Keller Williams UK
2 bed Cottage Sold

Turret End Cottage, Hempton, Banbury, Oxfordshire

£450,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • • Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
  • • Period Stone Cottage
  • • Character Features
  • • 2 Bed 1 Bathroom
  • • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • • Sitting Room
  • • Summerhouse/Garden Home Office
  • • Rear Garden & Country Views
  • • Double Carport/Garage & Parking
  • • Oil Fired Radiator Heating

SEE OUR VIDEO Character abounds in this eye catching, spacious, early C18 Turreted Grade II Listed stone semi-detached cottage with a stone double carthouse/garage and parking situated close to the edge of the village with countryside views and walks nearby and good access to comprehensive village amenities in neighbouring Deddington. CHAIN FREE. EPC Rating: Exempt.

• Quote Reference: SRK when inquiring
• Period Stone Cottage
• Character Features
• 2 Bed 1 Bathroom
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Sitting Room
• Hall/Boot Room
• Summerhouse/Garden Home Office
• Rear Garden & Country Views
• Double Carport/Garage & Parking
• Oil Fired Radiator Heating


Looking like a fairytale character cottage with its turret and aesthetic charm, Turret End Cottage is most likely to be the epitome of many people’s dream country home.

The current owners feel so much love for Turret End Cottage that they made it the venue of the reception for their country wedding and what an amazing location it provided with views from the shared secret garden over countryside to the Barfords and Adderbury.

It’s not only character this property offers though but great sized rooms so you will not be compromised on space, together with an enchanting, enclosed rear garden, double garaging and parking that often don’t come with a two bedroom property of this period making it an ideal home or weekend retreat with nearby Soho Farmhouse close by (approximately 6 miles).

Inside the cottage is a real treat with the abundance of character the property provides with some flagstone floors, beams, timber doors, window seat, a glass covered and illuminated well and that dreamy spiral stairs with arrow windows that rises through the turret.

Just made for entertaining with a good sized kitchen/breakfast room, a great sized sitting room with feature fireplace and French doors opening onto the rear garden making it ideal for summer barbeques. Upstairs there is a wonderful landing leading to two generous bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The property has its own enclosed private rear garden with a summer house/garden home office and in addition has use of a shared “secret garden” boasting commanding countryside views. If you have a motor vehicle you like to keep under cover, such as an electric car, classic car or motorcycles you will be pleased to read the property has a double stone carthouse/garage with first floor storage and additional communal parking at the rear.

Hempton is an attractive small village of mainly 18C and 19C ironstone cottages that forms part of the parish of Deddington, located approximately 1 mile east, that is a bustling, well served village putting many everyday amenities close by with a monthly farmers market, shops including; a popular delicatessen, Co-op, florist, tearoom, hairdressers etc. Pubs, restaurants, library, health centre, dentist, pharmacy, primary school and hotels.

Banbury is the nearest town, approximately 6.5 miles north, 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 cinemas. Or you may choose to go onto the pretty Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton (approximately 9 miles). For commuters, Banbury has rail links to London, Oxford, Bicester, and Birmingham and is on J11 of the M40 motorway.

Sellers Perspective

So, what particularly attracted you to the property when you bought it?

The character, the unique features (well, shared secret garden, double garage, beams, thatch), the beautiful mature garden, the history 18th century (amongst one of the oldest cottages in Hempton), period property with modern features (oak kitchen), in the countryside but near to Oxford, Chipping Norton, Banbury and perfectly placed for commuting by rail and motorway etc.

How long have owned the property?

Since 29th August 2017

Briefly, can you tell me some of the things you love about living here?

a. Location is wonderful for dog walks, running, cycling or children. Beautiful public footpaths across gorgeous fields, canals, and stunning views to stunning places e.g. Great Tew, Swerford, and Heythrop.

b. In the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside but close to everything.

c. Nice neighbourhood, WhatsApp local group, good local schools, real community - people are extremely helpful (borrowing ladders, helping with the cats, dogs, and children) Hempton church is used for all sorts of things. In the parish of Deddington which has everything you need for young and old (from GP and dentist to local monthly market and restaurants)

d. I’ve always said, “there’s a lot of love in this house” and bringing up our family, I wanted them to know and feel that as they grow up. Turret End Cottage has this as soon as you walk in. We moved in in 2017, we got married in 2019 and had our wedding at home: the car port was the bar, the overall gravel yard was our dance floor and marquee, there were hay bales, pallet furniture, barrels, camper vans, bunting etc decorating the place and the shared land was our drinks reception. One week after we got married we got another dog Luna, so Kaiser could have a wife too, and in 2020 we had our son Ethan.

See our wedding video here.

Why are you moving?

Bigger place required - 2 kids (2 years 3 months and a 19 week old), 2 dogs, and 2 cats

What will you miss the most?

This was our first family home before we had kids and dogs.
We got married here and we love it and will always love it.
We will miss the house, but we have the memories.

