A historic 16th century farmhouse with annexe.
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 Warren