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Listed barn with Thames river frontage

Believed to date from the late 16th century, The Malt Barn has a rare Baltic pine roof structure dating from around 1695 and contains many fascinating period features. Despite its name, the house has never been known as an actual malt barn, although it’s likely to have served as a cattle byre at some point.

Planning consent has been granted to convert this stunning Thames-side property into a four bedroom family dwelling, and as such, much work is still required. Accommodation is currently arranged over two/three floors with the gardens running down to the river.

One end of the house has been developed, and there are detailed plans to show how the finished product would look, with a vaulted reception space and a mixture of contemporary and period detail; these are available in full.

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Outside, the gardens come to around an acre and comprise a gently sloping lawn with some superb specimen trees, while a wonderful range of wildlife populates the water meadows which run into the river itself.

Iffley village is under two miles from Oxford and has a community shop, hotel, two pubs and a fine Norman church.

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

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