A handsome stone and thatched country house with ideal equestrian facilities. Built in local Hornton Ironstone, this charming property is set in around 3.5 acres. Includes 4 reception rooms, open fireplaces, oak kitchen, breakfast room, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Detached double garage with 1 bed studio above, stable yard, single garage, formal gardens, enclosed level paddock-land. Fabulous open views in a non-estate location. EPCâ€™s C & E.
A fine detached stone country house set in just under 3.5 acres with equestrian facilities.
A handsome stone and thatched country house with good equestrian facilities. Built in local Hornton Ironstone, this charming property is set in around 3.5 acres. Includes 4 reception rooms, open fireplaces, oak kitchen, breakfast room, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Detached double garage with 1 bed studio above, stable yard, single garage, formal gardens, enclosed level paddock-land. Fabulous open views in a non-estate location. EPCâ€™s C & E.
Whitehouse dates from around 1936, being formally two semi-detached farm cottages. Over the years it has been totally modernised and carefully developed in to a well-balanced family home. Located a short drive from Thenford village, the house enjoys a non-estate location with no near neighbours sitting just off the main A422 Banbury to Brackley road. Built in mellow local Ironstone under a Hungarian reed thatched roof, the property is in excellent condition. There is oak flooring in many rooms, oak ledge and braced doors, operational oak shutters, secondary and triple glazed timber sash windows. There are 4 or 5 reception rooms, and 3 first floor bedrooms with 2 bathrooms. The gardens surround the house and the double garage has a useful 1 bed self-contained annexe above. The rear courtyard has a stable block with a range of buildings and a further garage. The total site extends to just under 3.5 acres and whilst it would most likely appeal to those looking for equestrian usage, it could facilitate many hobbies or possible a range of business uses (subject to the relevant planning permission).
The porch has stained glass windows with door to the dining hall. A bright open plan room with an operational Hornton stone fireplace with a multi-fuel stove. Oak staircase to the first floor, corridor and stable door to the rear garden. Beamed ceiling, oak flooring, front window with shutters, oak by-fold doors provide rear access and provides fine views over the garden and paddock-land. The adjacent living room has a Hornton stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove. Oak flooring, ceiling beams, storage alcove with stained glass window. Front window with shutters, oak by-fold rear doors.
The spacious office, or snug retains the original corner fireplace with jade ceramics. Oak flooring, front window with shutters. A further door from the lounge leads to an inner hall with a rear stable door. The fourth reception room is also used as an office, but has a ground floor fourth or guest bedroom, having a full modern white bathroom next door.
The bright kitchen has been well designed and offers a good range of solid oak base and eye-level cabinets. One base unit houses the Glow worm gas-fired boiler. Neff integrated fridge/freezer, Zanussi dishwasher, enamel Butler sink, cherry wood work surface areas with smart tiling above. Brittania electric fan-assisted oven with 5-ring gas hob and extractor hood above. Ceiling beams, tiled floor, side window with shutters, 2 rear windows providing nice views to the west across the paddock. The breakfast room has an ornamental corner fireplace with brick surround and a tiled hearth. Oak flooring, ceiling beams, front window with shutters. Side French doors, open archway to the kitchen.
The landing has exposed floorboards and two bespoke oak under-eaves storage cupboards. One houses 3 pressurised hot water cylinders, an electric immersion and the heating controls. The second has plumbing facilities and room for a tumble dryer. Loft access, two secondary glazed rear windows offer the best views from the house over the grounds towards Middleton Cheney. Bedroom 1 has bespoke fitted oak wardrobes, TV and telephone points, loft access. Original 1930â€™s tiled fireplace, side and rear windows. The en-suite shower room has a contemporary basin with cupboard beneath, WC, heated towel rail. Tiled shower enclosure with power shower, down lighters.
Bedroom 2 has exposed floorboards, bespoke fitted oak wardrobes with drawers beneath. Fitted shelving, front and side windows. The third bedroom also has an original tiled ornamental fireplace. Exposed floorboards, fitted shelving, front window. The spacious family bathroom has a white corner bath with showerhead attachment. Pedestal wash-hand basin, WC, double width shower enclosure with power shower. Heated towel rail, quality ceramic tiling with an inset mirror. Ornamental original fireplace, exposed floorboards, Dimplex electric heater, front window.
â€˜The White Houseâ€™ is set slightly back from the main A422 Banbury to Brackley road, screened by mature trees and bushes including a large holly, laurels and a magnolia tree Approached via a gravelled driveway providing parking for 4 standard vehicles to the front of the garage. The gardens wrap around the house on three sides and are mainly laid to lawn with a well planted bank incorporating annuals, grasses and snowdrops. Behind the house is an extensive terrace with a split level ornamental fishpond and water feature.
DOUBLE GARAGE & ANNEXE
The detached stone built garage is timber clad with a pitched slate roof and two wooden opening doors. There is light, power and an alarm connection. An internal staircase leads up to the studio/annexe. There is an open plan lounge area with two electric storage heaters and two Velux windows. Galley kitchen with electric hob and plumbing facilities. Double bedroom with part panelled vaulted ceiling and loft access, side window. Shower room with a Triton shower unit in the enclosure, pedestal wash hand basin, WC. An ideal facility for a boomerang, or occasional visitors (could provide an income stream).
The level grazing paddock has a second wide gated access off the road to Thenford. There is plenty of storage and parking space on the far side. The land is enclosed on all sides post and rail fencing with bushes and younger trees along both road frontages. The paddock extends to around 3 acres, and the total site including the house and formal gardens is approximately 3.45 acres. The stable yard has a concrete hard standing with an L-shaped quality range of useful farm buildings. The 3 large stables have an overhang, light, power and water are connected. There is a large hay store and tack room (or a wood store) and an additional attached garage with double doors.
Thenford is a very attractive small village with around 70 inhabitants. There is just one public building, being the historic church of St.Marys. Situated around 3 miles East of Banbury and just a short drive from the larger village of Middleton Cheney. Middleton Cheney has both junior and senior schooling (with 6th form) and all the day-to-day amenities needed during the week. Whitehouse is just 4 minutes and 3 miles from J11 (M40), giving immediate access to the motorway network. Banbury has a mainline train station transporting commuters to Marylebone station in around an hour.
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Council Tax Band â€˜Fâ€™.
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Mains electricity, water, natural gas, private drainage system. BT (broadband connected).
From Banbury head towards the M40 (J11) and take the 3rd exit on to the A422 sign-posted Brackley and Milton Keynes. Continue along the dual carriageway by-passing Middleton Cheney village. After a further mile you will approach a crossroads to Purston and Thenford. Turn left towards Thenford and the property can be easily recognised immediately on your left hand side.
All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.
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