Built of Cotswold stone under a Stonesfield slate roof, Churchmead is a wonderful family house believed to date from the 17th century, with later 19th century additions.

The house has many classic period features including exposed beams and oak wall panelling, an inglenook with woodburner and two other fireplaces as well as flagstone flooring in the dining room. Accommodation is predominantly arranged over two floors with attic bedrooms.

Reception rooms include an elegant drawing room with French doors out to the terrace, and fine sitting and dining rooms, both of which are in the oldest part of the house. The first floor houses the tripe-aspect double bedroom, as well as three further bedrooms and a large family bathroom. The second floor has two/three further bedrooms and a shower room.

* Give Country Life for Christmas and save up to 40%  

Outside are lovely, mature gardens with well-established trees which are mainly laid to lawn and include a small copse. A path from the side of the house leads to the swimming pool.

North Leigh is an attractive Oxfordshire village on the edge of the Cotswolds. Amenities include a church, village shop, a primary school and two pubs. Witney is close by for more extensive shopping and Charlbury is six miles for regular services to London.

The guide price is £1.5m. For further information please contact Savills on 01865 339 700 or visit www.savills.co.uk.

* Country Houses for sale

* Country Houses for sale in Oxfordshire

* Follow us on Twitter