking.

    This property is ready for occupation and with no onward chain.

    It would certainly be of interest to weekenders, professional couples or those wishing to take advantage of the easy access to Soho Farmhouse.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

A beautiful country getaway where you can escape the rat race.

Sophie GannonProperty agent

Local information

  • Church Enstone is a peaceful and attractive Oxfordshire village on the edge of the Cotswolds.
  • The village benefits from a renowned gastro pub (the Crown) and a mixture of beautiful period buildings including the 9th century Church of St. Kenelm's. Just outside the village is Heythrop Park with its competition golf course, spa, gym and swimming pool.
  • Great Tew is the home of Soho Farmhouse which is only 3 miles from the village. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop is only 12.5 miles from the property.
  • The neighbouring village of Enstone has a village store, primary and nursery School and a garage/petrol station together with a regular bus service to Oxford and Chipping Norton.
  • Chipping Norton has more comprehensive facilities including 3 supermarkets a good range of local shops, restaurants, pubs, cafes and theatre, as well as a medical centre and community hospital.
  • The rolling north-west Oxfordshire countryside is instantly picturesque with its numerous villages and small market towns, including Chipping Norton, Woodstock, Charlbury, Hook Norton and Deddington. There are a number of excellent pubs including the Falkland Arms at Great Tew, the Bull at Charlbury, the Killingworth Castle at Wootton as well as the Plough and Wild Rabbit in Kingham.
  • Aside from the excellent local schools the village is well located for Great Tew primary school, Kitebrook, Dormer House, Bloxham and Tudor Hall. The Oxford school run is within easy reach for The Dragon, Summerfields, Headington, Oxford High, St. Edwards and Magdalen College School. Radley, Stowe and
  • Cheltenham together with many well-known public schools are within relatively easy reach.
  • Communications are good; the A44 provides direct access to Oxford and the A34 and M40. The Chiltern Line from Oxford Parkway and Bicester provides an excellent train service to London Marylebone and nearby Charlbury to Paddington.
  • Sporting in the area includes Hunting with the Heythrop and Warwickshire; polo at Kirtlington and Cirencester; racing at Stratford and Warwick; clay pigeon shooting at the Oxfordshire Shooting School; numerous golf clubs including Heythrop, Chipping Norton, Burford and Tadmarton Heath; theatres in Chipping Norton, Oxford and Stratford upon Avon.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Banbury take the A361 heading towards Chipping Norton. Proceed through the villages of Bloxham and South Newington. After leaving South Newington take the 2nd left turn (B4022) signposted Great Tew. Follow the B4022 for 4 miles, passing the turning to Great Tew. At the T-junction turn right towards Church Enstone and then take the 2nd right turn towards the church. At the church follow the road around a sharp left hand bend where Pear Tree Cottage will be found immediately on the left.
  • EPC Exempt