The Close, Greatworth, Banbury, Northamptonshire, OX17


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Tucked away in a secluded position, Bay Cottage is a detached character home. It offers a fine balance of light and openness with warmth and welcome. Rich in history, the cottage was formally farm workers' cottages. The entrance hall gives access to a peaceful light sitting room with a fireplace and wood burning stove, exposed ceiling beams, a storage cupboard and dual aspect windows. The dining room has exposed floor tiles and ceiling beams, a large bay window to the front with a door giving access through the rear hall to the spacious kitchen / dining room. The kitchen offers a range of eye and base level units, granite work surfaces, a main oven, an additional combination oven and grill, a hob and a walk-in pantry, integral dishwasher, underfloor heating, patio door and additional door to the rear garden with access through the rear hall to the utility and shower room. In addition the study is accessed via a handful of steps, again with windows looking out to the garden. To the first floor the bedrooms are all doubles, they are light with all offering wardrobes for storage. The family bathroom benefits a panel enclosed bath with shower, low level wc and hand wash basin with heated towel rail.


The village of Greatworth is found to the east of Banbury & benefits from views across countryside that slope away to the south & west. Facilities include a local shop/post office, public house and primary school. Private preparatory schools in the local area include Winchester House (Brackley) & Carrdus (Overthorpe). Public schools include Tudor Hall (Girls) (Bloxham) and Princethorpe (Rugby). Comprehensive state schools at Magdalen College School (Brackley) & catchment for the well regarded Chenderit School (Middleton Cheney). Within in the village there is superfast fibre broadband with sporting facilities in the area that include golf at Cherwell Edge; horseracing at Towcester; motor racing at Silverstone and a full indoor sports complex in Banbury. More comprehensive facilities can be found in the towns of Banbury & Brackley. Commuting by rail is via Banbury (Marylebone approx 51 minutes) & the M40 (Junction 11) provides access to both London & Birmingham.


The property is approached via a sizable driveway which offers a good degree of parking as well as access to a timber double garage with light, power and electric doors. The front garden is lawn, to the side there are deep filled perennial flower and shrub borders. The rear garden has a sunny seating area with steps up to the lawn area where there is a lovely degree of privacy to enjoy the sunlight throughout the day. Surrounding the garden are thoughtfully planned and well stocked perennial flower and shrub borders with a central border and established rose all ensuring colour and interest throughout the seasons.

Sitting Room With Fireplave & Wood Burning Stove

Dining Room

Study / Occasional Bedroom

Kitchen & Breakfast Room

Utility Room

Downstairs Shower Room

Four Double Bedrooms

Family Bathroom

Established Front & Rear Gardens

Driveway & Double Timber Garage


Additional Information

A village footpath runs along the front of the cottage. The current owners bought additional garden to the front in 1997 to ensure all of frontage belongs to Bay Cottage. The property has oil fired central heating.

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