Stratford Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15

£255,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A mid-terraced 2-bed cottage constructed of brick & local stone in a popular village. Well-presented throughout providing both character & convenience. Rural views through double-glazed sash bay windows, yet within walking distance to Banbury. Three floors, lovingly styled, with a courtyard garden, “Corinium” offers character features throughout its unexpectedly spacious rooms.

The large bay-windowed reception room at the front of the property includes a large stone fireplace with original oak beam and a wood burning stove, with a recently lined and certified chimney. It also features authentic flagstone floors, classic black-painted beams, wooden doors with iron thumb latches, and unique white painted stone feature wall.

The kitchen to the rear is unusually large for such an old property. With tasteful olive green fitted units, cream tiling, oven with gas hob and extractor hood, deep white ceramic butler sink and slate floor tilings, it is practical and stylish. Overhead beams create interest and there is plenty of room for a dining table and chairs, a dishwasher and washing machine.

The property includes front and rear gardens; both gravelled with planted borders. The front garden has a beautiful period tiled pathway leading to a slate-grey painted wooden stable front door. The rear courtyard garden - accessed via a small storage area - includes space for outside entertaining plus a log store, garden storage and potting table.

The upper floors are accessed via two sets of curved stairs with original wooden treads and risers.

On the middle floor there is a large bedroom, currently used as a guest room and home office. Along with a recessed wardrobe/storage area, there is ample space for a double bed and large desk, in addition to the bay window. Painted simply with wooden floorboards, this light-filled room has an exceptional view of rolling farm fields and an ancient oak tree.

Also on this floor is a landing “snug” with floor-to-ceiling library-style shelving. The perfect spot for working or relaxing, it is large enough to accommodate a full-size desk, or statement armchairs.

Currently used as the master bedroom, the upper floor bedroom once again affords a wonderful view. A built-in cupboard houses a new hot-water cylinder and storage space. There is still room for a king-sized bed, dressing table or other storage.

Finally the bathroom, next to the upper bedroom, is fitted with a white bath with overhead shower and cream tiling. A white hand-basin and WC complete the room. The property has electric heating in addition to the wood burning stove.

Custom double-glazed white UPVC sash windows were fitted in 2016 and a new hot water cylinder was installed in 2019. It has LED lighting throughout. Public parking can be found to the rear of the property. Broadband speed is better than expected for a village location.

Drayton is located to the north west of Banbury, on the A422 to Stratford-Upon-Avon. 2 miles from the town centre, this village offers a rural experience - complete with historic parish church and village pub owned by the local brewery - within a 45 minute walk to the market-town centre of Banbury. A short walk away is the successful secondary school - North Oxfordshire Academy - with extensive community sports facilities. The village is serviced by bus routes to both Banbury and Stratford-Upon-Avon. There are regular trains from Banbury to London Marylebone in under an hour (55 mins), Birmingham (55 mins) and Oxford (20 minutes). Birmingham International airport is only 38 miles away. Banbury town centre is currently thriving with re-development and extensions to the Castle Quay centre including shopping, entertainment and dining establishments. Supermarkets include Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's, Aldi and Tesco.

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