HIGH RUSSET | UPPER BRAILES | BANBURY | OXFORDSHIRE | OX15 5AX
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Patio Area: 6.4m (21ft 0in) x 6.1m
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
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.
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
Four full height mirrored door wardrobes
with sliding doors, double built in storage
First Floor: 10.57m (34ft 8in)
x 4.75m (15ft 7in)
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.
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.
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.
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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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