The Old School, Ratley, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A former parish school dating back to the 1800's, The Old School is now a private house full of period features typical of its era, including original beams, fireplaces and parquet flooring. On the ground floor the entrance gives access to three separate reception rooms. The sitting rooms feature high ceilings and large windows providing a light and airy feel. The kitchen/breakfast room is well fitted with an electric Aga and has a picture window that overlooks the garden and far reaching countryside views. Upstairs, there are four generous bedrooms all with hilltop views and a stylish family bathroom.

The property is constructed of stone beneath a tiled roof, with oil fired heating to radiators and wooden double glazed windows.


A gated entrance opposite the village hall gives access to a gravelled driveway with parking for several vehicles leading to a detached double garage. A pedestrian gated entrance off the village hall car park leads to a pathway to the main entrance where there is a new timber decked seating area looking out across the garden and rural hilltop views. The gardens are enclosed with fenced boundaries and are principally laid to lawn, complemented by well stocked flowering borders. A boiler house, (beneath the property) has potential for conversion into an office space and houses the oil fired boiler, installed in 2020.


The conservation Village of Ratley is situated in the northern Cotswolds and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The delightful 11th Century Rose and Crown pub is a short walk and The Castle Inn at Edgehill is also within walking distance. The village is within a short drive to the nearby villages of Tysoe and Kineton whilst nearby Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa provide a range of facilities. Banbury railway station provides access to London (Marylebone) and access to the M40 is via Jcts 11 & 12. The village benefits from 6 different footpaths and bridle ways in differing directions to take full advantage of the delightful countryside.

Period Features

Stone Fireplaces

Hilltop Rural Views

Four Bedrooms

Three Reception Rooms

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Ground Floor Shower Room

First Floor Bathroom

Double Garage

In all, 0.25 of an acre

01295 367838

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