Manor Barns, Idbury, OX7

Guide price £675,000 Freehold (Sold Subject To Contract)

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A comfortable semi-detached stone-built, four bedroom house converted from a traditional Cotswold barn in a delightful secluded position within this charming quintessential village between Stow-on-the-Wold and Burford

Converted in the 1980s from agricultural buildings originally attached to Idbury Manor, Manor Barns is a group of four houses down a private driveway. Number 2 is a delightful semi-detached, four-bedroom house with pretty walled, and private, gardens to the front and rear. There is a double garage, and shared parking for a number of cars.

This is a well-proportioned cottage arranged over two floors, with a light and airy feel throughout. The part-glazed front door opens into a hallway with downstairs cloakroom. To the left is a dining room with glazed double doors to the front garden. A stable door leads to the kitchen and utility room, both overlooking the rear garden with part-glazed backdoor to the garden off the utility room. The kitchen is fitted with a range of painted units with wooden worktops, an oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, and space for a dishwasher. There is space for a washing machine and fridge freezer in the utility room. To the right off the hallway is a delightful dual-aspect sitting room with glazed double doors to the rear garden and a large window to the front. It features an impressive stone fire surround with Clearview multi-fuel stove.

Stairs from the hallway lead to a light and spacious first-floor landing. There are three double bedrooms, two with fitted cupboards, and a good-sized single bedroom/study. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room. This and the main bathroom have wooden floors, and have recently been updated. There is an airing cupboard on the landing, and the partially boarded loft above has lighting, a fitted ladder and is accessed via and hatch above the landing.

Outside, the front and rear gardens are fully enclosed within traditional stone walls, providing privacy and a sense of seclusion. Both are largely laid to lawn and attractively planted with mature shrubs and trees, including two old apple trees, and a peach tree by the front door. There's a shed at the end of the garden, and to the rear is a terraced area with a side gate onto Church Lane.

SITUATION Idbury is an ancient and remote rural village of mostly limestone-built cottages situated in the Cotswold Hills high on a ridge overlooking the broad Evenlode valley just under six miles southeast of Stow-on-the-Wold and close to the county border with Gloucestershire. Idbury Camp, a hill fort dating back to the Iron Age, Roman occupation and Saxon era lies a little to the west of the village, and the name Idbury is Saxon, meaning a fortified settlement.

Within the village is the church of St Nicholas, originally built in the 12th century. A most important feature of the church is the fifteenth-century stone font. The manor house dates from 1570.

Within easy reach are extensive shopping facilities, leisure and cultural amenities in Chipping Norton, Burford, Cheltenham, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford.

Kingham (London-Paddington) 3.5 miles / Burford & Stow-on-the-Wold 6 miles / Chipping Norton 8 miles / Charlbury (London-Paddington) 12 miles / Witney 14 miles / Cirencester & Cheltenham 23 miles / Oxford 25.5 miles

DIRECTIONS (OX7 6RU) From Burford take the A424 towards Stow-on-the-Wold. Continue for approximately 5 miles and take the right turn signposted to Idbury and Foscot. On entering Idbury, the entrance to Manor Barns will be found on your right. Number 2 Manor Barns is in the far corner to the left.

SERVICES Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Certain items may be available by separate negotiation with Penny & Sinclair.

TENURE & POSSESSION The property is freehold and offers vacant possession on completion.

LOCAL AUTHORITY West Oxfordshire District Council - Council Tax Band F.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Strictly by appointment with Penny & Sinclair - 01993 220555.

IMPORTANT NOTICE Penny & Sinclair, their clients and any joint agent gives notice to anyone reading these particulars that:
i) the particulars do not constitute part of an offer or contract; ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to the condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statement or representations of fact. Iii) the text, photographs and plans are guidelines only and are not necessarily comprehensive. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that all necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained and Penny & Sinclair have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. A buyer or lessee must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Iv) the descriptions provided therein represent the opinion of the author and whilst given in good faith should not be construed as statements of fact; v) nothing in the particulars shall be deemed a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise, nor that any services or facilities are in good working order; vi) no person in the employment of Penny & Sinclair has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. Vii) all measurements are approximate.

Please contact us on 01993 220555 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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  • Delightful rural village location
  • Secluded, private position
  • Semi-detached house
  • Four bedrooms, including ensuite master bedroom
  • Two reception rooms
  • Spacious, dual-aspect sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Kitchen with AGA
  • Pretty, mature walled gardens to front and rear
  • Double garage and ample off-street parking
  • Utility room
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