£1,250,000, 5 bedrooms


Key features

  • Detached period house
  • Separate annexe
  • 4.52 acres
  • Rural location
  • Adjoining paddock and three stables
  • Further paddock with steel framed barn and separate open frame barn
  • Off road parking

Property Description


Main House: Porch Entrance hall Kitchen/breakfast room Rear hall Dining room Sitting room Study Boot room Utility room Two cloakrooms Cellar Reception room/bedroom 5 Master bedroom with en-suite Three further bedrooms Family bathroom EPC Rating F

Tea Room (Annexe): Two reception rooms Utility room Shower room Bedroom

In all about 4.52 acres

Banbury 9 miles, M40 (J11) 10 miles
Banbury Station to London Marylebone in under 1 hour
Shipston-on-Stour 8 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon 16 miles
Stow-on-the-Wold 18 miles

The Property
White House is an attractive period property built of local stone and brick set in delightful gardens. Situated just outside the popular village of Epwell in a rural location, this wonderful home boasts period features throughout its extensive flexible accommodation including window seats and exposed beams. The house is thought to date back to the mid-17th century and has been both a coaching inn and tea room in its past.

The ground floor comprises a large entrance hall with wooden flooring. A large spacious kitchen/breakfast room with a range of base and eye level units, granite work surfaces, central island, integrated dishwasher, natural stone flooring, Neff oven, induction hob and Rayburn.

French doors open to the patio. A further door opens to a small hall with access to the side of the property, cloakroom and a ground floor bedroom/extra reception room.

There is underfloor heating in the kitchen/breakfast room, rear hall and bedroom 5 via the Rayburn.

From the main entrance hall is a dining room and sitting room both with wood burning stoves. From the sitting room a door leads to the front porch. The study is accessed from the sitting room.

A useful boot room with full length cupboards leads to the utility room with base level units, sink, space for appliances and back door.

A further cloakroom completes the downstairs accommodation.

Stairs rise from the rear hall to the first floor with master bedroom and en-suite shower room as well as three further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Tea Room (Annexe)
White House benefits from having an annexe, built of local stone and brick. The (annexe) Tea Room provides excellent ancillary accommodation.

The front door of Tea Room opens in to a reception room with exposed beams, there is access to hot and cold water from this room.

A light and spacious second reception room with French doors to the patio and skylights.

A separate utility room and shower room with stone flooring completes the ground floor accommodation.

There is a large room on the first floor.

The gardens are a particular feature of the property and surround three sides of the main house. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with wonderful well stocked floral borders and a range of mature trees. A walled patio area with an attractive ornamental fish pond outside the house provides an excellent location for alfresco dining. There is also a vegetable garden and greenhouse. The front of the house is clad with beautiful wisteria.

A gravel driveway provides ample off road parking for the property, stone steps lead down from the parking area to the house.

Adjoining the garden is a large paddock extending to approximately 1.31 acres. This is grassed and fenced with three timber clad stables. There is water and electricity fed to the paddock.

Opposite the main house is a further paddock with separate access from the road. There is a hardcore track leading down to the three open front barns and an enclosed steel framed barn. There is water and electricity fed to the paddock/barns. The paddock extends to approximately 2.794 acres and is laid to grass. There is the potential to create a ménage and further equine facilities in this paddock.

White House is situated on the North Oxfordshire/South Warwickshire border and lies between the villages of Epwell, Brailes and Tysoe.

The closest village of Epwell is a delightful village situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty between Banbury and Shipston-on-Stour, surrounded by picturesque rolling countryside, not far from the Cotswolds. The village is predominantly ironstone built and is tucked away with a great community and family feel. There is a 17th century public house, The
Chandlers Arms, which is very well regarded, a 13th century church and a private nursery school. Epwell also has a very well used village hall holding numerous activities. Annually there is a summer fête.

Local facilities can be found in the nearby Sibfords and Tysoe. Comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities in Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon and further afield at the renowned Bicester Village.

Excellent communications via the M40 at junction 11 and 12 and Banbury station for London (to Marylebone non-stop in about 54 minutes) and Birmingham.

Sporting activities include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill and Feldon Valley, horse racing at Cheltenham, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon, theatres at Stratford-upon-Avon and Chipping Norton and motor racing at Silverstone.

Excellent educational facilities at all levels including primaries at Sibford Gower and Shenington. Preparatory schools include The Cardus (Overthorpe) and The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon). Secondary schools include the Stratford Grammar schools, The Warriner in Bloxham and private education available at Sibford School in Sibford Ferris, Tudor Hall and Bloxham School.

From Banbury, take the B4035 Shipston-on-Stour Road passing through Broughton, Tadmarton and Swalcliffe. After passing the signs to Sibford Ferris and Sibford Gower, continue up the hill and take the right turn signed to Epwell. Continue down this road past the right hand turning into the village until you reach a crossroads. At the crossroads turn left and White House will be found on your right hand side.

Local Authority
Cherwell District Council, Tel: 01295 252 535

Council Tax: Tax band G, £2,779.80 per annum

Mains electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Water via natural well fed supply with mains backup. Mains water to Tea Room.

Strictly by prior arrangement with the Joint Sole Agents Anker & Partners.

Agent's note
All room dimensions show maximum approximate measurements unless stated to the contrary. Facts provided by the vendors of this property are not a warranty. Room sizes are approximate and rounded and should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. Any purchaser is advised to seek professional or specialist advice. The description herein is not designed to mislead, please feel free to speak with us regarding any aspect unclear before viewing.

Survey & Valuation
Should you decide to purchase elsewhere in the Banbury area (via another Estate Agent) do please bear in mind that our Partner Robert Moore is a Chartered Surveyor and he is able to undertake Building Surveys, Home Buyer Reports and Valuations for all purposes. Discounted fee terms are available when simultaneous mortgage valuation work is carried out.

A copy of the full Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.

"We were having a stressful time trying to sell our house. We left our old agency and went to Anker. Jeremy Vasey was on the case and very supportive. Emails were replied to quickly. Towards the end Jeremy went out of his way to make sure things were proceeding with our sale. "
J Bayley - Vendor