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Wisteria House, 3, Church Lane, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £1,200,000 Sold

A beautiful period family home, offering abundant character and charm on a generous plot

  • Entrance hall, Sitting room, Dining room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room/Dining room
  • Utility/Boot room, downstairs cloakroom
  • Rear entrance lobby, playroom, Cellar
  • Master bedroom, two family bathrooms
  • Three first floor double bedrooms
  • Three second floor double bedrooms
  • Traditional stone barn with planning permission
  • Garage/Workshop, Garden store
  • Detached triple bay timber garage, log store
  • Plenty of off-street parking
  • Enclosed gardens
  • In all about 0.45 acre

Middleton Cheney is a thriving and popular village offering excellent facilities. These include schooling, both primary (Middleton Cheney Primary Academy) and secondary (Chenderit School), as well as a nursery and pre-school. Further well regarded private schools can be found close by at Overthorpe (Carrdus School), Bloxham and Wykham (Tudor Hall).

The village offers several churches, a good range of shops and public houses, plus doctors surgery, chemist, library, and a good choice of clubs and groups.

Nearby Banbury provides a comprehensive range of leisure and shopping facilities, plus easy access to Junction 11 of the M40, and mainline train services to London Marylebone (approx. 54 mins).

Wisteria House is Grade II Listed and believed to date back to the 17th Century. It has abundant charm and original period features throughout, including flagstone floors, open fireplaces and beamed ceilings. The current owners have recently undertaken a complete sympathetic renovation and restoration programme (including re-wiring, a new heating system and complete refurbishment and redecoration throughout), to create a fabulous family home in a thriving well served village.

The entrance hall, with original Victorian mosaic floor tiles, leads to the dual aspect dining room with feature fireplace. The sitting room has a woodburner, wooden flooring and ceiling beam. The bespoke handmade kitchen was designed and installed by local company Fraser James. It has been thoughtfully and well designed and offers high specification integrated appliances, an Aga, a large central island, with plenty of storage and is ideal for busy family life. A playroom and generous utility/boot room complete the ground floor. A useful cellar is accessed via the hallway.

On the first floor the impressive master bedroom is dual aspect, with a feature fireplace. The adjoining Fired Earth fitted bathroom has a separate walk-in shower and freestanding bath. There are three further double bedrooms and an additional family bathroom on this floor.

There are two staircases to the second floor. One leads to a guest bedroom with sitting area, with vaulted beamed ceiling. There is scope for an ensuite to be added. The second staircase leads to two further attic bedrooms.

Adjacent to the house is a traditional stone barn, with planning permission (under application no: S/2016/0379/FUL) for conversion into a further living room and sun room to be incorporated into the main house. Further details on request. A detached single storey garage/workshop also has the potential to be converted into a ‘work from home’ office, or indeed granny annexe. At the rear of the garden there is a three bay timber garage with log store.

Gardens and Grounds
Double wooden electric gates to the side of the house lead to a gravelled parking area and the rear garden which backs onto fields.

The garden is well established and includes a good sized lawned area, a vegetable garden and an attractive National Trust Alitex Victorian style greenhouse. There are plenty of places to relax and entertain. The fully enclosed gardens extend to about 0.45 acre.

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