House For Sale

The Old Grange, Grange Lane, Swalcliffe, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £1,250,000 Sale Agreed


A truly unique and very special property with land, offering huge potential, in an idyllic location. In all about 2.35 acres.

  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Utility room, cloakroom
  • Three double bedrooms all with en suites
  • Barn with planning permission for conversion
  • Three bay garage
  • Studio
  • Delightful gardens and grounds
  • Peaceful rural location with countryside views
  • In all, about 2.35 acres



Situation
The property sits in a stunning rural setting close the village of Swalcliffe. Swalcliffe is an attractive small village, with many period Hornton stone properties, approximately 6 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 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, provide further amenities including a village shop, doctors surgery and public house.


The property lies within the catchment area for the Warriner Secondary School at Bloxham. 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 (mixed co-ed), Bloxham (co-ed) and Tudor Hall (girls). The property sits within the Stratford Grammar School Catchment. There is also a boarding school, Swalcliffe Park School, for boys with special educational needs. From Banbury there is also a mainline railway station to London Marylebone (around 54 mins) and Junction 11 of the M40 motorway.


Soho Farmhouse is approximately 8 miles away. Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Leamington Spa are all easily accessible.


Description
Properties such as The Old Grange rarely come onto the market, and as such it is a unique opportunity to create an enviable one-off country retreat, in fabulous peaceful, private and tranquil Oxfordshire countryside.


The current owners have owned the property for many years, and have greatly improved, renovated and restored the main house, keeping many original period features. It is a very comfortable home, with the potential to be further enhanced.


Adjacent to the property is a fabulous barn, which has an active planning consent (ref: 01/00631/F, dated March 2001) to ‘Convert existing redundant barn to residential use and erection of two storey extension including velux windows’.


The Old Grange is steeped in centuries of history and was an outlying farmstead for Bruern Abbey, offering abundant character and charm throughout.


The kitchen/dining room has a tiled floor with underfloor heating, and a bespoke fitted kitchen. This leads to the sitting room, with ceiling beams, window seat and an inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel burner.


On the first floor the master bedroom has under floor heating, a vaulted ceiling, and a balcony offering views over the unspoilt countryside. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower.


There are two further double bedrooms, both with en suites, and lovely countryside views.


The Barn
The impressive stone barn is attached to the house, and could be incorporated to provide further living and bedroom accommodation. It is of double height, with exposed trusses and beams. Adjoining the barn is a useful studio building.


Outside
The property is accessed via a long private driveway through your own land.


The gardens and grounds wrap around the property, bordered by mature trees and planting. A monastic spring fed fish pond creates a delightful feature. An orchard of apple, plum, pear and cherry is adjacent to a lawned area, with a vegetable garden.


A large south facing terrace area with pizza oven, provides the perfect place to relax, entertain and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and unspoilt countryside views. With no nearby light pollution night stargazing from here is a must-do experience.

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