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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Old Kidlington, Oxfordshire, OX5 2EE
- 5 bedrooms, 4 bath/shower room
- 3 reception rooms, orangery
- 1 bedroom annexe
- 2 bedroom detached Gate Lodge
- Beautiful gardens c. 0.8 acres
Kidlington is known as "England's largest village", and people are mostly familiar with its long stretch of thoroughfare, the A4260 Oxford to Banbury Road, and not the old village which contains some delightful period houses. Until 1818 the southern part of the parish consisted of a large area of common land and the village was known as Kidlington-on-the-Green. Many of the older houses faced onto this green. There was also a 'Town Green' running along much of the present Mill Street. Kidlington was mentioned in the Domesday survey of 1086. The fine parish church of St Mary the Virgin dates from 1220, and its slender spire, known as 'Our Lady's Needle' is a well loved landmark.
Situated about 3 miles north of Oxford City and 4 miles from Woodstock, Kidlington is extremely well placed for communications with easy access to the A34, junctions 8 and 9 of the M40 and main line rail services to London Paddington from Oxford and to London Marylebone from Bicester North. There is a regular bus service to Oxford which stops close to the house providing an excellent service for the city centre and the well known Oxford Schools. Close by is the Gosford Sports Centre and located in North Oxford is Esporta Health Club.
Built in 1996, The Coach House is a substantial detached Cotswold stone property set in beautiful professionally landscaped gardens. The property benefits from an annexe and a detached two bedroom gate lodge located at the entrance to the house.
Arranged over two floors, the particularly light and spacious accommodation provides a lovely family home with great flexibility. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall with attractive stone flooring and cloakroom off, a kitchen/breakfast room with adjoining utility room, a study/TV room, dining room with stone fireplace and wood burning stove, a spacious drawing room with fitted cupboards and book shelving to one wall and of particular note, the stunning orangery. A more recent addition to the house, the orangery is a very impressive and spacious room being perfect for entertaining leading off the dining and drawing rooms and opening to the beautiful garden terrace. It provides a dining area for large parties and a spacious sitting area with central fireplace which also opens to the drawing room. Arranged at the rear of the house the kitchen/breakfast room has a range of fitted units with integrated appliances including gas, electric, and steam ovens, gas and electric hob with electric griddle, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
At first floor level arranged off the large landing, which provides a perfect reading/sitting area with fitted bookshelves, are the triple aspect master bedroom suite with bathroom and walk-in wardrobe, 4 further bedrooms (2 en-suite) and the family bathroom.
Linked to the house at ground floor level with independent access, the two storey annexe comprises a kitchen and entrance hall/small dining area with stairs leading to the bedroom/sitting room and shower room on the first floor. The glass link to the house, which opens to the garden, also provides a perfect small garden room.
Located at the entrance to the property is the two storey detached period Gate Lodge which has been recently restored by the current owners to provide excellent ancillary accommodation with its own parking area. The ground floor provides an open plan kitchen and sitting/dining room. The kitchen has a range of maple units with solid granite worktops and integrated appliances including an oven, induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. The first floor comprises two en-suite bedrooms and a separate wc.
Enclosed by stone walls, trees and hedging, the beautiful mature gardens provide a stunning and secluded setting for the house. Professionally landscaped with a serious night lighting scheme, they surround the house and incorporate separate areas including a most attractive enclosed paved maze with surrounding rose beds, a large area of lawn with mature well stocked borders with summerhouse, divided from the driveway by attractive trellising and gates, and leading off the orangery and rear of the house, paved terraces with raised borders. The granite orangery terrace is of particular note incorporating a stunning water feature with a large rotating Chinese marble ball.
The property is accessed via a gravelled drive (the beginning of which is shared) which leads to the entrance to The Coach House continuing past the Gate Lodge to a parking area in front of the house and the garage. Within the garden are lighting, an irrigation system and a bore hole with 2,000 litre deposits. At the rear of the garages are the garden stores.
Entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, orangery, study, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, master bedroom suite, 4 further bedrooms (2 en-suite), shower room.
Attached annexe: kitchen, hall/small dining area, bedroom/sitting room, shower room.
Gate Lodge: Sitting/dining room, kitchen, 2 en-suite bedrooms, separate WC.
Professionally landscaped gardens including orangery granite terrace with ornamental water features
In all about 0.8 acres
From Oxford proceed north along the Banbury Road to the roundabout and proceed straight over towards Kidlington. From the centre of Kidlington take the right hand turn into Sterling Road which continues into High Street and then right into Mill Street. The Coach House will be found on the left hand side after a short distance.