Bignell Park, Chesterton, Bicester, Oxfordshire, OX26


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
The Rookery is a versatile five bedroom detached house sharing a private drive with three other properties. Built of stone beneath a pitched, tiled roof it retains much of its original character with elaborate Victorian bargeboards and a beautifully renovated half round bay window opening from the drawing room to the rear terrace and garden. The accommodation is spacious with two reception rooms, a study, a well appointed kitchen/breakfast room, a downstairs guest bedroom with en suite, snug and utility room with WC beyond. This area would lend itself particularly well to being self-contained as it also has its own front door accessible from the courtyard. Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom. The main bedroom has an en suite bathroom. Bedroom three also has a roof terrace that enjoys a view over the gardens to the rear.

The property has more recently been extended to accommodate another study, bathroom and bedroom incorporating a galleried landing to allow a good deal of light into the landing and entrance hall below.

Arguably the most impressive feature of the property are its magnificent gardens surrounded by beautiful and majestic Victorian walls enclosing large areas of lawn. The lawn has been tiered into a formal area with well stocked herbaceous borders and a range of mature trees beyond. The property is approached by a gravel driveway where there is a brick built former pump house with converted roof space currently used as storage. There is expired planning permission to extend and convert the garage into self-contained accommodation. There was also planning permission for a detached double garage.

Chesterton is well placed for transport links with easy access to the M40 (Jct 9) and regular trains to London Marylebone from Bicester Village Station and Bicester North railway stations taking approximately forty six minutes. The village also has excellent access to all of the Oxford independent schools. Bicester provides comprehensive shopping and leisure facilities including a cinema and the internationally renowned designer outlet, 'Bicester Village'. Sporting activities include golf courses at Chesterton and Kirtlington, and polo grounds also at Kirtlington. The village has a primary school, the independent Bruern Abbey School, a parish church, a public house and The Chesterton Hotel.

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John D Wood

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