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Bartlett Cottage, 7, The Colony, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £825,000 Sold

Listed rural cottage with lovely countryside views

  • Drawing room, Games room
  • Dining room, Study
  • Kitchen/breakfast room, Utility room, Cloakroom
  • Five bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms, one shower room
  • Dressing room.
  • Double garage, workshop
  • Gardens bordering fields
  • Extending to about 0.5 acres.


Bartlett Cottage is situated on a rural lane on the southern edge of the village, surrounded by lovely rolling countryside, on the borders of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and the Cotswolds. The sister villages of Sibford Gower and Sibford Ferris have a shop/post office, primary school, private Quaker school, doctor's surgery and public house with restaurant. The proerty is in the catchment area for the Stratford Upon Avon Grammar Schools. More specialist requirements can be found in the market towns of Shipston on Stour, Banbury and Chipping Norton. The M40 Motorway junction 11 is found at Banbury with a fast lane train services from Banbury to Marylebone London from 55 minutes. There is easy access to a number of public footpaths and bridleways. Soho Farmhouse is 8 miles away.


Bartlett Cottage is a charming Grade II Listed property thought to date from the mid 1800’s forming part of 'The Colony'. Originally two cottages, the property sits in unspoilt countryside and offers excellent flexible family space with many of the downstairs rooms having dual aspect rooms and flagstone floors. The property would benefit from some updating.

From the hallway, doors open to the drawing room and dining room. The dining room has stone floors, beams and a fireplace, with access to the rear porch with coat cupboards and a stable door opening to the garden. The study with a cast iron fireplace.

The kitchen breakfast room has French doors opening to the garden terrace and is centred around a work island with granite work surfaces. There is an oil-fired Aga, Bosch floor oven and hob, and extensive woodwork cupboards. To one end are two walk-in illuminated larder cupboards.

To the other end of the house, is a good-sized double aspect drawing room with wood floor; Clearview woodburner set on a stone hearth; built in arched display shelves and a bread oven. A door opens to the games/TV room with a rear garden door which passes by the utility room and cloakroom.

All the bedrooms and family bathroom lead off a light corridor including an en-suite guest room and principal suite with bathroom and dressing room.

Grounds and gardens

The main gardens lie to the rear of the house and are predominantly east and south facing. It is of principally laid to lawn interspersed with some flower and shrub borders. The main garden is bordered by some yew hedging and enjoys lovely rural views. From the kitchen, is a paved terrace with an adjacent well.

To the far end of the garden are a number of trees including some fruit; willow; ash and horse chestnut, and where a small stream runs. Behind a low brick wall, is a stone double open bay garage with a work store to the side with ample parking to the front.

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