2 bedroom apartment for saleShipton Court, High Street, Shipton Under Wychwood, Chipping Norton, OX7
Under Offer £395,000
- Entrance Hall
- Dining Room
- Sitting Room
- Master Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
- Second Bedroom
- Shower Room
- Communal Grounds
Tenure: Share of Freehold
Shipton Court lies in the heart of the Cotswold village of Shipton Under Wychwood and was built in 1603 by the Lacey family and was occupied by them until 1663 when it was purchased by Sir Compton Reade. It remained in this family until 1868 when on the death of Sir John Reade, it was left to his footman. In 1900 it was purchased by W F Pepper who carried out large scale restorations and alterations. The main framework of the gardens appear to have been in existence by 1900 but from the early photographs it is clear that there were several phases in the formalisation of the existing grounds. After 1913 there were a variety of owners the most notable being Captain Walter d'Arcy Hall. During World War II the house was occupied by the army and in 1947 the estate was split and sold by auction. In 1977 the rear of the house was divided into six apartments.
The accommodation is arranged with an entrance hall, a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second bedroom, a shower room, kitchen, dining room, sitting room and stunning landscaped communal gardens with private parking and a garage.
The village of Shipton-under-Wychwood is a quintessentially English village located in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. There was once an ancient Royal hunting forest, much of which still survives and conservation is promoted by The Wychwood Project. Shipton under Wychwood has a post office/convenience store, public houses/restaurants, a primary school, church, petrol station and garage. The amenities also include a village hall, doctor's surgery with pharmacy, cricket and tennis club, children's playground and a 'Wild Garden'. Situated c.4 miles north of Burford there are good road links to Chipping Norton and Stow-on-the Wold. Access to Oxford and Cheltenham is excellent from Burford via the A40. The main Hereford to London rail line via Oxford, stops occasionally at Shipton Station and regularly for commuters at Kingham and Charlbury stations. There is a bus service to Charlbury town and Mainline station, Witney and Burford.
Shipton Court is set in stunning and well maintained communal grounds. The entrance to the parking area and the property leads off from the corner of the High Street and Mawles Lane to a car parking area occupying the site of the former rose garden and orchard and to a block of new garages by the boundary wall. The gardens offer lovely short walks passing several seating and rest areas. The water gardens are terraced with steps leading down from the former dining room to a level lawn set with a fountain.
LEASE: 999 years from 01.10.1978
SERVICE CHARGE: £330 p.c.m.
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