Savills | Humber Street, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LZ | Property for sale
0.20 Ha(0.50 Ac)
Guide price £1,200,000(38.888.615.272 ₫)

Humber StreetBloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4LZ

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Grade II listed home in the heart of the village
  • Classic period architecture and features
  • Well-proportioned rooms
  • In need of modernisation, allowing any incoming buyer to add their own stamp
  • Current layout includes an integral flat, useful for a large family or staff/au pair/granny flat
  • Excellent schooling and amenities close by

Faded elegance

About this property

  • Humber House is situated within the heart of the village and is believed to be of 17th century origins with 19th century additions.

    Given it's architecture, the house has a quintessentially handsome façade.

    Lying in a Conservation Area, the property is Grade II listed and is constructed of local ironstone under a Welsh grey slate roof.

    Classic period architecture provides well-proportioned principal rooms with generous ceiling heights and plenty of natural light.

    Period features include open fireplaces, elegant principal staircase, pine panelling, simple coving, shuttered sash windows, deep skirting boards, flagstone and quarry tiled floors and four panel internal doors.

    The house has been in the same ownership for the last 40 years and it is fair to say it requires extensive modernisation.

    The accommodation is laid out over three floors and a cellar. From the floor plan below the internal layout currently includes an integral flat and as a result the layout offers versatile living for a large family or those looking for staff/au pair/granny flat.

    The house very much reflects a bygone era when there were household staff with principal and secondary staircases, house keeper's office (study), parlour (snug) and former pantry (utility room). In addition is a lift to the first floor.

    A separate cottage is a useful recent addition comprising sitting room, kitchen and breakfast room, cloakroom, two bedrooms and a bathroom. Paved terrace.

    Former coach house and stable used as a garden store. Lean-to store and gardener's wc. Former summer house (in need of repair).

    Gravelled drive leads through stone piers to a parking area to the front of the house.

    There are ample, level and partly walled gardens to the south and east. Various herbaceous beds and a number of mature trees.

    Key aspects of Humber House are its tremendous feeling of space and light; versatile accommodation; architecture; scope for extensive modernisation; separate cottage for dependent relatives or income stream; delightful gardens; useful outbuildings and all within a central village position.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

I have always admired this house as it is the Georgian dream, with plenty of room for modernisation, thus allowing you to put your own stamp on this lovely village house.

Nick RudgeProperty agent

Local information

  • Bloxham is an attractive and popular village situated in North Oxfordshire countryside about 3.5 miles to the south-west of the market town of Banbury.
  • Local facilities include a variety of shops, medical and dental surgeries, public houses and a local bus service.
  • The village is well served by schools including primary, secondary and Bloxham and Tudor Hall Public Schools.
  • Banbury offers a wider range of shopping facilities as well as access onto the M40 motorway (approximately 5.7 miles) at junction 11 and mainline rail services to London/Marylebone (approximately 56 minutes peak time). Oxford, with its excellent range of educational and cultural facilities, lies 22 miles to the south.
  • Sporting activities in the area include golf courses at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill (Milcombe), Banbury (Adderbury) and Cherwell Edge (Middleton Cheney); racing at Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Cheltenham; full indoor sports complex in Banbury; theatres at Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Norton and Warwick.
  • Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew lies 8 miles to the south-west.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Banbury, take the A361 signed to Chipping Norton and follow the road into the village of Bloxham. Just after the parade of shops on the right, turn left onto Humber Street and immediately right through a pair of wrought iron gates on stone piers. Follow the driveway to the front of the house.
  • EPC Exempt