These five properties are all within easy reach of the magnificent city of Oxford.

The Old Mill, Stratton Audley, £1.15m
Knight Frank (01865 790 077)
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, wine store, paddock, 2.83 acres
This pretty former 17th century mill house is set in idyllic landscaped gardens and overlooks a charming gurgling stream. The property has a number of period features, including ceiling beams, window seats, original flooring, oak panelling and an impressive fireplace. The garden includes an orchard with a variety of fruit trees and large vegetable patch.

 

Middlefield FarmMiddlefield Farm, Witney, £2.5 million 
6 bedrooms, cinema room, one-bedroom cottage, pool, 0.58 acres
John D. Wood (01865 311522)
This 17th-century farmhouse, which stands on the edge of the town, has been restored and fitted with underfloor heating and an integrated sound and lighting system, although it retains many original features. The technology stretches to the swimming pool, which is equipped with an outdoor speaker system.

 

Country LifeBletchingdon Park, Bletchingdon, £15 million
9 bedrooms, swimming pool, tennis court, 2 cottages, 126.7 acres
Knight Frank  (020 7861 1065)
This magnificent Grade II* listed building was built in 1782 by the distinguished architect James Lewis, for Lord Valentia. The grand proportions of the property allow spacious and airy accommodation
and the rooms feature extensive decorative dentilled cornicing, architraves and panelling throughout.

 

High StreetHigh Street, Abingdon, £1.8 million
7 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, wine cellar, 2 bedroom cottage, swimming pool, 3.2 acres
Savills (020 7016 3780)
This substantial Grade II listed house dates from the 17th century with later additions. The double aspect drawing room with panelled walls and ornate ceiling beam is particuarly beautiful. This property would be ideal for a family with ponies as it boasts a large barn with stabling and a tack room.

 

Forge Cottage 640Forge Cottage, Stadhampton, £999,950
Strutt & Parker (01865 366 664)
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, summer house, walled garden
This pretty Grade II listed thatched cottage has been significantly extended to produce a wonderful open plan living/kitchen space looking out onto a walled garden.

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