Property of the Day: College Farmhouse, Oxfordshire
THE PROPERTY: This Grade II-listed seven-bedroom farmhouse has been tastefully restored in recent years to perfectly preserve its mellow Cotswold stone and stone slate roof, while incorporating large, standout windows that flood the rooms with natural light. This is historic country living at its finest.
THE LOCATION: College Farmhouse is tucked away on a quiet road in the hamlet of Weald, a stone’s throw from Burford, Oxford and the Costwolds, as well as some of best schools in the region.
THE INTERIOR: On entering the farmhouse, you find yourself in the oldest rooms in the house: the reception spaces, each with accents of solid oak and limestone floors. The sitting-room is historically referred to as the Great Parlour, and is well-equipped for hosting large numbers, thanks to its large wood burner and surround-sound music system. The combined kitchen, living and dining area is a masterclass in modern design with its floating glazed balcony, exposed timbers in the vaulted ceiling and cosy under-floor heating. The dining space enjoys verdant views of the south-facing garden.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Period fireplaces and mullion windows with working shutters root this home in history, while offering luxurious modern comforts.
BUY IT NOW: £1,650,000 with Knight Frank
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