5 bedroom detached house for saleAylesbury Road, Winslow, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18
Under Offer £1,400,000
- Grade II listed 18th century farmhouse
- Five bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Range of outbuildings
- 26 acres of land
- Rural location
- Character features
- Bridleway access
A Grade II listed 18th century five bedroom farmhouse with outbuildings on a 26 acre plot with direct bridleway access, equestrian facilities and commercial potential. Oakham Farm is arranged over three floors and comprises a sitting room, a dining room, a further reception room (formerly a dairy) a kitchen/breakfast room, a utility room/pantry, five bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is a range of outbuildings and 26 acres of land of which 24 acres are fields. The property has direct access to two bridleways.
Winslow is an historic market town within the Vale of Aylesbury. The old market square has period buildings to three sides and is the venue for regular markets including a farmers market. Within the town there is a church, a doctors' surgery and a range of shops, restaurants and pubs. The county town of Buckingham lies 6 miles away and offers further shopping and leisure facilities, whilst Milton Keynes and Aylesbury provide a greater range of shopping, sport and leisure facilities. Leisure facilities in the area include golf at Whittlebury Park, Stowe and Buckingham, motor racing at Silverstone, horse racing at Towcester as well as opportunities for walking and riding in the surrounding countryside.
Equestrian Facilities in the Area
The property has direct access to the Swan's Way bridleway and other equestrian facilities in the area include Addington Manor Equestrian Centre 3 miles away, Milton Keynes Eventing Centre 12 miles away, and Bicester Hunt with Whaddon Chase which is based in Stratton Audley about 14 miles away.
There are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom. Two of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and one bedroom has a fireplace. The bathroom has a WC, a wash basin, a tiled shower cubicle and a panelled bath.
This floor has a study/bedroom five and a loft area.
The property is accessed via two five bar gates that open onto a courtyard area providing access to the outbuildings and providing off street parking. The gardens to the rear are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature planting, an orchard area, a vegetable plot and a natural pond.
Outbuildings 4 and 5 are located in a small yard in the fields. The remaining outbuildings are in a courtyard formation at the entrance to the property. They comprise stables, a feed store, an old piggery, three further barns and a further store. They are currently used as storage/garaging.
The back door opens into an entrance area with a door to the kitchen/breakfast room which has quarry tiled flooring, a ceramic sink and drainer and a range of base and wall mounted units. There is an integrated double electric oven, a halogen hob, a floor mounted oil boiler, a cloaks closet and a cupboard housing the hot water tank. The utility room/pantry is accessed from the dairy/reception room.
The dairy has original tiled flooring and a brick fireplace with an inset multi fuel stove. There is a sitting room with an open fireplace, a dining room with an inglenook fireplace and a rear lobby with stairs to the first and second floors.
Background and heritage
Oakham Farm is a Grade II listed farmhouse, previously known as Holcombe Farm. It sits on Holcombe Hill and is thought to have been built just after Enclosures, in 1767 and was once part of the estate of the Selby-Lowndes, Winslow Hall. It is built of chequer brick with flush red quoins, window surrounds and a tiled roof, arranged in a T-plan with a single storey section. The south front has three bays of 19th century wooden casements, and there is a gabled porch added to the front door in the 20th century.
There are 24 acres of fields, with a mains water supply to each field, enclosed by post and rail fencing. There is also a small paddock with a Dutch barn.
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