The Falconry, Besselsleigh, Oxfordshire, OX13

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4

This is a substantial barn conversion backing onto fields, forming the principle part of an attractive farm yard development of just three properties on the edge of the village enjoying a lovely countryside location and yet within 5 miles of Oxford City Centre. It provides light and spacious accommodation, with the potential to create further bedrooms in the loft space, subject to the necessary consents. The property has been converted to a high specification and is stylishly presented. Of particular note are the magnificent conservatory/family room, which spans the rear of the property and connects to the kitchen providing a superb family living area, the elegant drawing room and the farmhouse style kitchen, which has handmade painted units beneath a granite worktop and a two oven Aga. The property is 'L' shaped, with one wing of the property providing three ground floor double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom suite has been created in the former hay loft and has views across the garden and fields beyond, generous provision of wardrobes, a dressing room and an en suite bathroom. Glazed doors lead to a covered balcony, with a flight of stone steps leading down to the garden. There are substantial lofts above the drawing room and bedroom wing. Further accommodation includes a study with French doors opening to the conservatory, a utility room and a large cloakroom.


The property is approached over a shared driveway, with parking for several vehicles in front of the property. A pedestrian gate leads to the front garden, which is laid to lawn with herbaceous beds. A five bar gate and gravel driveway lead to the rear of the property, the rear garden and the workshop. The rear garden is enclosed by stone walling with herbaceous beds, a shaped lawn and two separate seating areas; a sheltered and sunny decked dining area outside the drawing room and a further terrace shaded by a pergola planted with a vine. From this terrace an ornamental gate leads to the side garden, which is laid to lawn and enclosed by a stone wall, backing onto fields. The substantial workshop, which is divided into separate areas includng loose boxes, has power, light and a cloakroom. It houses an oil fired boiler and pump system (formerly used to heat a swimming pool, which no longer exists). It has a large sliding door for vehicular access and a further pedestrian door to the terrace. The workshop could be used/converted for a variety of uses from being an indoor swimming pool to a large family entertainment area. The house has an oil fired boiler and a private drainage system.

Beyond the rear garden a pony paddock, with separate access, various fruit trees and a dutch barn (as shown on the floor plan) is available by separate negotiation.

The property enjoys a lovely position within the small village of Besselsleigh with countryside walks close by, including through to the neihgbouring village of Appleton via Besselsleigh Wood. The woods are extremely well managed by the voluntary Besseleleigh Wood Group to encourage the abundance of wildlife and maintain the designated footpaths.


The attractive village of Besselsleigh, close to Cumnor and Appleton, is situated just a few miles to the south west of the historic university city of Oxford. The city provides a wide range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, cinema and theatre. The nearby village of Wootton has a variety of shops, a post office, doctor's and dental surgeries, whilst Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets can be found in Abingdon. Frilford Heath Golf Club is within 3 miles and Besselsleigh has a popular dining pub - The Greyhound.

The property is well located for communications: The A420 links Oxford and Swindon, and the A34 (Oxford ring road) links the M4 and M40. Didcot railway station provides a main line service to London Paddington in about 45 minutes and there is a frequent bus service to Oxford.

There is an excellent choice of schools in the area. Cothill and Chandlings, St Hugh's, Abingdon School and Abingdon Preparatory School and Radley are very local, and the Oxford schools including Oxford High School, Headington School, St Edwards, and The Dragon are within easy reach. Besselsleigh falls within the catchment area of Appleton Church of England Primary School, which was rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted.

Energy Rating: D

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