Noke, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3

£3,950,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
Manor Farm

It is understood that parts of the main house date back to circa 1600 and once formed part of a hunting lodge. Today the property retains many of its original features offering a wonderful family home sympathetically restored yet full of character.

Location

Noke is a picturesque village located approximately 6 miles east of Oxford (making it an ideal location for the Oxford schools) and approximately 9 miles from J8 of the M40 consequently convenient for London and Heathrow to the south and for Birmingham to the north by road. Noke is reached by a no-through road and comprises many attractive period houses and cottages, as well as a church. The Otmoor Nature Reserve is at the far end of the village which boasts a number of attractive walks and rides. The nearby village of Islip benefits from two pubs, a primary school and railway station with direct links to Oxford and London. Oxford Parkway is 5 miles away and offers a half hourly direct service to Oxford and London with London journey times from 55 minutes. There are also good bus links to Oxford London Airport.

Oxford provides an extensive range of shopping and transport facilities, as well as many excellent schools including The Dragon, St Edwards, The Oxford High School, Summer Fields School, Magdalen College School and Headington School. The area is also convenient for the Abingdon Schools; Radley and Stowe. Day to day shopping and supermarkets are found in Summertown, Kidlington and Headington with the well-known retail outlet of Bicester Village within easy reach. Sporting facilities include the Nuffield Oxfordshire Health and Racquets Club in Summertown, polo at Kirtlington, golf at the North Oxford Golf Club, Kirtlington Golf Club and The Oxfordshire Golf Club at Thame.

Manor Farmhouse

Manor Farmhouse is an impressive Grade II Listed stone built farmhouse dating back partly to the 16th Century. The house has been extensively and sympathetically renovated and extended with many of the period features still remaining offering practical and comfortable living. The farmhouse is approached from the main private farm drive, which brings you to a private parking area with a formal garden area to the northern elevation of the house.

The entrance door leads into a large entrance hall with adjacent utility area and doors to the garden patio and walled garden. To the right of the front door is a large drawing room with exposed beams, open fireplace with three double doors leading out to the garden. To the left of the entrance hall is the dining room with integral storage and woodburner. A good sized family kitchen which is spacious, light and airy with a large Aga, breakfast bar, fitted units and access to the garden. In the eastern part of the property is a snug with large fireplace and adjoining conservatory with views across the walled garden and direct access onto the garden patio. The large study with double aspect windows includes a woodburner and an adjoining storage room. A cellar is located underneath the study.

To the first floor is the master bedroom with large double aspect windows looking out across the farmland with an ensuite bathroom. Opposite the master bedroom is a wood panelled sitting room with woodburner and views across the walled garden. A family bathroom and double bedroom with character fireplace and a further two ensuite double bedrooms are located on the first floor. Two further double bedrooms are located on the second floor accessed by individual staircases. The first located to the eastern elevation boasts character beams, ensuite bathroom and a small wooden mezzanine floor. The sixth bedroom is located on the far western elevation with dormer windows and an adjoining bathroom.

Included within the brochure are floor plans detailing the layout of the accommodation. It should also be noted that there is planning consent for the removal of the existing conservatory and a new 1,022 sq ft Orangery style living area to be erected on the southern elevation of the farmhouse providing additional living space.

Gardens and Grounds

The walled garden to the west of the house is mainly laid to lawn with flower beds throughout and borders to the edge with an orchard and wild meadows adding to the bio-diversity. A terrace area is located adjacent to the house, which offers private outdoor entertaining space with access to the kitchen and timber framed garden room. An outdoor heated swimming pool and well-maintained tennis court sits at the bottom of the garden.

To the eastern and northern elevation of the farmhouse is a paddock, which is part post and rail fenced and part surrounded by natural hedgerows with a pond. Beyond is a parcel of productive arable land extending to 18.5 acres.

Bradshaws

Bradshaws is an attractive Grade II Listed stone built barn which currently extends to 2,012 sqft (GIA as per the floorplan) and is understood to have originally formed part of the stables to a large manor house and is situated to the north of Manor Farmhouse. There is planning consent for conversion and extension to separate residential use. With suitable consents, this building could also become a leisure centre, studio or workshop.

Outbuildings

Two outbuildings are located within close proximity to the farmhouse and offer car ports, machinery and garden store and workshop. They are both part open sided offering enclosed and safe storage to the end.

There is also planning permission for a approx 1,100 sq ft new home office to the east of the farmhouse and a staff flat located to the north.

Lot 1 extends to 25.47 acres.

Available in addition if required is approximatley a further 328 acres of prime agricultural land and a substantial secondary dwelling house. The guide price for the whole is £9,450,000.

Further details are avilable from the selling agents upon request.

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