Ratley, Oxfordshire, OX15

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
An individual and historic detached Grade II Listed farmhouse, standing in attractive gardens and grounds extending to approximately 4.31 acres including a 'Motte and Bailey' with stables and a detached stone barn, suitable for a variety of uses.

With accommodation arranged over three floors, the house has some wonderful spaces including three spacious reception rooms. The drawing room features a split-level with flagstone floor, inglenook fireplace with log burner and a beamed ceiling. There is a calming dual aspect sitting room with large hand cut fireplace with log burner and a dining room/sitting room adjacent to the kitchen, also with a flagstone floor. The kitchen is fitted with a range of wood fronted base and eye level units with integrated appliances and an Electric Aga. There is the potential to join the adjacent utility room to create one larger space (subject to the necessary consents).

There are two independent staircases to the first floor, which gives access to five bedrooms and a family bathroom shower room. The principal bedroom has fitted wardrobes and an adjacent shower room. There is also a sauna room. The semi-spiral staircase leads to the second floor and a sixth bedroom (currently used as a gym) and storage room.


The property is set back from the village High Street with a carriage style driveway providing ample parking.

An attractive courtyard is laid to lawn and enclosed by a detached stable block and tack room and a separate stone barn located to the north west of the house with separate access to the High Street. The barn provides extends to over 1,000 square feet and is currently used for garaging and storage although it already has a mezzanine first floor and could be converted to a number of other potential uses subject to necessary planning consents.

The gardens and grounds which are positioned to each side and also to the rear of the house include a formal walled lawned area with terrace and mature borders. The land to the rear includes a 'Motte and Bailey' the site of a former castle believed to date from the 12th Century and is a scheduled monument. To the rear of this is a useful enclosed paddock.


Located in the heart of the village the property stands in approximately 4.31 acres of gardens and grounds including a useful period detached barn suitable for a number of alternative uses (subject to the necessary planning consents).

The conservation Village of Ratley is situated in the northern Cotswolds and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. The delightful 11th Century Rose and Crown pub is a short walk and The Castle Inn at Edgehill is also within walking distance. The village is within a short drive to the villages of Tysoe (3.5 miles) and Kineton (4.5 miles) both of which have a selection of shops, pubs, a doctor's surgery and schools. Banbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Leamington Spa provide a wide range of facilities. From Banbury there is a railway station (London Marylebone under the hour) and access to the M40 (Jct 11 & 12). The village benefits from 6 different footpaths and bridle ways in differing directions to take full advantage of the delightful countryside.

Additional Information

Stratford upon Avon District Council - Council Tax Band H (subject to review).

01295 367838

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