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A Grade II Listed late 17th Century former farmhouse located in the heart of the village, standing in attractive gardens and grounds approaching one third of an acre. Constructed of coarse limestone beneath a slate roof, The Gables combines many period features with modern fittings ideal for family living. Period features include stone mullion windows and casement windows with stone lintels and hood moulds which create light and airy accommodation. The sitting room and dining room windows feature window seats with wooden shutters. Internally the property features a wealth of exposed ceiling timbers, open fireplaces (including an inglenook fireplace) with two wood burning stoves, exposed stonework and a Hornton stone floor to the dining room and kitchen. There are three ground floor reception rooms and a well fitted kitchen featuring a range of modern units with a Belfast sink and fitted appliances.
On the first and second floors, there are five well proportioned bedrooms. The first floor has oak flooring leading off to the bedrooms. The impressive master bedroom has a triple aspect with a wooden floor, beamed ceiling and modernised en-suite shower room with white fittings. There is also a separate family bathroom also with modern white sanitary ware. The accommodation on the second floor offers scope for alteration (subject to the necessary planning consents and regulations).
Middleton Cheney is one of the larger villages in the area and is by-passed by the A422 Banbury to Brackley Road. Facilities within the village include a Doctors surgery, chemist, two churches, library, bus service, village store, newsagents, post office & a choice of public houses. The village also provides both primary & secondary schooling. Local preparatory schools also include The Carrdus and Overthorpe, Winchester House (Brackley), public schools at Tudor Hall (girls) and Bloxham (co-ed) in addition to Warwick Public School (boys) and Kings High School (girls). More comprehensive facilities can be found in the nearby market town of Banbury approximately 4 miles away. There is access to the M40 (Jct 11) and a mainline railway station that provides a service to London Marylebone in just under an hour. Horse racing can be found at Stratford-upon-Avon and motor racing at Silverstone.
The property is located directly opposite the village Church and has a gated entrance to a front courtyard which gives access to the main entrance. A covered entrance to a rear courtyard provides parking for several vehicles and leads to a single garage and large single storey outbuilding. Both the garage and outbuilding have power and light connected. The outbuilding provides the potential for conversion into an annexe or office accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents and regulations. There was a planning consent to convert the garage to an annexe (which has now lapsed). Plans are available for inspection upon request. The gardens are fully enclosed by stone walling, mature hedgerows and fencing. There is a paved terrace adjacent to the property set within retaining stone walling with steps leading to gravelled pathways through landscaped lawned areas which are complemented by box hedging and well stocked flowering borders. The garden has external lighting incorporating downlighters and uplighters to the steps and the pathway.
Property Tax: - Band G.
Broadband: - Standard broadband and fibre optic broadband are available
First Floor Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
Two Further First Floor Bedrooms
Family Bathroom with Shower
Second floor with Two Further Bedrooms and Bathroom
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