Bainton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX27

£1,100,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Main House: A charming stone farmhouse dating back to the 18th Century in mature grounds with a self-contained annexe and garage, set in a beautiful rural location, this property would have been part of a working farm until the 1980's. Enter the main house through the decorative porch into the hallway with staircase leading to the first floor. The sitting room which runs from the front to the back with French doors leading into the rear garden can be found on the right. On the opposite side of the hall is the dining room and a walk-in pantry continuing through the kitchen/breakfast room which has Fired Earth freestanding units, butlers sink and quarry tiled floor. There is a useful utility room with a cat flap at the rear of the kitchen, cloakroom and access into the rear garden. Steps from the kitchen lead down to the lower ground floor 37' games room.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with cast iron fireplace and ensuite shower room in need of updating. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom again in need of updating.

Annexe: The accommodation on offer in the two storey annexe comprises sitting room, kitchenette, conservatory, bedroom and bathroom.

Overall the house is in need of some updating but it is a fantastic opportunity to make a wonderful family home with ancillary accommodation in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.

Situation

Bainton is a small hamlet of farmhouses and converted farm buildings, approximately 3 miles north of Bicester with several bridleways and footpaths from the village providing superb dog-walking, running, cycling and riding opportunities. More extensive facilities can be found in the market towns of Banbury and Bicester. There are excellent communication links with the M40 (J10) Ardley giving access to the historic City of Oxford (A34), London to the South and Birmingham (M42) to the North. Mainline train services to London Marylebone are from Bicester North and Bicester Village (approx 60 minutes) and from Oxford Parkway (from 58 minutes) and to London Paddington from Oxford Station. Independent preparatory schools in the area include St Johns Priory (Banbury), Winchester House (Brackley) and The Dragon and Summerfields (Oxford). Senior independent schools include Tudor Hall and Bloxham School (Bloxham), St Edwards, Headington and Oxford High (Oxford), Radley and Stowe schools.

Outside

The house is approached via a gravel driveway also leading to the annexe and garage. The productive organic garden provides walnuts, several different eating apples, two different types of plum and two pears, one of which is trained as an espalier against the house. There is a seasonal pond with walkway and wisteria, herb garden with sage, thyme, oregano, lovage, apple mint, lemon mint and rosemary, numerous clematis and climbing roses, and flowers for cutting for the house include beautifully scented roses and peonies. Mature beech hedging to the front of the property provides a high degree of privacy and a stunning large Ceanothus frames the outside eating area. The current owner has rented two fields from the local farmer for horse-grazing.

Additional Information

Heating system: The Froling log boiler in the garage designed so that a pellet module could be attached to the log boiler if required, provides heating and DHW to the house and annexe and is RHI-registered (from 2014) on the commercial scheme, providing quarterly payments to the owner until 2034. The payments currently are £2,500 - £3,000 p.a. and are usage-dependent. Transfer of ownership of the RHI scheme will be made on completion of the sale.

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