A fine example of an early 18th Century (approx. 1730) Grade II Listed, stone farmhouse that has been thoughtfully and fastidiously renovated by the current owner and now provides a beautiful and stylish home that showcases a wealth of period features to include exposed beams, plank and muntin panelling, period fireplaces, leaded light windows, latch doors, flagstone and timber floors, whilst benefitting from being rewired, new plumbing, heating, kitchen and bathroom.
The front door leads you in to a good sized entrance hall which now has an open plan feel leading to the two reception rooms, with flagstone flooring throughout. The Living Room features an open fire, a high leaded window with wooden shutters and views over the Green and exposed oak beams. The Dining room has a wood burning stove inset in to the fireplace with oak bessemer beam over. The high leaded windows with wooden shutters also enjoys the view over the Green. The Dining Room gives access to a small office space, the cellar and the enclosed stairs to the first floor. From the hall a step leads up to the refitted kitchen again with exposed beams. The kitchen is fitted with a range of low level units with oak block worktops and inset sink, there is space for a range cooker and double fridge freezer. Window and door to the rear access. The kitchen leads on to a well appointed utility space, with plumbing and space for a washing machine and tumble dryer, the low level units and worktop match what is fitted in the kitchen. There is ample space for hanging coats and shoes there are also doors to the downstairs cloakroom and out to the rear garden.
The exposed Elm winder staircase takes you to the first floor where you will find four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The first floor has exposed timber floors through out and more plank and muntin panelling. The main bedroom has windows to the front and rear aspect and also the remains of a former winder staircase which would have once lead to an attic room , it now makes a stunning and unusual feature. The family bathroom has been refitted with a roll top bath, with shower attachment, low level w.c and a pedestal wash hand basin.
Fringford was the inspiration for Flora Thompsons' Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy, capturing the spirit of village life at the end of the 19th Century. Today Fringford is a sought after village with a renowned pub and restaurant, village hall, thriving primary school and playgroup, cricket club and an historic church. Further schooling is available in Bicester & Brackley as well an academy school in Upper Heyford. Private education is well catered to for all age groups within a 10 mile radius of the village, including Stowe, Beechborough, & Winchester House.
Surrounded by attractive foot and bridle paths, the location is close to Bicester, Buckingham and Oxford where you will find a comprehensive range of facilities. There are frequent and fast rail services from Bicester North Station to London Marylebone (55 minutes) and the Midlands. The M40 Motorway is easily accessible at J9 & J10.
A bespoke iron gate leads you to the front garden with lawned areas, box hedges and gravel path ways, the front garden is enclosed with a laurel hedge to one side and ‘drystone’ walling. The driveway wraps to the side of the property.
Directly to the rear of the property is a large gravelled area with a summer house and formal beds planted with box hedges. Beyond is a large lawned area surrounded with mature trees, there is a small orchard to the end of the garden and two further gravelled areas ideal for al ’fresco dining. The garden measure 0.44 acres and in the main enjoys a south westerly aspect.
Mains Electricity, Water and Drainage. LPG gas fired central heating. Council Tax Band F.
There is lapsed planning for an Oak framed garage and the removal of the existing single garage. https://planningregister.cherwell.gov.uk/Planning/Display/13/01705/LB
The current owner also believes that with the correct planning it will be possible to reinstate the two bedrooms in the attic space, he also has plans drawn up for a rear and side extension (subject to planning & consents)