Wincotts Hill Farm is situated close to the northern edge of the Cotswolds in a fabulous rural location on the edge of the tranquil village of Whichford. Located on the south Warwickshire/Oxfordshire border, Whichford is beautifully set within the gently undulating attractive surrounding countryside. The local market towns of Shipston-on-Stour, Chipping Norton and Moreton-in-Marsh are all under 10 miles distant and offer a comprehensive range of facilities. Whichford Pottery, with the Straw Kitchen café and popular Norman Knight pub are in the village with the renowned Cotswold Distillery in nearby Stourton. The nearby villages of Hook Norton, Long Compton and the Sibford’s offer a good range of local amenities, including shops and schooling. Soho Farmhouse is a short drive away (approx. 12 miles). Banbury, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon are all within easy reach and provide more extensive facilities. Communications are excellent with regular rail services from Banbury to London Marylebone (approx. 55 mins) and from Moreton-in-Marsh to Paddington (approx. 90 mins). Local schooling is excellent, with both primary and secondary schools in Shipston, as well as both private and state secondary schools around Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Wincotts Hill Farm is a rarely available rural property that offers the perfect lifestyle package. There is an impressive principal house together with good secondary accommodation, plus an extensive range of outbuildings with potential for a variety of uses, all surrounded by gently undulating pasture, arable and woodland.
Wincotts Hill Farmhouse, which is accessed via a long private drive, has been extensively renovated and extended from the original barn by the current owners. It now provides flexible and high-quality accommodation with some lovely period features.
At the heart of the home is the light and spacious open plan kitchen/ living/ dining room. The focus of the wonderful bespoke kitchen is an impressive central island with worktop and Aga, which is complemented by an extensive range of built in wall and floor units. The kitchen has ceramic floors throughout and is flooded with light from its dual aspect and several Velux windows. The kitchen flows cleverly to the triple aspect garden room which has views of the pretty gardens. French doors open onto an attractive entertaining terrace. Opposite the garden room, and also seamlessly linked to the kitchen is the full height dining room, which has attractive exposed timbers and doors the front of the property. A utility and boot room with walk in larder is also accessed from the kitchen.
The light filled entrance hall leads to a triple aspect drawing room with exposed ceiling beams and wonderful inglenook fireplace. A study with door out to the gardens completes this part of the ground floor. A secondary entrance hall leads to a large sitting room and bedroom with ensuite, offering the flexibility to create separate annex accommodation. The entirety of the ground floor accommodation benefits from under floor heating.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms including the dual aspect master bedroom with ensuite and separate dressing room. One of the additional bedrooms also benefits from an ensuite, and a family bathroom completes this floor. From the rear of the property and across a short walkway is a one bedroom two storey self contained apartment with kitchen, bedroom and shower room, which could provide separate guest or staff accommodation.
Wincotts Barn Bungalow
With its own separate roadside access and located a short walk from the principal dwelling is Wincotts Barn Bungalow which is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (further details on request). This impressive single storey property is in good order and benefits from spacious accommodation with the potential to create a second storey in the full height boarded attic, subject to planning permission. The accommodation includes a kitchen/dining room, dual aspect sitting room together with three bedrooms and family bathroom. There is an attached single garage. The property benefits from an extensive parking area and private gardens on all sides.
Buildings and Equestrian Facilities
Located across from the main residence is a substantial courtyard of stone outbuildings. The courtyard is designed for equestrian purposes with three stables and additional store/foaling box but adjoining this is an office/tack room together with further garaging and storage buildings.
These could potentially be converted into additional stabling or utilised for another amenity purpose, subject to planning permission. Located close by is a further triple garage block and separate two storey outbuilding which would make an ideal home office or games room. A 40m x 20m drained sand manège is located close to Wincotts Barn bungalow together with a useful partly enclosed machinery store.
Gardens and Grounds
The delightful well stocked gardens wrap around the main residence and provide pleasant areas to relax and enjoy, as well as entertain. The gardens are well sheltered and surrounded by mature trees together with a substantial rockery. The very well-maintained grounds extend right up to the gravelled private entrance drive.
Land and Woodland
The land is situated to the north and east of the holding and provides a good balance of well fenced mature pasture fields together with a substantial gently undulating arable field which could be easily seeded down to pasture. The arable field benefits from good road frontage and runs up to approximately six acres of highly appealing semi mature broad-leafed woodland that was planted approximately 20 years ago and adds a high amenity appeal.
Farm House For SaleWincotts Hill Farm, Lower End, Whichford, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire
Guide price £2,750,000
A fabulous country property in a wonderful rural location on the edge of the Cotswolds. In all about 33.40 acres.
- Five bedroom principal dwelling
- Three bedroom bungalow
- One bedroom apartment
- Stabling and manège
- Garaging and additional outbuildings
- Arable and pasture land
- Six acre semi-mature woodland
- Wonderful far reaching views
- Edge of village position
- In all about 33.40 Acres (13.52 Hectares)