Abbey Lodge is an imposing Grade II* listed property which dates backs to the 16th Century.
This historic building has been beautifully and sympathetically restored to retain its unique period character, successfully combining the charm of a bygone era with modern practical living to provide a comfortable family home.
The substantial and versatile accommodation offers well proportioned rooms with high ceilings, achieving both a feeling of grandeur and comfort. The principal house has six bedrooms and four bathrooms over two floors. There is also a mezzanine floor suitable for a seventh bedroom or study above the breakfast room and a lovely two storey annexe adjoining the east wing. Of particular note is the impressive kitchen/family room with its high vaulted ceiling forming the West wing. Character features include flagstone and oak flooring, exposed stone and timbers, mullioned windows, leaded lights, oak doors and window seats.
Outside there is an open fronted stone barn perfect for outdoor entertaining, complete with wood burning stove. Attractive landscaped gardens include a Tudor style courtyard with low box topiary and gravelled paths. There are lovely country views to the rear.
To the front of the house is an historic arch and former entrance but the main access to Abbey Lodge is via a sweeping drive leading around to the rear of the property.
Abbey Lodge is situated next to the church on the edge of the desirable village of Farthinghoe, just a 45-minute drive from Oxford. Farthinghoe is a rural village on the Northamptonshire/Oxfordshire border. The village has a primary school as well as The Fox public house/restaurant and parish church. There is a selection of independent schools including the preparatory school Winchester House, Beachborough, Carrdus and St John Priory in Banbury. Senior public schools include Stowe, Bloxham and Tudor Hall for girls. Brackley is c.5 miles, Banbury Station (London Marylebone 61 mins) 5 miles, M40 (J11) Northbound 5 miles, M40 (J10) Southbound 11 miles, Soho Farmhouse 14 miles, Bicester North (London Marylebone 46 mins) 15 miles (all distances and times approximate).
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