The Tithings, Swalcliffe
Guide price £1,175,000, 4 bedrooms, for sale

Key features

  • Detached stone barn conversion
  • Horse paddock and stabling
  • Wonderful views on the edge of the Cotswolds
  • In all about 1.9 acres

Property Description

A STUNNING BARN CONVERSION WITH HORSE PADDOCK AND STABLING IN A BEAUTIFUL LOCATION ENJOYING WONDERFUL VIEWS ON THE EDGE OF THE COTSWOLDS.

Banbury 6 miles, Shipston-on-Stour 9 miles
Chipping Norton 9 miles, Stow on the Wold 16 miles
Stratford-upon-Avon 20 miles, Oxford 28 miles
M40 (junction 11) 7 miles
Banbury to London Marylebone by rail approx. 55 mins
Banbury to Birmingham by rail approx. 50 mins
Banbury to Oxford by rail approx. 17 mins
Easy access to Heathrow and Birmingham airports

Directions
From Banbury take the B4035 Shipston-on-Stour Road passing through the villages of Broughton and Tadmarton. Continue up the hill into Swalcliffe and take the last turning on the right hand side as you leave the village into The Tithings. Slade House is the first house on the left hand side.

Situation
Swalcliffe is a small, attractive conservation village situated in rolling north Oxfordshire countryside on the edge of the Cotswolds.

The village is principally made up of period ironstone houses and cottages with the church of St Peter & St Paul, a refurbished village hall, a magnificent Grade I listed Tithe Barn (now a museum) and a popular traditional inn dating from 16th century, serving food. A village store and post office are close by in Sibford Ferris, or the nearby village of Bloxham.

More extensive facilities can be found at Banbury, Chipping Norton, Shipston-on-Stour, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford.
Fast line train service from Banbury to London (Marylebone from 57 minutes) and to Birmingham and the North.
Connection to the M40 motorway at Junction 11 (Banbury 7 miles).

Local schools - Primary at Sibford Gower C of E and Comprehensive at the Warriner, Bloxham. Preparatory School St. John's Priory (Banbury), The Croft (Stratford) and private schools at Sibford (mixed co-ed), Bloxham (co-ed) and Tudor Hall (girls).

Cultural and sporting activities in the area include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill (Milcombe) and Brailes; indoor sports complex at Banbury; theatres in Stratford, Warwick and Oxford; cinema in Banbury. Access to numerous public footpaths and bridleways to neighbouring villages. Full equestrian livery service available in the village and also in the nearby village of Lower Tadmarton. Swalcliffe Park Equestrian BE cross country course located on the edge of the village.

The Property
Detached barn conversion of stone construction under a pitched slate roof with lapsed planning for a garden room extension: Ref 09/01846/F. The property is curtilage listed.

Offering spacious well appointed family accommodation.

Enviable elevated position on edge of village with far-reaching views to the north and west. Sympathetically modernised by current owner to include installation of Nick Butler kitchen with base and eye level units, Travertine flooring and granite work surfaces. Part hardwood and part painted internal doors, laminate wooden flooring in part, double glazing throughout. Modern bathroom fittings.

Features include stone fireplace and exposed timbers, galleried landing. Built in wardrobes to a number of the bedrooms. The office and gym have a door to the front lending these rooms to working from home, or with minor alteration to an annexe, guest accommodation or income stream, subject to the relevant consents. Slate paved entertaining area to the front. Separate triple garage of stone construction under pitched tile roof with painted solid timber doors and alarm. Power and light connected. Shingle covered driveway and parking.

Outbuilding of stone and timber construction under a pitched slate roof comprising 2 stables and tack room/store which is alarmed. Concrete pad. Power, light and water connected. All ideal for a horse or a couple of ponies.

The gardens which lie to the north and west offer privacy and are predominantly laid to lawn with a post and rail fenced boundary. Beyond the garden is paddock grazing with post and rail fencing and hedge boundaries, interspersed with a variety of trees. Separate pedestrian access to the south allows for the paddock to be accessed separately from the main drive.
This property offers tremendous space and privacy, in a delightful edge of village position with far reaching views over the adjoining field and countryside

In all about 1.9 acres.

Services
Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected. Liquid Propane Gas fired central heating. Storage from a large individually metered well concealed tank positioned away from the property which is filled annually. There is also a multi fuel burning stove in the sitting room.

Local Authority
Cherwell District Council. Council tax band G.

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

Agent's note I
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.

Agent's note II
We are acting as Joint Sole Agents with Savills. We confirm that the vendor of this property is an employee of Anker & Partners.

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.

"I would highly recommend Anker, they were professional and extremely pleasant to deal with during the whole process of selling our house. We had dealings with a number of agents during the sale as we were in a chain of 5 and they were by far the best agent to deal with. In particular Marie was an absolute pleasure to work with. Thank you to all of the team at Anker, I would most certainly recommend you and use your services again."
Jennie Steenkamp - Vendor