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The Old Chapel, originally a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, was built in 1904 and first converted to a private house in 1993. Subsequent owners have each added to the evolution of the chapel to create this stunning conversion maintaining many of the original features and charm, creating a sophisticated and contemporary country style home.
Entry to the property is through a solid wooden door into a covered vestibule cloak room, onward through double original wooden doors and into the large reception hall.
The living room is a light filled room, with solid oak parquetry floor, an open fireplace and 2 sets of double doors which open out to a tree lined patio. The living room is able to accommodate a large formal dining setting, multiple sofas and occasional furniture with open plan flexibility.
The designer Bulthaup kitchen, situated towards the rear of the house, has ‘Okite’ work surfaces with ‘Gaggenau’ appliances and a breakfast area with double doors opening onto a private south facing slate terrace ideal for al fresco entertaining.
Off the reception hall is a good sized room suited as a children’s play/games room or home gym.
Also off the reception hall is a cloakroom w.c. plus a small utility space where the European style laundry and sink is cleverly concealed.
Stairs up to the first floor incorporate the full height chapel windows and beautiful pendant light feature.
The spacious upper floor features original exposed rafters, and is flooded with natural light from the tops of the original Wesleyan Chapel windows and the cleverly positioned Velux windows in each room.
There are five bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a home office and features an imposing full height gothic style windows overlooking the village high street. From the landing there is access to the loft space via a loft ladder. The master bedroom benefits from a walk through wardrobe to the re-fitted limestone tiled, ensuite bathroom.
The modern family bathroom features a free standing bath with ball and claw feet, separate walk in shower, heated towel rail and floor to ceiling mirror.
Croughton is a delightful rural village situated close to the borders of Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The Chapel is situated in the conservation area alongside many period properties in the heart of the village. Within easy access is the Coop, tea-rooms, pub, primary school, nursery, village hall & playing fields and play park. Further facilities can be found close by in Brackley, Banbury and Bicester whilst access to the M40 can be accessed at Junction 10 giving links to Birmingham and Hethrow Airport. Main line train stations providing an excellent service to London from Bicester North, Bicester Village and Banbury.
The area is well served for schools including Croughton All Saints primary school in the village and Magdalen College in Brackley. Independent schools include preparatory at Winchester House (Brackley), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Beachborough (Westbury), and St Lukes (Banbury), with senior independent schools including Tudor Hall and Bloxham School (both Bloxham) and Stowe School.
Leisure activities in the area include numerous public footpaths and bridleways leading from the village as well as, golf at Cherwell and Whittlebury Park; horseracing at Towcester Racecourse; motor racing at Silverstone; Bicester Village retail park; theatre at Stratford-on-Avon, Oxford and Milton Keynes.
The landscaped exterior provides different zones including slate patio areas to the rear and side of the property, a water feature, up-lighting, drystone and timber perimeters. A further garden area is laid to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds, borders, fruit trees plus a seating area taking full advantage of the views to the rear. There is a good sized shed, log store and ample room for bicycles and bins to be discreetly stored.
There is gated off road parking to the front of the property, high speed fibre broadband, gas fired boiler and central radiator heating, external CCTV and internal alarm system.
Council Tax Band F
Gas fired heating to radiators.
Large Reception Hall
Stunning Sitting Room
Five Bedrooms (One Currently Used As A Study)
Two Bathrooms One Being Ensuite
Off Road Parking
Contact branch for relevant Energy Performance Certificate