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Historic country house in the Cotswolds for sale

Manor Farmhouse is a wonderful country house dating back to the 13th century for sale in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. This historic property has over 700 years of history including reportedly serving as the birthplace of the Black Prince, and sheltering Oxford dons in times of plague or political unrest.

The property itself has retained many original features including leaded light and sash windows, plank and stone floors and inglenook and stone fireplaces. Accommodation is arranged over three floors and extends to over 5,000 sq ft. At the heart of the house is the reception hall, off which is a fine family kitchen which opens into the inner courtyard. The drawing room is also accessed from the reception hall and features exposed ceiling timbers and a large inglenook fireplace.

To the rear is a separate study with access to the south-facing gardens. Adjoining the drawing room is the sitting room which has a large bay window and another attractive fireplace. The dining hall has some fantastic sash windows and shutters with a solid studded oak door which opens out onto the main gardens.

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On the first floor is the impressive master bedroom with high ceilings, sash windows and views out to Blenheim as well as an en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor, all of which are historic and located in some of the oldest parts of the house. The top floor is a magnificent large open room which lends itself to being used as a further sitting room or a games room. On the second floor are two further bedrooms, one with a dressing area and the other with a store room attached.

Outside the gardens are principally accessed from the dining hall and kitchen. There is a substantial terrace to the side of the property and the main gardens are for the most part laid to lawn with a high stone wall to one side. Two sitting/dining areas are wonderful secluded and perfect for outdoor entertaining. Outbuildings include a large stone barn and further outbuildings.

Manor Farmhouse is located within the well-known market town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire within easy reach of either Oxford or London. There is an excellent range of local amenities and the surrounding countryside is well known for its charm.

The guide price is £1.4m. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01865 790 077 or visit  

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