Beautifully restored and set in an elevated position in a typical Cotswolds village, Swinbrook Place has it all. James Fisher is watching.
In Swinbrook, what was once two became one: no, it’s not the local postmaster who marries the curate. Instead, this pair of cottages was combined into a Tudor-style two-story family home.
The newly refurbished house is being marketed through Knight Frank for an estimated price of £3.25 million.
With four or six bedrooms, depending on how you arrange it, four bathrooms and countless beautiful reception rooms, this Cotswold stone house is perfect for entertaining and exploring the surrounding AONB.
Many vintage features are still on display throughout, such as the high ceilings, exposed beams, open fireplaces in many rooms, including the bathrooms, and delightful iron-barred windows.
The beauty of the interiors is matched by the three-quarter-acre gardens, which feature three lawned terraces, a mature orchard that leads to a pergola and weeping willow avenue, and well-stocked flower beds.
The village of Swinbrook is in an area of outstanding natural beauty next to the River Windrush, about two miles from Burford. You’ll find the popular Swan Inn pub and cricket club here, while Burford has a variety of shops, restaurants and hotels.
There are also many other towns and villages in the area, such as Chipping Norton, Stow-on-the-Wold and, of course, Oxford. The immediate countryside provides many hiking and horseback trails, while Oxford is home to regional theaters and extensive shopping.
Schooling is excellent, as is the range of sports facilities on offer, from golf, horse racing at Cheltenham and Newbury to country sports.
Communications are just as impressive, with easy access to the A40 which connects to Oxford, as well as regular trains from Charlbury Station (15 minutes from the hotel) to London Paddington.
Swinbrook Place is currently listed for sale through Knight Frank with an estimated price of £3.25m – see more photos or contact an agent for more information.
Credit: Knight Frank
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