Farm For Sale

Winderton Hill, Salt Way Lane, Winderton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £1,500,000 Sale Agreed

Smallholding in attractive rural setting with range of farm buildings, paddocks and potential. In all about 20.46 acres

  • Hall, sitting room, dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, larder
  • Utility room, boot room, cloakroom
  • 5 first floor bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Attached annexe
  • Range of farm buildings and stores circa 12,000 sqft
  • Gardens, paddocks
  • In all about 20.46 acres (8.28 hectares)

Winderton Hill is ideally situated in an elevated position on the outskirts of this rural hamlet with fabulous open views over the surrounding countryside and beautiful sunsets from the top of the hill. The neighbouring village of Brailes (2 miles away) has a pre-school, primary school, village shop, butchers, bakers, church, village hall as well as many active clubs and societies. The nearby town of Shipston-on-Stour provides additional local facilities including primary and high schools, a leisure centre, church, shops, pubs and restaurants. Further amenities can be found in Chipping Norton, Banbury and Moreton-in-Marsh. Also close by are Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew, Daylesford Organic Farm at Kingham and Bicester Village which is 24 miles away. Banbury provides good road and rail connections with the M40 (junction 11) and mainline railway services to London Marylebone (from 53 minutes). There is a good selection of well-regarded private, state and grammar schools nearby at Bloxham, Overthorpe, Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Leamington Spa.

The architect designed house was built in 1979 of local stone. It is set back from the road in an elevated position enjoying the attractive views surrounding the property. It offers a rarely available opportunity to create a wonderful rural retreat in a superb setting.

The house is light with plenty of the rooms overlooking its land and the countryside beyond. The property benefits from a dual aspect sitting room with feature fireplace and flooded with natural light. The good sized dining room also benefits from a stone fireplace and views to the west. At the rear of the ground floor is a kitchen/breakfast room with larder and utility and boiler room. An Elm staircase leads to the first floor where there are four double bedrooms and a single bedroom all with fine views. The dual aspect master bedroom also benefits from a modernised Jack and Jill ensuite bathroom. Attached to the side of the property is a separate access to a room currently used as a separate annexe.

Grounds and gardens
Outside the property is surrounded by attractive mature gardens and grounds on all sides with an entertaining terrace at the rear. To the front is a spring fed pond, some established fruit trees and well maintained lawns and flower beds. There are ample parking areas to the side and front of the property.

Conveniently located to the north of the house is a large store, beyond which is a comprehensive range of modern stone portal framed buildings including an open plan six bay store (crica 3500 sqft) with a concrete floor, and a more extensive portal framed building (circa 8000 sqft) which was previously used for agricultural purposes but is now primarily used for storage. These buildings are separately accessed. This area also provides access to the paddocks at the rear.

The ring fenced land is primarily located to the west and south of the house and rises to provide even more spectacular westerly views. The permanent pasture land is well divided into three enclosures with a piped water supply and also benefits from a separate vehicular access. There is also a small collection of mature trees located in the middle of the land. There is a single public footpath that crosses the land which leads to Epwell and beyond to the east giving beautiful countryside walks. Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are claimed but not included within the sale. They may be available by separate negotiation.

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