Located down a long gravel drive, overlooking an orchard, Gilbournes Farm is in a magical world of its own, secluded and nestled within 8.6 acres of gardens and grounds, yet conveniently located.
Gilbournes Farm is a charming Grade II Listed period farm house, believed to date back to about 1540, with later additions made in the 1680’s and 1760’s. Until the 1960’s the property was a fully working farm. As would be expected of a property of this age, it is awash with stunning period features and it is clear the house has evolved over the centuries. The current owners have conducted a significant amount of work over the last 17 years and the end result is a wonderful period house that is in fabulous condition. Highlights include the beautifully panelled rooms and impressive fireplaces.
In 2006 a large barn was converted to create a stunning two bedroom guest cottage, complete with its own drive and private garden. There is a very attractive courtyard with car ports and a guest flat above and a simply stunning indoor swimming pool built within a traditional timber framed barn, tiled in an exquisite green and complete with bifold doors that lead out onto the south west facing courtyard.
The gardens are beautiful and the view from the kitchen over the brook and towards the copse beyond is magnificent. The lake is a glorious and tranquil mecca for wildlife and is overlooked by the summer house complete with plumbing, heating and a wood burner, with bifold doors that lead to the wooden decked terrace, complete with a brick built pizza oven. This really is a spot to while away the hours on a summer evening.
In total there are 8.6 acres, including the formal gardens and paddock. There is a hard surface tennis court, a kitchen garden with fruit cages and a beautiful Victorian style greenhouse.
Gilbournes Farm is located between the attractive villages of Drayton and Sutton Courtenay. Sutton Courtenay is one of South Oxfordshire’s most highly regarded and sought after locations. A retty village with a stunning green and many period and thatched properties; there is a real sense of community. This is very much a village which retains the best qualities of traditional village life. Perched on the banks of the River Thames, there are two pubs and a restaurant to choose from, a village shop, post office and a garage.
Commuting to London or Oxford couldn’t be easier. Gilbournes Farm is exceptionally well placed, with Didcot Parkway Station only 4.4 miles away and trains to London Paddington from 37 minutes.
The closest town is Abingdon which sits in a desirable position on the River Thames and includes a stunning market square and attractive architecture, such as the County Hall, built from Oxfordshire Limestone and believed to be designed by Sir Christopher Wren. This is market town living at its finest. Oxford itself is just over 10 miles away and offers a rich variety cultural events and world renowned architecture.