The Cottages - The Guild of Professional Estate Agents

The Cottages - The Guild of Professional Estate Agents


High Russet, Upper Brailes, Banbury,

Oxfordshire, OX15 5AX

Forming an integral part of the street scene of this charismatic North Cotswold village

between Shipston on Stour and Banbury, this imaginatively designed and substantially

extended four bedroom, country residence combines the innate character and charm of

a period home with all the contemporary refinements of modern day living and must

be viewed internally to be fully appreciated.

It is hard to imagine both the size and amount of accommodation being offered from

the front elevation with the main cottage having three double bedrooms, three

bathrooms and three reception rooms and the two storey annexe to the side having

stylishly inverted accommodation with a stunning studio room on the first floor leading

to a large balcony and a bedroom and a wet room on the ground floor.

There are certain romantically inclined features to seduce the willing buyer, particularly

with the master bedroom having not only an en suite shower room but also a balcony

with wrought iron railings and stunning views over the gardens and surrounding

countryside. There are many built in window seats, particularly to the older part of the

property with some enticing views and there is a superb example of an inglenook

fireplace in the living room with a large wood burning stove.

The property also lends itself to outside living space being located on a 0.9 acre plot

with a 400 ft rear garden and an oak framed pergola immediately adjacent to the

property offering a relaxing environment for al fresco dining.

Other subtleties include a walk in dressing room adjacent to the master bedroom, two

large loft storage areas, one of which displaying some antique A frame roof timbers

and there is a cosy boot room off the utility room, with its own small wood burning

stove and wet room.

For the more technically minded the property is serviced with its own LPG gas tank

servicing two central heating systems, one to the main property and the one to the

annex which has under floor heating on both floors. There is not only a double car

port with storage above and a long sweeping driveway within the grounds but also a

large integral double garage with a 10 ft ceiling.

To summarise the property, it is definitely part of the village scene in Upper Brailes but

there is a real feeling of country living with the expansive views over the gardens and

countryside to the rear. This is an exceptional property which will appeal to a wide

range of potential buyers.

Upper Brailes itself is serviced by its own public house and Lower Brailes which is just

over half a mile a way has more shops and facilities and a local primary school. Rail

links to London can be found from Banbury and from Moreton in Marsh, both

approximately 8 miles away.

Accommodation (all measurements are


Hall: 3.35m (11ft 0in) x 4.06m (13ft 4in)

Oak parquet flooring, double radiator, easy

staircase returning to first floor with spindle

balustrade, cloaks rack and two wall

mounted light points.

Living Room: 6.65m (21ft 10in) x 5.31m

(17ft 5in)

Substantial inglenook fireplace with stone

hearth with parquet flooring area adjacent all

around substantial cast iron multi fuel burning

stove with antique oak lintel and exposed

stone work around. Two built in window seats

to the westerly facing front windows both with

shutters and two 4ft 10” high picture

windows to the rear with central French doors

leading onto rear garden with both windows

also having shutters. Built in storage area to

one side of chimney breast, exposed beams

to the ceiling and double radiator.

Dining Room: 4.09m (13ft 5in) x 4.06m

(13ft 4in)

With beech laminate flooring, single radiator

and dual aspect sitting room with westerly and

northerly aspected window, telephone point

and fitted dado rail and t.v. point.

Kitchen: 4.47m (14ft 8in) x 4.01m

(13ft 2in)

Ceramic tile floor, laminate and pine work

tops fitted to three sides with inset 1 1/2

stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and

mixer tap, space and plumbing for

dishwasher, eleven base cupboards, five

matching wall mounted cupboards with

display area and three spice drawers, partially

tiled surround to work surfaces and

combination boiler for instantaneous hot

water and gas fired central heating, inset

spotlights. Part timber panelling to dado

height and double radiator with shelf above,

back to back hatch to dining room, split level

five ring gas hob with built in oven below and

pull out cooker hood above.

Utility Room: 4.06m (13ft 4in) x 2.13m

(7ft 0in)

Travertine ceramic tile floor, space for fridge

freezer, space and plumbing for automatic

washer and space for tumble dryer. Two

double two tier larder cupboards and

separate single larder cupboard and four

matching wall mounted cupboards, four base

units, inset spotlights to the ceiling, back to

back door to annexe.

Boot Room: 3.91m (12ft 10in) x 2.67m

(8ft 9in)

Travertine ceramic tile floor, cast iron wood

burning stove to one corner, t.v. aerial point,

stable door leading onto garden, built in

book shelves and t.v. point.

Wet Room:

Two piece suite in white, low flush w.c. wall

mounted wash hand basin, wall mounted

shower unit, ladder style heated towel rail

and radiator, inset spotlight to the ceiling,

built in extractor and Travertine tiled floor

and walls.

First Floor Landing: 12.5m (41ft 0in) x

2.46m (8ft 1in) maximum

Gallery style main landing area with wall

mounted light points and fitted dado and

secondary landing area approached via

archway with built in window seat and

attractive easterly aspect over gardens

towards distant countryside.

Master Bedroom: 4.09m (13ft 5in)

x 4.62m (15ft 2in)

Northerly aspect gable window and easterly

aspect double French doors leading onto

balcony. Oak laminate flooring, two double

built in wardrobes, double radiator.

