Savills | Islip Road, Bletchingdon, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3DP | Property for sale
45.50 Ac(18.41 Ha)
Guide price £4,000,000

Islip RoadBletchingdon, Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 3DP

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Manor House with commanding views and edge of village position
  • In need of modernisation, with scope to redevelop subject to relevant consents
  • Agricultural buildings, pasture, woodland and ponds
  • Three further residential barns conversions in good order
  • Each with four bedrooms, ideal for staff, dependent family or income stream

Rarely available opportunity. Best offers invited by 1pm Thursday 5th November 2020.

About this property

  • Lot 1 - Manor House
    Located at the eastern edge of the village, in a conservation area adjoining green belt, the Manor House sits proudly in an elevated position enjoying glorious views over its own pasture and the valley beyond.

    The imposing two storey house is of reconstituted stone construction under a pitched tile roof with metal casement windows. With origins dating to the late 60s and updated in the 1970s the Manor House is in need of complete renovation and offers new owners an incredible opportunity to redevelop or build a replacement dwelling subject to relevant planning consents.

    The reception hall with internal glazed doors leads to a bright hallway with stairs rising to the first floor giving access to the reception areas. The interconnecting drawing and dining rooms both have floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the views of the garden and valley beyond. There is also a study and garden room. There is a kitchen/breakfast room with utility room and rear entrance which is connected to a single story extension housing the boiler. On the first floor the wide landing leads to five large bedrooms and three bathrooms.

    Outside gardens overlook the stunning views. To the side is the former yard and to the rear is a disused tennis court and area formerly used as vegetable gardens.

    Land and Outbuildings
    Adjacent to the Manor House is a farm courtyard with agricultural buildings. There is a large farm building with part block walling and concrete floor and a further detached farm building with workshop and stores.

    The Manor House is accessed over a drive across a shared courtyard. There is a second access to the Manor House from New Road offering potential separate access, subject to relevant consents.

    The land, which extends to about 45 acres in all, comprises an attractive run of pasture (about 37 acres) and also a deciduous woodland extending to approximately six acres. The land is generally gently sloping in nature interspersed with mature hedgerows. Of additional interest is the pond located in the eastern side of the land. Currently silted, it offers an opportunity to create a wildlife haven.

    Lot 2
    Available if purchased as ‘a whole' with the Manor House are three barn conversion properties. Constructed of stone beneath a slate roof, the barns are attached and were converted in 2009.

    Manor Barn
    The largest of the three barns is Manor Barn with a contemporary design and layout. There is an open plan living space with dining and sitting areas, large windows to
    the garden and stairs rising to a galleried landing. There is a fitted kitchen overlooking the courtyard which leads to utility room with side entrance. On the first floor are four bedrooms and three bathrooms. There is a walled rear garden and attached open bay parking for two cars.

    Middle Barn
    An entrance hall leads to the sitting room with French doors to the garden. The open plan kitchen dining room with door to the garden also has a utility area. There is a
    separate study and on the first floor are four bedrooms and two bathrooms.
    With allocated parking Middle Barn has enclosed rear gardens and terrace area.

    End Barn
    End Barn accommodation is a mirror of Middle Barn. It has part walled enclosed gardens to the rear with a side entrance and timber garden store. End Barn also has
    allocated parking. The entrance courtyard is shared by all of the three barns. Should Lot 1 be sold separately the Manor House will enjoy full right of way over the drive across the courtyard and contribute its share of maintenance costs.

    Manor House – Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil-fired boiler.
    Manor Barn, Middle barn and End Barn - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity are connected to the properties.

    Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
    • The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way both public or private, all easements and wayleaves whether specifically referred to or not.
    • A footpath and bridleway cross the property - see site plan.
    • Neighbouring Manor Farmhouse has right of way over the first part of the drive in entrance courtyard.
    • If sold separately, Lot 1, Manor House, will have full right of way and share of maintenance over the drive in entrance courtyard.

    Agent's Notes

    • There is an overage on the eastern paddock. See site plan. Contact selling agents for more information.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

Situated about 7 miles north of the city of Oxford, this is such a rarely available property. With amazing views over its own land and the valley beyond it has incredible potential!

Nicky QuentelProperty agent

Local information

  • Situated in undulating countryside about 7 miles to the north of the university city of Oxford, Bletchingdon is an attractive village set around a green. The 13th century
  • St Giles Church lies within parkland of the historic Bletchingdon Park. With a thriving community, amenities in the village include a primary school, nursery, sports field,
  • village hall, a public house and Co-op village shop. The market town of Bicester and city of Oxford provide for more extensive facilities and leisure needs.
  • Communications are excellent with the A34 (about 1.5 miles) giving access to M40 (J9), A40, the Cotswolds and Oxford. The nearest station is Oxford Parkway (about 4 miles) with services to London/Marylebone from 55 minutes, with Bicester station (about 8 miles) also on the Chiltern line to Marylebone. There are regular bus services from Bletchingdon to Oxford and Bicester. The area is well served for schools with Bletchingdon Primary School in the village and senior state at Kidlington, Bicester or Woodstock, as well as the numerous highly regarded independent schools in Oxford.

Additional information

  • Oxford Parkway 5 miles • Oxford Airport 5 miles • M40 (J9) 5 miles • Oxford, 7 miles, Bicester 8 miles • Central London 64 miles (All distances and times are approximate)
  • LOT 1
  • Hall • 3 reception rooms • 5 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Kitchen • Utility room
  • Agricultural building • Workshop & stores • Gardens • Pasture • Woodland and ponds
  • In all about 45 acres
  • LOT 2
  • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • Dining/living room • Kitchen • Utility room
  • Rear garden • Double open bay garage
  • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Sitting room • Study • Kitchen • Rear garden • Parking
  • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • Sitting room • Study • Kitchen • Rear garden • Parking
  • In all about 0.5 acres
  • Directions: From Oxford proceed north on the A34 leaving the dual carriageway on the B4027 signed to Bletchingdon and Islip and follow signs to Bletchingdon. After a big bend, the entrance to the Manor House is the second on the right on entering the village. Proceed to the top right corner of the courtyard and into a further yard and parking area at the Manor House.
  • EPC Rating = C