Malthouse Lane, Shutford, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
The property combines many period features with all the convenience of modern family living including a contemporary and contrasting garden room extension (2010) to the rear with bi-folding doors and green roof with feature lantern with senor operated windows.

Dating from the 17th Century and originally built as two cottages, the property provides charming and spacious accommodation arranged over three floors which has been sympathetically renovated and maintained with many original features. The property has oil fired heating to radiators and the garden room benefits from underfloor heating with oak engineered floorboards. The sitting room, which is partly panelled, has working shutters to the window, elm floorboards, an open Inglenook fireplace and offers a cosy contrast for entertaining. The sitting room leads through to the dining room with exposed ceiling beams, large Inglenook fireplace, flagstone flooring and access to the garden room and wine cellar. This dual aspect room is a good space for entertaining. The kitchen features a range of a range of fitted storage units, worktops and a central island. There is also a Belfast sink, Aga and electric hob and space for fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The utility room has a range of useful cupboards, Belfast sink and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. An oil-fired boiler serves domestic heating and hot water via radiators. From the dining room, stairs rise to a spacious first floor landing with windows overlooking the front garden. The principal bedroom has built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. There is also access to the rear staircase. There are double aspect views overlooking the rear garden and village rooftops beyond. The guest bedroom features a fireplace double aspect sash windows. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, sink and wc. On the second floor are two further bedrooms. Both benefit from far reaching views across the village and countryside beyond. Walking through the third bedroom (currently a child's bedroom) connects to the playroom which is fully boarded with a window to the gable end


A private driveway provides parking for several vehicles, bordered by stone walling.

The detached stone barn is adjacent to the driveway. Once used as a garage, it is now used as home offices with a single entrance door opening to two decorated offices rooms with power, light and broadband connected. In addition, there is an adjoining two storey storage room with separate entrance. There is a lapsed planning consent for conversion into an ancillary accommodation, either for use a dependant relative or to provide an additional income stream. This is subject to a renewed planning consent. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn enclosed by a walling and fencing. There is a productive vegetable garden with raised vegetable beds, greenhouse and a shed. A paved terrace adjacent to the garden room allows easy free flow between the living and garden areas. In all, 0.31 of an acre.


Shutford is a thriving community village situated due west of Banbury and facilities include a Public House, Church and Village Hall. Schooling is in North Newington for the primary school. Private preparatory schools include Bloxham and Carrdus (Overthorpe) with Public schools including Bloxham, Tudor Hall (Girls) and Princethorpe, Rugby and Sibford School. State schools at Bloxham C of E primary and Warriner Comprehensive secondary, both in Bloxham. Train services from Banbury (London/Marylebone - approx 52 minutes), Oxford (London/Paddington) and Banbury and the city of Oxford have extensive shopping, recreational and sporting facilities. Soho Farmhouse is approx. 10 miles.

Additional Information

Period charm meets contemporary, mullion and sash windows, exposed beams, open fireplaces, flagstone floors and wooden floorboards.

Chewell District Council - Tax Band G (subject to review).

Services: All mains services are connected with the exception of gas. There is oil fired heating to radiators and underfloor heating to the garden room.

01295 367838

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