5 Bedroom House For Sale
Alexander & Co are thrilled to bring to the market Bignell House in Chesterton.
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire a handsome character country residence situated in 19 acres of land in Oxfordshire.
Bignell House is said to date back to the 1860's and formed part of a considerably larger property that sat in 1,454 acres of land. The Doomsday book mentions Bignell as a separate hamlet, forming one of Kirtlington's four estates.
The property was designed by William Wilkinson, the architect behind the Randolph Hotel and St. Edwards School, Oxford and took six years to construct. Today, only the nursery wing, which was added to the main house in 1892, remains.
Tucked away, at the end of a long gravel driveway, the house has a circular drive providing plenty of parking, along with a double garage. There are two tennis courts (one hard court and one lawn), a Paddock, lakes and islands, fed by the Gaggle Brook, an ornamental pond and Victorian rock pool. Surrounded by parkland and mature trees, views from the property are breathtaking.
The property requires considerable work but still retains some of its original character. The drawing room has beautiful intricate decorative ceiling and wall mouldings, wooden floors and panelling and a feature stone open fireplace. This room, along with the dining room and morning room all enjoy large floor to ceiling windows offering stunning views over the gardens.
Downstairs, there is also a separate sitting room, octagon room, guest bedroom, housekeeper's room, kitchenette, study, two bathrooms and two cloakrooms. There is a basement room that could be utilised as a cellar, TV or music room.
An impressive winding staircase with galleried windows leads to four further bedrooms and two en suite bathrooms. Gorgeous green views can be taken in from the double aspect principal bedroom.
In total, the house enjoys approximately 6,830 square feet of internal accommodation (excluding the garage) and there is plenty of opportunity to reconfigure the layout to suit different needs. The property is not currently listed.
Given the extent of the land and main house, this property could suit either a private buyer looking to create their dream home or an investment buyer, looking to re-establish the property and land for commercial use (subject to planning permission and building regulations).
The property is being sold with no onward chain.
Please note that a survey has not been carried out, however it is apparent that repairs are required for parts of the roof and some windows.
Chesterton is a picturesque village in North Oxfordshire, close to Bicester. The property borders Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa's 18-hole golf course. The Chesterton Hotel is also within walking distance, along with Bruern Abbey Preparatory School for Boys, Chesterton Community Centre, Cricket Club, St Mary's Church and Chesterton C of E Primary School. Well-renowned Bicester Village (and train station) is a 5-minute drive away, along with supermarkets and other amenities.
Access into Oxford and London is superb from this location. The M40, A34 and A41 are all easily reachable from Chesterton, making it incredibly well-connected for travel. The Cotswolds are a 20-minute drive away.
Viewings are strictly by appointment only so please contact the Sales team to arrange.
Council Tax Band: H
Aerial Panoramic Virtual Tours: Available on request