Southend, Garsington, Oxford

£700,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
SITUATION Stone House is situated in the heart of the old part of Garsington which lies approximately six miles to the south east of Oxford. The village has good local amenities including a public house, village hall, village shop, church, school and sports club. Further shopping and recreational facilities are available in Oxford.

There is a good primary school in the village, with a further selection of independent schools in Oxford and Abingdon. Communications in the area are excellent; the M40 and A34 are both within easy reach. Oxford mainline station gives access to London Paddington and Chiltern Railways from Haddenham Parkway provides a fast train service to London Marylebone.

From nearby Thornhill park and ride there also runs a 24 hour coach service to London, and further services to Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The area is renowned for its many sporting facilities including golf at Frilford Heath and The Oxfordshire; racing at Windsor and Newbury; and watersports at the Farmoor Reservoir. There are many footpaths and bridleways locally to appreciate the surrounding countryside.

DESCRIPTION Via the original oak wooden front door, the entrance hall has a fully vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, offers a good feeling of space, with the original leaded light window to the front aspect, exposed wooden oak flooring, and access to the downstairs cloakroom, with low-level wc, pedestal wash-hand basin, and wooden flooring.

The connected latch and brace door leads to the elegant sitting room, with its original flagstone flooring, stone inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and brick hearth, triple aspect leaded light windows and fitted wall lighting.

From the inner hallway, with its exposed wooden flooring, useful under-stairs latch & brace oak cupboard, original twisting oak staircase and exposed wall beams, the spacious 17' dining room enjoys original quarry tiled flooring (as found in the nearby St. Mary Church), an impressive stone fireplace and exposed ceiling beams.

The "bespoke" traditional-style kitchen offers a number of handmade wall and floor units, with oak work surfaces, "Aga" double cooker (cooking purposes only) with beautiful mosaic tiling, breakfast area with rounded window bay and fitted oak chapel bench, travertine tiled flooring, twin belfast sink, individual cupboards housing washing machine, fridge, dishwasher, freezer and wall-mounted glass display cabinets. There is also an oak external door to a practical rear courtyard area with gated access to the main lane, providing the ideal space for wheelie bins etc.

To the first floor, the galleried landing area offers a striking horizontal beam, beautiful oak staircase descending to the ground floor, large storage cupboard/walk-in wardrobe area, and access to the loft space above, providing the potential for conversion, subject to the usual planning consents, for an impressive master bedroom with en-suite.

The 18' x 12' master bedroom has a fully vaulted ceiling, vertical and horizontal exposed beams and ample space for wardrobe cupboards. There are two further bedrooms, with bedroom 2 enjoying an open stone fireplace and both rooms benefiting from exposed floorboards. The family bathroom has been extensively updated, with an elegant roll top bath with mixer tap attachment, low-level wc, vanity wash-hand basin with attractive marble circular bowl, polish slate mosaic wall tiling, porcelain tiled flooring and underfloor heating.

Outside, the property occupies approx one third of an acre, with the generous westerly-facing cottage gardens affording a great deal of seclusion, with extensive shrubbery and views across open farmland. There is adequate driveway parking for three vehicles, with potential to expand, if required. At the end of the driveway, raised stone steps lead onto the large patio terrace area, running across the front of the cottage, providing fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.

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