A Grade II Listed 1830s barn conversion of style and considerable character in gardens of approximately three quarters of an acre, set in an attractive position on the edge of the village and with distant views to the City and the Ridgeway.
This charming former apple store, built of Oxfordshire stone with a blue tile roof, has been very thoughtfully designed by the current owners with an eye for detail, from the wonderful use of interesting materials, including green oak and Parana pine, to the practical benefits of underfloor heating and with double glazing throughout the house.
Master bedroom with en suite, 3 further bedrooms (1 en suite), family bathroom, kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, utility room, double garage, parking, gardens.
Situation Longworth is a pretty village lying 13 miles west of Oxford in attractive open countryside. The village amenities include a primary school, a well reputed village pub, the Blue Boar, village hall and a parish church dating from the 12th century. There is an excellent choice of schools close by including Cokethorpe and St Hughs, day-to-day shopping and services which can be found at Witney, Abingdon and Oxford. In addition there is Frilford Heath Golf course nearby as well as Millets Farm Shop at Marcham. The river Thames is close by with delightful walks.
Entrance hall Oak front door to hallway with Indian sandstone flooring, coat cupboard with pine door.
Sitting ROOM24'3" x 17'5" (7.4m x 5.3m). Indian sandstone flooring, exposed stone wall with inglenook fireplace with brick back and travertine marble hearth within which is a Yeoman two door wood burning stove and oak beam above. Exposed stone walls and timbers, sarking boards on roof and oak trusses, television aerial point, telephone point, downlighters. Glazed A frames with good light to rooms off. Green oak frame with double French windows to garden, Parana pine staircase with elegant black stained spindles leading to a galleried landing.
KITCHEN22' x 17'5" (6.7m x 5.3m). Bespoke Mark Smith kitchen units consisting of a central island and mixture of fitted and freestanding wall and base units with distressed painted fronts and ash work surfaces. The central island has a two bowl Belfast style sink with single swan neck mixer tap, extensive storage cupboards with shelving, drawers, power points, a concealed waste bin and integrated dishwasher. Black lpg fuelled Aga with two hobs and two ovens and alongside an integrated Smeg ceramic four ring hob with Smeg extractor hood above, downlighters, television aerial point, telephone point, Italian limestone flooring. French windows and stable door to side, both leading to stone walled garden area with herb garden.
Utility room Terracotta tiled flooring, Keston Celsius 25 lpg fire boiler, work surface with integrated single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, cupboards under with pine doors and additional wall hung cupboards, water softener serving the whole house except utility room cold water tap, extractor fan, tiled splashback, storage cupboard containing Megaflow and expansion tank, clothes horse, door to en suite.
Master BEDROOM14'5" x 10'2" (4.4m x 3.1m). With distant view to the Ridgeway. Exposed A frame, original eyebrow window, double fitted wardrobe with pine door, television aerial point, telephone point, single radiator, downlighters.
En suite bathroom Solid oak floor, wash basin set in oak vanity unit, tiled splashback, heated mirror with light and shaver point above, low level WC with concealed cistern and oak shelving, single radiator, shower cubicle with folding glass doors and Ideal Standard shower, tiled splashback, extractor fan, downlighters.
Bedroom 214'1" x 10'2" (4.3m x 3.1m). Glazed A frame providing light from sitting room, original eyebrow window, extensive fitted wardrobes with pine doors and useful double recess above bed, telephone point, single radiator, downlighters.
Family bathroom Solid oak floor, wash basin set in vanity unit, tiled splashback, heated mirror with light and shaver point above, low level WC with concealed cistern and oak shelving, single radiator, panel bath with shower over, tiled splashback, shower rail and curtain, extractor fan, towel rail and downlighters.
Bedroom 313'1" x 10'2" (3.99m x 3.1m). Currently used as a study; glazed A frame providing light from sitting room, extensive fitted wardrobes with additional storage above, both having pine fronted doors, telephone point, single radiator, downlighters.
Landing Concealed storage cupboard, useful shelving in alcove, airing cupboard with shelving and single radiator and concealed door, single radiator, downlighters.
Bedroom 410'10" x 10'2" (3.3m x 3.1m). Fitted wardrobe with drawers below and shelving above, practical desk alcove with bookshelves and additional cupboards to either side, television aerial point, telephone point.
En suite bathroom Terracotta tiled flooring, wash basin, tiled splashback, wall hung low level WC, radiator towel rail, heated mirror with two lights and two shaver points, walk-in shower cubicle with sliding door, extractor fan, pine corner shelf.
Double GARAGE19'4" x 19'4" (5.9m x 5.9m). Space for two cars and mezzanine level for storage.
Outside A shared private drive from the main road curves around to the main gate and a gravel parking area in front of the house, with space for cars to manoeuvre. The front area off the sitting room has been thoughtfully laid out to provide a delightful space to make the most of the sun. To the side of the kitchen is a stone walled garden, perfect for summer entertaining, complete with established herb garden. The well designed and maintained gardens lead the eye to a range of different views and perspectives. The current owners have established a small traditional orchard of five fruiting trees, plum, pear, cherry, eating and cooking apples, and have planted a variety of willow hedges to shelter the property. To the side there is an established herbaceous garden, a lavender bordered vegetable patch with a greenhouse behind. Two sheds offer good storage for garden materials, as well as a useful woodshed.
Directions From the Oxford ring road, take the A420 towards Swindon. On reaching the Kingston Bagpuize roundabout (after approximately 10 miles), turn right for Witney, and then take the first left turning for Longworth. Take the first turning right (Cow Lane), signposted Longworth Village and the property is on the left. Postcode OX13 5EJ.