A charming historic mill with versatile accommodation, delightful views and 3 acres along the side of the River Cherwell.
Clifton Mill is a historic Grade II listed former mill with origins dating back to the 15th century. Previously owned by Christchurch College and then by a local farming family, the house has recently undergone a sympathetic and substantial restoration programme. Care has been taken to maintain the property's integrity and wealth of period features and original mill workings whilst introducing modern-day facilities and fittings. The house comprises part stone and partly rendered construction under part slate and tile roofs. Period features include the mill stones, gearing, elevators, grain loft, mill wheel, deep window boards, exposed stonework, exposed timbers, flagstone floors, open fireplace, and balconies. Newly installed kitchens and bath/shower rooms to the main house and annexe bring this house firmly into the 21st century.Of note is the kitchen to the main house with window seats, an inglenook fireplace/ cooker space and a panelled family bathroom with wooden flooring. An eye to storage has also been heeded, with extensive storage found in many rooms.The integral 2-bedroom annexe allows the house to become six bedrooms and four bath/ shower rooms, or to provide a granny/staff annexe or income stream.A useful range of traditional thatched outbuildings comprises the Stable Block with a three-bay garage and offices above. The Garden Block with further garaging, storage, workshop and self-contained flat over with glazed eastern elevation overlooking the mill stream and Cherwell Valley beyond. This versatile range of buildings is ideal for multiple family members working from home, teenager's den or income stream subject to the relevant consent.There are extensive mature gardens divided by the mill stream (accessed by a newly installed wooded bridge) that lead into an orchard extensively planted up with a variety of fruit trees, hornbeam hedge enclosed vegetable garden, grazing and woodland beyond planted up with a variety of trees including hornbeam, willow, oak and ash, all providing an abundance of wildlife and natural habitats. There are other gardens to the front, an ornamental pond, a parking and turning area, hard standing and cobbled area. In total, the grounds are about 3.14 acres.
The former mill enjoys a wonderful edge of village setting along the banks of the River Cherwell. Clifton is a small village set in the rolling countryside of North Oxfordshire and is made up predominantly of stone cottages and houses. The near by village of Deddington offers a monthly farmers market which is held at the Market Place. The village offers a range of local facilities including top quality village shops (delicatessen and butchers), co-op/post office, restaurants, public houses, primary school and churches. The nearby market towns of Bicester and Banbury, together with the University town of Oxford, provide full specialist requirements.Communication is good with mainline station at Bicester North and Banbury providing fast train services to London Marylebone (about 40 and 55 minutes peak time respectively) and M40 (J10) Ardley about 6 miles. Educational facilities in the area include primary schools in Steeple Aston and Deddington. Private preparatory schools Carrdus, (Overthorpe), St Johns Priory (Banbury), Winchester House (Brackley), Beachborough (Westbury) and The Dragon (Oxford). Senior private schools include:- Tudor Hall (girls), Bloxham, Stowe and St Edwards.Nearby there are also many leisure facilities, including squash and tennis clubs, golf at nearby Tadmarton Heath. Racing at Warwick, Stratford and Towcester. Motor racing at Silverstone. Soho Farmhouse and spa is within a short distance.Deddington 2 miles, Great Tew & Soho Farmhouse 7 miles, Banbury 8 miles (London Marylebone by rail from 55 minutes), Bicester 11 miles (London Marylebone from 40 minutes), Oxford 24 m