Appela Banks
3,054 sq ft(283.73 sq m)
Guide price £925,000

Lower StreetBarford St. Michael, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 0RH


    Key features

    • Village with a pub, post office and shop
    • Within 6.5 miles of Banbury Train station
    • Spacious family home with high ceilings
    • Direct access on to the garden from the sitting room and conservatory
    • Views of the garden from most of the bedrooms
    • Four spacious reception rooms
    • Double garage with room above
    • Plenty of off street parking for several vehicles

    Substantial detached family home with double garage, off road parking and gardens in desirable North Oxfordshire village.

    About this property

    • Applea Banks was built by the current owner using the local Hornton stone in 1980. It is situated back from the road taking advantage of its elevated positon overlooking gardens and paddock (available by separate negotiation).

      The high ceiling heights and good sized reception rooms make it an ideal spacious family home. There is a south facing kitchen with views to the rear garden, offering a generous number of wall and base storage units, with built in fridge, electric Indesit oven and hob. A spacious utility is conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen, big enough to be used as a second kitchen or preparation area. This offers a wide range of cupboards and drawers with sink, built in dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. The separate pantry with built in shelving provides more storage space for food and equipment and also space for an upright free standing freezer.

      There are five reception rooms as well as a sewing/hobby room and cloakroom. The dining room has double doors leading out to the conservatory which has direct access onto the patio and rear garden. There is also a door though to the sitting room, of generous proportions which has a stone hearth and wood burning stove. Sliding glass doors gives access out onto the rear patio, making an ideal entertaining space. The study and family room offers further additional living accommodation.

      On the first floor are five bedrooms, including the master suite which has a bank of built in wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. The en suite has a separate shower and bath and double sink unit. There are four further double bedrooms all with built in wardrobes, providing useful storage. Two bathrooms, one with a bath and the other with a bath and separate shower. The majority of the bedrooms take advantage of the lovely view of the rear garden.

      The rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs enclosed by wooden fencing, making it an ideal secure space for children to play. There is a large patio immediately adjacent to the house creating an ideal entertaining space especially for bbqs in the summer.

      There is a detached double garage with power and lighting and electric doors. Plenty of room to park two cars as well as room for extra storage. A spiral staircase leads up to an attic style room with pitched roof currently used for storage but could be used as a home office. In all about 0.38 acres. There are a number of storage sheds and under cover stores for garden furniture and machinery. The front drive is paved and provides parking for several cars and vehicles.

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    A great house in super village with lots of village activities to be a part of!

    Sophie GannonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Barford St Michael is situated in attractive undulating North Oxfordshire countryside close to the Cotswolds. Amenities in the village include a parish church, public house and farm shop/post office, with the larger neighbouring villages of Bloxham and Deddington providing schooling, doctors surgeries, butcher, delicatessen, general stores, post offices, garage and hairdressers.
    • The market town of Banbury offers extensive retail, leisure and recreational facilities. Oxford, Milton Keynes and Stratford-upon-Avon provide excellent opportunities for theatre, cinema and concerts. Soho Farmhouse (Country Club) only 5.3 miles.
    • Local schools include primary at Deddington and Bloxham, senior at The Warriner School (Bloxham). Independent preparatory schools include St Johns, (Banbury), Winchester House, (Brackley) Cardus (Overthorpe); senior independent including Bloxham School, Tudor Hall (girls), Stowe and numerous North Oxford Schools.
    • Sporting activities in the area include golf at Rye Hill, Cherwell Edge (Middleton Cheney) and Tadmarton; horse racing at Towcester; motor racing at Silverstone. Communication is good with rail links from Banbury or Bicester to London Marylebone (from about 57 or 50 minutes respectively). M40 access at J10 (Ardley) or J11 (Banbury).

    Additional information

    • There is further land available via separate negotiation, currently pasture. In all about 0.73 acres.
    • Directions: From Banbury, take the A361 towards Chipping Norton. Continue through the village of Bloxham until you come to a small mini roundabout. Take the left turn, sign posted to the Barfords. Proceed through Barford St John and continue over a small bridge and into Barford St Michael. Take the first turning on the right as signposted to the village hall and church. The property can be found set back from the road, on the left hand side.
    • EPC Rating = C