Offers in excess of £795,000
Church Street, Bicester
*** FURTHER PLANNING PERMISSION GRANTED *** A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial Grade II listed property in the heart of Bicester. Arranged over three floors and extended to the rear to make the most of an unusually large walled garden. Having undergone an extensive renovation programme by the present owners it is now a wonderful family home.
Accessed from a private drive at the back of the property there is a large stone built store and timber framed car port which has all the necessary planning permission and listed building consent to be demolished and replaced with a spacious garage boasting a studio or annex above. Planning has also been granted to build an additional large detached garage with hard standing to accommodate numerous vehicles. This is a unique opportunity to create something rather special in addition to the family home in the centre of town.
Dating back to the 16th century Northampton House is in an enviable position in the heart of the old market town of Bicester, and offers the convenience of town living without the pressure of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The property has a wealth of period features, which include original sash windows, wooden and stone floors, an inglenook fireplace, coving and high ceilings.
This double fronted period property draws you into the generous garden through its many reception rooms, providing living and garden space to be enjoyed year round.
The kitchen/breakfast room on the right is dual aspect, and opens onto the garden patio area, having been completely refurbished and boasting a four oven electric AGA and plenty of space for a large table and chairs it is the perfect space for the aspiring chef that enjoys entertaining with friends and family.
The sitting room to the front of the property is both bright and spacious and has the benefit of a large feature fireplace, sash windows and solid oak flooring also add to the atmosphere of this lovely room.
The dining room has a cosy feel with low ceilings, beams, flagstone flooring, window seating and a feature fireplace with access to the patio area in the garden; making this is the perfect place for formal entertaining or just somewhere to relax with a good book and a glass of wine.
The utility room has plenty of storage space including loft access, and a door that opens out to the garden.
The dual aspect room at the rear of the property offers a great space for entertaining, with a bay window seat and exposed beams with views over and access to the garden, this room also offers the flexibility for a large 6th bedroom, having the benefit of a recently added bathroom. This part of the property lends itself incredibly well for use as an annex with scope to use the rooms adjoining it for a variety of purposes.
The first floor provides three double bedrooms, two of which have newly fitted en-suite shower rooms. a single room and a bathroom which is ready to be re-fitted completes the first floor accommodation.
Winding stairs take you to the second floor which provides a fifth double bedroom with original exposed beams.
Outside there is a large secluded mature private walled garden with an abundance of trees, shrubs and plants, making it ideal for the keen gardener whilst leaving plenty of space for children to enjoy.
In short Northampton House having been completely transformed by the current vendors offers the type of accommodation that is perfect multi generational,practical family living living close to fantastic commuter links and local amenities.
Bicester has two railway stations. Bicester North offers a great commuter service to London Marylebone in around 45 minutes and you can reach Birmingham in 1 hour. Bicester Village Station provide further routes to Oxford London Paddington. The M40 is within easy reach at J9 or J10 and offers access to London, M25, Oxford and Birmingham. The A41, A43 and A34 are all within easy reach. Bicester Village is a dream destination for designer shopping with over 100 luxury boutiques all on your doorstep and is a few minutes drive or a five minute walk from the town centre.
- Town Centre Location
- Wealth of Period Features
- 2700 Square Feet Living Accomodation
- Five Bedrooms, Two With Ensuite
- Five Reception Rooms
- Mature Walled Gardens
- Triple Garage and Workshop to the Rear
- Utility Room