Savills | High Street, Lower Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5HX | Property for sale
1,481 sq ft(137.59 sq m)
Guide price £585,000

High StreetLower Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5HX

  • Sold

Key features

  • Sold in December 2020
  • Sensitively improved whilst retaining a wealth of period features
  • Enclosed south facing garden
  • Off road parking and carport
  • Thriving village with communication links
  • No onward chain

Charming period property offering versatile space

About this property

  • Glen Cottage is a charming Grade II listed detached house, which has been sensitively transformed by the current owners. It provides flexible, deceptively spacious accommodation and retains a wealth of period features including thatched roof (re-thatched in 2014), exposed beams, window seats and exposed floorboards.

    Set in a thriving village, with good communication links and access to a range of schools it is likely to appeal to a variety of buyers.

    The dual aspect kitchen/ breakfast room provides a spacious, flexible space with exposed beams, window seats, and part timber, part tiled floor. The kitchen has base units, two sinks, an electric Aga and in built oven and hob. The kitchen has access to both the front garden and the rear courtyard. There is also utility room and downstairs double bedroom with storage and a shower room, which makes an ideal guest suite.

    Accessed from the kitchen, via a few steps, is the impressive and spacious sitting room / dining room with vaulted ceiling, doors into the garden and wood burning stove. The room makes a great family / entertaining space.

    The first floor comprises a light landing with a versatile mezzanine area above, accessed via a ladder. There are two double bedrooms, one with an in built cupboard, and a spacious bathroom with separate shower.

    The enclosed, south facing, landscaped gardens include a large area of lawn with a paved seating area in the middle, vegetable garden, separate lawn area, open fronted shed and greenhouse. There is also a courtyard to the rear of the property. To the side of the house is a gravel parking area and a timber frame, thatched carport with ample storage.

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I was immediately taken by the accommodation at Glen Cottage, in particular charming kitchen / breakfast room and the impressive vaulted sitting room. The house has been sensitively improved and the thatch replaced.

Catherine ScandrettProperty agent

Local information

  • Glen Cottage is located in the village of Lower Brailes, with an active community offering various clubs and activities.
  • Local facilities can be found in both Lower and Upper Brailes, including public houses, well-regarded primary school, butchers, delicatessen, general store, fine parish church, garage, golf club and a wealth of period properties.
  • More specialist requirements are available at the nearby towns of Shipston on Stour, Chipping Norton and Banbury. Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford provide a wider range of retail, cultural and educational facilities.
  • The area is served by a range of well-regarded schools. Locally there is a primary school in the village and secondary school in Shipston-on-Stour. The village is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools at Stratford - King Edward VI (boys) and Stratford Grammar School (girls). Independent schools include Kitebrook House, St Johns Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Banbury), The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon), Warwick Prep, Tudor Hall, Bloxham, Sibford, Kingham Hill, Kings High School and Warwick Boys. There are also numerous schools in and around the university city of Oxford.
  • The area has excellent communication connections with Junction 11 of the M40 motorway and mainline train station at Banbury (London/Marylebone from approximately 56 minutes).
  • Sporting activities in the area include golf at Feldon Valley, Brailes, Tadmarton and Rye Hill; horse racing at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham; motor racing at Silverstone; access to a network of local walks and bridleways; Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon with further theatres at Chipping Norton and Oxford; Daylesford Organic Farm shop and Soho Farmhouse.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Banbury take the B4035, Broughton Road, towards Shipston on Stour, passing through the villages of Broughton, Tadmarton and Swalciffe. Continue until you enter village of Lower Brailes. Immediately after Rectory Lane on the right
  • EPC Exempt
  • Tenure = Freehold