The Rickyard, Shutford, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
Impressive entrance with flagstone floor, character sitting room with Inglenook style fireplace and wood burner, principal bedroom and guest bedrooms both with vaulted ceilings and exposed timbers, fabulous garden room overlooking the gardens, mature gardens backing onto a paddock and country views.

Constructed of local ironstone beneath a slate roof with oil fired heating and double glazed windows, the property provides substantial and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors.

A spacious entrance hall with a feature Oak staircase leads to the first floor. The ground floor accommodation features a large sitting room with an impressive Inglenook style stone fireplace with a wood burning stove and windows to each side; exposed ceiling timbers and French doors open to the garden. There are three further reception rooms, including a dining room (currently used as a snug), study and a fabulous garden room with a vaulted ceiling and double doors open to the beautifully maintained gardens. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and eye level units complemented by a range of fitted appliances including an oil fired Aga. The utility room is adjacent to the kitchen and provides access to an integral double garage.

To the first floor, there are five bedrooms. The principal bedroom and guest bedroom are of a generous size and both feature vaulted ceilings with exposed timbers, en-suite bathrooms and a range of fitted wardrobes. The remaining three bedrooms are served by a family bathroom.

The property also has two separate roof mounted solar powered systems on the roof of the rear elevation. One system heats the hot water (in need of servicing and a minor repair to recommission), whilst the other photovoltaic system produces electricity which is sold back to the grid providing an annual income of not less than £1,200.00 per annum.


The property has a block-paved driveway providing parking for several vehicles leading to the double garage. The front garden has a raised flower border with gated pedestrian access to each side of the property. The rear gardens have been carefully planned to create colour throughout the seasons. Predominately laid to lawns, the gardens are complemented by well-established and well-stocked borders that include many perennial plants and shrubs to include hydrangea, roses, viburnum, abelia, primrose and clematis. There are several established trees including walnut, silver birch and fruit trees including apple, pear, greengage, damson and cherry. Throughout the seasons there is an abundance of colour provided from snowdrops, daffodils, hyacinths and iris. To the rear, there is a potting shed, productive kitchen garden area, compost area and well-stocked vegetable raised planters, fruit trees and soft fruit cage with gooseberries, blackcurrents, and red currents. The gardens extend to 0.40 of an acre with views to the rear across countryside.


Shutford is situated due west of Banbury and facilities include a Public House, Church, Playground, Village Hall. Schooling is available in North Newington for primary age children and The Warriner School in Bloxham for secondary, a school bus service passes through the village. There are independent day and boarding schools in Bloxham and Sibford.

Further amenities can be found in the market town of Banbury which is well situated for access to both the M40 (J11 – Banbury) and M1 (J16 – Northampton) and also Oxford. Train services from Banbury (London/Marylebone - approx 52 minutes) and Milton Keynes. Birmingham Airport is within easy reach via the M40. Four golf clubs lie within 10 miles at Tadmarton, Rye Hill, Cherwell Edge and Feldon Valley. Horse racing at Towcester; motor racing at Silverstone, full indoor sports complex in Banbury; Upton House and Broughton Castle (National Trust properties) are both within 3 miles and Soho Farmhouse (10.7 miles).

Video tour available on request

Three Reception Rooms


Five Bedrooms

Three Bathrooms

Kitchen Breakfast Room

Double Garage

Gardens & Grounds of 0.40 of an acre

Countryide Views

Additional Information

Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity connected.

Local Authority: Cherwell District Council – Council Tax Band G.

01295 367838

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