Keller Williams UK
3 bed Cottage Sold STC

Ivy Lane, Shutford, Banbury, Oxfordshire

£425,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
  • Modern Stone Cottage
  • Walking distance to Countryside & Pub
  • 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
  • Living Room with multi fuel stove
  • Off Road Parking
  • Air Source Heat Pump - Underfloor Heating & Radiators
  • Timber Double Glazed Windows
  • Front, Side & Rear Garden

Introduction
This well presented, neutrally decorated modern energy efficient stone cottage offers the best of both worlds.

You are sure to love its character traditional cottage style stone construction and the well thought out light and airy internal footprint that has been designed to satisfy modern day living and offers what is on most people's wish list, that all important generous sized Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room which is sure to make you the envy of your friends and is ideal for entertaining.

Hawthorn Cottage offers easy access to open countryside walks and the local village pub and is situated amongst a small development of only three properties within this desirable village.

Constructed in 2018 to a high specification this modern cottage boasts a generous open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, living room with a Clearview multi fuel stove, three bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes, ensuite shower room to master bedroom, family bathroom and ground floor cloakroom. Outside there is a pleasant approximately South-East facing rear garden that is a real sun trap, and adjoining parking for approximately two motor vehicles. The property is subject to the balance of a 10 year residential new build latent defect insurance with ARK.

If you like it cosy, you will really enjoy feeling the warmth under your feet from the underfloor heating through out the ground floor and of course no cottage would be complete without a fire, so Hawthorn Cottage has a Clearview multi fuel stove in the Living Room for those who love to watch a dancing, flickering fire. Upstairs is heated by radiators.

Shutford is an attractive village some 5 miles west of Banbury, the nearest town, where a wide range of amenities can be found including supermarkets (M&S, Waitrose, Sainsburys, Tesco, Lidl, and Aldi), shopping, restaurants, and cafes, ten pin bowling, sports centre, gyms, and cinema. Beautiful country walks are nearby for those with dogs and in the winter, you can cosy up in the village pub (which serves food) beside the fire. Soho Farmhouse (11 miles). For commuters, Banbury has rail links to London, Oxford, Bicester, and Birmingham and is on J11 of the M40 motorway. The village has St Martin's Church and a village hall and is served by newspaper and milk deliveries.

Property Summary

. Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
. Modern Stone Cottage
. Walking distance to Countryside & Pub
. 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms
. Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room
. Living Room
. Off Road Parking
. Air Source Heat Pump - Underfloor Heating & Radiators
. Timber Double Glazed Windows
. Front, Side & Rear Garden

Sellers Perspective
So, what particularly attracted you to the property when you bought it?
We loved the mix of old and new - looks like it's always been here on the outside with style and stonework but is modern on the inside with great features such as the en-suite and the log burner.

How long have owned the property?
Approaching 2 years.

Briefly, can you tell me some of the things you love about living here?
a. Range of great dog walks on the doorstep.
b. The village park which our daughter loves.
c. Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, with the option of opening up into the living room when we've guests over.
d. The peace and quiet, plus the amazing view of the stars on clear nights.

Why are you moving?
We're relocating to Lancashire.

What will you miss the most?
The amazing dog walks, friendly villagers, having a pub at the end of the road and our lovely neighbours

Description

Ground Floor

You enter the property via a pathway through the front garden that leads to the part glazed entrance door leading to:

Entrance Hall providing access to a Ground Floor Cloakroom, Under Stair Cupboard (housing an electric consumer board and providing space for storage of vacuum cleaner, ironing board, and coats etc), Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room leading to the Living Room. From the entrance hall stairs rise to the first floor with a bright and airy double height vaulted ceiling as you turn the stairs with a window overlooking the rear garden.

Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room is located at the front of the property and is of generous proportions being fitted with oak laminate butchers block effect worksurfaces with an inset one and a half bowl drainer sink with a window over and three further windows making the room light and welcoming. There is an extensive range of light grey shaker style fronted base units comprising cupboards and drawers, pan drawer, bin draw and matching wall units. Brushed stainless steel oven and four ring induction hob with brushed stainless steel cooker hood with glass canopy. Space & plumbing for washing machine. Integrated: dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, and wine fridge. Cupboard Housing pressurised hot water system. Door to side access. From here oak double fully glazed doors connect to:

Living Room a light and airy reception room that focuses on a view through the French doors with matching side screens to the rear garden to enjoy maximum natural light and offering the comfort of a Clearview multi fuel stove for lighting up the fire and relaxing on winter nights an easily maintained oak plank effect ceramic tiled floor with under floor heating, so no worries about muddy paws from the garden. There is ample space for sofas and the current owners have a corner suite in the room at present.

