Front Elevation
630.16 sq m
Guide price £1,895,000(55.984.000.583 ₫)

Friars LaneLower Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5HU


    Key features

    • Grade II listed former Rectory
    • Desirable edge of village location
    • Views onto open countryside
    • Comprehensively restored and refurbished
    • Spacious three bedroom separate annexe in the form of 'The Coach House'
    • Triple car port and double garage
    • Ample level gardens
    • In all about 1.2 acres

    A labour of love

    About this property

    • DESCRIPTION
      The Old Rectory is the product of an extensive 10 year restoration and improvement programme.

      Sympathetic to its age and architecture, the vendor has created an exceptionally comfortable home providing modern living amongst the expectant well-proportioned accommodation.

      Edge of village position with views over open countryside to the east, set down at the end of a no through lane.

      Grade II* Listed of 15th/16th and 17th century origins of part stone and part brick construction under a pitched reconstituted Stonesfield slate covered roof.

      A wealth of period features include open fireplaces (some with stone surrounds), exposed timbers, sash windows, leaded lights, English elm and oak staircases.

      Attention to installation of quality fixtures and fittings particularly the kitchen, being a bespoke handmade oak kitchen, and bathroom and shower room fittings and furnishings.

      Installation of oak panelling, English oak and elm floorboards, elm and oak staircases, restored and new internal doors, re-wiring, plumbing, central heating via a wet under floor heating system throughout (except the dining room which has retained original flagstone flooring), lime plaster, redecorated throughout, recessed and wall lighting.

      Useful and well appointed modern detached coach house comprising 3 bedrooms, kitchen/living room, utility room, 3 bath/shower rooms and integral triple carport, ideal for income stream, additional accommodation to the main house and/or working from home.

      Partly walled level gardens predominantly laid to lawn, pond, ample off-road parking, double garage and stores.

      In all about 1.2 acres.

      This is a rare property offering the convenience of modern living amongst its age and charm in an enviable edge of village position with privacy and space in abundance.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    This fabulous home has been painstakingly restored, so the beneficiary of this can now enjoy really good, spacious and modern living amongst it's historical past.

    Nick RudgeProperty agent

    Local information

    • Shipston-on-Stour 4.5 miles • Chipping Norton 9 miles
    • Banbury 11 miles (London Marylebone approximately 55 minutes) M40 (J11) 12.75 miles (Times and distances approximate)

    Additional information

    • HISTORY
    • The Old Rectory, with it's first building dating from the 14th
    • Century was originally owned by the Augustine Friars, it was leased to William Bishop in 1535. Upon the end of the lease the Bishop Family bought the freehold. Under the leadership of the Bishop Family the building remained faithful to it's catholic origins and served the community in this historical village. In the early days of Queen Elizabeth I, a secret Mass centre was established with two hiding holes to protect the Priests from religious persecution. Through time the house was expanded in 4 phases; The 1st being the south wing erected in 14th Century, the 2nd phase saw the erection of two chimney's in the early 16th century. The 3rd phase in the late 16th century saw the building of a new scullery and kitchen linking the north and south wings and the building of the secret priest holes. The final phase was
    • in the mid 18th Century which saw the south wing re-fronted in brick and other internal rearrangements carried out.
    • SITUATION
    • The Old Rectory is located on the edge of Lower Brailes, with an active community which offers various clubs and activities.
    • Local facilities can be found in both Lower and Upper Brailes,
    • including public houses, hotel, well-regarded primary school,
    • butchers, post office and general stores, fine parish church, garage, golf club and a wealth of period stone properties.
    • More specialist requirements are at the nearby towns of Shipston on Stour, Chipping Norton and Banbury. Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford provide a wider range of retail, cultural and educational facilities.
    • The area is well served by schools. Locally there is a primary school at Tysoe. Independent schools include Tudor Hall, Kitebrook House, Bloxham, Sibford, Kingham Hill, The Croft, St Johns Priory (Banbury) and Winchester House. Further afield are Stowe, Rugby, Kings High School and Warwick Boys, plus numerous schools in and around the university city of Oxford including The Dragon, Summer Fields, St Edwards, Radley and Cothill. There are also grammar schools at Stratford-upon-Avon.
    • The area has excellent communication connections with Junction 11 of the M40 motorway and mainline train station at Banbury (London/Marylebone from approximately 55 minutes) and Moreton in Marsh (London/Paddington from approximately 85 minutes).
    • Sporting activities in the area include golf at Brailes and Milcombe; horse racing at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham; motor racing at Silverstone; access to a network of local walks and bridleways; Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon with further theatres at Chipping Norton and Oxford; Daylesford Organic Farm shop and Soho Farmhouse.
    • Directions: DIRECTIONS (POSTCODE OX15 5HU) From Banbury take the A4035 sign posted to Shipston-upon-Stour. Proceed through Swalcliffe and pass turnings for the Sibfords. Follow the long hill down into Lower Brailes and just before the Church on the right turn right onto Friars Lane. Follow the lane to the end and onto a shingle driveway that leads to The Old Rectory through a pair of stone piers.
    • EPC Exempt