The property is located within walking distance of the village of Leafield which includes a village shop, petrol station, primary school and public house. Wider amenities are available in nearby Witney (circa 5 miles) which offers a mix of national retailers such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Debenhams plus a variety of specialist shops, a cinema, popular cafes, pubs and restaurants. There are regular bus services from Leafield to Chipping Norton, Witney and Oxford. Charlbury station (5 miles) offers mainline rail links to Oxford, Worcester and London Paddington (75 mins). Chipping Norton and Witney have excellent state primary and secondary schools and the private schools of Kingham Hill, Bloxham, Cokethorpe and Oxford are only a short distance away.
Lower Farm is a traditional farmhouse which has been carefully
refurbished and extended to create a significant family home which is presented to the highest standards. The property also includes annex accommodation, garaging, a 23m outdoor heated swimming pool, landscaped gardens, stabling and circa 12 acres of grazing. The location benefits from a peaceful rural setting with far reaching views across open countryside.
The property is constructed of local Cotswold stone under a pitched Stonesfield slate roof with traditional wooden double glazed windows and doors. The house is accessed via the entrance hall with a stone floor, useful coat cupboard and separate loo. From the hall, there is a light and spacious family kitchen with exposed beams and farmhouse style fitted kitchen including a two oven oil fired AGA. The kitchen has a pantry, ample space for a table, access to the garden and adjoining
snug with television point and ceiling mounted surround sound
speakers. Behind the kitchen is a utility room with plumbing for white goods and access to the back door and guest bedroom suite on the 1st floor. The house has three reception rooms including a drawing room with stone fire place, an additional family sitting room and further reading room.
On the 1st floor, there is a generous sized master bedroom with
connecting dressing room, bathroom with roll top bath and shower room. The bathroom fittings and tiles in the master bedroom suite are from ‘Fired Earth’. From the bedrooms there are far reaching rural views. On the 1st floor there is a further double bedroom, a single bedroom and family bathroom. On the 2nd floor, is an additional double bedroom with a dormer window and scope to create further accommodation in the roof void subject to the necessary consent.
Annex & Outbuildings
Lower Farm includes a selection of outbuildings including a garage with an electric door, a car port for two further vehicles, 1st floor annex accommodation/office with pool changing facilities and a shower room. Additional buildings include a log store, two stables and a tack room.
There is a private garden situated at the rear of the house with lawn, mature borders, a separate knot garden plus attractive orchard to the side of the property. There is a 23m outdoor heated swimming pool with spacious terrace suitable for outdoor entertaining. The grazing land totals circa 12 acres of paddocks in various sizes. The property has ample parking on the gravel drive.
Additional local amenities include:- golf at The Wychwood Course at Lyneham, cricket at Shipton Under Wychwood, the historic Blenheim Palace, numerous rural gastro pubs, theatre at Chipping Norton, horse racing at Cheltenham, The Wilderness Festival at Cornbury Park, Daylesford Organic farm shop/caf & spa, and many rural walks and bridle paths to explore.
The house has oil central heating, electricity and mains water. The annex has electric heating. The property is not listed and is not in a conservation area.
From Leafield, turn right at the village church onto Witney Lane and follow out of the village, taking the left fork in the road. The driveway of Lower Farm is on the left after 0.2 miles.