House For Sale

Mead Farm, Mead Road, Barford St. John, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £1,100,000 Sale Agreed

A charming period farmhouse in need of modernisation and updating with a range of traditional and modern buildings with land. In all about 5.14 acres.

  • House dating from the 17th Century
  • Abundant period features throughout
  • Spacious accommodation over three floors
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room, Three reception rooms
  • Three first floor bedrooms, family bathroom
  • Two second floor attic rooms
  • Range of modern and traditional buildings
  • Stabling, Paddocks
  • Extending to 5.14 acres (2.081 ha)


Barford St John is an attractive small hamlet, with a parish church, situated in beautiful North Oxfordshire countryside in the Swere valley. The adjacent village of Barford St Michael has a farm shop/post office, village hall, church, a popular village pub/restaurant 'The George Inn' and a thriving community with numerous clubs and activities. The nearby highly regarded villages of Deddington and Bloxham offer many amenities including several shops providing for everyday needs, post office, health & community centres, library, hotels and restaurants and a monthly farmers' market in Deddington. The popular 'Soho Farmhouse' is 6 miles away.

Local schooling in the area is excellent and includes primary in Bloxham, Deddington and Great Tew, with secondary at The Warriner (Bloxham). Prep schools at St. John's Priory (Banbury), The Carrdus (Overthorpe), Beachborough and Winchester House (Brackley) and Sibford School. Independent schools include Bloxham School, Tudor Hall and the Warwick and Oxford Schools.

The nearby market town of Banbury offers extensive retail, leisure and recreational facilities. Oxford, Milton Keynes and Stratford-upon- Avon provide excellent opportunities for theatre, cinema and concerts. Access to M40 Motorway can be gained at Junction 10 or 11 and mainline rail services to London Marylebone are available from nearby Kings Sutton, Banbury & Bicester, in under one hour.


Mead Farm provides a rarely available opportunity to purchase an imposing ironstone farmhouse now in need of improvement and modernisation, together with a range of traditional and modern buildings. The property sits in an edge of village setting and offers wonderful scope and potential to create an impressive country property, with equestrian, ‘work from home’ and ‘Good Life’ possibilities.


The house is Grade II Listed, dating from the 17th Century with later additions. The property is full of period features but is now in need of sympathetic improvement and restoration. The spacious accommodation is arranged over three floors offering flexible living and further potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

The ground floor accommodation comprises a number of reception rooms plus additional storage spaces and rooms together with a kitchen/breakfast room and utility room – typical of a North Oxfordshire farmhouse. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The unconverted full height second floor attic rooms offer potential to create at least two additional bedrooms.

To the immediate rear and side of the property is a small stone store with gardens with a former orchard and vegetable area, with access to the paddock.


The property has a wide range of mainly traditional outbuildings requiring some renovating but offering great potential. Accessed to the side of the property is a courtyard of stone and breezeblock buildings with access to the paddocks.

Behind this area lies a hay barn, an open-ended store and a range of stables with concrete hardstanding.

The land

The land is mainly permanent pasture with good access to the buildings, and benefiting from water frontage on the southern boundary.

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