Savills | Butts Road, Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1RJ | Property for sale
2,654 sq ft(246.56 sq m)
Guide price £1,675,000

Butts RoadHorspath, Oxford, OX33 1RJ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Village well located for convenient access to Oxford
  • Views over surrounding countryside from upper rooms
  • Retaining many beautiful period features
  • Two bedroom separate annexe ideal for multigenerational families
  • Off street parking, attractive gardens

A historic 16th century farmhouse with annexe.

About this property

  • Rectory Farmhouse is an impressive former farmhouse, listed G rade II, dating from the late 16th century. Built of stone beneath a tiled roof, with a later Victorian brick extension, it occupies an elevated position with fine views over the surrounding countryside. The property is charming with a number of retained period features including; three 16th century moulded stone fireplaces with herringbone tiling, a large open fireplace with chamfred bressumer, early 18th century Queen Anne panelling to the study, stone mullioned windows, moulded plank doors in chamfred and stopped frames and oak floorboards. Arranged over three floors the rooms are all well proportioned with high ceilings and the majority dual aspect. The current owners have undertaken a careful and extensive restoration of the property whilst preserving its historical integrity.

    Rectory Farmhouse is approached through double gates over a drive which runs to the front and then side of the house. To the rear a 17th century detached Grade II listed barn has been converted to create a spacious and character annexe. Self contained it is well appointed with kitchen/dining room which includes a restored wood fired bread baking oven, sitting room, shower room and bedroom on the ground floor with two further bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) on the first floor.

    The attractive gardens are predominately lawned with well established shrub and flower beds and a variety of mature trees and stone walls provide privacy. An impressive yew in the corner of the garden is believed to be over 500 years old.

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Ideal for families and professionals needing access to the city of Oxford, but who privilege village & country living. This is a most enchanting period property with good ceiling heights and oozing character, with the fabulous bonus of a substantial 2 bedroom annexe perfect for dependent relatives or working from home.

Huw WarrenProperty agent

Local information

  • Horspath, is set on the southern slope of Shotover Hill some 4 miles to the east of Oxford City. There is a blend of period and modern properties, a village shop and post office, primary school, two public houses, a brewery tap room and a garage.
  • The church is believed to date from Norman times and is famous for two usual stone figures on the church tower and for a stained glass window commemorating an Oxford don who was attacked by a wild boar on Shotover Hill.
  • From the village, communications are excellent. Oxford is nearby and the M40 gives access to London, Birmingham and the Midlands. Train stations at Oxford, Parkway and Haddenham both provide regular services to London.

Additional information

  • Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
  • Services - Mains electricity, gas, drainage and water are connected to the property. Gas-fired central heating.
  • Local Authority - South Oxfordshire District Council.
  • Council Tax - Band G.
  • Directions: From Oxford take the A40 east bound to the Headington roundabout, then take the third exit signposted A4142 onto the ring road. After about ¾ mile take the left hand fork to Horspath and on entering the village, after passing a garage on the right, turn left and then immediately right into Church Road. Pass the church and then take the next right into Butts Road and Rectory Farmhouse will be found after a short distance on the left hand side
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold