Banbury 2 miles.
A superb detached Hornton stone cottage ideally located on the owner's sustainable family arable and livestock farm, just two miles from the historic town of Banbury.
The side entrance to the cottage is ideal after a long walk in the countryside as you can take off your walking gear before entering the main part of the cottage.
The stunning, well-equipped kitchen boasts granite worktops, a gorgeous black electric AGA and a dining area which offers views of the unspoilt countryside and makes a perfect place for catching up with friends over dinner.
From the kitchen you enter a central hall through which is the large bright and light sitting room, with warming woodburning stove, sumptuous sofas and window seats from where you can watch the wildlife and livestock on the farm.
From the hall make your way to the first floor where you will find a beautiful four-poster bedroom complete with en-suite facilities, a wonderful bathroom and two further superb bedrooms all boasting high-quality beds, bed linen and amazing views.
Outside to the front of the property is a generous garden complete with lawned area, patio and garden furniture, making an ideal place to sit, relax and watch the wildlife go by whilst enjoying the peace and tranquillity of the area.
A short walk takes you to the on-site farm shop, selling local produce much of which is grown and reared on the owner's farm.
You will find everything needed to cook a three course dinner, knock up a hearty breakfast or if cooking isn't your thing then homemade meals are available.
Many walks and cycle rides can be enjoyed with the Oxford Canal Walk and D'Arcy Dalton Way passing close by.
Numerous National Trust properties are in the area, along with Broughton House, Upton House and gardens, Canons Ashby House and Blenheim Palace, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill.
A beautiful cottage to be enjoyed at any time of year.
Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x double. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
About the location
Oxford 24 miles; Bourton-on-the-Water 24 miles; Warwick 20 miles; Chipping Norton 13 miles; Stratford-upon-Avon 21 miles.
Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds, the market town of Banbury offers shopping, cafes, a cinema and a museum. Nearby is the ancient town of Chipping Norton, steeped in history and culture, and set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Chipping Norton boasts a popular weekly market, numerous book and antique shops, many cafes, restaurants and pubs serving excellent food and local ales, art galleries, a museum and a thriving theatre. Via winding hedge-lined country lanes explore the surrounding villages built of Cotswold or warm honey coloured Horton stone with beautiful parish churches and welcoming pubs, many of which have excellent food. Art galleries, museums and historic sites abound. Also the glorious hidden treasure of moated Broughton Castle is close by. Blenheim Place, the ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill and the Dukes of Marlborough and the unspoilt towns and villages of Woodstock, Burford and Stow-on-the-Water are just a short drive away. Oxford, the oldest university city in England and known as ‘The City of Dreaming Spires’ has an abundance of attractions, namely the 38 colleges of the university, the Bodleian Library, Botanic Gardens, museums and theatres, as well as playing host to many festivals and markets. Stratford-upon-Avon, birthplace of William Shakespeare and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre, Warwick with its magnificent castle and Royal Leamington Spa make a lovely day out. Also glorious gardens to visit include Hidcote, Kiftsgate, Stowe and Rousham. Enjoy many types of motor and superbike racing at Silverstone, horse racing at Stratford, Warwick or Towcester, try fly-fishing on the River Windrush or spend a day shopping at Bicester Village Designer Outlet. Banbury is an ideal holiday location.
Note: Children over 12 years old only