House For Sale

The Nettings, Netting Street, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £875,000 Sold

A charming period home with extensive accommodation on a very good sized plot, with off street parking, in a desirable village.

  • Main house: Entrance hall, Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room
  • Dining room, walk-in pantry
  • Master bedroom with ensuite, family bathroom
  • Two first floor guest bedrooms
  • One second floor guest bedroom
  • Potential annexe: Entrance/study area, laundry room
  • Sitting room, bedroom, bathroom
  • Outside: Private gardens, good off-street parking
  • Garage/outbuilding with potential, disused swimming pool
  • In all about 0.3 acres

Hook Norton is an active, sought after village which is well served with a large village shop, butchers, post office, several pubs, famous local brewery, doctor and dental surgeries, library, filling station and garage, vets and primary school. The popular market town of Chipping Norton is nearby and offers more extensive shopping and entertainment with an active local theatre and many fine restaurants and pubs. Leisure and sporting activities in the area include a village sports and tennis club at Hook Norton, well renowned Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew, Daylesford Organic Farmshop and Spa; golf at Tadmarton Heath and Chipping Norton; theatre at Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. The surrounding area includes the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and hosts many footpaths and bridleways for walking and riding. There are excellent educational facilities in the area including primary school at Hook Norton and public schools at Bloxham School and Tudor Hall with the Oxford and Cheltenham Schools within easy reach. Transport connections are good with the M40 motorway at either junction 10 (Ardley) for the south or junction 11 (Banbury) for the north. Train service to London Paddington from Charlbury (fast service from 75 minutes) and to London Marylebone from Banbury (fast service from 52 minutes).

The Nettings is a charming village house with many original period features throughout, believed to date back to 1640. It has been in the same ownership for over 23 years and has been a well-loved family home. The property provides 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 ground floor accommodation comprises a spacious entrance hall leading to kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and dining room.

The kitchen/breakfast room is spacious with lovely natural light coming from the large windows and patio doors overlooking the garden. It has an oil fired AGA, island storage unit, and plenty of storage units and workspaces. A tiled floor and beams add charm and character. There is also a useful walk-in pantry. The dining room has an exposed stone wall, and is dual aspect, with a bar area at one end it is an ideal room to entertain. The dining room leads to the sitting room which has a fabulous feature inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling and can also be accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room, which means the whole ground floor accommodation flows seamlessly. On the first floor the master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with separate shower, and plenty of storage. It is dual aspect with views over the rear garden. A staircase from the landing leads to the second floor guest bedroom with adjacent wc and wash basin, which has the potential to become an ensuite shower room. Accessed from the landing are two further guest bedrooms, a family bathroom and separate wc.

The potential annexe can be accessed from the first floor landing (and also a separate ground floor entrance), but can easily be blocked off to be totally independent and self-contained, or remaining part of the main house. It comprises an entrance/study area, sitting room laundry room (which could be converted to a kitchen), bedroom and bathroom.

The property has a good sized parking area, with a useful garage/outbuilding that now needs some renovation, but provides good storage and has the potential to be converted into a home office. From the kitchen/breakfast room a terrace provides the perfect place to relax and entertain. The south facing garden is enclosed and principally laid to lawn, with mature trees and borders. There is a disused swimming pool, currently fenced, which could either be reinstated or filled in to give extra private garden space.

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