Date: November 2017

Manor Farm House, Hornton, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX15 6DE - guide price £5.3 million

  • A rare new-build opportunity to create a luxury seven-bedroom classic country house in 11.5 acres and a sporting country estate
  • Stables and outbuildings
  • 437 acres of exceptional arable land

A rare opportunity has arisen as Manor Farm House at Hornton near Banbury in Oxfordshire is launched on the market by Butler Sherborn, the Cotswold and Oxfordshire property specialist.

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Manor Farm House already has planning permission to build a superb, classic country house.  With designs to create a substantial family home, it will be constructed to a traditional vernacular in natural stone with a slate roof.  It will offer three large reception rooms and comprises a spacious hall, drawing room, formal dining room, a snug, large kitchen breakfast room, utility, cloakroom and boot room, as well as a separate office.

On the first floor is the master bedroom suite, three further en-suite bedrooms, a fourth bedroom and family bathroom, with two further bedrooms, with dormer windows, on the second floor.  All can be tailored to individual requirements, and built to the highest standards of comfortable, contemporary living.

The completed building will offer 7,332 sq ft (681m2) of accommodation.

“This is a rare and exciting opportunity for anyone to not only build their own impressive country house, but also create their own sporting estate,” says Sam Butler, of Butler Sherborn.

Sitting in 10 acres, the house will give spectacular, far-reaching views over the exceptional arable farmland which the property comprises, and runs to 437 acres in two principal blocks.  Stables and outbuildings in a courtyard setting are also included, and approached through a covered archway.

The property will stand in gardens and grounds of just under 1.5 acres that include landscaped gardens and formal terraces, surrounded by a field of about 10 acres.

Hornton is a popular North Oxfordshire conservation village situated within rolling countryside and close to the South Warwickshire border.  Banbury with its mainline railway station to London and Birmingham, is the closest town, only six miles away, but Hornton is also in easy reach of Stratford-upon-Avon and Chipping Norton, both 15 miles away, Oxford is 32 miles and Shipston-on-Stour, 13 miles.  The M40 to London and Birmingham is an eight mile drive.  The village is made up of traditional houses together with a few newer homes.  Within the village there is a well-regarded primary school, church, chapel, sports pavilion, The Dun Cow pub and a thriving community.

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Note to editors:

The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds are located in the heart of England and within the counties of Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Wiltshire.  It is the largest designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in England and Wales, and very roughly starts to the east of Gloucester and Cheltenham in the west, runs up to just below Evesham in the north, includes parts of West Oxfordshire where Burford is known as the Gateway to the Cotswolds, and south to the Cotswold Water Park a few miles beyond Cirencester, the former Roman city and Capital of the Cotswolds.

With excellent road and rail communications - London, Bristol and Birmingham are all within an hour by train - the area has become popular with those moving out of the city or wanting second homes to escape at weekends.

  • For further information about Butler Sherborn, please visit or telephone the relevant office:
  Cirencester 01285 883740
  Burford 01993 822325
  Oxford 01865 510000
  Stow on the Wold 01451 830731
  Wantage 01235 772299

Issued by:

Sue Hitchcock / Jeremy Clarke

LawsonClarke PR
Tel: 01285 658844

Ref: BS12/2017