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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Church Lane, Wendlebury, Oxfordshire

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Quite extraordinary character
  • Vast "music room" reception
  • 4 further receptions
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Kitchen/ breakfast room
  • Utility, cloak & rear hall/ lobby
  • Lengthy walled garden
  • Ample parking, double garage

Full description

A wonderful Grade 2 listed house extending to c.3,000 sq ft, with lengthy garden, mentioned in the famous guide to historic buildings by Pevsner. Many interesting features, huge scope to improve/ change. NB there is support from Cherwell Conservation for significant alterations/ improvement, ask for more details.

A thoroughly intriguing early 18th century house with some truly delightful features and much charm

Wendlebury is a quiet and established village featuring a 13th century church and 17th century public house. While the village is tucked away it offers exceptional access to many places via both road and rail, especially Bicester and Oxford. The community is vibrant and diverse with a wide mix of residents including local families and commuters. The strength of this community is amply demonstrated by the variety of events and activities available - go to www.wendlebury.org.uk for more information. The property is a few yards away from a village hall with fenced off childrens' play area.

Wendlebury Lodge is part of the original Wendlebury House. According to the listing with English Heritage it dates back to the early eighteenth century but it probably has somewhat earlier origins. The house has many quirks which show its differing eras, with rooms as diverse as a formal first floor music room which swallows the two grand pianos currently encumbent with ease, as well as a vaulted top floor bedroom with lovely roof trusses. It is not necessarily for everyone as works are required to bring it up to today's standards, but with care and attention this is a truly splendid home.

The front door leads into a long hall with a terracotta tiled floor. Doors either side lead off to various rooms, the first of which is a smaller reception currently used as a study but equally could be a playroom, snug etc. To the left of the hall the dining room has large windows to both ends. This is a large room, a perfect entertaining space with a woodburner set in a stone fireplace, and worthy of note is the rather delightful staircase. To the rear the door leads into the kitchen which is all-but square hence offers plenty of space for family breakfasts. Adjacent to it is a wood-built conservatory of some size with a terracotta tiled floor, this connects to a side lobby off which is the large cloak room and also a pantry. Further round the corner the study is another lengthy room with a tall ceiling, this is also double aspect hence very light.

On the first floor there is a large and light bedroom with lovely sash windows, and it includes a rather charming fireplace. Serving this room is a similarly sized bathroom with a tall ceiling and plenty of natural light. The hall then leads into the music room, definitely the signature space in the house. This is so large that the vendors have two grand pianos occupying one end of the room and these in no way clutter the main space! Triple aspect, the room has a rather unusual jettied window to the side as well as windows to either end so it is delightfully light - an ideal artist's room - and it also features an eighteenth century fireplace.

The second floor is rather a contrast. Built into the eaves it is more cozy however there is character in abundance with roof timbers aplenty. The main bedroom is delightful with a vaulted ceiling showing every main timber, however unlike some of these types of rooms it is light due to being double aspect - the rear window looks over the castellation to the rear and the garden beyond. There are two further bedrooms, one of which is really only a single/ study but the other is a good double. Serving these is a shower room which is mostly tiled.

Outside is an interesting space. At the front a high stone wall surrounds a front garden with a mix of paving, planters and a number of shrubs and trees. The driveway to the right leads to a double garage, in front of which there is generous parking space. Round to the rear of the house, on the left is a terrace adjacent to the conservatory, and from here the view down the garden is lovely. Extending to well over 100 ft the garden is walled with roughly 2/3 laid mainly to lawn and a vegetable patch and general growing area beyond. It is a substantial space, absolutely ideal for family and pets alike.

Directions - M40/ A41 2 miles
Bicester rail to London 4 miles
Many local amenities
Good pub, great community
Fibreoptic broadband available

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22 August 2016

Nearest stations

  • Bicester Town (2.2 mi)
  • Bicester North (2.6 mi)
  • Islip (3.9 mi)
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The Morris Building, Greenway, Caulcott, OX25 4NF

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01869 714037 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bicester Town (2.2 mi)
  • Bicester North (2.6 mi)
  • Islip (3.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Cridland & Co, Oxon

The Morris Building, Greenway, Caulcott, OX25 4NF

01869 714037 Local call rate

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