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Situated within an idyllic tucked away position in the heart of this lovely village to the west of Banbury, a substantial and beautifully presented stone Grade II Listed character home. The history of the property is that it used to be an old cider mill with the stone wheel still in the garden today. The property is approached via a sweeping gravelled driveway and electric gates that give a wonderful feel of exclusivity and access to the driveway parking and double gates to the garden. The accommodation offers unique and versatile living with three receptions and a beautiful Oak framed garden room with views to the extensive gardens. Throughout the property there are lovely touches of character which include an Inglenook fireplace, exposed ceiling beams, latched doors and stone steps. The entrance hall gives access to the family room or second reception room, with lovely stone steps and a wonderful concentration of light from full length windows. Also, from the entrance hall there is further access to the utility/cloakroom. Moving through the property, the dining room has a multi-fuel burning stove with access through to the sitting room. This is a particularly cosy room with an Inglenook fireplace and there is access via steps down to the kitchen. This room offers a range of free standing units with space for an Aga or similar appliance with an extractor hood above. From the kitchen the Oak framed garden room has underfloor heating and there is access to the terrace, ideal for entertaining. To the first floor the four bedrooms are well proportioned with the master offering an en-suite and dressing room with a wall of mirror fronted wardrobes and in addition there is a modern family bathroom.
Shutford is a thriving community village situated due west of Banbury and facilities include a Public House, Church and Village Hall. Schooling is in North Newington for the primary school. Private preparatory schools include Bloxham and Carrdus (Overthorpe) with Public schools including Bloxham, Tudor Hall (Girls) and Princethorpe, Rugby and Sibford School. State schools at Bloxham C of E primary and Warriner Comprehensive secondary, both in Bloxham. Train services from Banbury (London/Marylebone - approx 52 minutes), Oxford (London/Paddington) and Banbury and the city of Oxford have extensive shopping, recreational and sporting facilities. Soho Farmhouse is approx. 10 miles.
The extensive rear gardens have been carefully designed and planned to ensure interest and colour throughout the seasons. They are predominately laid to lawn with a range of deep filled perennial flower and shrub borders. With numerous box, honeysuckle, lavender, herbs and established apple and pear trees, it is a delight to walk around or simply sit and enjoy the peace and tranquillity. To one side of the garden there is a small fish pond and further on, a garden store or workshop which would make an ideal studio if desired. There are various seating areas throughout the garden, stone walling and views across the village and church spire beyond.
The property has oil fired central heating, is Grade II Listed and the current owners have the necessary permission to remove the wall between the kitchen and the garden room.
Sitting Room With Inglenook
Family Room / 2nd Reception
Dining Room With Stove
Utility & Cloakroom
Oak Framed Garden Room
Master Ensuite & Dressing Room
Extensive & Established Gardens
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