A stunning, unique Grade II listed town house in the heart of Witney
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Set just a few minutes walk from central Witneys range of shops, schools and amenities, The Old Bakehouse is a remarkably spacious and distinctive 17th century-era home, with parts dating to the 15th century. With high ceilings and four good-sized bedrooms across three floors, it also features an exceptionally secluded, well-maintained rear garden with high walls in Cotswold stone. This unique property offers grand country-style living in a town centre location, and really has to be seen to be fully appreciated.
On the ground floor, you enter an elegant sitting room with flagstone flooring and an impressive original fireplace with wood-burning stove. There are two further study/reception areas on this level, one with working fireplace and one featuring the buildings original bread ovens. A bathroom and bedroom are also found on this floor, while to the rear of the house is a breath-taking kitchen/dining area, formerly a blacksmiths studio, featuring timber beams overhead, exposed stone walls and flagstone flooring, while the kitchen itself is equipped with an Aga, an island with integral electric oven and breakfast bar, and a Belfast sink. There is also a useful utility room with large amounts of storage space.
On the first floor are two large double bedrooms and a recently refurbished family bathroom with spacious Italian shower and slipper bath. A separate staircase also leads to the first-floor office space, a panelled Tudor room with diamond-paned window. At one time this room was used for storing wheat, and the original wooden chute to the ovens below is one of the propertys many charming original features.
The extensive master bedroom occupies the second floor, with stunning beams, double walk-in wardrobe, vaulted lounge area and en suite shower room.
The large rear garden includes paved and gravelled areas, mature trees and flowerbeds, lavender-lined paths, a vegetable garden with raised beds, a small stone outbuilding and a wrought iron pergola, with high walls on all sides making it exceptionally quiet and secluded. To the front of the house there is a wrought-iron gate and fence separating the small patio and front entrance from the street.
The property is set close to the centre of the picturesque Oxfordshire town of Witney. The town has plenty of amenities and an excellent selection of shops, including the Woolgate Shopping Centre, plus a number of supermarkets, including a Waitrose. There are superb leisure facilities, such as the Windrush Leisure Centre and golf available at Witney Golf Centre. There is a good choice of schooling, with the outstanding rated Batt C of E primary in the town, as well as The Kings school. Witney is well connected by road, with the A40 running close by and providing easy access to Oxford and the M40.
From Strutt & Parkers Oxford office, head north on Banbury Road and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A40. Follow the A40 for eight miles before exiting, following the sign for Witney East (B4022). Follow the B4022 for just over a mile, before taking the first exit at consecutive roundabouts. You will find the property on your right-hand side.Read all
- 4 bedrooms
- Master bedroom w/ dressing area and en suite bathroom
- Open plan kitchen/dining area
- Sitting room
- 2 further bathrooms
- Walled garden
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