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An extremely attractive, unique and spacious 3 bedroom detached stone cottage dating back over 300 years with a wealth of exposed stone and timbers. The property enjoys an elevated position in the centre of the sought after village of Greatworth close to the market towns of Banbury and Brackley.
EPC band: DAn extremely attractive, unique and spacious three bedroom, detached stone cottage dating back over 300 years with a wealth of exposed stone and timbers, multi-fuel stove, hardwood double glazing and natural wood doors throughout, garage with workbench, lighting and power, parking for several vehicles, easily maintained, landscaped garden and a private rear courtyard.The property enjoys an elevated position in the centre of the well-sought-after village between the nearby market towns of Banbury and Brackley, with easy access to motorways and numerous local countryside footpaths.The accommodation has been greatly improved and briefly comprises hall, good sized lounge, kitchen and dining room. On the first floor is a landing off which lead two large double bedrooms and family bathroom and on the second floor, another double bedroom.Front porch constructed of wood with a concrete tile roof, providing access through the half-glazed hardwood front door into:Hallway with original exposed beams, solid floor with fitted carpet, large under stairs cloaks cupboard, electric night storage heater and double electric socket, leading into:Lounge having solid floor and fitted carpet, exposed brick chimney breast with slate hearth, fitted matt black and glazed door Firebelly multi-fuel burning stove, electric night storage heater, two large hardwood double glazed windows to the front and side, fitted wall lights, four (4) double electric sockets, telephone point, TV & FM aerial connections.Kitchen with exposed beams, quarry tiled floor, large expanse of well lit laminate work surfaces with an extensive range of matching built-in wall/floor cupboards (14) and drawers, incorporating inset stainless steel one and a half sink unit with mixer taps and drainer, plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher, space for fridge, freezer and electric cooker, two hardwood double glazed windows to the rear, seven (7) double electric sockets, fuse box, telephone point, TV & FM aerial connections, half-glazed stable door providing access to the exterior courtyard and garage.Dining room including original exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling, solid floor with newly fitted Axminster carpet, glazed double display cupboard/divider, wine rack, hardwood double glazed window, large window seat overlooking front garden, separate broadband/telephone point, three (3) double electric sockets, electric night storage heater.From the Hallway, a staircase (with carpet as fitted) leads up to First Floor Landing, providing access to:Bedroom 1 with large twin aspect hardwood double glazed windows, one with window seat overlooking front garden, electric night storage heater, fitted carpet, four (4) double electric sockets, telephone & TV points.Bedroom 2 with exposed stone wall, timbers, beams and original elm boarded floor, two hardwood double glazed windows, one with window seat overlooking front garden, electric night storage heater, large recessed fitted wardrobe and airing cupboard all with wooden door panelling, large storage cupboard (7? x 3?), broadband telephone & TV points, five (5) double electric sockets.Family bathroom with newly fitted attractive white suite comprising bath with fully tiled surround, fitted Triton electric shower unit over, pedestal hand basin, low level WC, hardwood double glazed opaque window to side, electric night storage heater.From the First Floor Landing, a staircase with carpet as fitted leads past a large boarded loft space 13? x 9? (3.96m x 2.74m) with conversion potential and up to the Second Floor Landing with double glazed Velux window to rear, leading into:Bedroom 3 with exposed original stone wall, one double glazed Velux and one double glazed hardwood recessed window with views to both the rear and side, fitted carpet, TV & telephone points, three (3) double electric sockets, electric night storage heater.OutsideFront and side gardensFrom the main road, the property is approached over its own gravelled driveway (with enough space for at least three cars), flanked on both sides by dwarf stone-walling and shrub borders.Accessed from the driveway is a paved pathway leading through a stone arch with wrought-iron gate to the rear courtyard garden.Also off the driveway is a paved pathway leading to the front door past honeysuckle trellises and iris borders. The private front garden is easily maintained with tree, lawn and a variety of shrubs. A special feature of the property is the landscaped semi-circular Cotswold stone faced seating, aubrietia edged rockery and raised borders containing fuchsias and a variety of other shrubs. Nb: Please note there the gardens shown are the front garden. The rear garden is only A courtyard garden.The driveway leads to the:Garage 29?6 x 12?2 (8.99m x 3.71m) accessed via up and over Cardale door with workbench at the rear and a large window to the side providing excellent natural lighting, plus two (2) double electric sockets and strip light over. The garage also has a side door access opposite the cottage?s back door.Rear courtyard having circular patterned brick paving, coal bunker, bin store and log store area, stone seats, water feature with pump and waterfall into stone sink and miniature pond. This area is a secluded, all-afternoon sun trap, surrounded by stone walls between the garage and the kitchen via the rear stable door.Directions:The village of Greatworth is between Brackley (4 miles) and Banbury (7 miles). From the M40 (Junction 11) take the A422 East and at the first roundabout, take the first exit onto the Welsh Lane (B4525) towards Northampton. After approximately 6 miles, take the right turn signposted into the village which is a further mile away. After the sharp bend, go past the new houses on both sides, down the hill into the village centre, containing the shop on your left and the Greatworth Inn (public house) in front of you. Turn right into The Square and the property is immediately on the right hand corner.General Services - Mains water, drainage and electricity.Commuting to Birmingham New Street and London Marylebone by rail is via Banbury - approximately 50 minutes) and by road via the M40 (Junction 11).The village has a strong community with 2 churches, village hall, a local shop with post office, public house and well-respected primary school. A wider range of amenities can be found in Banbury and Brackley and further afield in Northampton, Milton Keynes and Oxford.The local secondary schools are in Middleton Cheney (Chenderit) and Brackley (Magdalen College) and private schools at Brackley (Winchester House), Overthorpe (Carrdus), Stowe, Bloxham and Tudor Hall.
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