Land For Sale

Alkerton House, Well Lane, Alkerton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Guide price £1,700,000 Sold


A stunning period home, with permission to extend. A characterful property offering a wealth of original features, with delightful gardens, grounds and paddocks in a desirable setting.

  • Kitchen/Breakfast room, Dining room, Drawing room
  • Snug, Utility/boot room, Garden room, Cloakroom, Cellar
  • Master Bedroom, Three further guest bedrooms, (two ensuite), Family bathroom
  • Stable Block with tack room
  • Wonderful gardens and grounds with fabulous countryside views
  • Two well fenced paddocks
  • Planning Permission for an extension to include enlarged kitchen/dining room and further bedroom with ensuite
  • In all 3.5 acres (1.414 ha)



Situation
The civil parish of Shenington with Alkerton comprises the connecting villages of Alkerton and Shenington. This extremely popular location has a well renowned primary school, 'The Bell' gastro-pub, parish church, village hall, attractive village green and Doctor’s surgery with pharmacy. Situated in the foothills of the Cotswolds, it is approximately 6 miles west of nearby market town of Banbury offering regular, direct line railway services to London Marylebone (54 mins) and Birmingham (49 mins).


There is a thriving social community in the village with numerous clubs and groups, including a cricket club, book club, social committee, yoga classes and an annual BBQ on the village green, the 'Shenfest' music and literary festival and church fete amongst many events.


There is a range of excellent schools in the area, including Carrdus, Winchester House, Tudor Hall, Bloxham School and Sibford School, and the village lies within catchment for three grammar schools at Stratford upon Avon and Alcester. The Oxford Bus Partnership service from Adderbury and Deddington runs to Dragon School, Headington School, Magdalen College School, Oxford High School, Rye St Antony, Wychwood School and d'Overbroeck's.


The property is situated about 10 miles from Soho Farmhouse at Great Tew, 14 miles from Chipping Norton, 16 miles from Stratford Upon Avon and 34 miles from Oxford.


Description
Alkerton House is a fabulous family home that has been extremely well maintained by the current owners. It is Grade II Listed, with a datestone ‘BG 1633’ (possibly standing for Bret Goodwin who later became Lord of Epwell Manor) with 19th Century additions.


It has abundant charm and original features throughout, including open fireplaces, ceiling beams, window seats and mullioned windows. It provides a very comfortable home with gardens, paddocks and stunning rural countryside views, in a peaceful location.


A recent planning permission has been granted for an extension to include an enlarged kitchen/ dining room and further bedroom with ensuite.


Accommodation
The current kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of units, with Aga, and quarry tiled floor. The adjacent garden room, opening onto the terrace, is light and sunny, a perfect room to relax and enjoy the gardens. The utility room provides access to the garden. A door from the kitchen leads to the snug, with feature fireplace and woodburner. From the hallway doors lead to the terrace and gardens. The drawing room is dual aspect and has a feature fireplace, with a side access door. Completing the ground floor is a dining room, cloakroom and access to the cellar.


On the first floor the dual aspect master bedroom has a good range of wardrobes, and fabulous views over the gardens and grounds. The family bathroom has a rolltop bath and separate shower. There are two further double bedrooms both with ensuite shower rooms. A further bedroom is located on the second floor.


Gardens and Grounds
Surrounding the house there is a large entertaining terrace, perfect for sitting, relaxing and enjoying the peaceful surrounding countryside and spectacular westerly views.


The gardens are a real feature of the property. They are very well maintained, mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees and borders, leading down to two enclosed paddocks, a large pond and also access to the Sor Brook. Accessed from the main drive is a good sized parking area together with a range of timber stables with additional storage.

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