The Green, Over Norton, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7

£650,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
A pair of cottages set in 0.2 acres of sizeable gardens, requiring complete modernisation with the scope to become a picturesque property on the edge of the Cotswolds. Viewings strictly by appointment

The property is a rare opportunity to purchase a pair of characterful dwellings, formerly three, within the same curtilage that require a comprehensive program of modernisation. The cottages are set within the picturesque hamlet of Over Norton, approximately a mile from Chipping Norton. It is set well back from the road with front and rear gardens constructed of local Cotswold stone under a slate roof. There is currently an entrance hall with a reception room either side, a stairwell leading to the first floor with a sizeable landing and two bedrooms. 1a is situated on the street front and is also built from stone under a slate roof. There is connection to mains sewage on site as well as mains electricity and water. Planning permission has been granted to widen the existing driveway to afford off street parking for both Laburnum Cottage and 1a The Green. Please note that the property is in very poor condition and as a result would require a cash buyer. Various hazards associated with the inernal fabric of the property mean that it is not possible to view the inside of the buildings as they are unsafe.

The village of Over Norton lies within a Conservation Area and is close to the attractive Cotswold market town of Chipping Norton, approximately twenty two miles north west of Oxford and fourteen miles south west of Banbury. Connections by road and rail are excellent with the M40 (Jct 11) thirteen miles away providing easy access to London, Birmingham and Oxford. There are two choices of rail transport, the closest direct service runs from Charlbury seven and a half miles away to London Paddington in approximately seventy six minutes, a further service at Banbury provides regular direct services to London Marylebone and Birmingham, both under 60 minutes peak time. There is an excellent bus and train service to Oxford.

Chipping Norton has a thriving community and good shopping, recreational and schooling facilities. It has a leisure centre with indoor pool, outdoor lido in the summer and a very popular theatre which shows films, concerts and live plays. There are also annual music, literary and jazz festivals and excellent restaurants, cafes, delicatessen and the well known Jaffe & Neale bookshop and cafe. Added to this are business facilities and a monthly famers' market.

The surrounding area is abundant with local traditional and gastro public houses and restaurants. There is excellent schooling in the area with a variety of primary schools, senior schools at Chipping Norton and private education in the area including Kitebrook, Sibford (co-ed), St Johns Prep (Banbury) Tudor Hall and Bloxham. The Oxford schools include The Dragon, Chandlings Manor, Summer Fields and Cothill. There is a school bus to the majority of these schools from Chipping Norton. The Cheltenham schools are also within reach.

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John D Wood

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