Gosford House, Bicester Road, Gosford, Kidlington, Oxfordshire


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  • Bedrooms: 5
Gosford House is a wonderful family home with history, character and potential.

The history of the property, which originally belonged to the Blenheim estate and formed part of Consuelo Vanderbilt's marriage settlement when she married the Duke of Marlborough in 1895, comes in two major parts. The original house, which is stone built, is believed to date back to the 18th Century. The next major addition, with its large red brick façade was added in the Victorian era by the estate. The house was sold to the tenants when the Marlborough's marriage was dissolved in 1919 and has only been sold once since then, when the house was sold to the current owner's family in 1949!

The character of the house and the period features throughout are a delight. The older part of the house - to the rear, overlooking the south facing gardens - has imposingly proportioned reception rooms, exposed beams, feature fireplaces and panelled walls. The Victoria part of the house has high ceilings, sash windows and an elegant staircase and landing. The two styles complement each other and the house has an impressive feel to it.

The properties potential is both as an opportunity to create an exceptional family home with impressive gardens and potential long term development. The house will require a thorough period of refurbishment and / or extension (subject to planning). The house sits a generous plot of c. 0.5 which is currently within the green belt. Were the land to be removed from the green belt, there is a chance that the whole site could be redeveloped for a number of houses. A further 1.5 acres may be available subject to further negotiation.

Gosford Location

The property is well located for the amenities of Kidlington, including supermarkets, leisure centre and a good range of High Street shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, post office, doctors, dentists and gym facilities - Kidlington is one of the largest villages in the country!

For schooling, the property is in the Gosford Hill School catchment area. For independent schooling options, North Oxford and its wide range of private schools is within four miles.

For access to London, the Oxford Parkway train station is a mile away and offers direct trains to London Marylebone in under an hour. There are regular bus services to Oxford as well.

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