Property focus: Here's a look inside a stunning £2.25m grade II listed home, with a cinema and heated swimming pool near Banbury
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The grade II listed thatched home made of Hornton stone called Manor House is located in the village of Sibford Gower near Banbury.
The Manor House has seven large bedrooms, five of which are en suite, six bathrooms, a studio, cinema room and heated pool with an overall area of 7,408 sq. ft.
The house has a wealth of period features including open fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, exposed timbers, leaded light windows, flagstone and wooden floors, stained glass windows, window seats, exposed stone walling, bay windows, deep window boards and panelled internal doors.
Savills estate agents who listed the property described it and said: "It has a rich history, having once been owned by Frank Lascelles the Pageant Master of the Empire. During his ownership from 1907, the original seventeenth century dwellings were extended and redesigned incorporating a wealth of Arts and Crafts features.
"Positioned off the entrance hallway is the open plan kitchen/breakfast room, with central island, french doors to the garden and a comfortable seating area in front of an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove.
"This leads through to the magnificent great hall, which features a vaulted ceiling with exposed timberwork, and a 'Minstrels Gallery' with a delightful oriel window featuring stained glass and a window seat, giving a lovely vantage point over the great hall and gardens to the side.
"Its impressive inglenook fireplace is thought to have been the inspiration for Ivor Novello’s song ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’ which was written whilst staying as a guest of Lascelles, who welcomed many important people of the day to the house."
The spacious reception spaces are complimented by seven large bedrooms, five of which are en suite, and are approached by separate staircases in the North and South wings.
The Studio is a double height annexe with its own kitchen, wet room and a vast open plan living/ sleeping space, with mezzanine level. It has its own separate entrance and French windows leading out onto the pool terrace.
It has a guide price of £2,250,000 and is on the market with Savills, Banbury. They can be reached at Savills, 36 South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AE. To contact them, call 01925 987034.
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