NegotiatorOxford Estate Agents
A charming, detached 2 bedroom period stone cottage in the picturesque and well-connected Oxfordshire village of Islip. Set at the rear of a gated, shared pebble-stone courtyard at the village end of North Street, this former farm storehouse was sensitively renovated in 2001 to be fully-modernised and yet retain its traditional character. The cottage offers two good-sized bedrooms with pitched ceilings and dormer windows; an adjoining, modernised shower room; an open-plan living/dining room with wood flooring and feature fireplace with electric "wood-burning stove"; and separate, bright galley kitchen with fitted appliances and built-in cabinetry. A rear door opens onto a secluded patio area with useful outside storage space, and links the cottage to the communal courtyard which provides secure off-road parking for one car. Well-maintained throughout, a new hot water cylinder and pump were fitted in 2021, controlled through Hive, along with a new dishwasher and dryer. The property naturally offers the exciting potential to extend, subject to the usual planning consents. Can be sold part-furnished or unfurnished. Currently rented until mid-August 2022 but can exchange prior to this with tenant in situ. No onward chain. Ideal for a professional or retired couple, a young family, or as a pied à terre/weekend home. Perfect lock up and go.
Storehouse Cottage sits in behind electric gates in a discreet setting. The cottage benefits from a lovely sun trap private patio area which is situated off the galley kitchen. This extends to a communal courtyard.
Surrounded by beautiful open countryside, the pretty village of Islip is highly sought-after due to being conveniently located just five miles from Oxford and having a number of excellent popular commuter links. The village offers easy access to the A34 and the M40 (J9). Islip benefits from a railway station and Oxford Parkway, with regular trains to Marylebone, is an 8 minute drive. The community is vibrant and supportive, offering a village primary school, church, village hall with a general store, pub and an NHS medical practice. More comprehensive amenities can be found in nearby Summertown and Kidlington, where secondary schooling is available. There are also many excellent private schools in and around Oxford.
From the Strutt and Parker office on Banbury road, proceed north on Banbury road. Once you reach the Kidlington Sainsbuy's roundabout take the third exit on the Bicester road. Follow the signs for Islip heading on the bridge over the A34. You will then enter Islip on Kidlington Road. At the T junction turn right onto Bletchingdon road, follow around the right bend then take your first left onto North Street. After 100 yards the gated entrance will be on your right to the Cottage.Read all