Little Haseley, Oxfordshire

£1,400,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
SITUATION Stoney Lane Cottage is situated at the end of a pretty no-through lane, set in an idyllic rural hamlet setting, with a quintessential village green, in the heart of the village. Little Haseley is an exceptionally pretty South Oxfordshire hamlet comprising of many attractive period houses and thatched cottages.

It is extremely well placed for communications, with easy access to junction 7 of the M40, and an excellent service to London Marylebone from Haddenham (journey time from 40 minutes), just 8 miles away. The nearby market town of Thame offers a wide range of day to day shopping facilities including a Waitrose supermarket.

Oxford City Centre is easily accessed via the M40/ A40. There are a wide range of local facilities in nearby Wheatley. The property is well placed for schooling being w ithin easy reach of Oxford which includes The Dragon, Oxford High School, Magdalen College School, Summerfields, Headington and St Edwards. The Abingdon schools are also nearby. Eton, Harrow, Radley, Stowe, and Wycombe Abbey to name a few are all within reasonable striking distance.

DESCRIPTION Stoney Lane Cottage, Standhill, is beautifully located on the edge of this sought-after hamlet, approached via a well maintained farm track, forming part of the original access to the Haseley's. The cottage was originally built circa early 1900's, as two separate farm cottages, having since been converted into one dwelling, with later additions.

The immediate grounds and pony paddocks are approx 2.36 acres in total, with the paddock area having the benefit of five-bar gated access and providing a large wooden-built field shelter and separate wooden-built log store. The cottage is accessed through full-height electric double gates leading through to the extensive gravelled driveway with turning circle, large attractive well-stocked pond, manicured lawned areas and interspersed trees and plantings.

There are also numerous outbuildings, with a detached open bay twin parking barn to the left-hand side, and an additional twin open bay parking barn attached to the main house, with adjoining tack room, stabling and large workshop/store, with an external stairwell leading to a converted loft area above, creating an attractive inner courtyard area, laid to gravel with small patio terrace, leading to the canopied porchway of the cottage.

Internally, the cottage offers a spacious entrance hall with oak wooden flooring, stairwell leading to the first floor with under-stairs storage, and adjoining downstairs cloakroom. To the left-hand side of the hallway, is the impressive 25' family room/bedroom four, with vaulted ceiling, iron wall braces, part-exposed brick wall, and a fitted cast iron wood burner with exposed flue.

Across the hallway, is the fitted lime oak kitchen with numerous wall and base units, granite work surfaces, fitted Aga (for cooking and hot water purposes only), separate electric oven and halogen hob, integrated mini dishwasher and washing machine. There is also a pretty window seat with storage below and a breakfast bar area. The kitchen connects through a solid wooden stable door to the useful rear lobby/boot room with fitted cloak cupboards and access to the rear gardens.

The main part of the cottage offers three further inter-connecting reception rooms, with the dual-aspect sitting/dining room enjoying exposed ceiling battens and an exposed brick fireplace with a multifuel cast-iron burner. The dining area leads through to the elegant day room/library with fitted "bespoke" handcrafted book shelves and oak wooden flooring, with further double doors providing access to the large oak-framed conservatory with ceramic tiled flooring, light and power.

On the first floor, the light and airy landing area provides access to the loft area above and airing cupboard, connecting to all three double bedrooms and family bathroom. The dual-aspect master bedroom is a particularly good-size, measuring approximately 16' x 13', with a refurbished en-suite shower room with newly-laid wood laminate flooring. There are two further generous double rooms and a fitted family bathroom with overhead shower unit.

The immediate rear gardens to the cottage, have been well established and re-landscaped by the current owners, offering an abundance of trees, shrubbery and plantings, with two separate lawned areas, large patio terrace, covered pergola and idyllic views over adjoining farmland. The front gardens leading to the paddock area, also offers a good-size greenhouse, covered kitchen garden and ideal space for garden waste, the whole flanked by extensive shrubbery.

The neighbouring additional parcel of land, locally known as Lily's Meadow, measuring approximately 16.39 acres, offers a number of uses, and has previously been used for livestock, such as horses and sheep. The majority providing well-maintained pastureland, with the remaining area, being predominantly woodland, with the middle of the wooded area, providing the perfect opportunity to be developed into a large freshwater lake, to attract all the surrounding natural wildlife. The land is accessed via a metal five-bar gate on Stoney Lane, a few metres off the boundary area of the cottage and grounds, offering the ideal equestrian facility, for anyone looking to keep horses within easy reach of their residential home.

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