3 bedroom country house for sale

Middleton Park, Middleton Stoney, Bicester

Sold STC £875,000

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Previous 5 bedrooms, now 3, Windrush Lodge provides a unique opportunity to become a part of an historic quintessentially English estate with 40 acres of mature parkland. This property has been transformed by the current owners to create a stunning period home bursting with original features set in a tranquil and private setting.

With its wealth of background and historic architectural integrity, Windrush Lodge provides a wonderful opportunity to purchase a stunning property with unique character.
Middleton Park was designed and built between 1935 and 1938 by the distinguished architect Sir Edwin Lutyens, working in collaboration with his son Robert. This was his last great house, built for the Earl of Jersey and holds all the imagination and details associated with his style.

Grade II* Listed Windrush Lodge is positioned adjacent to the main house and approached via a long tree lined avenue from the park entrance. In a rural location with the peace and sanctuary of its own setting within 40 acres of grounds, yet well placed for key amenities and transport infrastructure.
The property has accommodation arranged over three floors. Upon entering the property it instantly feels special and historic. The vendors have left no stone unturned with the renovation work that has been carried out at Windrush Lodge. Each individual room has been stripped back and fully restored to its former glory. The heating system and electrics have all been updated to ensure the house is kept up to modern day standards. The craftsmanship is truly stunning, the original character has been retained whilst being finished to the highest standard.
The entrance hallway provides access into the drawing room with the benefit of a feature open fireplace and under floor heating creating a cosy and warm feel.

The sitting room is a large space with an open plan feel combining the dining and seating areas. The original windows with wooden shutters fill this room with natural light.
The kitchen has been refitted and provides ample work surfaces with an electric AGA, induction hob and integrated oven with a range of eye level and floor units.

Formally a 5 bedroom home, the property has been carefully reconfigured and transformed into a spacious three bedroom property, with a stunning master bedroom that has built in wardrobes and access to the "Jack and Jill" family bathroom via a secret door.
The guest room is beautifully presented with the benefit of built in wardrobes and the family bathroom with his and her sinks, bath and bidet complete the first floor accommodation.
To the second floor is the guest suite with large double bedroom, built in wardrobe and access via the landing to your own shower room. A utility room completes the second floor accommodation.

A door from the kitchen leads you into the courtyard which is suitable for alfresco dining. Leading off the courtyard is the large formal garden with it's feature pond, garden house and well stocked borders with mature shrubs, tree and herbaceous flowers. There is an external building which provides additional cupboards for storage, work surfaces and a large fridge freezer.

Residents enjoy the use of the grounds with benefit of an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and a croquet lawn. The park also has a delightful cricket pitch which is a beautiful back drop to this stunning setting. Double garaging alongside a further single garage with connecting integral door is located close by within the communal garage block.

Windrush Lodge is the perfect country retreat; whether it be as a permanent residence or a beautifully placed second or occasional home, with all the delightful benefits provided by the park maintained and available on arrival.

Leasehold. 150 year lease expires 2127 with approximate current service charge of £400 per month including Building Insurance and Water Rates.

Middleton Stoney amenities include a public house, The Jersey Arms, a renowned Italian restaurant, Rigoletto, and a village hall. There is also a village playground and a 12th-century church dating back to Roman times with historic connections to King John.
Bicester lies less than 3 miles away and has two stations. Bicester North offers a great commuter service to London Marylebone in around 45 minutes and you can reach Birmingham in 1 hour. Bicester Village train station offers service to Oxford Parkway and to both London Marylebone and London Paddington Stations. By road, the property is within easy reach of the M40, A41, A43 (leading to the M1) and A34.

Bicester itself is an historic market town with a wide range of shops, together with cafes, pubs, numerous restaurants, weekly markets and a new Sainsburys & Tesco supermarket, and cinema complex. Bicester Avenue, just a short drive from the town centre, is very popular. It consists of Wyevale Garden Centre and a retail park comprising shops including Lakeland and Hobbycraft. Also, Bicester Village is a dream destination for designer shopping with 130 luxury boutiques all on your doorstep.




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  • Tackley (3.1 mi)
  • Bicester North (3.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Heyford (2.8 mi)
  • Tackley (3.1 mi)
  • Bicester North (3.7 mi)
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