Swinbrook, Oxfordshire OX18
Situated within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and designated as a Conservation Area, the quintessential Cotswold village of Swinbrook lies on the River Windrush. With its highly-regarded Swan Inn pub and cricket club, the village is regarded as one of the most popular in the area.
One of the most prominent houses in Swinbrook, The Bell House is set back from the village lane overlooking attractive countryside. The house was built circa mid 18th Century with later additions to the rear gable. The “bell” sits symmetrically and prominently on the main façade above the front door. This door is rarely used as a more recent entrance door has been built to the side of the house flowing into the entrance hall and connecting to the newer part of the house to the rear.
At the front of the house is a light and modern kitchen and breakfast room which leads out onto the patio area and the garden, as well as a more formal dining room and sitting room. Looking out onto the courtyard at the rear is a wonderful drawing room with focal open fire. Over the first and second floors are five bedrooms and three bathrooms, the master bedroom with a separate dressing room and walk in wardrobe. The first floor also has a games room giving a space that could be used in a multitude of different ways. A pantry and utility room is located in a separate Cotswold stone building next to the front door.
The main outbuilding to the side of the house provides garaging, storage, a cellar and machinery store. There is potential to create ancillary accommodation in this building with a second floor – which has previously been granted.
The majority of the garden is to the rear and side of the house, with wonderful views looking out onto the village and beyond.