Located in the heart of Old Marston village, a conservation area just moments from Oxford city centre and Oxford’s Summertown, this is a delightful family house that dates back to the 17th century, with later additions.
The house is arranged around a pretty courtyard with a circular lawn, a driveway and a range of outbuildings, with planning permission to create further accommodation in the house and to convert the barn and garage.
Presently the house is arranged with 7 bedrooms over two floors with generous reception rooms, and there is considerable period detail throughout with exposed beams, open fireplaces and flagstone floors.
There is planning permission to enlarge the house at the rear on both levels to form an open plan kitchen breakfast room overlooking the courtyard, a new entrance hall, and to the first floor a large main bedroom with ensuite dressing room and bathroom.
In addition, the barn and garage have permission to convert to residential use, and the barn would make an ideal office or annexe and enjoys a delightful aspect overlooking the garden. The full plans and details are available from Knight Frank.
The gardens are particularly attractive, being private and enclosed by high stone walls. They are approached by an ornate wrought iron gate and comprise mainly lawned areas with several well-stocked flower and shrub borders, mature trees together with a wildflower area.
There are two means for vehicle access. Firstly, via a driveway from Ponds Lane, and secondly, via the stone arch with wrought iron gates from Mill Lane.
Old Marston is an attractive village within the Oxford ring road, which retains much of its rural character. There is the church of St. Nicholas, which dates in large part from the 13th century, and there are two pubs, including the Victoria Arms in the village. The meadows running down to the river and the Victoria Arms belong to the Oxford Preservation Trust, and there are many delightful walks.
The shopping and restaurant amenities of Summertown and the city centre are close by and readily accessible by bus, cycle paths and footpaths. The house is within the catchment area of Cherwell School and the Swan School – both of which are excellent state schools. There is also a wide range of independent schools for all ages – Headington School, Rye St Antony, Oxford High School, St Edward’s School, Dragon School and Magdalen College School.