5 bedroom character property for saleMain Street, Hethe, Bicester
- Grade II Listed
- Stone Thatched Detatched Cottage
- Wealth of Character
- Five Bedrooms
- Oil Central Heating
- Secluded Walled Garden
- Brick Built Outbuilding
- Private Driveway with Ample Parking
- Inglenook Fireplaces
- Desirable Oxfordshire Village of Hethe
A five bedroom Grade II listed cottage arranged over three floors with gated off road parking and south facing mature walled gardens, in the heart of the desirable Oxfordshire village of Hethe.
This five bedroom stone built thatched property, sited on a large plot in the middle of the village, dates back to 1704 and has been extended to provide five bedrooms, plus dressing room and two bathrooms, with a downstairs cloakroom. It is offered for sale without an upward chain.
The accommodation is arranged, via two separate staircases, over three floors. The current owners have sympathetically upgraded the property over the years, enhancing the character features, which include exposed stone work, beams and quarry tiled flooring.
It is the ideal property for those who wish to be a central part of a village community, whilst avoiding the hustle and bustle of everyday living, and provides a safe haven for a growing family or those who wish to step back.
The charming sitting room has an open fire and wooden ceiling beams and leads into the conservatory with double doors that provide access to the yard and landscaped rear garden, which is not overlooked.
The spacious kitchen/breakfast room with its multi-fuel Rayburn set into an Inglenook, beamed ceiling and ceramic tiled floor provides the setting for the inspired cook. There is also space for dressers and a farmhouse table and chairs, making it ideal for an informal family Sunday roast.
The kitchen leads through to the dining room, which boasts a large Inglenook fireplace with log burner and a window seat, perfect for more formal gatherings.
A large utility boot room and separate study are at the rear of the property, this room is attached to the carport, which could be extended subject to planning.
Both the sitting room and dining room lead to the first floor up a wider than usual stair case where there are two large double bedrooms overlooking the Churchyard and the master bedroom at the side of the property with built in wardrobes. The modern shower room completes the first floor accommodation.
The second floor, with views to the side and rear, whilst continuing the character and charm of this property offers a spacious living space ideal for teenagers or for those who work from home. With two bedrooms and a dressing room plus a good sized family bathroom.
Outside the ample off-road parking is accessed via a gated driveway to the side of the property. The south facing private walled garden is mainly laid to lawn with well stocked shrub and floral beds with a delightful landscaped patio hideaway, making this a secluded suntrap. There is a brick built outbuilding with scope for conversion subject to current planning.
This gem of a village with very little passing traffic has a real community feel with various activities for all ages and includes the popular Muddy Duck pub and restaurant located in the heart of Hethe. The area also has an excellent selection of both private and state schools including Winchester House in Brackley, Beachborough School in Westbury, Tudor Hall and Bloxham School near Banbury, Stowe School near Buckingham and some excellent schools in nearby Oxford.
The vibrant village of Hethe is approximately 6 miles North West of Bicester. Nearby Junction 10 of the M40 offers commuter access to London, M25 and Birmingham.
Bicester is an historic market centre, one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire favoured by the proximity of junction 9 of the M40 motorway linking London and Birmingham. There are good road links to Oxford, Birmingham and a London commute of under an hour. Bicester North offers a great commuter service to London Marylebone in around 45 minutes and you can reach Birmingham in 1 hour. Bicester Town offers a service to Oxford and has been upgraded to provide a further route to London Marylebone.
The historic shopping streets have a wide range of local and national shops together with cafes, pubs, restaurants, weekly markets and an occasional French market. Bicester village with 130 luxury boutiques is a dream destination for designer shopping. Bicester Avenue a Wyevale garden centre and Retail Park is one of the largest garden complexes in the UK.
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