3 bedroom terraced house for saleHogg End, Chipping Warden, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17
Sold STC £395,000
- Sitting room
- Dining room
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- 3 bedrooms
- Family bathroom
- Enclosed rear garden
- Gas fired central heating
Lovingly refurbished Grade II Listed former school house
Chipping Warden is a rural village situated north-east of Banbury on the border of North Oxfordshire and South Northamptonshire.
The village comprises a cross section of modern and traditional period stone built houses and cottages situated in the village centre. The village has a local primary school and a public house. Village shops can be found approximately 3 miles away. Catholic Church and Catholic primary school can be found locally at Aston le Walls. Independent schools in the area include prep:- Winchester House, (Brackley), Beachborough, (Westbury), The Carrdus, (Overthorpe); Public schools are Bloxham and Tudor Hall, (Bloxham), Stowe and Rugby.
Transport connections are excellent with Junction 11 of the M40 Motorway about 6 miles to the South and Junction 16 of the M1 Motorway approximately 13 miles to the North. Mainline train services from Banbury to London (Marylebone from 58 minutes) and to the North. Birmingham Airport is about 35 miles away.
Sporting activities in the area include an indoor sports and swimming pool complex in Banbury; golf at Cherwell Edge (Chacombe), Hellidon and Tadmarton Heath; horse-racing at Towcester, Stratford upon Avon and Warwick; motor-racing at Silverstone.
The Old School House stands facing the medieval Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul and was home for more than a century to the teachers who taught the young children of the village.
Grade II Listed and built chiefly of Hornton stone, its origins are perhaps as early as the 17th century. However, more recent official records describe The Old School House and its neighbours as dating from the early to mid 18th century (The Old School House also having a 19th century brick and stone wing to the rear).
Home to the current owners for eighteen years. During that time, the property has been subject to a course of sympathetic refurbishment unearthing a host of period features and materials as well as enhancing those already visible.
Period features include leaded light windows with original wooden mullions and much original glass. Four of the windows have original window seats.
Antique French terracotta tiles are laid throughout the ground floor with the sitting room and dining room accessible from the main entrance hall. The dining room is a wonderful mix of exposed stone and brick with a solid elm bespoke bookcase nestled beside the open fireplace.
The dual aspect sitting room has an altogether different feel with exposed beams, and a large inglenook fireplace with Hornton stone hearth. A door from the sitting room provides access to a beautiful elm staircase which ascends to the first floor.
To the rear of the property, the kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with bespoke oak cupboards finished with River White granite work surfaces and a deep blue gas fired Rayburn cooker provides the focal point to the room.
Wide elm floorboards are a feature of the first floor accommodation and are present in all of the bedrooms. As well as high vaulted ceilings, there are flashes of timber, stone and brickwork throughout.
Windows in the two larger bedrooms, landing, dining room and sitting room are fitted with interior bespoke oak shutters.
The family bathroom is located to the rear of the property and is fitted with a white bathroom suite, offset by handmade green French wall tiles. A three pane leaded light window provides a view across the rear garden.
Externally, there is an enclosed rear garden with paved path and seating area, raised flower beds and a section of lawn. A former pony shed has been re-roofed and provides additional storage space. There is also gated pedestrian access to the rear leading to the A361.
From Banbury take the A361 north towards Daventry passing through the village of Wardington. Just before entering Chipping Warden turn right onto Hogg End and follow this road for approximately 400 yards. The property can be found on the left hand side directly opposite St. Peter & St. Paul Parish Church.
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