Church Lane, Burford, Oxfordshire

£625,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A fine detached grade II listed Cotswold stone cottage set in just under an acre with a detached stone barn / studio and requiring some refurbishment

LOCATION

WINDRUSH is a classic Cotswold village situated in the heart of the north Cotswolds. There are local facilities in nearby Sherborne and Barrington with an award winning cafe & shop in Sherborne, The Fox Public House in Barrington and the popular Inn For All Seasons. Windrush has a church and Village Hall. A wider range of shops and facilities may be found in Burford (4 miles), Bourton-on-the-Water (7 miles) and Northleach (5 miles) while the regions major centres of Cirencester, Cheltenham and Oxford are all within easy travelling distance. The area provides a comprehensive range of sporting and cultural activities and there are lovely rural walks from the village. There is excellent secondary schooling in Bourton and Burford while the private sector offers various schools including Hatherop Castle, the Cheltenham Schools and Kingham Hill School.

DESCRIPTION

Orchard Cottage comprises a fine detached Cotswold stone cottage with accommodation arranged over three floors and retaining considerable charm, with some fine stone mullions, flagstones and beams. The accommodation, which requires refurbishment, comprises a hall, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room and living room on the ground floor. The staircase divides to three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, with a tight cottage staircase rising to the second floor attic room / bedroom 4. The cottage is accessed via a gate from the village street leading to a courtyard area and a substantial detached outbuilding with tallet staircase to the first floor studio and stabling/storage on the ground floor. The formal gardens are set to the front and side of the cottage and in turn lead to the paddock / orchard. A gate leads through to the vehicular access and detached double garage. The cottage would benefit from refurbishment and improvement and offers some further potential subject to any necessary consents.

Approach

Steps and glazed painted timber door with outside light adjoining to

Entrance Hall

With Cotswold stone mullion casement window to side and painted timber door to:

Hall

With recess housing the Grant oil fired central heating boiler with built in shelf and electricity fuse box and meter over. 2 separate built in cupboards with shelving. Further doors to:

Utility Room

With corner wash hand basin and space and plumbing for washing machine with casement window to rear elevation and separate door to:

Cloakroom

With low level WC and casement window to rear elevation. From the hall, painted timber door to:

Kitchen

With mullion window to side elevation and casement window to rear elevation, with simply fitted kitchen with stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap, space and electric cooker point, space for upright fridge freezer and access to roof space, range of basic built in cupboards, separate door to dining room. From the hall, steps and painted timber door to:

Sitting Room

With wide Cotswold stone fireplace with heavy timber bressumer over and heavily beamed ceiling, fine flagstone floor, two wall light points, window seat and casement window to front elevation, timber and glazed front door and archway through to:

Dining Room

With stone mullion window to front elevation, flagstone floor and separate door back to the kitchen. From the hall, painted timber door to:

Living Room

With double aspect with wide picture window overlooking the side garden, and casement window to front elevation, with range of built-in book-shelving, built-in storage cupboards and beamed ceiling. From the hall, stairs rise to the first floor dividing at three quarter height with steps up to:

Bedroom 1

With wide casement window overlooking the garden, secondary windows to front and rear elevations, range of built-in wardrobes.

Landing

With further built-in cupboard with hanging rail and door to the far end to:

Bedroom 2

With painted mullion window overlooking the front of the property with timber window seat, Cotswold stone fire surround. Extensive range of built in cupboards, beamed ceiling and further built-in cupboard. From the landing, painted timber door to:

Bedroom 3

With Cotswold stone mullion window to front elevation, recess with shelving and hanging rail and built in wardrobes and beamed ceiling. From the landing, painted timber door to:

Bathroom

With casement window to rear elevation and separate small feature window to side elevation, panelled bath, low level WC and wash hand basin with built in cupboards and work top, further range of built-in cupboards and door to airing cupboard

with foam lagged hot water cylinder and pine slatted shelving over. From the landing painted timber door to tight circular cottage staircase with handrail rises to:

Attic/Potential Bedroom 4

With casement dormer window to front elevation, exposed timber A frame and purlins and timber floor.

OUTSIDE

Orchard Cottage is approached from the heart of the village via a gate and steps with paved path leading to the main door set to the rear of the cottage. Alternatively the property may be approached via a vehicular access off the village lane with parking to the front and in turn leading to a detached double garage. Paths lead back down through the garden to the cottage and to the front door. The cottage gardens are set to the front and side of the property being principally laid to lawn with herbaceous shrubs and borders and a variety of mature shrubs and plants.

Set to the side of the cottage is a substantial detached Cotswold stone outbuilding with tallet stairs to the side. At ground floor level there is a stable door leading to a stable with subdividing timbers and cobbled floor. The tallet stairs to the end of the property rise to a substantial first floor Studio with large fixed casement window to the North.

Set to the Western side of the property is a paddock /orchard. In all, the property extends to just under an acre.

SERVICES

Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

COUNCIL TAX

Council Tax Band E. Rate payable for 2019/20 £2057.14

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Cotswold District Council, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1PX Tel: 01285 623000

DIRECTIONS

From Burford take the A40 west passing The Inn For All Seasons. Take the first right hand turn to Windrush and drop down the hill in to the village. Orchard Cottage is the second property on the left hand side before reaching the green, with parking available on the driveway before the garage. Alternatively park by the green and walk back up to the cottage.

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