Property focus: Here's a look inside a former post office and coach house for sale for £775,000 near Banbury
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A former post office turned home in the village of Ratley, was originally two thatched cottages believed to date back to 1604, and then converted into a post office in 1932. The property is constructed of local ironstone beneath a tiled roof. The property retains a number of the original features including an unusual feature window in the entrance hall and further mullion windows.
The former post office and coach house has three bedrooms, one bathroom, a detached coach house with a garage and home office area with a total overall area of 1,34 square feet.
The house is described by Hamptons Sales estate agents, who listed the property, and said: "The property has been sympathetically improved by the current owners to combine many period features with all the conveniences of modern family living including a well fitted kitchen/breakfast room with built-in appliances, separate utility and cloakroom and an updated bathroom with twin vanity sinks, bath and separate shower.
"The coach house (located directly opposite) was constructed in 1884, also in local ironstone. The building attracts much interest due to the intriguing carvings displayed on the front elevation. It currently comprises a garage and workshop on the ground floor with a home office and gym area on the mezzanine and provides much potential to add further value to conversion into ancillary accommodation, (subject to the necessary planning consents and regulations).
"The south facing terraced gardens are accessed from steps at the rear of the property. The elevated position affords commanding views across the county and beyond. The landscaping of the gardens has created several attractive zones all linked together by pathways that meander throughout. There is an open fronted converted stone pigsty that provides a sheltered haven for Al-Fresco dining and outside entertaining. The garden is partly laid to lawn complemented by well stocked deep flowering borders and apple trees."
It has a guide price of £775,000 and is on the market with Hamptons Sales, Banbury. They can be reached at Hamptons Sales, Banbury, 44 Market Place, Banbury, OX16 8NW. To contact them, call 01295 987032.
Or click here to view the property online: https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/107385377#/