Chacombe Hill Farm
Chacombe, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17 2EL
- Modern detached property
- Five bedrooms
- Four reception rooms
- Six bathrooms
- Space for tennis court
- Planning permission for a detached garage
- Plot of approx. 32 acres of gardens and fields
- Panoramic countryside views
A modern five bedroom detached house with outbuildings, planning permission for a detached garage, and a plot of about 32 acres of gardens and fields with panoramic countryside views.
The property is set well back from the road and is accessed via a long drive which continues past the house and the site for the garage to a parking area at the front with a turning circle around a raised pond. There are panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The property has over 4,650sq. ft. of accommodation set over three floors including a lower ground floor with a cinema room and wine store. The three reception rooms on the ground floor are all accessed via double doors from the hall and all three have doors to the garden giving an excellent flow through the space for modern family life and entertaining. There is also a bespoke kitchen/breakfast room and a utility/boot room. The first floor has five double bedrooms all with contemporary wet rooms and there is also a family bathroom.
Design and Specification
The main house was completed in December 2018 and is constructed of Hornton stone from a quarry in Banbury. The property has been finished to a high specification including marble and oak flooring, underfloor heating throughout, a bespoke staircase, solid oak skirting boards and window sills, and internal doors veneered with European oak. The heating is powered by a ground source heat pump buried in the fields with a heat exchange in the basement.The planning permission also included construction of a triple garage with adjoining workshop and garden store but this has not yet been built.
Lower Ground Floor
The lower ground floor has an external door to steps leading up to the side of the property near the store room. There is a cinema room, and a wine store with a glazed door, hand made solid oak shelving and inset lighting. The plant room houses the electrical controls for the CCTV and the router for the Wi-Fi, the signal for which is boosted by ceiling mounted units; one in the basement and two on each of the ground and first floors. The plant room also has the ground source heating pipes and a NIBE 500 litre hot water tank and two DAB 500 litre tanks for cold water. There are pump units to ensure instant hot water to all the taps, and an additional boost unit to provide additional hot water quickly if needed.
An extra wide solid oak door opens into the double height entrance hall which has marble flooring with underfloor heating and a bespoke oak and wrought iron staircase to the galleried landing which has an oak and wrought iron balustrade. A central 5.3 metre long Italian crystal chandelier hangs from the ceiling.
Principal Reception Rooms
The dual aspect sitting room has engineered oak flooring and French doors to a terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The dining room has marble flooring with underfloor heating, a feature fireplace with a Portland stone surround, and sash windows and French doors to an extensive terrace with far reaching countryside views.
Other Reception Rooms
The games room is also dual aspect with French doors to the terrace and also has engineered oak flooring. The cinema room currently has a wall mounted TV but has been wired for a projector and screen if required.
The bespoke kitchen/breakfast room has a limestone floor and a comprehensive range of two tone units, including a glazed display cabinet, with two tone granite worksurfaces incorporating a double butler sink with a mixer tap and a rinse hose. The central island has an inset Kohle sink with a Quooker boiling water tap and a breakfast bar with space to seat four. The butchers block at one end of the island has an inset drawer with Flint and Flame knives. Integrated appliances include a Miele microwave/steam oven, a dishwasher, a Miele coffee machine, a Neff induction hob and two Neff ovens with slide and hide doors and warming drawers below. There is also a Fisher and Paykal wine fridge and two fridge/freezers. The room has a door to the garden and dual aspect windows, one of which has a window seat with storage below.
The adjoining utility room also has a window seat with storage. There is a range of full height, wall and base units, a sink and drainer and space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. There is a door to the garden and a walk-in cupboard with space for coats and shoes.
The galleried landing overlooks the hall below from all four sides. Plenty of natural light is provided by three windows to the front and five Velux windows in the vaulted ceiling. The double airing cupboard has fitted shelves.
Principal Bedroom Suite
The master bedroom has engineered oak flooring, a walk-in wardrobe with hanging rails and shelving, and French doors to a balcony overlooking the drive, garden and open countryside beyond. The en suite wet room has a shower area, a concealed cistern WC and twin washbasins.
Other Bedrooms and Bathrooms
There are four further double bedrooms, three with engineered oak flooring and one with marble flooring. All four bedrooms have built-in sliding door wardrobes and en suite wet rooms. There is also a fully tiled family bathroom which has a Victoria and Albert free standing Napoli bath, a matching wash basin with vanity storage, and a concealed cistern WC.
Gardens and Grounds
The property sits in the centre of its 32 acres plot with open countryside and panoramic views on all sides. The gardens are not yet fully established but the vendors have planted many trees including blossom trees lining the drive. Paved paths are in place and there is an extensive paved terrace outside the dining room and side of the house for outside dining and entertaining. The terrace outside the sitting room and games room overlooks the pool area and is currently just concreted. It could be paved or, subject to planning permission, an orangery could be added here and connections to the underfloor heating are in place to facilitate this.
Tennis Court and Swimming Pool
An area of the garden is being prepared for a tennis court with trees planted on two sides of the site for screening.The swimming pool is a work in progress. The vendors have had the pool dug out as well as an area around it for a sunken terrace but the pandemic has delayed completion giving purchasers the opportunity to finish the area to their own personal preferences. The pool house has a changing room, a cloakroom and a main area which has sliding patio doors to a terrace overlooking the pool area.
Garage, Store Room and Detached Barn
Planning permission is in place to construct a triple garage with workshop and garden store on a plot next to the drive. The detached store room is currently used as a workshop and log store and has power to the fuse board. The detached stone barn is part of the original farm buildings and is currently used for storage. There is scope, subject to planning permission, to convert it into an annexe or a home office.
Situation and Schooling
Chacombe village has a village hall and a public house, The George and Dragon which also serves food, and there is a local junior school which is rated good by Ofsted.For a wider range of amenities, the property is only 11 minutes drive from the market town of Banbury which also has a station with trains to Marylebone in just over an hour. Towcester is about 21 minutes drive and it is about 47 minutes drive from Northampton which has a range of shops, cafes, and restaurants as well as theatres and cinemas and a station with trains to Euston in 60 minutes.