Old Marston Village, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3

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Bedrooms: 5
Court Place derives its name from its historical significance as a medieval manorial court. The name first appears in the records in 1477, just before Christopher Columbus discovered America, and by 1525 it had been acquired by Brasenose College. From then until 1957, it was farmed by tenant farmers. As a result, quite remarkably, this distinguished property has only changed hands four times in the past five centuries.

With architectural elements that harken back to the Middle Ages, Court Place also showcases additions from the 16th and 19th centuries. In 1878, the house, then under the ownership of Brasenose College, underwent a comprehensive modernisation and expansion. Since then, Court Place has undergone subsequent improvements that have seamlessly blended contemporary comforts with its inherent spaciousness and historic charm. The layout of the house features an inviting entrance hall, a drawing room with wood burner, dining room, sitting room with wood burner, and a versatile study/bedroom with an accompanying shower room. The ground floor also encompasses a kitchen/breakfast room, complete with a Rayburn, and a convenient utility room. On the first floor there are four very generously proportioned double bedrooms, and two bathrooms.

With its extensive grounds and outbuildings, Court Place also offers an exciting opportunity for expansion, subject to the necessary planning and consents. With its rich history and architectural splendour, this property holds immense potential for those seeking to create their own dream home. The property has a rich history and unique rural feel, potential for expansion subject to the relevant consents and represents a truly remarkable opportunity for the discerning buyer.


As you approach the property, you are greeted by wooden gates that open up to a gravel drive, leading to a parking area with ample space for several cars. The parking area is flanked by five car ports, a garage, as well as lawns and trees. The expansive gardens, spanning 0.85 acres are beautifully laid out with lush lawns that wrap around the entire property, creating a serene and rural atmosphere.


Situated in the heart of the charming Old Marston Village, this house is located in a conservation area

that still maintains a “village feel,” while also being conveniently close to the City centre. The village is ideally positioned for the John Radcliffe and Headington hospitals, Cherwell Secondary School, as well as private schools and the City Centre. It also boasts a primary school, preschool, church, and two vibrant public houses. Additionally, the property is approximately 1.5 miles from Summertown, with footpaths through University Parks, the water meadows, as well as cycle paths along the Marston Ferry Road and across Marston into the City. Regular bus services provide easy access to Headington, Summertown and Oxford City Centre, as well as to Oxford mainline railway station with trains to London Paddington. Oxford Parkway railway station offering trains to London Marylebone is a short drive away as well as within cycling distance.

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