Oxfordshire

The Old Rectory, Mixbury

Guide price - £4,500,000
Under Offer

Area (approx)
11,646 Sq Ft / 1082 Sq M

Mixbury, Brackley
Oxfordshire, NN13 5RR

Arguably the perfect village house

Layout

7 Bedrooms
5 Bath/Shower Rooms
6 Reception Rooms
1 Garage
1 Pool
1 Tennis Court
4.45 Acres

Services

Mains water, electricity and drainage
Oil fired central heating

The AreaArea Name

Tucked away in the north eastern corner of Oxfordshire, and close to the boundaries with Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire, Mixbury is an attractive village in a rural area. Brackley is the closest town and includes a Waitrose as well as further amenities. Bicester, Buckingham, Banbury and Milton Keynes are all close by road and rail communications are excellent with easy access to the M40 and M1 via the A43. Fast trains run from Bicester to London Marylebone and Milton Keynes to London Euston. It really is the mix of stunning rolling countryside and fast communication links to both London and the rest of the country that make this such a compelling location.

There are a number of excellent schools close by including Stowe, Tudor Hall, Bloxham, Beachborough and Winchester House, as well as good state options. Soho Farmhouse is within easy reach, as are the theatres in Oxford and Stratford, making this a rural and cosmopolitan idyll.

The Old Rectory, MixburyAbout this home

The Old Rectory is a stunning Grade II Listed village house, situated in the Oxfordshire village of Mixbury. Originally built in 1806 and extended in 1855, The Old Rectory was home to The 1st Earl of Selborne, who was born there in 1812.

The current owners have undertaken a significant programme of works, with great flare and huge attention to detail, and the end result is a simply magnificent and very special village house. Highlights include the beautiful and well equipped kitchen and boot room, which were both designed by Martin Moore. It is the attention to detail that really stands out and includes all door furniture by McKinney or Vaughan, beautifully restored original church radiators and hand painted de Gournay wallpaper, as well as a wealth of original period features including carved ceilings, original shutters and beautiful fireplaces. This really is the perfect mix of a period house that has been modernised sympathetically to create the ultimate family home.

The rooms are all of excellent proportion and filled with natural light. The Drawing room is particularly impressive with a large bay window, restored marquetry wooden floor and the stunning carved ceiling. There is also a gym and cinema room, complete with surround sound. The seven bedrooms are all of good size and the bathrooms are immaculate.

The gardens extend to approximately 4.45 acres. There is stabling, garaging and additional outbuildings, with scope to further convert to guest accommodation. The current owners also resurfaced the tennis court and put in the outdoor heated swimming pool.

The Old Rectory is arguably the perfect village house.

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Floorplan

AREA (APPROX)

11,646 Sq Ft / 1082 Sq M

Map

Further information

Learn more about the home & area with our local expert

Andrew Russell

Andrew is based in Oxfordshire, having previously worked in Mayfair, where he handled the sale of properties across the home counties for Strutt & Parker. In 2017, he moved to Oxfordshire with his young family and oversees the sale of some of the most beautiful homes in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In 2020, Andrew co-founded The Country House Department with Ben Bentley.