Cotswold Classic with 65 acres
Paxford House is Listed Grade II* and believed to date from the early 18th century. Requiring modernisation, the property is symmetrical in design with 2 prominent gabled dormers, along with five distinctive mullion and transom windows. Built of local Cotswold stone, the accommodation is arranged on three floors. Attached to the south east is a 19th century wing on two floors.
The property is approached off the village lane over a short drive which leads to a private gravelled area at the front of the house. The front door opens into the hall, off which is the dining room, library, kitchen/breakfast room, study and the staircase to the first floor, with a cloakroom behind. From the kitchen, doors lead to the pantry and utility room and another door to a lobby with back stairs to the first floor. This lobby also leads to the boiler room which in turn leads through to the snooker room.
The impressive staircase rises from the hall to the landing, off which is the drawing room, three bedrooms and a shower room. A secondary staircase leads to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms, a bathroom and a storeroom. Steps lead from the main landing to a lobby, off which is a bathroom and a door into the integral one bed flat with living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
Adjacent to the house is a stone built traditional barn extending to 1,555 sq ft offering potential for a number of ancillery uses. The Local Authority have said that having reviewed the historic maps and planning history for the site, it is the opinion of Officers that the stone barns would be considered Grade II* curtilage listed as a result of their age, historic association, proximity and relationship to Paxford House. Please note that the optimal viable use of the curtilage listed barns is likely to be as outbuildings ancillary to Paxford House, unless it can be demonstrated that the barns are not viable as ancillary outbuildings. It is therefore unlikely that Officers would support the conversion of the buildings to a separate use, as this would result in the division (fragmentation) of the overall asset. Case law has confirmed that the fragmentation of heritage assets is as harmful as physical works.
Lot 3 A pasture field extending to 6.03 acres with frontage to the road through the village. A vehicular right of way will be reserved in favour of Lot 1 over the northern end of the paddock from the highway to the orchard in lot 1.
Lot 4 A block of bare land extending to 54.20 acres and divided in a number of enclosures. Access is from the Paxford Aston Magna road.
This property has 65 acres of land.
There are extensive outbuildings including a garage, three storerooms with a workshop above and a further range of timber buildings to the south west.
The gardens are beautifully laid out, with a wide variety of mature trees and predominantly lawned gardens, which are overlooked from the house. Beyond the garden is an area of orchard. Behind the house is another lawn and the former kitchen garden.
Paxford House is set in the attractive north Cotswold village of Paxford, lying equidistance between Chipping Campden and Moreton-in-Marsh. There is a thriving community with a range of attractive stone built houses and cottages and an excellent village pub. Moretonin- Marsh provides first class day to day shopping, including two supermarkets and a mainline station with direct service to London Paddington and the Midlands. The major centres of Oxford, Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon and the market towns of Chipping Norton and Shipstonon- Stour are all within easy reach. Good schools are readily available and within comfortable driving distance, including Kitebrook Prep School and Tudor Hall, together with an excellent selection of state and independent schools in Oxford and Cheltenham.
Communications to the area are excellent with good access to the M40 (Junctions 8, 9, 10 and 11) providing easy access to London, Heathrow Airport and the Midlands.
Sporting and recreational facilities are well catered for in the area, with golf courses at Broadway, Lyneham, Chipping Norton and Naunton Downs. National Hunt racing is at Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick and Worcester. The surrounding countryside is particularly beautiful with traditional Cotswold villages, rural walks, interesting churches and important gardens at Hidcote and Kiftsgate.
From Moreton-in-Marsh take the A44 towards Broadway and just after the Village of Bourton-on-the-Hill turn right signposted Blockley. Proceed through the village and after approximately two miles you will reach the village of Paxford. Continue into the heart of the village and the entrance to Paxford House will be found on the right hand side just before the Churchill Arms public house.Read all
- Lot 1 6 bedroom house set in 4.59 acres with traditional barn
- Lot 3 Pasture field extending to 6.03 acres (2.44 ha)
- Lot 4 Block of bare land extending to 54.2 acres (21.93 ha)
- In all about 65 acres
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