The Manor, Oxfordshire

The Manor is a superb example of how to restore a house without jeopardising its rich character.

Originally built during the 17th century, and then added to in the late 1800s, this exceptional Cotswolds property presents an excellent opportunity for those seeking a substantial home of great character in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

During the Manor?s refurbishment it seems that the current owners retained as many original features as they could, such as the leaded lights, raised oak window seats, exposed timbers, panelled walls and carved fireplaces.

Outside, the six-bedroom house is surrounded by beautiful landscaped gardens, extending to just over one acre, as well as several outbuildings and a lodge annexe that comprises a bedroom, shower room, living room and gym.

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Sam Butler, senior partner at the handling estate agents Butler Sherborn, is impressed by the house?s history: ?The Manor was mentioned in the Domesday book, however none of this earlier property remains today. It is therefore particularly good to see that this fine 17th century house, in the place of the original, has been restored to an exceptionally high standard, preserving the integrity of the building and its future for generations to come.?

Located at the edge of the unspoilt village of Fifield, the Manor is within six miles of the market towns of Burford and Stow-on-the-Wold. Kingham railway station is around four miles away; the direct service to London Paddington takes around 80 minutes. Cirencester and Oxford are both within around 26 miles.