5 bedroom house for saleSibford Gower, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15
Under Offer £875,000
- Sought after village location
- Beautiful south facing gardens
- Flexible living accomodation
- Ideal home office
- 5 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Banbury Train Station 7.8 miles
An enchanting home and garden
Banbury 7.8 miles, (London/Marylebone from about 59 minutes); Chipping Norton 9 miles, M40 (J11) 9 miles; Moreton in Marsh 14.1 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 17.9 miles, Oxford 28 miles
Gowers Close is an ancient thatched and beamed cottage in a charming village at the very tip of the Cotswolds. Large windows look out onto a glorious garden, and sunny terrace under the wisteria. Grade II listed and built of Hornton Stone under a thatched roof, it is believed to date back to the 1600's and was once part of the village Court House. The property retains a wealth of period features, including exposed timbers, stone walls, flagstone floors and leaded light windows.
Entering the property under a thatched porch step down into the entrance hall laid with flagstones. From here you enter the drawing room; a room of good proportions with the main focal point being the impressive inglenook fireplace with open fire and original bread oven. There are an abundance of period features with a substantial bay window with double doors opening out onto the terrace creating a light and bright space.There is a study with window looking out onto the terrace and dining room laid with tiled flooring. This is a sunny bright room full of light with views onto the rear garden. An open arch connects to the kitchen/breakfast room. A duck egg blue AGA sits neatly between copious base and wall units. The utility room is through the kitchen and of good proportions with work surface, inset sink and base units, space for washing machine and tumble drier. A corridor with French windows looking onto the garden leads to the ground floor double bedroom with en suite bathroom. There is access from the utility room to the single garage with double wooden doors opening to the front.
Upstairs on the first floor is the Master bedroom, with an impressive vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. The room is bright and light with a floor to ceiling bay window looking out onto the south facing gardens. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor, one double, one single and two family bathrooms. Stairs ascend from the first floor landing to the fourth double bedroom.
Currently maintained by the vendor, a garden writer, the sizeable sheltered, South facing garden has been featured in several gardening magazines. It has a paved terrace area with Wisteria and vine covered pergola ideal for alfresco dining. The landscaped garden has two lawns with colourful flower and shrub borders, lavender, box and yew hedging. There are a number of mature trees and an impressive vegetable patch ideal for those wanting a taste of 'The Good Life'.
Square Footage: 3,466 sq ft
From Banbury take the A4035 west towards Shipston-on-Stour. Proceed for about 6 miles passing through the villages of Broughton, Upper Tadmarton and Swalcliffe. Proceed past the left turn to Sibford Gower and take the next left turn signed to Burdrop and Sibford Gower. Follow signs for Sibford Gower passing the primary school and village hall. Just past the school and before you reach the crossroads, Gowers Close can be found on your left hand side.
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