Overthorpe, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
The Church Room is a fine example of a quality Grade II Listed character stone cottage rich in history throughout the years. Offering a wealth of charming character features with deceptive accommodation of 1,320 sq ft, the current owners have been true custodians of this lovely village home. The accommodation offers an open plan sitting room with fireplace and wood burning stove inset with French doors to the garden. A particular feature of this room are the stained glass windows allowing a subtle glow of light in the afternoon sunshine, repeated again in the master bedroom to the first floor. Steps lead up to the kitchen and dining room with a sizeable Aga and hob together with a range of units with quartz work surfaces to one side and a dishwasher. In addition there is space for a fridge freezer and washing machine. To the first floor the master bedroom benefits from an en suite bathroom and built in wardrobes to one wall with an additional storage cupboard to the other side of the room. The additional bedroom on this floor is a single and would make an ideal study room, in addition there is a family bathroom. To the second floor the two bedrooms offer lovely vaulted ceilings with exposed ceiling timbers, another charming feature of the property.


The small and select village of Overthorpe lies on the outskirts of Banbury, situated on the hillside overlooking the Cherwell Valley. Overthorpe lies south west of the larger settlement of Middleton Cheney, on a minor road off the A422. The conservation area of the village covers the historic part of Overthorpe with buildings arranged irregularly along one street linked by stone walls and hedges. More comprehensive facilities can be found in nearby Banbury, to include the Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Gateway Retail Park and the Spiceball Leisure Centre. There is also a mainline railway station in Banbury with services to London Marylebone in under an hour as well as the M40 which provides access to both London and Birmingham via Jct 11.


The property is approached via steps up from the village road with lawn to one side. The rear garden offers a private and peaceful haven, an ideal area to sit and relax. It is accessed via steps from the sitting room or from the kitchen. The garden is enclosed with established wall and fencing, it is lawned with a small patio area.

Entrance Hall

Sizeable Open Plan Sitting Room

Kitchen & Dining Room With Aga

Four Bedrooms

En suite Bathroom To Master


Private Garden to The Rear

Character Features Throughout

No Onward Chain

Additional Information

The property's front thatch and ridge were updated in 2018, it is combed wheat reed. The rear was re thatched in spring 2011. A new boiler was installed in September 2017.

Included within the sale are the Aga & dishwasher in the kitchen, it was refitted by Hunt Bespoke Kitchens in 2011. Also included are wall & ceiling fixed lighting, blinds & curtains, carpets and the wood burning stove in the sitting room.

The property was originally two small houses with the church room gifted to the local church in 1928 by Joseph Herbert Blacklock (known as the squire of Banbury). It then became the church hall with the convenience of its kitchen extension where various meetings and gatherings were held. The large stained glass window was added along with the memorial plaque to the front of the property. The property was sold by the church around 1998 at which point it was fully renovated proviidng the layout we see today.

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