Butcher's Barn, Mill Lane, Croughton,
Northamptonshire, NN13 5LU
Located at the end of a long lane, Butcher's Barn takes full advantage of this peaceful and private setting. This magnificent house of almost 5,500 sq ft. was originally a barn and converted in the 90’s, the result being a compelling mix of fresh, light and modern spaces, yet the house retains a clear relationship to the agricultural history of the area. The accommodation throughout is generous and the numerous reception rooms allow a real flexibility as to how they could be used.
Everything here is about scale, and the garden and paddocks are no different, whether a keen equestrian or if you simply just want to enjoy the peace and tranquillity that having your own land offers, Butcher's Barn makes for an extremely attractive package.
There are a number of key highlights to living at this wonderful property. The main ones are:
A beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast/sitting room is very much the heart of the home and offers a perfect space to cook, dine and entertain.
The five/six bedroom, four bath/shower rooms, arranged over the first floor, makes for comfortable family living.
The master bedroom has wonderful dual aspect views across the garden and paddocks beyond.
The mature gardens are simply beautiful, mostly laid to lawn it is interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs as well as flower beds giving year round colour.
There is an incredibly useful outbuilding which currently has a stable yard with flat above. The yard comprises, two Monarch stables, substantial tack room and useful store. A door from the yard leads into a one bedroom annexe with kitchen, bedroom, sitting room and a bath/shower room.
A large gravel driveway with turning circle provides parking for a number of cars.
A door opens from the main house to the indoor swimming pool with changing room, shower and WC.
With 7.22 acres in total, the property is well suited to those who would like keep horses/ponies or other livestock. There is a well-established lake to the west which is full of wildlife and plants.
Nestled amidst pretty countryside on the Northamptonshire/Oxfordshire border is the village of Croughton. The village has a thriving community which supports a pub, village shop, village hall and community tea room, Croughton All Saints Primary School and a 14th Century church. The village is perfectly located for those who want a rural setting yet have easy access to the M40 which is only 4 miles away, accessed at junction 10.
The handsome market town of Brackley is only 5 miles away. The market square has a good range of shops (including the excellent Old Hall Book shop), cafés and a hotel The Crown, which sports a handsome Regency front.
The town is famous for its schools notably Winchester House also in the High Street, which occupies the former seat of the Earls of Ellesmere, and Magdalen College School that was built on the foundations of the medieval hospital.
The historic market town Bicester is situated 9 miles south. The town’s history goes back over a thousand years and many of the buildings are considered as places of historic interest. Visit the medieval church of St Edburg’s, the earliest remaining building in Bicester or take a stroll around the Market Square which comprises parts of the historic town trail.
Bicester Village is an open-air shopping destination in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, the Village offers exceptional year-round savings in more than 150 boutiques of the world’s best luxury fashion and lifestyle brands.
There’s a broad range of things to do in Oxford which include discovering the history and heritage of a city that is home to 1,500 listed buildings from every major period of British architectural history from the 11th century onwards.
Oxford is flat and compact, with many of its major attractions, such as the University of Oxford and its 38 colleges; Bodleian Library, the museums, and Oxford Castle & Prison right in the centre.
Westgate Oxford is Oxford’s newest shopping and leisure experience located in the heart of Oxford and is home to prestigious global brands, inventive and eclectic restaurants and cafes, a five-screen boutique cinema and sophisticated rooftop bars and dining
There are a number of schools in the area which include Magdalen College School, Winchester House School, Bloxham, Carrdus, St John’s Priory, Tudor Hall, the Dragon, St Edward's, Headington Girls School, and Wychwood all within easy reach. Road communications are fantastic with easy access to the M40/M1 which in turn provide access to London, Birmingham, the midlands and south.
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