Savills | Mill Street, Eynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 4JX | Property for sale
4,359 sq ft(404.96 sq m)
Guide price £1,500,000

Mill StreetEynsham, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29 4JX

    Key features

    • Imposing period house with extensive accommodation
    • Close to Bartholomew "outstanding" secondary school
    • Excellent school bus service from Eynsham to Oxford
    • Off street parking for 4 cars
    • Large kitchen with Aga

    Stunning, spacious Grade II farm home in the heart of Eynsham.

    About this property

    • Grade II listed, Home Farm House has stories to tell and dates back to 1650. Constructed of Cotswold stone and attached to another period property, under a Stonesfield slate roof, its four tall chimneys reflect typical examples of Tudor brickwork.

      Leaded light windows, beams, stone flagged flooring, ancient wood panelling and spiralling staircases all feature. Together with imaginative use of colour, Home Farm House is now a wonderfully spacious family home.

      The present owners have breathed new life into this ancient building, gently restoring it with exacting attention to detail, peeling back the layers of history to reveal a hidden gem. The house now has a pleasing flow offering ample space to suit modern living.

      The pretty porch welcomes you into the house. The hallway leads straight on to the kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and family room at the rear of the house. This generous space is flooded with natural light from the roof lantern and bank of bi-folding doors to one wall. The working end of this room houses contrasting contemporary white units and island with a breakfast bar to one end. A four door Aga with separate electric oven ensure ample flexibility to cater on a large scale. A large walk-in larder, separate utility room/boot room and cloakroom are directly off. Open plan, but divided by full width steps is the family room.

      Both the drawing room and sitting room are inviting, characterful rooms. They showcase many original features of the building, including linenfold panelling (repurposed from the Abbey), beams, bread oven, tongue and groove panelling, corner cupboards and more.

      A beautifully sculptured handrail follows the winding staircase to the first floor, snaking around its central newel post. Halfway, the staircase divides opening to
      the atmospheric study, overlooking the garden.

      The dramatic bedroom suite, open to the eaves, with exposed beams, painted floorboards and commissioned stained glass window is a delight. There are four further bedrooms on the first floor and a stunning family bathroom. The smaller bedroom is theatrically accessed via a hidden passageway, behind what purports to be a cupboard.

      Stairs rise again to the second floor, in the eaves of the house, presently arranged as a two bedroom apartment with its own kitchen/living room and bathroom. From here there are far reaching views over the rooftops to Wytham Woods.

      Once through the garden gate, the front of the property is tucked back behind a large and ancient evergreen tree. Bordered by an old brick wall with a fountain and mature wisteria, this is an enchanting entrance. The private walled rear garden is westerly facing and boasts espaliered fruit trees, wild flower sections, a bespoke oak pergola, purpose built studio and terrace. The purpose built home office is located in the garden and is wired for broadband.

      A wide gate to one side accesses the driveway and ample parking area. There is the added attraction of off road parking for three cars.

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    Home Farm House is a fascinating period gem hidden in the heart of the village

    Huw WarrenProperty agent

    Local information

    • Eynsham is a thriving large village with much historic heritage preserved. A large Abbey once towered over the settlement. Dissolved and demolished by order of Henry VIII, many of the materials were repurposed in local buildings of the time, Home Farm House being one.
    • This pretty village boasts three churches, a supermarket, butcher, organic deli and greengrocer, coffee shops, pubs, wine merchant and sports centre. There is also a doctor's surgery, dentist, pharmacy, primary school and Bartholomew's secondary school which is consistently rated “outstanding”. There are regular direct bus services to both Oxford and Witney from the village.
    • Footpaths provide much to explore, with the Thames being only a short walk away. Farmoor Reservoir offers dinghy sailing with nearby Oxford and Woodstock presenting diverse cultural and shopping opportunities.

    Additional information

    • Services
    • All mains services connected
    • Gas central heating
    • High speed broadband available
    • Fixtures and fittings
    • Those items mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures, fittings, garden ornaments and furnishings are expressly excluded. Certain such items may be available by separate negotiation. Further information should be obtained from Savills
    • Council Tax - Band G
    • Photographs taken and brochure prepared April 2022
    • Directions: From Oxford, take the A40 towards Witney and Cheltenham. After four miles take the first exit off the roundabout onto B4449. After a short distance turn right onto Hanborough Road. Continue for half a mile onto Mill Street. The pedestrian gate to Home Farm House will be found on the right. Oxford 7 miles, Witney 6 miles, Woodstock 6 miles, Oxford Parkway (London Marylebone from 55 mins) 6 miles (Distances are approximate)
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure = Freehold