A classic Listed village house with 65 acres
Lot 1 6 bedroom house set in 4.59 acres with traditional barn
Lot 3 Pasture field extending to 6.03 acres (2.44 ha)
Lot 4 Block of bare land extending to 54.2 acres (21.93 ha)
In all about 65 acres
Paxford House is Listed Grade II* and believed to date from the early 18th century. Requiring modernisation, the property is symmetrical in design with two prominent gabled dormers, along with five distinctive mullion and transom windows. Built of local Cotswold stone, the accommodation is arranged on three floors. Attached to the south east is a 19th century wing on two floors.
The property is approached off the village lane over a short drive which leads to a private gravelled area at the front of the house. The front door opens into the hall, off which is the dining room, library, kitchen/breakfast room, study and the staircase to the first floor, with a cloakroom behind. From the kitchen, doors lead to the pantry and utility room and another door to a lobby with back stairs to the first floor. This lobby also leads to the boiler room which in turn leads through to the snooker room.
The impressive staircase rises from the hall to the landing, off which is the drawing room, three bedrooms and a shower room. A secondary staircase leads to the second floor where there are three further bedrooms, a bathroom and a storeroom. Steps lead from the main landing to a lobby, off which is a bathroom and a door into the integral one bed flat with living room, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.
Adjacent to the house is a stone built traditional barn extending to 1,555 square feet offering potential for a number of ancillery uses. The Local Authority have said that having reviewed the historic maps and planning history for the site, it is the opinion of Officers that the stone barns would be considered Grade II* curtilage listed as a result of their age, historic association, proximity and relationship to Paxford House.
Please note that the optimal viable use of the curtilage listed barns is likely to be as outbuildings ancillary to Paxford House, unless it can be demonstrated that the barns are not viable as ancillary outbuildings. It is therefore unlikely that Officers would support the conversion of the buildings to a separate use, as this would result in the division (‘fragmentation’) of the overall asset. Case law has confirmed that the fragmentation of heritage assets is as harmful as physical works.
A pasture field extending to 6.03 acres with frontage to the road through the village. A vehicular right of way will be reserved in favour of Lot 1 over the northern end of the paddock from the highway to the orchard in lot 1.
A block of bare land extending to 54.20 acres and divided in a number of enclosures. Access is from
the Paxford Aston Magna road.
There are extensive outbuildings including a garage, three storerooms with a workshop above and a further range of timber buildings to the south west.
The gardens are beautifully laid out, with a wide variety of mature trees and predominantly lawned gardens, which are overlooked from the house. Beyond the garden is an area of orchard. Behind
the house is another lawn and the former kitchen garden.
Lot Acres: 65