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Burwell Farm House, Thorney Leys, Witney, Oxfordshire

Sold STC £700,000

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Tenure: Freehold

This elegant double fronted Grade II listed farm house is but a twenty minute walk from the Witney town centre and offers almost 5,000 sq.ft of flexible living accommodation across three floors. The combination of vaulted beamed ceilings and triple aspect windows fills the magnificent office/studio with natural light which would suit a wide variety of purposes. The additional rooms around this wing of the house including the former dairy at ground floor lend themselves to a multitude of development opportunities. A separate annexe, home office, studio rooms or an 'out of this world' playroom? You decide. The main house is centred around a welcoming reception hall with the drawing room to one side and the dining room to the other. The eat-in farmhouse kitchen, as you would expect, has a gas fired Aga, fitted kitchen units in Jasmine white with oiled Iroko timber work surfaces over and original bread oven to the side of the chimney breast. A separate study, former dairy and utility room/boot room complete the ground floor picture. There are five double bedrooms to the first and second floors, two family bathrooms and the master of which benefits from a walk-in dressing room/nursery and ensuite shower room.   The farm house is approached via a gravel driveway with hardstanding for numerous vehicles and gardens extending to all sides. The main lawn is of a southerly aspect with herbaceous borders, maturing trees and a fully restored detached former granary. The neighbouring residential developments were all built on land formerly part of the original farm indeed the names given to the estates and cul-de-sacs within were originally bestowed upon the fields themselves. A stunning farmhouse with great potential with further development.

Reception Hall Flagstone floor. Radiator. Dog-leg stairs rising to first floor. Door to rear with inset stained glass. Panelled door leading to cellar.

Cellar Measuring approximately 16' x 15' with ground level window to rear.

Drawing Room Positioned to the south west of the main farmhouse this room enjoys all-day sun and benefits from a deep open fireplace with double width cast iron grate set in dressed stone surround with stone mantle and hearth. Sash window to rear with original folding shutters. Two windows to front with original folding shutters. Radiator.

Dining Room A graceful room with flagstone floor. Deep Inglenook fireplace with dressed stone side returns. Two sash windows with folding shutters to front. Two radiators. Wall mounted Honeywell central heating thermostatic control unit. Built-in floor to ceiling sideboard with storage cupboards below.

Study Two sash windows to rear with shutters. Open fireplace with painted brick face and quarry tiled mantle and hearth. Radiator.

Rear Store Room Flagged floor. Recently replastered with door leading to the former dairy. An ideal room for the storage of items that need to be close at hand but out of sight.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Situated at the eastern end of the main farmhouse with windows to the east and south this room attracts all-day sunshine particularly in the morning hours. This eat-in Aga kitchen has a gas fired four oven Aga, two hotplates and warming plate. Fitted units at base level in Jasmine white with Iroko timber work surfaces over. Double bowl sink with drainer to side. Stone mullion window to side with leaded light glazing. Standing space for large fridge freezer. Plumbing for dishwasher. Large double door larder cupboard with in built shelving. Deep bread oven to side with the central area below set to wine bottle storage. Further sash window to front. Stairs rising through casement door to first floor landing. Dresser top shelf for plate display. Open fronted corner display cabinets. High level cupboard housing electricity meters and general supply fuse boards.

Boot Room/Utility Room A brick floor with central floor drain. Vaulted and beamed ceiling. Butler sink with Iroko timber work surfaces. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Standing space for tumble dryer as well as chest freezers and additional fridge units. Wall mounted gas fired boiler serving radiator central heating system and domestic hot water controlled by a wall mounted Honeywell ST7100 LCD central heating timer control unit. Door to:

Dairy A room with scope for many uses subject to the usual consents and currently used as simple storage by the vendors. Windows to rear and side. Flagged floor. Light and power connected.

First Floor Landing Airing cupboard with pressurised hot water system and shelving. Sash window to rear elevation to the half landing.

Master Bedroom Commanding a central position at first floor level with two deep set sash windows to the front elevation. Radiator. Large wardrobe with clothes hanging rail and shelf over.

Dressing Room/Nursery A good size room set to the rear of the master bedroom with exposed ceiling beams. Radiator. Sash window to side.

Ensuite Shower Room Double sized shower base. Glazed splash end panel and glass door.   Tiled within. Low flush WC. Pedestal mounted wash hand basin. Further airing cupboard with lagged copper cylinder and immersion heater. Stripped and varnished floor. Sash window to front. Tall white ladder towel radiator. Additional access to bedroom three.

Bedroom Two A delightful room with two sash windows to front. Two radiators. Fireplace with dressed stone surround and timber mantle. Standing space either side of the chimney breast for wardrobes/dressers etc. Shelves to left of chimney breast.

Bedroom Three Accessed via a separate staircase from the kitchen with connecting access through the ensuite shower room. Window to side. Door to:

Office/Studio A stunning triple aspect room suitable for a number of purposes from an office to an art studio or simply an out of this world playroom for the children. Exposed roof beams to vaulted ceiling. Stripped and varnished timber floor.

House Bathroom Sash window to front. Timber panelling to dado height. Enamelled bath with tongue and groove panel to side and end panel. Shower mixer taps. Pedestal mounted wash hand basin. Low flush WC. Wall mounted tongue and grooved fronted medicine cabinet. Radiator.

Second Floor Landing Providing access to two further bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom Four Dormer window to front. Beamed and vaulted ceiling. Two radiators. Stripped and varnished floor. Ample wardrobe and bedside standing space.

Bedroom Five Heavily beamed and vaulted ceiling. Stripped varnished floor. Dormer window to front. Ample wardrobe and bedside standing space. Radiator.

Bathroom White suite with panelled bath, shower mixer taps and tiled splashbacks. Beamed ceiling. Pedestal mounted wash hand basin. Low flush WC. Stripped and varnished floor. Radiator. Ceiling extractor fan.

Outside The property has a large gravelled driveway behind a five bar gate with parking for numerous cars. Burwell Farmhouse enjoys an outside space of mixed use to all four sides with the main set to lawn at the front of the property enjoying a southerly aspect. The grounds are fully enclosed and have been well stocked and loved over the years. There is a detached timber built former Granary, with vaulted roofline, raised on stone staddlestones. There is a further lawned area to the rear offering high levels of seclusion and privacy, maturing trees and well stocked herbaceous shrub borders.

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