Church Street, Barford St Michael, Banbury
Guide Price £550,000
3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Church Street, Barford St Michael, Banbury
Guide Price £550,000
- Off-road parking
- Countryside views
- Original character and period features
- High speed fibre optic broadband
An utterly delightful and sympathetically restored and extended three bedroom Grade II Listed Cottage dating from the 1700s. Built of Hornton stone with a blue slate roof, the cottage sits behind a stone wall in an elevated position above the lane and overlooking the church.
Master bedroom, en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study, shower room, south west facing garden, off-road parking.
Steps lead up from the lane to the fine Elm front door.
Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and stone hearth, EFEL enamelled cast iron wood burning stove, two window seats, stripped wooden casement window to rear and original casement window to front, the latter with stripped wooden shutters, exposed ceiling beams, wall lights, a double and a single radiator.
Staircase to first floor
Quarry tiles, window seat, two double radiators, exposed ceiling beams, under-stairs cupboard with light, original casement window to front.
This is a particularly lovely room with views over the garden and across to the church, the casement windows are set into attractive stone mullions. Exposed ceiling beams, a range of floor mounted oak fronted units with oak work surfaces, two glass fronted wall mounted cupboards each with a single drawer, one with a plate rack, fitted wine rack, white ceramic sink with double bowl, drainer and mixer taps, tiled splashbacks, oil fired double oven Aga set into a brick alcove with beam above and cupboards to either side, fitted fridge, Bosch Silver Edition dishwasher, cupboard with hot water tank and electric immersion heater, Bosch Classixx 7 washing machine, downlighters, slate tiled floor, telephone point (two lines) stripped pine door leading to:
A generous rear lobby with a continuation of the slate tiled floor in the kitchen, bespoke solid oak stable door to garden, oil fired boiler, double radiator.
Two casement windows set into stone mullions overlooking the garden, fitted shelving, single radiator, telephone point (two lines), provision for high speed fibre broadband.
Recently fitted (February 2018). Continuation of the slate tiled floor, wall mounted low level Duravit WC with Geberit dual flush concealed cistern, wall mounted Duravit hand wash basin with mixer tap,mirror with sensor control illumination, chrome radiator towel rail, walk in shower with glass panel and Roman stone shower tray, rain head shower and additional hand held shower, two fully tiled walls and two half tiled walls in Cortez hand crafted tiles, delayed shutter iCon extractor fan.
Stairs to first floor:
Cloakroom/Night Closet: Low level WC, wall mounted hand washbasin.
Cast iron fireplace, fitted wardrobewith hanging space to either side, double radiator, wood casement windows toboth the front and rear of the house, shower control.
Stripped pine door, low level Duravit WC with Geberit dual flush concealed cistern, wall mounted Duravit hand wash basin with mixer tap, mirror with sensor control illumination, chrome radiator towel rail, shaver point, shower cubicle with folding glass door, rain head shower and separate hand-held shower, Cortez hand crafted tiles, delayed shutter iCon extractor fan, downlighters.
Step up from landing to:
Pine floorboards, low level casement window with view over garden and to church, under eaves storage cupboard with light, walk in storage cupboard with light and power, Velux window, double radiator, additional under eves storage cupboard.
Oak staircase up to:
Oak floorboards, exposed A-frame,vaulted ceiling, two double radiators, casement window overlooking garden, church and countryside beyond, dormer with casement window overlooking lane, bespoke oak book shelves.
The house is in an elevated position with the most wonderful view overlooking St. Michael’s Church at the west end of Church Street. From the lane, three steps lead to the front door and side of the house which is set behind a grass bank and low dry stone wall which increases in height as Church Street drops away and curves below and around the plot. A path leads down the side of the house to a tall wooden gate and then crosses the top of the garden and splits to the rear of the cottage and down to the off-street parking area below the garden. The pretty west facing garden (with open south aspect) is mainly laid to lawn but with herbaceous borders and screening shrubs and trees, including plum, apple, peach and fig. There is trellis screening the south side of the garden and a gate just above the off-street parking area. There is also a wonderful outside dining area under a vine (mature) covered pergola. There is outside security lighting and an outside tap. To the rear of the house is a large garden shed with power and light, an additional outside power point and the oil tank.
There is space for up to two cars (depending on size) to park in the parking area below the garden, where the bins can also be conveniently stored. There is both light and an outside power point at the gate.
Tel: 01869 338898