A beautiful barn conversion with secondary accommodation, set in a private country estate

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The Barn & Rookside Cottage, Frilford Heath, Oxfordshire

Property Features
Property Details

Description

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885000Key Features:

Main House:

  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Double height entrance hall
  • Sitting room with log burner
  • Kitchen
  • Utility Room
  • Dining Room
  • Shower Room
  • Bathroom with cast-iron roll-top bath
  • Stunning master bedroom with vaulted, beamed ceiling

Rookside Cottage:

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting Room
  • Bathroom
  • Private Garden
  • Parking Spaces for 2 cars

If you love a barn conversion and are looking for a characterful country home in a prestigious location, then we might have just what you’re looking for.

‘The Barn’ dates back over 200 years and has been lovingly converted to create a warm and inviting family home.  It is one of just 12 homes in Oakley Park, a former Georgian country estate in the sought after area of Frilford Heath.  In addition to the main house, the pretty two-bedroomed Rookside Cottage is just across the gravel drive and provides secondary accommodation, ideal for extended family, guests or rental income.  Rookside Cottage is currently tenanted with a rental income of approximately £10,500 per annum.

Drive past the famous Frilford Heath Golf Club, the local pub ‘The Dog House’ and Oxfordshire’s oldest winery, ‘The Bothy Vineyard’ and turn left at the stone pillars which mark the entrance to Oakley Park. Drive down the private driveway through extensive parkland and turn right into the gravel driveway of The Barn.

Opening the front door, you’ll enter a stunning double height hallway with a lovely slate floor and galleried landing.  All the main downstairs rooms lead off this hallway, and the main staircase leads up to two double bedrooms and the main bathroom on the first floor.

On your right is a spacious and bright country-style kitchen, with lovely French oak floors and three large windows giving lots of light. There’s enough room for a large farmhouse table for all the family, plus a range cooker and bespoke wooden units, integrated appliances and granite works surfaces.  Just off the kitchen is a practical utility room with plenty of space for a washer and dryer, and lots of storage.

The kitchen leads into the spacious family sitting room, warmed by a Clearview log burner which the current owners say is extremely effective in winter!   This room is cosy in the winter, when you can curl up in front of the fire, and spectacular on summer days, when you can throw open the French doors from this room straight onto the south-facing patio, creating a fantastic inside-outside entertaining space.

Off the main hallway is a second reception room, currently used as a formal dining room, but which would work equally well as a second sitting room or ‘granny annexe,’ as leading off it is a shower room with limestone floors and tiles, and private spiral staircase to the master bedroom.

In our view, the ‘piece de resistance’ of this property is the simply stunning master bedroom.  A real show stopper, this bedroom has its own private spiral staircase, wooden floors, and an enormous vaulted, beamed ceiling with Velux windows to let in lots of light.  Off the main landing are two further double bedrooms and a huge master bathroom with a very grand cast-iron roll top bath for long, bubbly soaks!

Just across the gravel driveway is the two-bedroomed Rookside Cottage, which has its own private front door, two parking spaces and private garden.  if you are looking for secondary accommodation for elderly parents, a separate guest suite or as an income generator, Rookside Cottage provides the perfect solution.

Outside and Gardens

The Barn and Rookside Cottage benefit from a very large gravel courtyard style driveway. In addition, Rookside has its own space for two cars, and a pretty garden.  The Barn has a lovely south-facing private garden with a large patio area, lovely lawns and mature trees and shrubs. A gateway at the end of the garden leads directly onto peaceful parkland which is shared between the residents of Oakley Park.

Location

Frilford Heath is one of the most sought after areas in South Oxfordshire and is home to some of the county’s most exclusive properties.  It’s a beautiful, rural area but also very well connected with excellent transport links, which is why Frilford is such a hit with Oxfordshire’s well-heeled.

You’re a stone’s throw from one of the country’s most prestigious golf clubs, and the shops and amenities of Abingdon, including a Waitrose, are just 4 miles away.  The local pub, The Dog House, is within walking distance and does a fantastic Sunday lunch, plus you can enjoy some lovely country walks across Frilford Heath without having to get in your car.  Just down the road, Millets Farm Centre has a range of boutique craft shops, a café/restaurant and a fantastic delicatessen and butchers.

Frilford Heath offers easy access to the A34, M40 and M4.   Nearest stations are Didcot Parkway (London Paddington 45 minutes), Oxford Parkway and Oxford city centre.  Frilford is also excellently placed for Oxfordshire’s independent schools including Abingdon, Radley, Cokethorpe, St Helens & St Katherine’s, Magdalen College School and The Dragon School.

Other important information:

Vale of the White Horse District Council 01235 520 202.

Council Tax Band E (The Barn) & D (Rookside Cottage)

Mains Water and Electricity

Oil Fired Central Heating

Freehold – Service Charges approximately £600 pa

 

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