A magnificent country property for sale in Oxfordshire has just come on to the open market – the 194-acre Grade II-listed North Aston Hall estate with its far-reaching views over the Cherwell Valley.
North Aston Hall is a magnificent Grade II* listed ‘Jacobean’ mansion constructed of coursed squared limestone and marlstone with ashlar dressing. The recently extensively refurbished accommodation comprises of 6 reception rooms, a 2,500 sq. ft. master suite, and 10 further bedroom suites arranged over five floors and serviced by a passenger lift.
The approach to the Hall is a mile-long drive through the estate’s parkland and beautifully landscaped gardens (which includes two spring-fed lakes) before arriving at the west front.
The land lies mainly to the south of the Hall and comprises rolling arable and grassland running down to, and including fishing rights on, the River Cherwell. The gardens, farmland and woodland total about 194 acres in total. There are two farm buildings on the land.
Within the grounds of the estate, there are several extra buildings – a coach house, garages, and four separate guest houses with 19 further bedrooms. Together with the Hall, there is 35,000 sq. ft. of living space.
As if all that is not enough, the estate also includes two adventure playgrounds, a leisure complex with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, a petting zoo, a spectacular riverside treehouse providing a wonderful venue for parties and dining, tennis court, and a family shoot as well as numerous outdoor eating areas.
North Aston Hall Estate is located between the market towns of Banbury and Bicester – around 16 miles from Oxford (approximately 5 miles to junction 10 of the M40) and, around 74 miles from central London.
By rail, Bicester North and Bicester Village station (11.5 miles) offer a direct Chiltern Rail service to London Marylebone in about 43 minutes. In addition, by air, the Hall is 10 miles from London Oxford Private Airport, 62 miles from Heathrow Airport and, 52 miles from Luton Airport.
At a guide price of £28 million, North Aston Hall Estate is, so far, the most expensive country property for sale in Oxfordshire in 2018.