House For Sale

Hunters End, Paines Hill, Steeple Aston, Bicester, Oxfordshire

Offers Over £1,250,000

An impressive and substantial family home, set in a generous plot, located in the heart of this desirable village.

  • Spacious entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, sitting room, dining room & conservatory
  • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, three further first floor bedrooms & a family bathroom
  • Three further second floor rooms & a boarded attic space
  • Annexe – Sitting/dining room, kitchen, study, bedroom with en suite shower room
  • Generous enclosed rear garden & plenty of offstreet parking
  • GIA 4,841 sq ft (including attic)
  • Extending to about 0.36 of an acre in all

Hunters End is situated in the well regarded and popular village of Steeple Aston. The village has a thriving local community, with numerous Clubs and Societies. There is an excellent local primary school, pre-school, village shop, village hall, a pub
(currently closed for refurbishment) and sports recreational club. The village lies in the catchment area of the highly regarded secondary school, The Warriner in Bloxham. Private schools include The Dragon School, Winchester House, Oxford High, Headington, Magdalen College, Summer Fields, Tudor Hall and bloxham school.

The larger centres of Oxford (15 miles), Banbury (10 miles) and Bicester (8 miles) all provide a further wide range of shops and facilities. Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew is nearby.

Steeple Aston is well placed for both Oxford and Banbury. The M40 junctions 9 and 10 are easily accessible. Bicester North railway station is 9 miles away providing an excellent service to London Marylebone (approx. 54 mins) and to Birmingham (from Banbury approx. 50 mins). The nearby village of Lower Heyford has services to London via Oxford (approximately 1 hour 15 minutes), as well as Bicester with a service to London, Marylebone (in under 1 hour).

Hunters End was constructed in the 1980’s. The property has been a much-loved family home since then and has been maintained to a good standard throughout by the current owners. This is the first time it has been offered to the market
for sale. The property would now benefit from some further updating and modernising and would make a very special family home to be lived in and enjoyed for many years.

The spacious entrance hall provides a welcoming focal point for the property. All the ground floor rooms flow from it. The sitting room has a feature open fireplace with access to the conservatory. The conservatory has a tiled floor and gives a
fabulous view over the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room, with quarry tiled floor, is well designed, with granite worktops and a good range of storage cupboards. Adjacent is the dining room, which could be incorporated into the kitchen to provide a larger kitchen/living room. A utility room provides access to the side of the house. Completing the ground floor is a wc/cloakroom.

The annexe can be accessed via its own front door, or via the entrance hall. It has a sitting/dining room, with kitchen and study. A separate staircase leads to the first floor with a good
sized bedroom and an ensuite shower room.

On the first floor a generous landing area leads to the master bedroom which has lovely views over the gardens, and a modern ensuite bathroom, with freestanding bath, and underfloor heating. There are three further double bedrooms on
this floor.

On the second floor there are three further rooms, one currently used as a games room. Adjacent to one is a large unconverted and boarded attic room, that could be utilised for further accommodation.

Gardens and Grounds
The mature and well maintained gardens are a real feature of the property. The borders are planted with a mixture of perennials, with apple trees and other established trees providing a fabulous outdoor space. A large terrace is accessed via the conservatory and dining room. It provides a perfect place to relax, entertain and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. A Wendy
House also provides another perfect spot to enjoy the garden. There are several other secluded seating areas.

The gardens are fully enclosed, with gated access at both sides, so are very child/pet friendly. A greenhouse and several wooden sheds provide plenty of storage.

To the front of the property a gravelled driveway provides plenty of off-street parking. In all the plot extends to around 0.36 acre.

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