Draycott, Tiddington, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2LX | Property for sale | Savills
3,884 sq ft(360.84 sq m)
Guide price £2,300,000

DraycottTiddington, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2LX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Enchanting period farmhouse in need of updating offering huge potential
  • Reception rooms and principal bedroom suite opening to / overlooking south facing terraces and gardens
  • Farmhouse kitchen with utility room and pantry
  • Attic rooms with scope to convert, subject to consents
  • Two barns with potential to convert, subject to relevant consents
  • Granary Grade II listed and further garaging/stores in need of repair
  • Gardens and grounds extending to about 13 acres

Period farmhouse in need of updating, and outbuildings with potential, set in about 13 acres.

About this property

  • Approached along a private drive Albury Farmhouse is surrounded by its own idyllic gardens and grounds. Constructed of brick beneath a pitched tiled roof, the property is thought to date back to the 1600s and believed to have been extended and remodeled in the 1760s, having evolved since over the years.

    An entrance lobby opens to the reception hall. The dining room, with decorative alcoves, and drawing room, with open fireplace, both have French doors to the south facing terrace. The farmhouse kitchen with electric Aga and exposed timbers has doors to a pantry and utility room. The den/study with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove is thought to have once been the milking parlour. There is also a rear entrance and cloakroom.

    On the first floor the principal bedroom, ensuite bathroom and dressing room all enjoy views over the gardens and countryside beyond. There are four further bedrooms, (three double and a single), and two further bathrooms on the first floor. Stairs rise to extensive attic space offering scope to create further accommodation, subject to relevant consents.

    Outbuildings
    There is a pretty raised granary, which is Grade II Listed and in need of repair. A brick outbuilding near to the house provides garaging and two stores.

    Approached on a separate drive is a former farm yard with two barns, one timber with corrugated roof and the other a Dutch barn. In need of repair and attention, they are ideal for horses or other small holding livestock. The barns also offer potential for residential development subject to relevant consents.

    Gardens and Grounds
    The gardens and grounds surrounding the farmhouse have been lovingly nurtured by the current owners. Extending to about two acres, terraces and lawns in the more formal garden then link up with a stream and small copse, specimen trees include red oak, ash, catalpa and a very old yew tree (TPO) they are a haven to wildlife such as kingfishers and barn owls.

    The pasture has ancient ridge and furrow and has not been fertilised during the current ownership, allowing for wonderful wild flowers. There is water to the grazing fields, which extend to about 11 acres.

    A swimming pool is now in disrepair having been redundant for many years.

    Tucked away to the side of the property, near the garaging, is a fruit and vegetable garden, formerly most productive.

    Having been in the same family for over sixty years, Albury Farmhouse is a most charming property in need of updating and offering huge potential. In a rural position, yet extremely well located, it offers a fabulous opportunity to the next lucky custodians.

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Having been in the same family for over sixty years, Albury Farmhouse is a most charming property in need of updating and offering huge potential. In a rural position, yet extremely well located, it offers a fabulous opportunity to the next lucky custodians.

Nicky QuentelProperty agent

Local information

  • Draycott is situated in attractive Oxfordshire countryside, near the Buckinghamshire border, about 5 miles west of the historic market town of Thame and 10 miles east of Oxford. The neighbouring villages of Tiddington and Ickford provide pubs, shops, post office and a primary school. More extensive amenities are available in Thame and Oxford.
  • Communication is excellent with the M40 (J8A) about 2.5 miles giving convenient access to Oxford, London, Birmingham and the Midlands. Haddenham and Thame Parkway mainline station (about 6.5 miles) provides a regular service to London Marylebone station from about 40 minutes.
  • Local schools include primary at Ickford and Long Crendon, with secondary at Lord Williams School, Thame as well as the numerous well regarded independent preparatory and senior schools in Oxford and Abingdon.

Additional information

  • Distances
  • Thame 5 miles, Oxford 10 miles, M40 (J8A) 2.5 miles, Haddenham and Thame Parkway 6.5 miles, (London Marylebone from 40 minutes) ; London 52 miles, Heathrow 36 miles.
  • Services
  • Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Oil fired central heating.
  • Local Authority
  • Aylesbury Vale District Council
  • Agents Notes
  • Draycott Cottage has right of access to the yard to read water metre. There is a wayleave for an electricity pole.
  • Viewings
  • Strictly, by appointment with Savills. Prior to making an appointment to view, Savills strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of Savills' staff who has seen the property in order that you do not make a wasted journey.
  • Fixtures and Fittings
  • Those items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale as are the fitted carpets. All other fixtures, fittings, furnishings and garden statutory are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from the selling agents.
  • Directions: From Oxford, proceed along the A40 east towards London. Leave at the services exit taking the A418 towards Thame and Aylesbury. Proceed into Tiddington turning left, signed to Ickford, just after the pub. Prodeed out of the village, past the left turn to Waterstock, and Albury Farmhouse is found on the right shortly after a thatched property. NB Not to be confused with Albury Farm (the next drive).
  • EPC Rating = E
  • Tenure = Freehold