En Suite: 2.92m (9ft 7in) x 1.22m

(4ft 0in)

Travertine tile floor and walls with inset

spotlights overhead, double mirrored vanity

cupboard with central dressing mirror, three

piece suite with low flush w.c., wall mounted

wash hand basin and shower cubicle with

glazed screen and built in power shower,

velux window and ladder style heated towel

rail and radiator. Balcony with wrought iron

railings, easterly and southerly aspects,

excellent views of the gardens and

surrounding countryside.

Walk in Dressing Room: 3.86m (12ft

8in) x 1.83m (6ft 0in)

Oak laminate flooring, floor to ceiling

wardrobes with shelf storage and hanging

space in seven sections with spotlights,

single radiator and dormer window to the


Family Bathroom: 3.78m (12ft 5in) x

2.69m (8ft 10in)

Black ceramic tile floor with white diamond

inserts, four piece suite in white with pedestal

wash hand basin, bidet, low flush w.c. and

panelled bath with central chrome mixer

tap, single radiator, heated towel rail with

inset spotlights to the ceiling, dormer

window with outlook over countryside,

double built in airing cupboard.

Middle Bedroom 2: 3.86m (12ft 8in) x

3.23m (10ft 7in)

Dual aspected room with westerly and

northerly aspect along Brailes High Street

and Hill La ne towards countryside, single


Front Bedroom 3: 3.81m (12ft 6in)

x 3.23m (10ft 7in)

Built in window seat with outlook along Hill

Lane towards countryside, single radiator.

Loft Store Room: 6.58m (21ft 7in) x 2.62m

(8ft 7in)

Dual A frame construction with conventional

purlin and 8 ft high apex ceiling, two velux

windows both with blinds with outlook over

countryside and inset spotlights.

Second Loft Room: 8.28m (27ft 2in)

x 4.27m (14ft 0in)

Apex ceiling, two double glazed easterly facing

velux windows.

Patio Area: 6.4m (21ft 0in) x 6.1m

(20ft 0in)

Oak framed pergola, stone base.

Second Patio Area: 12.19m (40ft 0in) x

9.14m (30ft 0in)

Ideal seating area with access from the kitchen,

living room and boot room, gated access

leading to driveway and to garden.

Rear Garden: 121.92m (400ft 0in)

approximately x 24.38m (80ft 0in)


Orchard garden to the rear with ornamental

circular cropped conifers, apple and cherry

trees descending to garden immediately

adjacent to patio, well screened in all

directions. Rear garden bounded by five bar



Sweeping gravel and block paved driveway

with double wrought iron gates leading from

the main road to double garage.

Car Port: 5m (16ft 5in) x 6.1m

(20ft 0in)

With power and light installed and solar

panels on the southerly elevation creating

its own form of electricity and roof storage


Integral garage: 7.16m (23ft 6in)

x 4.78m (15ft 8in)

12’ metal up and over door, power and

light installed with single radiator,

combination boiler for instantaneous hot

water and under floor central heating

system for the annexe.

Separate Annexe:

Entrance Hall: 4.04m (13ft 3in)

x 2.39m (7ft 10in)

Solid oak flooring and oak staircase rising

to first floor, back to back door to utility

room in main house and walk in wet

room, two piece suite in white, wall

mounted wash hand basin, low flush w.c.

and travertine tiles and hand held shower

attachment with large rain shower head,

inset spot lights to the ceiling, part tile walls

and built in extractor, ladder style heated

towel rail and radiator.

Bedroom: 2.97m (9ft 9in) x 4.37m

(14ft 4in)

Four full height mirrored door wardrobes

with sliding doors, double built in storage


First Floor: 10.57m (34ft 8in)

x 4.75m (15ft 7in)

Living Area:

Open plan living room and kitchen, living

area with solid oak flooring, Cotswold

stone fireplace with living flame gas fire,

galleried area and pitch pine angled

beams with central apex ceiling with

substantial oak beam above, double

doors opening onto large balcony area

with superb views over gardens and



Two piece suite in white, low flush w.c.,

wall mounted wash hand basin, Travertine

tile floor, pine beams to the ceiling and

built in extractor.

Kitchen Area:

Travertine tile floor, granite style laminate

work tops fitted to two sides with inset

stainless steel sink unit with single drainer

and mixer tap, split level gas hob with built

in oven below, externally ducted cooker

hood above, three base cupboards, space

and plumbing for automatic washer and

work podium opposite with four base

cupboards, space for small fridge freezer

and two wall mounted cupboards, dormer

window with westerly aspect.

Front Garden:

Raised wall and flower bed with country

hedgerow screening the main road and

small raised garden area beside the

driveway with a wood store to one side.

High Russet, Upper Brailes, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5AX

We would like to inform prospective purchasers that Holmans Estate Agents have not tested any included apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings, central heating systems or services mentioned

in these particulars, and purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their working order and condition. These particulars do not constitute, nor constitute any part of, an offer or contract.

All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Holmans Estate Agents or the vendors or lessors. Any intending purchaser must

satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars. The vendors do not make or give, and neither Holmans Estate

Agents nor any person in their employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


From our Moreton in Marsh office turn right continuing North along the Fosseway the A429 for approximately four miles then turn right at the

crossroads sign posted Shipston on Stour. Continue to the centre of the village passing the square on the left hand side and then turn right sign

posted Banbury and Brailes. Following the road to the left over the river Stour and continuing for approximately three miles to Upper Brailes. This

property is then positioned 300 yards along on the left hand side and about 150 yards before the pub.


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