Offers Over £800,000
Blacksmiths Hill, Aynho, Banbury,Northamptonshire
A stunning, refurbished, character home with a wealth of period features comprising entrance hall, cellar, cloakroom/WC, superb re-fitted kitchen, dining room, laundry room, sitting room, five double bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom. Also benefiting from an attractive garden with stunning views, a secret garden, garage and parking, stone and timber out-building with potential to convert to studio or home office subject to permissions, this beautiful home must be viewed to be appreciated. EPC exempt.
Accommodation - The property was originally built by local Yeoman Edward Jarvis in 1635 and is featured on the front page of a local history book about Aynho. It is also reputed to have been used as a look out post prior to the Battle of Edgehill and to have had connections with the Cartwright Family at Aynhoe Park House.
The faade of the property is approached by two shallow Yorkstone steps leading to a large oak front door within an Ironstone arched frame, flanked by 2 bay trees, and mature box balls.
Upon entering the property, the entrance hall has a spacious seating area, oak floor boards, exposed beams, a window to the front, a cellar hatch providing access to a large two chamber cellar and a cloakroom/WC.
Off the hall you will find the large dual aspect sitting room which is flooded with light from its large stone mullion, leaded windows which both have window seats. The room enjoys a wealth of character features including a large exposed beam, original bread oven and a wood burning stove within the Inglenook fireplace.
Leading from the hall, the kitchen, re-fitted in 2018, has an elegant feel, it is well designed with quartz worktops, timber framed units and functional features to meet the needs of even the most accomplished chef. There is an original Victorian tiled floor, and a modern Total Control AGA* fitted within an Inglenook fireplace, integrated larder-fridge, dishwasher, concealed waste bin, Belfast sink unit, useful larder cupboard with integrated power points and a window to the rear.
From the kitchen, an impressive stone archway, which formed part of the original external door frame, provides access to the dining room which has space to comfortably seat twelve guests. There are further built in cupboards whilst French doors provide access to the landscaped sun terrace and views to the West to catch stunning sun sets.
From the dining room, access is provided to a useful laundry room which has space for appliances, fitted cupboards and a stable door opening out to the rear.
Stairs from the hall, lead to the first floor, the landing has a feature mullioned window to the front and further stairs rising to the second floor.
The master bedroom and principal guest bedroom both have carved stone feature fireplaces, exposed beams, built in wardrobes and windows to the side and rear. A further double bedroom, currently used as a study, has two windows to the front elevation. A large family bathroom with separate shower, oak floor boards, airing cupboard completes the accommodation on the first floor.
To the second floor, the landing has exposed stone work and a mullioned window to the front. Two generously proportioned bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom, and each with windows to the rear and side enjoy stunning views towards The Great Tew Estate and Kings Sutton respectively.
Outside, the property benefits from a beautiful sun terrace for alfresco dining with lovely views and sunsets. The landscaping leads to a shaped lawn and pathway to a second terrace passing a water feature.
There is a useful stone & timber out-building that could easily be converted into a studio or home office, subject to the appropriate planning permissions.
The stone walled garden has mature, well-stocked borders providing a colourful cottage style garden with seated arbour that creates a welcoming and charming space to enjoy with family and friends.
A Beech lined pathway leads to the secret garden where there is a further lawn and many shrubs and fruit trees including apple & pear trees, blackcurrant, redcurrant and gooseberry bushes whilst the additional timber shed, and summer house/greenhouse provide space for storing essential gardening equipment.
This is a truly magnificent home which must be viewed to be appreciated.
*available subject to separate negotiation
Agents Notes - 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.
- A Stunning Grade II Listed Home Of Historical Interest
- Numerous Period Features, Mullion Windows, Inglenooks & Stone Fireplaces
- Central Village Location With Garage And Parking
- Superb Re-Fitted Kitchen, Hall, Dining Room, Sitting Room and Laundry Room
- Five Bedrooms, En-Suite & Family Bathroom, Cellar & Laundry Room
- Good Ceiling Height And Substantial Rooms Throughout
- Attractive Garden With Far Reaching Views & Access To Secret Garden
- Stone & Timber Garden Shed With Potential For Conversion
- Must Be Viewed