Offers in excess of £1,500,000
Manor Farm Lane, Chesterton
A rare opportunity to acquire this truly stunning and unique detached family home, previously two substantial barns which have been linked to create a spacious property bursting with charm throughout. Tucked away within a private setting enjoying un-spoilt views over its formal grounds and paddocks beyond. Located in the heart of the desirable Oxfordshire village of Chesterton, which offers fantastic access to both road and rail links into London and Oxford.
"As soon as we came to the end of the lane and saw the house we knew it was the one for us. Hidden away but still in the heart of the village and just past the beautiful old church. We moved here from Oxford twenty three years ago when our twins were small, and as a home it has served us well. Plenty of space for children, cats, and dogs to run around and explore in safety, and the views from the windows over the fields are wonderful.
It has been a great environment in which to entertain, either indoors or outdoors around the pool. Twenty first birthday parties, formal dinners, and a marquee on the lawn for our daughters wedding. But as we are about to retire, its time to downsize. Heres hoping that another family, their children, pets and ponies, will have the opportunity to love this house as much as we have"
Arranged over two floors The Long Barn offers five bedrooms, the principal bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a balcony from which you can enjoy views over the lovely garden and paddocks.
With five reception rooms and two studies the accommodation offers tremendous flexibility for contemporary family living.
The drawing room has two pairs of french doors and large windows allowing the room to be filled with natural light. Opening through to the formal dining room, which also has doors leading to the terrace and pool area, it provides fabulous entertaing space that flows from inside the property out to Al-fresco dining areas.
The kitchen is fitted with cream painted units with black granite worksurfaces and overlooks the rear garden.
The sitting room, large hallway and snug are in the original part of the property, with exposed stonework and beams they enjoy a more traditional feel. The sitting room has a large and welcoming fireplace as the focal point making it the perfect room for family gatherings or long winter evenings by the fire.
A multi purpose sung, and his and hers home offices along with a useful utility room and W.C complete the ground floor accommodation.
To the front of the property is a large gravelled courtyard with a double garage and carport that has a W.C and utility, ideal for storing or working on those classic cars. The rear garden has a terrace and steps down to the private formal gardens and paddocks beyond.
There are three stables and a tack room for those wishing to keep a horse.
The pool area enjoys the sunny aspect of the property and with its stone built pool house and carefully landscaped garden that has plenty of room for lounging by the pool or weekend BBQ'S it will be the family's favourite space to relax.
The village of Chesterton is well served with a pub 'The Red Cow' a Hotel and Restaurant 'The Bignell Park', Bicester Hotel, Golf & Spa, known as one of the finest residential hospitality venues in Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. There is also a playgroup, village primary school and Church, all within walking distance of the property. A new, purpose built Village Hall and playground will be completed in 2015.
Bicester is approximately 2 miles away and is served by has two railway stations, Bicester North and Bicester Village Station.
Bicester North and Bicester Village stations offer a frequent commuter service to London Marylebone in around 45 minutes and you can reach Birmingham in 1 hour.
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 is a historic market town with a wide range of shops, together with cafes, pubs, numerous restaurants, weekly markets and a Sainsburys supermarket and cinema complex. There is also a Leisure Centre, comprising swimming pool and ten pin bowling.
Bicester Avenue, just a short drive from the town centre, is very popular. It consists of Wyevale Garden Centre and a retail park comprising shops including Laura Ashley and Lakeland. Bicester Village is a dream destination for designer shopping with 170 luxury boutiques.
- Barn Conversion
- Large Reception Rooms
- Outbuildings, Stables and Carport.
- Flexible Accommodation
- Five Bedrooms
- Formal Gardens
- Quiet Village Location
- Views Over Paddock Land
- Short Drive To Excellent Commuter Links