A handsome detached Grade II listed house with walled garden and barn/garage set in the heart of the picturesque village of Steeple Aston
Built in the late 18th Century, Brunstone is onstructed of coursed squared marlstone with ashlar dressings. This handsome Grade II Listed house occupies an elevated position in the heart of the village of Steeple Aston and has some charming character features. The property is now in need of updating and would benefit from a programme of renovation to transform it into a wonderful home. The house is arranged over four levels with a central split staircase leading to the first floor accommodation. On the ground floor to the front there is a welcoming sitting room and separate dining room with wood burning stove set in a stone surround. The kitchen is to the rear and spans the width of the property. To one end are basic timber wall and base units with free standing appliances, to the other ample space for a table beside a side window with views to the lovely garden. Beyond is the cloakroom and rear porch with door access to the enclosed garden. The stairs rise and turn to two landing areas. To the right are two bright double bedrooms with sash paned windows looking to the front aspect and an access door to stairs which lead to the attic space. To the rear is the bathroom and a study with a view over the garden. There are stone steps leading down through a door in the entrance hall which access the useful cellar.
To the front of the property there is stone paved area enclosed by an iron fence with flower borders. The stunning walled garden to the side of the house has a raised central lawn with colourful mature herbaceous and shrub borders. A path way towards the front leads to the barn and is bordered by a pretty rockery and a deep planted bed with fruit bushes and shrubs. The detached stone barn is currently used as a garage/workshop, with double doors opening onto the road. It is an impressive space with exposed timber trusses and rafters and has potential to be developed, subject to the necessary consents.
Situation and Location
Brunstone is well located within the desirable village of Steeple Aston enjoying a favourable elevated position. The village lies in the Cherwell Valley and was designated as a Conservation Area in 1988; it is regarded as an area of special architectural and historic interest dating back to Roman times. Footpaths across the village provide access to the river and the Oxford Canal. Local amenities include a well-regarded primary school, a local shop and Post Office, a village hall, a parish church and a village pub and restaurant, the Red Lion. The village also has local football and cricket teams, a bus service and many other activities and local events.