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Tithings House, 6 The Tithings, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £779,000 Sold

An appealing village home with extensive accommodation in a private setting.

  • A Grade II Listed charming village house with many original period features
  • Offering versatile living accommodation with potential of an annexe
  • Sitting room, dining room
  • Kitchen breakfast room, family room
  • Study/bedroom 4, utility room, cloakroom
  • Ground floor guest bedroom with adjacent shower room
  • Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom
  • Double garage with store and loft space
  • Private walled garden with feature pond
  • Extensive off street parking
  • Central village location

Swalcliffe is an attractive small village, with many period Hornton stone properties, approximately 5 miles west of Banbury. Within the village there is a Parish Church, The Stags Head, a popular traditional inn dating from the 16th Century, a village hall and a superb Grade I listed 14th Century Tithe Barn (now a museum). There is also a newly opened woodland play park. Surrounded by beautiful and unspoilt rolling countryside, Swalcliffe lies on the edge of the Cotswolds, with a good network of public rights of way in the area.

The nearby villages of Sibford Ferris and Sibford Gower, approximately 2 miles away, provide further amenities including a village shop and public house. Swalcliffe lies within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham. There is also a boarding school, Swalcliffe Park School, for boys with special educational needs. Local schools include Primary at Sibford Gower, a preparatory school St. John's Priory (Banbury), The Croft (Stratford) and private schools at Sibford Quaker School with dyslexic unit (mixed co-ed), Bloxham (co-ed) and Tudor Hall (girls). From Banbury there is also a mainline railway station to London Marylebone (around 54 mins) and Junction 11 of the M40 motorway.

Tithings House is a Grade II Listed charming village house with many original period features, believed to date back from 1719. The property was converted in 1984 with 5 other dwellings, formerly farm buildings to the Manor House. It is constructed from local ironstone under a thatched roof (re-ridged on the south side in 2017). It offers versatile living accommodation with the potential of an annexe, accessed via a separate entrance, making it ideal to be used as a granny/teenager annexe or for working from home.

The downstairs accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall leading to the kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and dining room. The dining room, with oak flooring, leads to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a good range of floor and wall units, terracotta tiled floor, exposed beams and vaulted ceiling. Double doors lead to the garden. The family room is accessed from the breakfast area, with a lovely outlook over the garden.

The sitting room, with oak floor, has exposed beams and a fabulous inglenook fireplace with wood burner. French doors lead to the garden. At the other end of the house a separate entrance way gives access to a downstairs shower room, guest bedroom and a study, that could also be utilised as bedroom 4. A wrought iron spiral staircase leads to a first floor guest bedroom with adjacent bathroom, with bath and separate shower. The master bedroom, with exposed rafters and ensuite shower room, can be accessed via the main entrance hall or via a door through the dressing/storage area from the first floor guest bedroom.

A south facing walled garden, with sunken pond, provides a perfect place to relax and entertain, with a gate to give easy access to the centre of the village, plus a third gate giving access to the garden from the Listed barn side. To the front of the house is a large gravelled front courtyard offering ample parking space. The double garage, with electric doors, has a boarded loft, providing an ideal storage area.

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