Adderbury, Oxfordshire OX17
Dating from the 17th Century, Adderbury House is a substantial Grade II listed eight bedroom manor house overlooking private parkland set in 45 acres with two cottages. The house has recently undergone an extensive renovation project with huge attention to detail to restore the original features to bring it back to its former glory and create a stunning home. Throughout the property the many original features include staircases, rooms of grand proportions with high ceilings and cornicing, shutters, window seats and wall panelling. Many of the fireplaces remain and of particular note, are the traditional Georgian style windows and the external 19th century columned stone portico entrance which emphasise the elegance of the property. The front of the house faces south with far reaching uninterrupted views over the parkland and countryside beyond.
The layout of Adderbury House is ideal for family living and entertaining. The house can be separated on the ground floor into two distinct areas to suit both needs. The panelled reception hall provides an impressive entrance to the house with two wings leading off. Occupying the west wing are the formal entertaining rooms which include the dining room and the drawing room/ballroom with adjoining bar and cloakroom providing a perfect space for entertaining on a grand scale. The East wing provides the everyday living space with study, sitting room with two sets of French doors to the garden and the kitchen/breakfast room, beyond which are the boot room, utility room and the media/family room. The kitchen, which has direct access to the formal garden, has been beautifully fitted with Sub Zero, Wolf and Gaggenau appliances. The laundry room, store and further cloakroom are arranged off a glass link which opens to an internal courtyard garden.
Occupying the first, second and third floors, are eight bedroom suites, seven of which have separate dressing rooms and bathrooms (all with underfloor heating). Of particular note is the master bedroom suite, which occupies the west wing of the house taking in the outstanding view enjoyed from two sets of windows opening to Juliet balconies. The suite has a central bathroom and two dressing rooms. A laundry room and kitchenette are conveniently located on the first floor. A lift from the ground floor serves the first and second floors.
The cellars, which include the boiler room and plant room, have been completely refurbished to provide an exceptional stone arched wine cellar.
Accessed via a separate gated entrance at the rear of the house, there are two cottages, the first with three bedrooms, the second with two, which are arranged off a courtyard and provide ideal staff accommodation.
The house is approached via a Grade II listed grand Tuscan arched entrance, with the formal landscaped gardens with terrace are located on the east side and the remainder of the grounds are arranged to the front of the house. These including an orchard and grazing land which provides a lovely setting and extensive views.
Located just south of the market town of Banbury, Adderbury is a particularly sought after village. It is home to excellent local facilities including a post office, village store, public houses and a fine fourteenth century church. The village also has an excellent squash and tennis club as well as a nearby golf course. The nearby market town of Banbury offers more comprehensive retail, sporting and leisure facilities.
Road and rail links in the area are excellent with easy access to the M40 at Ardley and Banbury and trains running regularly to London Marylebone from Banbury (approx. 63 minutes), and Bicester (approx. 50 mins)