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5 bedroom barn conversion for sale

Freehold Street, Lower Heyford, Oxfordshire

Offers Over £699,995

Property Description

Key features

  • Period barn conversion
  • 4 ample bedrooms
  • Living room & dining room
  • Farmhouse kitchen/ breakfast
  • Two mezzanine levels
  • Bathroom, en-suite and cloak
  • Outbuildings, drive & parking
  • Garden overlooking fields

Full description

A large (c. 2,100 sq ft) 1865 converted barn in a secluded position near the centre of the village. With delightful field views, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 20x17 vaulted reception room, ample driveway and covered parking, it has a great deal to recommend. NB New windows throughout being fitted October 2016.

Many barns are over-developed and lose their character. Not this one! It is comfortable, roomy, practical, ranged around a garden with a great view. It's a great family home.

The house feels enormous but not intimidating. The main door leads into a hallway which travels the full length of both wings. To the right is a cloak room, and ahead the kitchen is light with a beamed ceiling and recent units over a tiled floor. There's also a range-size cooker to one side and a breakfast bar/ peninsula in the middle separates this from the utility area. Off to the left the double aspect living room is large, its physical space amplified by a vaulted ceiling with exposed "a-frame" trusses - note a lovely touch is the brick arches above the windows and doors to the rear. A door to the left leads into an unusual space. Overhead is a mezzanine level underneath which is a double aspect room with a shower to one side. Potentially this could serve as a nanny annex or teenage "halfway house" as it also has an external door reaching the side gate.

Lower Heyford is a delightful village. Nestling in a valley with the River Cherwell parallel to the Oxford canal the local scenery is wonderful, with farmland surrounding the village. There is a good local school, a lovely old pub, local store, and access to all points of the compass is exceptional with the M40 and A34 close by and the Cherwell Valley railway line Heyford station within the village. For those looking for a rural existence combined with nearby access to all amenities there are few better Villages in North Oxfordshire.

Cobblestone Barn is in a wonderful position within Lower Heyford. Set back from the quiet main street and reached via a 40-yard shared driveway under an arch and past two smaller barns, it is quiet but still close to the Bell Inn and a London station. The property started life as an ancillary building to the main farmhouse. In more recent times it was converted to a dwelling house by our client, a builder of immense experience, for his own family with a clever layout providing sleeping space and living space in two connected wings. The result is a high quality, easy to use, light and spacious village home arranged around the garden and field view. Note a large file of photos shows the entire conversion. A recently-fitted kitchen, two mezzanines, a landscaped garden, generous parking and a car port (plus further scope for eg Garaging). Together with the village location and fields behind, the property is a great lifestyle proposition.

Retracing steps past the cloak room, the hall carries on into a dining room with beamed ceiling. Above this to one side is a roof window, bringing in great light, and on the other is the unusual feature of a mezzanine with a further roof light. This has been an ideal separate study area for the last 20 years away from the children... At the dining room the house turns 90 degrees to the bedroom wing. All four bedrooms are a good size and both they and the hallway retain the original roof a-frame trusses. The master has double, glazed doors out to the garden in addition to an en-suite shower with an unusual "rose" suite. Serving the other three bedrooms the bathroom is modern, large and attractive with a high ceiling and both a bath and a wide shower.

Outside needs explaining. When all three barns where purchased by their individual owners they were loving converted one by one. Shared access provides use of the driveway which is gravelled throughout. This leads into an area with parking for 3-4 vehicles, in addition to which a pair of gates to the left open into a further covered parking area beyond which is a lengthy wooden outbuilding - we believe this could be replaced (STP) with garages or another more permanent structure. To the side of this there is a brick-built aviary and beyond it a pond behind which is a shed. The main garden space is landscaped with a paved walkway around an elevated lawn, including a pergola seating area to the right and a further sunken seating area immediately behind the kitchen. The whole garden looks over a low stone wall with trellis across a field, used for as long as any can remember as grazing land, a delightful and peaceful outlook. All of this would you believe is lit all day, due to it's south facing aspect.

Directions - Bicester 7 miles
Oxford 11 miles
M40 5 miles
London rail link <1 mile

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