An impressive detached Grade II Listed Cotswold stone farmhouse set in a small hamlet a short distance from Burford. No onward chain.
Location - The property is located in the hamlet of Signet, a sought after West Oxfordshire village in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Signet is approximately 1 mile from the historic medieval town of Burford, famous for being the gateway to the Cotswolds and set on the River Windrush.
Burford provides an excellent range of local shops and amenities. From Burford, the area's larger commercial centres of Cheltenham (23 miles), Cirencester (16 miles) and Oxford (21 miles) are within easy travelling distance with access to the motorway network via the A40 and the M4 to the south. There are main line rail services to London Paddington (80 minutes) at Charlbury (10 miles), and a comprehensive local bus network.
Description - Signet Farm South comprises an impressive south facing farmhouse of stone elevations under a stone slate roof with a more recently constructed garage building to the side. The property retains considerable character with a light and spacious hall leading in turn to the 3 principal reception rooms, an open plan kitchen/breakfast room open to the eaves, together with a study, utility room and 2 cloakrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a light and spacious landing leading to the double aspect master bedroom with en suite, 2nd bedroom with dressing room, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom. Set to the front of the main house is a formal garden and driveway in turn leading to the detached stone garage / workshop building. The principal gardens are set to the rear of the house with a courtyard with adjoining outbuilding, with a gateway leading through to the main garden, laid to lawn and with productive raised beds, fruiting trees and greenhouse.
Approach - Covered entrance with outside light and painted timber door to:
Entrance Hall - With stone floor, stairs rising to first floor, beamed ceiling, wide casement window with shutters and timber window seat to front and pine door through to;
Drawing Room - With double aspect, triple casements to front and rear elevations, cut stone open fireplace and hearth, beamed ceiling, four wall light points. From the hall, timber door to:
Sitting Room - With stone floor, deep open fireplace with recess and stone surround and hearth, two casement windows to rear elevation with timber window seats, beamed ceiling, two wall light points. From the hall, timber door to:
Dining Room - With stone floor, double aspect with two casement windows to rear elevation and casement window to front elevation, heavily beamed ceiling, recessed ceiling spotlights, fire place with timber bressumer over and fitted with a wood burning stove, and separate hallway with coat hooks and pine door to:
Cloakroom - With tiled floor with wall mounted wash hand basin and tiled splashback, low level WC and heated towel rail, opaque window to rear elevation and Grant oil fired central heating boiler. From the Dining Room, pine door to:
Study - With door to front elevation (unused) and with timber floor. From the Dining Room, stripped pine door to:
Kitchen - With tiled floor and casement windows to front and rear elevations and conservation roof lights over, exposed timber a-frame and purlins. Fitted kitchen comprising Belfast sink with timber drainer, worktop with range of built in cupboards and drawers below, space and electric point for range cooker with extractor over, further matching units with timber worktops, tiled splashback and built in cupboards above and below. Three quarter height unit to one side with larder. Space for fridge freezer. Built in Bosch dishwasher. From the Kitchen step up to:
Rear Hall / Utility Room - With doors to front and rear elevations and dual bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap, with built in cupboard below, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for freezer. Further qak work top with cupboards over. Door to:
Cloakroom 2 - With continuation of the tiled floor, low level WC with timber seat, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback.
From the hall stairs with an impressive solid timber hand rail and decorative balustrade rise to the:
First Floor Landing - With continuation of the balustrade, casement window to front elevation, access to roof space and extensive built in storage.
Solid pine door to:
Master Bedroom - With triple casements to front and rear elevations, beamed ceiling and pine door to:
En Suite Shower Room - With shower, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled floor and part tiled walls, heated towel rail, recessed ceiling spotlights. From the landing, door to:
Family Bathroom - With tiled floor, low level WC, deep shower cubicle with glazed shower screen, separate vanity unit with recessed wash hand basin with cupboards below and to either side, with glazed storage, mirror and recessed light over. Casement window overlooking the rear garden. From the landing solid pine door to:
Bedroom Two - With wide casement window overlooking the rear garden and cupboard with foam lagged hot water cylinder. From the landing, pine door to:
Bedroom Three - With casement window to front elevation and decorative cast iron fireplace with stripped pine surround. Recessed display unit and pine door to dressing room with casement window to front elevation. From the landing, pine door to:
Bedroom Four - With casement window to rear elevation, pine door to cupboard with hanging rail. Access to further roof space.
Outside - The property is approached from a no through lane via a vehicular access with gate pillars and gravel drive leading in turn to a detached garage/workshop of stone elevations under a pitched slate roof.
A separate pedestrian gate leads through to the front of the property with the path leading past the front door with the front garden being laid mainly to lawn surrounded by herbaceous shrubs and borders. The path continues around to the rear of the house with a gravelled courtyard garden with raised beds and borders with a gate leading to the private garden to the rear of the house with a wood store and separate work shop/store and a fine Magnolia Grandiflora.
A path leads from the gravelled courtyard with a separate gate to the main garden which is laid to lawn with paths bisecting with a greenhouse and garden shed to one side and a pergola to the corner. The mature garden has shrubs and borders and a productive vegetable garden laid out with raised beds to the side and a number of fruiting shrubs and trees. There is a lovely Acer to the rear of the house.
Services - Mains Water, Electricity and Drainage are connected. Oil fired central heating.
Local Authority - West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1PB. Telephone:
Council Tax - Band 'D' . Rate payable 2020/2021 - £1949.97
Directions - From Our Burford office climb the hill to the A40 and take the 3rd exit south on the A361 towards Lechlade. After approximately ¾ Mile take the right hand turn signposted Signet only and bear immediately left. Follow the no through lane almost to the end and Signet Farm South will be found on the right hand side.
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