Shenington is a charming, highly sought-after Oxfordshire village situated in attractive, rolling countryside between Banbury and Stratford-upon-Avon, on the edge of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.The village comprises ancient ironstone houses, a 12th Century Church, a 'Good' rated (as of May 2022) Church of England primary school, a well regarded pub, village hall and doctors' surgery. Shenington has a thriving community and a popular annual music and literature festival. The Monkeybean coffee shop can be reached by a short walk across the historic airfield. There is a well stocked village shop at Tysoe and farm shops nearby – more extensive shopping and leisure facilities are to be found in the market towns of Banbury (6 miles), Stratford-upon-Avon (15.5 miles), Warwick (19 miles) and Leamington Spa (19 miles).
Excellent communication links with equidistant access to the M40 at Banbury (7 miles) for the South and Gaydon (9 miles) for Birmingham and the North. Mainline train services from Banbury to London Marylebone (from 56 minutes). Birmingham International Airport is 36 miles away or 40 minutes by train.
There are a number of excellent senior schools in the locality. Shenington is in the Priority Area for the Warwickshire Grammar Schools at Stratford-upon-Avon - King Edward VI (KES) for boys, Stratford Grammar School (for girls). Local private schools include Kings High (girls), Warwick (boys), Tudor Hall Girls, Bloxham (co-ed) and Sibford. Preparatory schools in the area include St Johns' Priory (Banbury), Carrdus (Overthorpe), Sibford, Kitebrook (Moreton-in-Marsh), The Croft (Stratford-upon-Avon) and Warwick Prep.
Sporting facilities in the area include: golf at Tadmarton Heath, Rye Hill and Brailes; Spiceball Leisure Centre, Bannatyne health club/spa and Soho Farmhouse private members club. There are theatres and cinemas at Chipping Norton, Stratford-upon-Avon and Oxford. Shenington is within reach of Silverstone and of horse racing at Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Cheltenham. There is a comprehensive footpath and bridleway network through the surrounding countryside. Upton House and Gardens National Trust property is only 3.2 miles away.
Stratton House is a real gem offering spacious and versatile accommodation within approximately 1.5 acres of impressive landscaped gardens and grounds. Set on the edge of this much sought-after village, the extensive gardens are bordered by awe-inspiring views of rolling countryside beyond. Generously proportioned with high ceilings, the property offers a refreshing sense of space and light. Having undergone comprehensive improvements over recent years, the property is finished to the highest standards including solid oak window frames, doors and floors.
A crittal glazed porch leads into a spacious hall with a solid oak floor, which runs through all of the 4 reception rooms: the dual aspect sitting room with doors into the garden, featuring a stone fireplace with Clearview stove and outstanding views; the generous dining room; a cosy snug with bifold doors to the orangery and a separate study which benefits from Neville Johnson in-built shelves and desk. Off the hallway there is also a large, beautifully finished wet room
The impressive kitchen/breakfast room includes John Nicholls units and breakfast bar, Total Control (electric) AGA, induction hob, Quooker hot water tap, an in-built oven and microwave. Bifold doors lead from the kitchen and snug into a magnificent oak frame orangery with lantern roof. This spacious room creates a real focal point with triple bifold doors opening onto a large terrace providing a perfect entertaining space with panoramic views over the garden and countryside beyond.
Work is in progress to improve the utility room (and kitchen) see floor plan. This leads to a boot room with further sink, pantry and storage and provides access into the double garage as well as a glazed oak back door.
A solid oak staircase leads to a spacious landing with solid oak floor and Neville Johnson shelving. The wonderfully light, dual aspect principle bedroom commands magnificent views over rolling countryside as do three further generous double bedrooms. There is a fifth double bedroom and a dressing room. On this floor there is a spacious, well-equipped family bathroom and a separate shower room.
The top floor has been converted to provide an amazing oak floored and vaulted entertaining / gym space with a c 2.5 metre high gable window maximising the wonderful views. This versatile room includes a (wet) bar area and extensive eaves storage. There is a further beautifully finished bathroom with separate shower. A useful storage room completes the 2nd floor.
The south easterly facing gardens are quite special, commanding wonderful views across the adjoining Cotswold countryside, with plenty of interest and a wide variety of plants including many specimen trees. The property also boasts a Griffin Glasshouses greenhouse which has a wealth of features. A short, ancient lane leading from the village green provides a separate access to the property.
To the front of the property is a drive and parking area for several cars. As well as the integral double garage there is a large, detached single garage and both have electric doors. The property benefits from planning permission to raise the single garage roof to create a studio/home office and a ground floor WC. Initial works have been implemented.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Hybrid heating system with air source heat pump and oil-fired boiler. Alarm system. Large rainwater harvesting system with tap in the garden and separate harvesting system in the greenhouse.
The property benefits from planning permission (21/03827/F) to create a studio/home office above the single garage and alterations to the utility room. Part of this work is being carried / out in May/June 2022.
There is a public footpath crossing the lower part of the garden to the rear of the rear property.
From Banbury head north along the Warwick Road and turn left onto the A422, Stratford Road. Continue through the villages of Drayton and Wroxton. Continue on the A422 for approximately 1.5 miles and take the 5th left signposted Shenington. Continue through Alkerton proceed into the village of Shenington, passing the green on the left-hand side and then turn left on to Mill Lane. Proceed for a short distance before turning left into Marshalls Close where the property can be found on the righthand side.