A charming and spacious 18th Century Farmhouse in a wonderful elevated rural position.
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New Barn Farm is a charming and spacious family house in a wonderful rural location outside the village of Sibford Gower. Approached by a long private drive, the house occupies an elevated position with wonderful far reaching views. The original farmhouse which includes castellated detailing has been extended by the incorporation of a traditional stone barn dating from 1780 which now forms the Great Hall. The accommodation is laid out in such a way as to give flexible living with the playroom and the two en-suite bedrooms on the ground floor providing an ideal selfcontained annexe, leaving four bedrooms, a dressing room and two bathrooms on the first floor. The main living space of the house centres on the open plan kitchen/breakfast/dining room which has an oil fired Aga at its heart. This room opens out onto the south facing terrace with the part walled garden beyond and also gives access to the family room. The accommodation is completed by the gracious drawing room which opens onto the Great Hall.
This property has 11 acres of land.
Surrounding the house is a large parking area with a substantial range of garaging, stables and stores which could provide further accommodation subject to planning. The gardens and grounds include a wonderful south facing part walled garden, an outdoor swimming pool, an orchard, three mature spinneys, a pond, vegetable garden and paddocks all providing a wonderful private setting for the house.
Sibford Gower and its sister village, Sibford Ferris, are situated on each side of the Sib Valley in attractive rolling north Oxfordshire countryside on the borders of south Warwickshire close to the Cotswolds and adjoining an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The villages have a general store/post office, public house with restaurant, doctors surgery and high performing village primary school.
More amenities can be found at Hook Norton with the larger centres of Banbury, Chipping Norton and Shipston-on-Stour not far away. Sibford School is a private nursery/prep and secondary school in the village. Local secondary schools are found at the Warriner (Bloxham) and Chipping Norton. Further prep schools at Carrdus (Overthorpe) and Kitebrook (Moretonin-Marsh). Public schools include Bloxham and Tudor Hall and there are bus services from Banbury to both Warwick and Oxford schools. Banbury train station has a good rail service to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes) and there is connection to the M40 at Junction 11 (Banbury). Sporting and leisure activities include golf at Tadmarton Heath, Chipping Norton and Rye Hill (Milcombe), horse racing at Cheltenham, Stratford and Warwick, motor racing at Silverstone and theatres at Chipping Norton, Stratford and Oxford. the villages have direct access to a network of footpaths and bridleways offering delightful walking and riding.
From Banbury, head west on the B4035 passing through the villages of Broughton, Tadmarton and Swalcliffe. Proceed past the turning for Sibford Ferris and continue down a steep hill bearing right at the bottom. Take the left turn to Sibford Gower and continue up into the village. At the T-junction, turn right and follow the road, passing the church and the primary school on your left. At the crossroads, turn left and proceed out of the village past The Wykham Arms on your left, the driveway to New Barn Farm will be found on your right hand side after about half a mile.Read all
- Period Farmhouse in a wonderful elevated rural position
- 3 Reception rooms
- Great hall
- Kitchen/breakfast/dining room
- 6 bedrooms
- 4 bathrooms
- Extensive garaging, stables and outbuildings
- Part walled gardens, orchard, spinneys and paddocks
- About 11 acres
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