6 bedroom detached house for saleMain Road, Long Hanborough, Oxfordshire
- 6 lovely, light bedrooms
- 4 ample receptions
- Garden room & stone shed
- Bathroom, en-suite & cloak
- Huge two storey annex
- Double garage, vast parking
- Gardens front & rear
- Views across open land
A historic 1670 Farmhouse with 6 beds, plus a recently-built two storey annex including a double garage, sitting in 2/3 of an acre with delightful views across the farmland behind. In all circa 4,700 sq ft. Wonderful character, and a great village location with amenities including a mainline London station Unrepeatable.
The very best mix of all worlds. All the character, extraordinary space, home office/ annex/ AirBn'B, easy commuting, and that view...
Long Hanborough is a village located between Witney and Bladon, adjacent to the Blenheim Palace estate. It has a wide range of property types and styles and also a great range of amenities from hairdressers and a general store to a cycle shop and a post office. The community is vibrant in part due to the great first school and pre-school groups. In addition the rail station runs frequent services to London Paddington. In all it is a well located and interesting place to live, with a great community.
It's extraordinary to think this house stood at the time of Charles The Second. To give that scale, the history resonating through its walls and flagstones pre-dates almost half the colleges of Oxford University. Set in an elevated position well away from the road behind a large garden and driveway, this elegant house looks out across beautiful open countryside with views of woodland and fields alike. In recent years our owners have firmly brought it into the 21st century with many upgrades, while still preserving the character that drew them to it in the first place. The greatest of these changes is the wonderful annex, a substantial two storey building that contains a huge vaulted bedroom suite as well as home working space and also garaging. In a modern world with a wide range of needs, this historic house genuinely can cover all bases.
Entering via the front porch (with Cloak room to side) into a lovely light reception room, the character is immediately apparent. To the left there is a vast, almost full-width Inglenook fireplace with a large timber beam over and what appears to be the remnants of a bread oven to the side. To the right the hallway accesses dining, utility and kitchen, with a stable door leading to the garden. The utility room is in itself a beautiful room, with wall timbers retained alongside which a modern set of units and a Belfast sink that are as practical as they are attractive. Adjacent, a kitchen of good proportions with a generous range of wall and base units provides for all needs, and includes a range cooker, all under a high ceiling. The proportions ideally lend themselves to this being an ideal breakfast room, too. In the dining room an original flagstone floor and exposed beams further confirm the character and age of the property, this same floor is also present in the hallway.
To the rear of the sitting room another hallway leads through to a good sized and bright double aspect living room which has double doors onto the garden, and a stone fireplace with a log burner. Behind this a further reception room, currently used as a study, is also double aspect and has a further external door, this time to the front garden.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, all featuring exposed timber. The main is double aspect, giving a panoramic view of the open fields to the rear, and features a modern en-suite shower room with window. There is also a good sized and refitted, high quality family bathroom with a velux window above to give good natural light. All three other bedrooms can be used as doubles, one of which has a delightful "hidden" staircase behind a door, another looks out onto the woodland and fields to the North.
The second floor has two further rooms which are accessed from different areas. The first, with access from a bedroom below, is a wonderful double bedroom with A-frame timbers across the room and a dormer window looking out to the South. The second, a "loft room", is of a very good size, with carpeting, power and light, again including A-frame timbers plus a dormer facing South. Both rooms show the character of the property to a great degree and the current owner reports they are a major "hit" with children...
And now to the annex. Built in 2012, this is an immense extra dimension few properties have. The main downstairs room is tiled underfoot, designed to provide a huge work space for a professional florist hence it is a significant space that could just as easily be a huge games/ cinema room or designer's/ artist's studio. Behind it the store room provides a sink and various cupboards, along with a door out to the rear garden. Adjacent there is also a cloak room. Upstairs is reached via an external oak stair. At the top a door opens into a wonderful, large double aspect room flooded with natural light and very stylish with its dormers and eaves. At the end there is an ample shower room including a walk-in wet room area. To either side at its entrance there is hanging space in one cupboard and storage in the other. The potential uses of this building are exceptionally diverse.
Outside, the property is surrounded by a delightful, mature plot. To the front there are lovely landscaped gardens with many trees and shrubs plus a driveway leading to parking for a number of vehicles alongside a large lawned area. To the rear a formal garden features further lawn behind the annex. In addition behind the house there is a decked patio area with a low wall to rear overlooking the open fields and adjacent to this is a fully glazed sun room looking across both garden and fields. Further, several attached outhouses offer excellent storage.
Directions - Local station 70 mins to London
Oxford 10 miles/ 9 mins rail
Woodstock 4 miles
Witney 5 miles
Superfast broadband available
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