6 Bedroom Barn Conversion Sold
The Bothy is a completely unique barn sat at the very edge of the town, a few hundred metres from the World-famous Bicester Heritage centre for historic vehicles. Our clients purchased the property semi-derelict in 1982 and went about a comprehensive rebuild and redesign, all while trying to bring up a young family! The result is an unusual and exceedingly roomy house that is also incredibly interesting. Nowhere is this more true than the 45 ft long vaulted games room which has hosted many a fabulous party! The layout of the house is such that it has served the family perfectly for all ages - from the younger stages when everything is centred around the kitchen, to teenagers needing their own space to escape. It is also located in a secluded spot behind Brashfield House, probably a nightmare for the DPD driver to find but all the more discreet and peaceful for it. Note that there is planning in place to split the house and redevelop into two fabulous homes (see separate listing). That very fact is likely to mean evolving the current house and keeping it as a single dwelling if desired would also be viable.
For ease, we start the tour at the kitchen. Wide and light, it is fitted in a classic farmhouse style, timber units topped off with granite, running round three sides and culminating in a peninsular with a breakfast bar that seats four with ease. Everything needed for a busy and able cook is here - five ring gas hob, stainless Neff double oven, and plumbing/ space for every combination of white goods - along with a utility/ cloak room to the left side Turn right and the dining room is next door, providing a large, light and practical eating space. Continue along and the next door opens into a characterful living room whose central focus is a wood burning stove set into a stone fireplace. As with much of the house, roof lights in the ceiling to the rear bring in huge amounts of light and these combined with the windows looking over the garden make this a positive and bright space. Past the fireplace a further door leads to a hall off which is, effectively, a suite of rooms. The front door to the right is set opposite store cupboards on the left, and beyond there is first off a cloak room, then the study/ office, then a large double bedroom with en-suite.