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Guide price £325,000 Sold


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2 bedroom house for sale Somerton, Oxfordshire, OX25

A unique and charming retreat in a rural setting alongside the Oxford Canal offering off-grid living. **For Sale by online auction**

  • ONLY accessed via the canal towpath or by boat
  • (NO VEHICULAR ACCESS - park at the bridge)
  • Kitchen/breakfast and utility/boot room
  • Sitting room and Study area
  • Two bedrooms, Family bathroom
  • Enclosed gardens
  • Peaceful rural location
  • Narrowboat included in the sale
  • 64ft mooring

** For sale by online auction (subject to sale prior, reserve and conditions) **

To register for the auction and for full details please go to

Ground floor
Front porch from the Canalside
Boot room accessed from the rear side
Sitting room which has a beamed ceiling and a multi-fuel fire place
Eat in kitchen which includes Rangemaster cooker
Further study room
Views out to open countryside from all rooms

First floor
Two bedrooms
One bathroom
Storage cupboard used as wardrobe
All rooms benefit from views across the canal and open countryside

The gardens surround the property on three sides
There are several storerooms and sheds
64ft Private Mooring
Mooring costs £54.13, plus Boat License Fee of£33.25 Both x 10 months
Included in the sale is the vendors boat 'Dilly'. It is a three-birth boat including bathroom, kitchenette, and seating area.

Somerton is an active community village situated in an elevated position on the eastern side of the Cherwell Valley. The village has a church and village hall with nearby Fritwell with a variety of local amenities including a primary school, post office, local butcher and two public houses. The market towns of Bicester and Banbury together with Oxford provide more widespread facilities.

Bicester has a fast line train service to London Marylebone (from 51 minutes) and alternative service from Heyford (about 3 miles) with services to Oxford (from 16 minutes). Junction 10 of the M40 Motorway is about 2.5 miles away.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures, fittings and furniture such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments and statuary are excluded from the sale. Some may be available by separate negotiation.

Drainage is not mains drainage and not attached to the public sewer, drainage is currently via sceptic tank. Water is from an unrestricted supply from the canal (filtered and treated), not drinking water. Electricity is produced off-grid via wind turbine and generators (petrol and diesel). Bottled FloGas is used for cooking. Heating and hot water is coal fired via the multi-fuel stove in the sitting room working alongside an emersion tank.

None of the services, appliances, heating installations, broadband, plumbing or electrical systems have been tested by the selling agents.

The property is to be sold freehold.

Local Authority
Cherwell District Council.

Council Tax Band A.

Public Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
There is no formal right of way but there is agreed legal access for servicing and maintenance under the neighbouring land act 1992. The property is sold subject to all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are defined in this brochure.

Plans and Boundaries
The plans within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey data and provided for reference only. They are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the vendor nor the vendor agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.

Important Notices
This property is available for sale by online auction. Interested buyers will need to register in advance and complete an ID verification before being able to place a bid. Buyers should allow sufficient time to complete this process before the time period expires. Full details can be found on Fisher German online auction page

Legal Pack
A legal pack will be available on Fisher German online auction page and interested parties will need to register before accessing the legal documents.

Conditions of sale
The property will, unless previously withdrawn, be sold subject to common auction conditions and special conditions of each sale may be found in the legal documents section of the Fisher German online auction page. Each purchaser shall be deemed to have notice of each condition and all the terms thereof and to bid on those terms whether they shall have inspected the said conditions or not.

The purchase of this property is subject to a combined Admin fee and Buyers Premium of£5,400 including VAT as stated on the auction listing. The buyer will also be required to reimburse the search fees of £172.83.

Viewings & Directions
Strictly by appointment through Fisher German LLP.

Postcode: OX25 6LT



From Banbury, take the A4260 south, passing Adderbury and Deddington. After about 2 miles, take the left turn as signed to North Aston and Somerton. Proceed through North Aston and along towards Somerton. Park just before the canal bridge and the towpath is on the left. Continue on foot down the bank and turn left along the towpath (away from the bridge) and Deep Lock Cottage will be found just over half a mile along the towpath on the opposite side of the canal (over the bridge).

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