Heating to the ground floor is provided by under floor heating throughout and in addition there is a Clearview multi fuel stove to the Living Room. The first floor is heated by radiators.




First Floor

One feature of the property that deserves mention due to its architectural merit is the part double height vaulted ceiling that runs from the rear of the entrance hall to the stairs having oak balustrades and handrails that rise to the first floor with a window at ground floor level to the rear garden and a rooflight at ceiling height flooding this area with natural daylight.

Landing gives access to all three bedrooms and the family bathroom. A loft hatch loft ladder give access to the roof space which has a light and raised boarding.

Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with space for a king-sized bed with built in wardrobes having hanging space and fitted drawers and a delightful Ensuite Shower Room that has a double shower enclosure with chrome rain shower, vanity unit with wash hand basin and W.C., heated towel radiator and rooflight.

Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and space for bedroom furniture.

Bedroom 3 has fitted wardrobes and is currently being used as a home office or alternatively would make a generous single bedroom although the owners inform us, they have had a double bed in the room for guests in the past.

Family Bathroom is a good-sized room having a four-piece suite of double shower enclosure, bath with mixer tap with shower head attachment, vanity unit with wash hand basin, W.C, heated towel radiator, obscure double glazed window and extractor fan.


Outside

Front Garden laid to lawn and enclosed with pathway leading to the front door with outside light.

Side Garden pathway leading to door to Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room with raised flower bed and being the location of the screened Air Source Heat Pump. A shared pathway beyond the boundary of the property gives access to a pedestrian gate to the rear garden and the adjoining property, Bluebell Cottage.

Rear Garden landscaped with a patio ideal for outdoor seating and barbeques where you can take advantage of the afternoon and evening sun, with the remainder to lawn and flower borders being enclosed with brick walling with inset fencing and high timber fencing to remainder of boundaries offering a great degree of privacy. Outside light and power point. Gated rear access.

A private driveway gives rear access to the parking areas for the three cottages in this select development and is subject to shared maintenance obligations.

Parking Area for two motor vehicles.




Location

Situated in the picturesque village of Shutford, that is recorded in the Doomsday Book and from the 1750's was an important part of the local plush industry until its demise when the power looms in Coventry took over. Wrench's, based in Shutford, supplied plush for the 1896 Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, and produced decorations for Windsor Castle for Queen Victoria. Many period Hornton stone cottages and houses remain in Shutford to this day. The village is situated approximately 5 miles west of Banbury and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Convenient road access to M40 motorway (J11). Rail links to London at Banbury (approximately 65 minutes to London Marylebone), Milton Keynes (approximately 33 minutes to London Euston), Bicester North (56 minutes to London Marylebone) & Bicester Village (approximately 51 minutes to London Marylebone).


Useful information

Heating: Air Source Heat Pump - underfloor heating to all ground floor rooms, wood burning stove to Living Room, Radiators to first floor.

Windows: Timber double glazed windows

Services: Mains: Water. Electric. Drainage: Mains

Broadband: Superfast Broad band is available in the village.

Council Tax Band: D

Village Amenities: Public House, 12th Century Church, Village Hall, milk, and newspaper deliveries.

Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Banbury (5 Miles), Stratford Upon Avon (17.5 miles), Bicester (22.5 miles), Oxford (29 miles) (Milton Keynes (36 miles), (all distances approximate)

Village population: 476 people (2011 Census).

Primary School: Range of nearby Primary Schools at North Newington, Wroxton and Sibford Gower.

Secondary School: Warriner School Ofsted: Good

Independent Schools: Bloxham public School, Tudor Hall. Preparatory School: Cardus, St John's Priory School.

Rail Links: Rail links to London Banbury (approximately 65 minutes) (Bicester North (approximately 56 minutes to London Marylebone) & Bicester Village (approximately 51 minutes to London Marylebone).

Motorway Links: Convenient road access to and M40 (J11) motorways and M1 (J15)

EPC Rating: C

Local Authority: Cherwell District Council


Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS on 07867 664345.


Website

For more information visit www.kwuk.com

Directions

From Banbury Cross proceed west through West Bar Street exiting the town of the Broughton Road, turn right as signposted to North Newington continue through the village until reaching Shutford, you will come down the hill and turn right as signposted to Ivy Lane where this property is located on your right hand side.


OPENING HOURS

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday By appointment.


AGENTS NOTES

All measurements are approximate and quoted in metric with imperial equivalents and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given and that they are in working order. Photographs are reproduced for general information, and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure.

All boundaries indicated on plans are approximate and should be verified with your Solicitor.
All school catchments should be verified and not relied on.
Council tax band: D

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