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Mere House is an important and fascinating Family Home, the oldest part dating back to the 1700's with a Victorian addition in the late 1840's. The house is listed Grade 2 and the listing highlights some of the finest architectural features. In recent years, the property has been much improved in true keeping with the periods. Of particular note is a fine panelled Drawing Room with alcoves. A stylish Annexe was added using oak joinery and State of the Art Kitchen and bathroom fittings.
To the front of the house are small lawned gardens with stone walling, whilst to the rear of the house are walled Private Gardens with flagstone terracing lawns and well stocked beds. There is also additional self contained accommodation within the Garden Barn comprising; one bedroom, bathroom, combined kitchen living space all fitted to a high specification.
Entrance An eight panelled front door to:
Entrance Hall 'L' shaped entrance hall with tiled flooring, staircase rising to first floor, under stairs storage cupboard, radiator.
Cellarage 12' 4'' x 10' 4'' (3.75m x 3.15m)
Cloakroom Low level w.c, wash hand basin, radiator, tiled floor.
Drawing Room 13' 9'' x 11' 5'' (4.18m x 3.48m) Duel aspect Drawing Room benefiting from; open fireplace with timber mantle and surround, paneled walls, two arched shelved display alcoves, dado rail, coving to ceiling, bench window seating, French Windows to Gardens.
Dining Room 14' 1'' x 11' 9'' (4.30m x 3.58m) Ceiling beam, radiator.
Sitting Room 13' 10'' x 13' 7'' (4.21m x 4.15m) Cast iron fireplace with timber mantle and surrounds, two storage recesses, shelved wall recess, window seat, radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 15' 11'' x 11' 11'' (4.86m x 3.64m) A range of floor and wall units incorporating stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, tiled flooring, stock brick recess with beam above housing two door gas AGA, space and plumbing for washing machine, glazed door to Gardens, loft space above.
Mezzanine Study 13' 3'' x 10' 6'' (4.03m x 3.20m) Staircase to first floor, ceiling beams, radiator.
First Floor Landing Radiator.
Bedroom One 13' 7'' x 11' 10'' (4.14m x 3.60m widening to 4.49m) Duel aspect, two shelved storage cupboards, bench window seating, two radiators.
Bedroom Two 16' 3'' x 11' 0'' (4.96m max x 3.36m) Cast iron fireplace, airing cupboard, bench window seating, radiator.
Nursery 5' 10'' x 7' 3'' (1.79m x 2.22m) Radiator.
Bathroom Shower cubicle with rainfall shower and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath, low level w.c, ladder radiator, wooden flooring.
Second Floor Landing
Bedroom Four 11' 9'' x 10' 5'' (3.59m x 3.18m) Velux window, radiator.
Bedroom Five 12' 2'' x 10' 4'' (3.70m x 3.16m) Velux window, built in wardrobe cupboard, radiator.
Cloakroom Low level w.c, wash hand basin, radiator.
The Garden Barn
Entrance Panelled front door to:
Sitting Room 18' 3'' x 10' 6'' (5.56m x 3.20m) Duel aspect with oak flooring, radiator, open plan into:
Kitchen Area Beautifully fitted with kitchen units with wooden work surfaces incorporating stainless steel sink unit, Schott Ceramic Hob with Zanussi over under and Xpelair extractor hood over, integrated fridge.
Inner Hall Radiator.
Bedroom 11' 6'' x 10' 6'' (3.51m x 3.20m) Oak flooring, ledged and braced oak door, radiator.
Bathroom Panelled bath with shower attachment, low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash backs, ledged and braced oak door, oak flooring.
Front Gardens To the front of the house are lawned Gardens with a stone retaining wall. A wrought iron hand gate and a flagstone path lead to the front Gardens.
Rear Gardens To the rear are very private walled Gardens with level lawns and a stone retaining wall with raised planters which are a riot of colour in the summer. Paved flagstone terrace and extensive flagstone terraces adjacent to the house. Timber storage barn with double doors. A double width timber gate leads out to a car parking area with non slip hard surface.
Situation Situated on the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire boarders, the sought after village of Finmere benefits from a church of England school, a pub, a 14th Century church, a village hall which hosts a number of activities and a recreational ground, home to cricket and football clubs. The historic market town of Buckingham is about four and half miles away and has a goof selection of shops, pubs, restaurants, a leisure centre and schooling including the renowned Royal Latin Grammar School and a number of primary and secondary schools. There are a variety of local independent schools in the area including Stowe School. Silverstone racing circuit, with its all year round calendar of Motorsports events, including The British Grand Prix, is situated about 11 miles away. Trains to London Marylebone can be found at Bicester and to London Eustone from Milton Keynes. There are easily accessible main road connections to the M1 and M40 motorways. M40 J9 Approx. 13 miles away, M1 J13 is approx. 22 miles away, Bicester North Station is approx. 8 Miles away ( Marylebone approx 55 mins).
Please Note All main services connected. Cherwell District Council. Council Tax Band F. The Garden Barn, Council Tax Band A.
To Reach the Property From Buckingham take the A421 in the direction of Brackley, proceed past the Golf Club and on to the dual carriage way. at the next roundabout turn right to the village of Finmere. At the Red Lion pub turn left into Mere Road and the property will be found down the left hand side.
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