MANOR FARM, SYDENHAM, OXFORDSHIRE OX39 4LZ
AN ATTRACTIVE GRADE II LISTED FARMHOUSE AND DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY IN A PEACEFUL LOCATION, COMBINING CHARACTER AND MODERN FEATURES, EXTENSIVE OUTBUILDINGS WITH PLANNING PERMISSION TO PROVIDE FURTHER ACCOMMODATION, TOGETHER WITH PADDOCK LAND IN A RURAL BUT HIGHLY ACCESSIBLE LOCATION.
Thame 4.2 miles | Haddenham and Thame Parkway 6.4 miles (trains to Marylebone 42 minutes) | Princess Risborough 6.8 miles (trains to Marylebone 36 minutes) | Henley-on-Thames 12 miles | Oxford 19 miles (trains to Marylebone 1 hour) | Central London by car 43 miles
7 bedroom 4708 sq ft Listed Farmhouse | 2 bedroom Annexe | Planning consent to convert some of the outbuildings into Dwellings | Recently renovated Oak Barn suitable for entertaining | Stables | Dutch Barn | Open Fronted Barn | Ménage Gardens and Orchard | Paddocks
For sale as a whole by private treaty.
In all about 15.58 acres (6.31 hectares). Further land may be available by separate negotiation.
Manor Farm is an attractive period farmhouse in a beautiful rural setting with equestrian facilities. It is situated down a no through road on the edge of the pretty village of Sydenham. The property comprises the main farmhouse that is linked to a traditional barn to create a stunning spacious kitchen, family room and guest suite. In addition, there is a converted dairy providing further accommodation, a recently renovated oak barn suitable for entertaining or other uses, a double garage, open fronted cart shed, stables, menage, and further outbuildings. The majority of the outbuildings benefit from planning consent to convert into residential accommodation providing a significant development opportunity.
The house is approached via a quiet no through road into a large gravel parking and turning area.
The front door opens into a porch providing access to stairs to the first floor and to the south is the dining room with an open fireplace, wooden beams, traditional features and double aspect views over the gardens. Leading on from the dining room is the drawing room with a large open fire place, wooden beams and again double aspect views over the gardens. The entrance hall, with wooden flooring, wooden beams, an open fire place and a window overlooking the garden, also provides access in to a study with views over the front garden, the downstairs W.C, a small cellar and utility room with stone flooring and ample storage. A further door leads in to a boot room with a wooden dog ‘stable’, a door leading to the rear of the property and bedroom 6. Bedroom 6 has a double aspect windows, a built in wardrobe, wooden flooring and an en-suite bathroom with a W.C, basin and bathtub.
From the boot room a modern addition links the main dwelling to the kitchen which was converted in 2008. This has created a light and spacious family kitchen with multiple aspect views and skylights, perfect for modern living and entertaining.
Although stunningly contemporary in part, many original features have been restored during the redevelopment including for example the original beams. The kitchen has a stone tiled floor, base and wall storage units, double sink, electric AGA, built in hob and microwave together with a central large island providing further storage and with a further sink.
There is a larder with built in shelving providing additional storage. The kitchen also provides access in to the stable yard via a stable door.
To the west of the kitchen there is a large family room accessed through double doors, with a French window overlooking (and providing access to) the decking and further garden space. The family room has wooden flooring, exposed wooden beams, built in benches providing storage, and a further cupboard housing the electric board and providing further storage. A wooden staircase provides access to bedroom 7, the guest suite. This room has an en-suite bathroom and offers wonderful views across the paddock land.
The remainder of the bedrooms are on the first floor in the main part of the house and include the principal bedroom suite with dressing room and en-suite with shower and bath, family bathroom and four further good sized bedrooms, some with fireplaces and built in storage, as shown the floor plan.
The majority of the garden lies to the west and south west of the house and includes an orchard, lawned areas and attractive flowering and herbaceous borders. Adjoining the sitting room to the west of the kitchen is a decking area providing a peaceful al fresco eating/entertaining area with views over the garden and paddock beyond.
To the north of the main house the Dairy was converted from a traditional farm building to provide further modern accommodation comprising an open plan kitchen and living area together with two bedrooms and bathrooms. The Dairy has planning permission to extend to create a large kitchen/dining room, utility, sitting room and four bedrooms with three bathrooms.
There is an extensive range of outbuildings the majority of which have planning consent (Ref P18/SO967/FUL granted 19th October 2018) for the “Demolition, extension, alteration and conversion of existing buildings to form four dwellings with parking and amenity space”.
In addition to the extension of the Diary (“Unit 1”) the adjoining traditional stable range has permission to convert into an impressive four bedroom, three bathroom residential unit with living room, utility and open plan kitchen/dining room (“Unit 2”). To the south of the house there is a recently renovated oak barn suitable for entertaining with adjoining double Garage which also benefits from planning consent to convert into a three bedroom dwelling (“Unit 3”). Opposite is a further traditional barn with consent to convert into a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling again with attractive open plan living space (“Unit 4”).
In addition to the outbuildings with planning permission for residential there is a further very useful Dutch Barn, further storage and stabling and a traditional former pigsty.
Close to the stables is a 60m x 30m rubber and sand surface menage with post and rail fencing.
The attractive, free draining and level paddocks extend to approximately 12.33 acres (4.98 ha) and surround the house on three sides. The land has been well maintained and is in good heart with stock proof enclosures and good access and water.
Sydenham is a highly sought after South Oxfordshire village. Despite it’s quiet rural charm it is easily accessible. It has a thriving public house with more comprehensive amenities at Thame (4 miles), and Princes Risborough (7 miles). There are a variety of fast trains available from both Thame Parkway and Princes Risborough to Marylebone (36 minutes). Oxford City centre is within 19 miles and the M40 junction 6 within 4 miles. The area is also particularly well served with highly regarded schools all within reach such as Griffin House (5 miles), Ashfold (10 miles), Godstone (17 miles), St Edwards (20 miles), Oxford High School (20 miles), Wycombe Abbey (13 miles) and Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (15.9 miles).
Method of Sale
Manor Farm is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole.
Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
An employee of Adkin is related to the Vendors of the property.
Mains water and mains electricity. The property is currently connected to private drainage but the Vendors intend to connect to mains drainage prior to completion. Oil fired heating and Aga to the farmhouse. Electric heating to the Dairy.
Wayleave, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves from masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. A footpath lies on the western edge of the property.
Fixtures and Fittings
Garden statuary, chattels and tenant’s fixtures are excluded. Carpets are included within the sale.
The House is Grade II Listed.
South Oxfordshire District Council. www.southoxon.gov.uk
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Viewings and Further Information
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From the M40 leave at Junction 6 and take the B4009 towards Princes Risborough. After approximately ½ mile take the left hand turning onto the A40 Signed towards Oxford and Thame. After approximately ¾ mile take the right hand turning signed Chalford and Sydenham (immediately before the petrol filling station) and continue into the village of Sydenham. Immediately after passing the Crown Inn take the left hand turn into Brookstones (signed no through road). Manor Farm will be found on the left hand side after approximately ½ mile.
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Photographs taken August 2020.
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