Faringdon Road, Stanford in the Vale, Faringdon, Oxfordshire, SN7


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  • Bedrooms: 6
Approached over its own driveway Manor Farm is a traditional yeoman's house with early 17th Century origins and a later Georgian façade. The property is full of character and has some charming period features. The listing applies to the Farm House, Dovecote and Granary block. The other buildings are curtilage listed and, subject to the relevant consents, could be converted to suit a number of different requirements.

The front door leads into the reception hall, with a wood burning stove (with back boiler). At the rear of the hall is a large boot room/utility room and cloakroom/WC, with a door to the courtyard and outbuildings. An elegant drawing room, has a wooden floor, window shutters, fireplace and French doors to the garden, there is scope for extension either an orangery or conservatory (subject to the usual planning/listed building consents). This room leads into another sitting room/study. The open plan kitchen/dining area has a large 17th Century inglenook fireplace and benefits from a four oven electric Everhot stove and a tiled floor.

There are four double bedrooms on the first floor, one being the large master which leads into a dressing room with large windows and en suite shower room. There is an additional shower room and a family bathroom on this floor and a further two bedrooms on the second floor via a staircase along with a large attic space.

Outside: The garden enjoys a southerly aspect with a terrace from which to enjoy the view towards the Berkshire Downs and abuts the fields beyond. The land currently is made up of paddocks, woodland and a lake. A pre-application meeting was held on site and in principle the Vale of the White Horse District Council has said that development on site would be acceptable. The former farmyard with the range of outbuildings lies to the rear of the house.

The Old Dairy is a two bedroom conversion with its own patio area. This has planning for both residential and commercial use and has been used as an office in the past.

Next door is The Granary building which has a small kitchen area, two WCs and stairs leading to a large former art studio with four Velux windows. The old beamed stables are adjacent as is the Dovecote.

There is a large Dutch barn and adjacent threshing barn with large windows which is currently used as a gym and has previously been used as a party barn. It has doors to a large workshop with a floor above for storage. A footprint for modern stables exists, which could be reinstated subject to the necessary planning. Behind this is the covered yard with hay barn, kennel and sheds. These buildings could all have a number of different uses along with development potential, subject to the relevant planning consents.

Approached by its own drive, Manor Farm is a short distance from the village amenities. Stanford in the Vale is a thriving village with its own supermarket, post office, cafe, hairdresser, veterinary practice, garage, public house, church, primary school, active village hall and frequent bus service with connections to Oxford, Swindon and Didcot Parkway stations. The village is midway between the market towns of Wantage and Faringdon, both offering a range of shops, restaurants and cafes and both have a Waitrose and other supermarkets. Oxford and Swindon are within easy reach with rail and motorway connections (M40 and M4). There is a good selection of schools in the area including St Hughs, Cothill, St Helen and St Katherine's and Abingdon School.

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John D Wood

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