Property Description

Approached from the rear, a pathway leads a part glazed stable door giving access to:

Ground Floor

Hall/Boot Room provides immediate character as you enter with its flagstone floor and exposed stonework, a range of fitted shelves and coat hooks make this an ideal place to kick off your welly boots and hang up your coats following a country walk. There is a window to the side and an illuminated well with a glass top making a great talking point for visitors. Here is housed the oil fired boiler and the electric consumer board. Internal windows provide additional natural lighting to the kitchen/breakfast room and a glazed door leads to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room being a good sized room ideal for entertaining, having a fitted high quality bespoke Oak fronted Country kitchen with an extensive range of base units comprising cupboards and drawers, bin drawer with matching wall units of cupboards and shelved unit, granite worksurfaces with inset ceramic Belfast sink and mixer tap with recessed shelves over. Integrated electric oven and hob with recirculating hood over, washing machine, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Space for dining table. A flagstone floor, exposed ceiling beams, a recessed niche and the window seat complete this charming room. Period timber door leads to:

Sitting Room a relaxing room focusing on a feature fireplace with an ornate fire surround and flagstone hearth with fitted shelves to one side. This room currently provides space for two, two seater sofas with French doors with limed pine shutters overlooking and communicating with the rear garden making this a very sociable space at summer barbeques. Further natural lighting is provided by windows to the front and side. Stairs rise from here to the first floor and there is a useful understair cupboard.

Spiral Stairs rises through the turret giving you that sense of being in your own comfortable little castle with three arrow windows, exposed pine stairs with a stair runner and jute stair rope.

First Floor

Landing where there is a recessed cupboard, loft hatch and timber plank latched doors give access to:

Bedroom 1 a large double-aspect double bedroom with space for a king-sized bed and bedroom furniture with a triple fitted wardrobe and an exposed ceiling beam.

Bedroom 2 is also of good proportions currently used as a single bedroom although it has in the past accommodated a double bed and has space for bedroom furniture and a wardrobe or alternatively you could use the recessed cupboard on the landing as a wardrobe cupboard as it is just outside the door to this room.

Bathroom has a three piece suite comprising a paneled bath with over bath shower, sink and pedestal and W.C. with part limestone tiling with a mosaic central border to walls.


Private Rear Garden landscaped to stone paved patio areas with a pergola with the remainder to lawn, planted plant and shrub borders with several small trees, enclosed with timber fencing, part trellised with a variety of climbers. Garden sheds. Timber screened oil tank. Outside tap.

Summer house/Home Office of timber construction with French doors and windows. Power & Light. Wi-Fi enabled and used in the past by the current owners as a home office.

Shared “Secret Garden” whilst you do indeed have your own private garden there is the added bonus of a pathway beyond the garage leading to a shared “secret garden” that provides some jaw dropping panoramic views over adjacent countryside.

Stone Double Carthouse/Garage being open fronted with power and light and stairs providing useful first floor storage.

Additional Communal Parking for approximately two motor vehicles at the rear of the cottage and approached from the gravelled rear access that provides access to this property and other adjacent cottages.


Hempton is ideally positioned for access to neighbouring village amenities at Deddington or to the town amenities of Banbury including, main line rail links to Bicester, Oxford, Birmingham and London and J11 or J10 M40 motorway or those at the Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton.

Hempton has its own church, St John the Evangelist Church that is attached to the Old School Room that can be hired for events, classes and is a friendly, community based village with some beautiful countryside on its doorstep and easy access to the Cotswolds nearby.

Convenient road access to M40 motorway (J11 or 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: Oil Fired Radiator Heating

Windows: Single Glazed, some with secondary glazing.

Services: Mains: Water & Electric. Drainage: Mains

Council Tax Band: D

Village Amenities: Hempton has its own church, St John the Evangelist Church that is attached to the Old School Room that can be hired for events, classes and is a friendly, community based village with some beautiful countryside on its doorstep and easy access to the Cotswolds nearby. Village Allotments. Hempton is ideally positioned for access to the neighbouring everyday village amenities at Deddington.

Nearby Towns: Further amenities are close by at Banbury (6.5 Miles), Chipping Norton (9.0 miles, Bicester (13.5 miles), Oxford (21 miles), (Milton Keynes (30 miles),) Stratford Upon Avon (42 miles) (all distances approximate)

Village population: 600 approximately

Primary School: Deddington Church Of England Primary School (Ofsted: Good)

Secondary School: Warriner School (Bloxham) (Ofsted: Good)

Independent Schools: Bloxham Public School. Tudor Hall. Preparatory Schools: 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: Exempt

Local Authority: Cherwell District Council

Title: Freehold.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via the vendors sole agents, please contact Saul Roux Scrivener MRICS – Keller Williams


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From Banbury Cross proceed in a southerly direction through South Bar Street onto the Oxford Road exiting the town and continuing through Adderbury until reaching Deddington where you should turn right at the traffic lights onto Hempton Road and continue into the village of Hempton and turn right as signposted to Barfords turning immediately right into the gravelled rear access where parking is against the fence to Turret End Cottage.


Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 7.00 pm

Saturday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Sunday By appointment.


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 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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