If you’re looking to own a piece of history that has been sensitively and beautifully restored into a gorgeous high-specification home then you are going to love this house. The Garden Quarter delivers a long-term and sustainable future for one of the most nationally-important historic military sites in the country – RAF Bicester.
As you enter this development you immediately get the sense of prestige thanks to the pristinely landscaped gardens. Once an Officers’ Mess, it’s fitting this fine building is once again filled with life.
Through the front door you step into the sweeping, stone tiled entrance hall which draws you into this stunning building. Immediately to the right is a utility cupboard which houses both the boiler and a washing machine. There is also a separate WC with a window to the front of the house. As you approach the end of the entrance hall, your eyes are drawn to the panelling on the grand staircase which is one of our favourite features of this home.
A cosy living room greets you at the end of the entrance hall, which has solid wood flooring and two tall character windows which let in floods of light. The sleek modern kitchen/diner has views over the gardens to the front of the house which, again, are framed by three character windows. Integrated Neff appliances include a fridge/freezer and dishwasher as well as a gas hob and eye-level electric double oven.
The beautiful staircase up to the first floor wraps around, creating a viewing platform over the slated rooftops. On this floor are two double bedrooms which are both bright and airy thanks to large windows. These bedrooms are served by the main bathroom which boasts a deep bath as well as a double shower. It has a luxurious feel courtesy of the spotlights, ceramic tiles, floating toilet and large mirrored wall.
The staircase to the top floor is curved, creating another stunning feature. There is a built-in wardrobe before you enter the main bedroom which was a clever design feature by the developers due to the roofline of the room. It is a much more cosy space as the skylight is the only source of natural light. The ensuite is a miniature version of the main bathroom and has a shaving point as well as a heated towel rail.
There are two allocated parking spaces for his home which are outside the main entrance.
*Please note the main photo is of the block and only shows a section of this property*
More about the location…
Caversfield is a village and civil parish about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the centre of Bicester.
Until the 20th century Caversfield was a manor and parish with no village and a very small population. However, in 1911 Bicester Airfield was created just east of the Roman road in Launton parish. At the end of the First World War the airfield became RAF Bicester and subsequently housing for RAF personnel was built in Skimmingdish Lane in the eastern part of Caversfield parish. RAF operations ceased in 2004, and the Skimmingdish Lane accommodation is now used by the Defence Logistics Organisation. The parish also now includes accommodation for USAFE personnel serving at the RAF Croughton communications base in Northamptonshire about 5 miles (8 km) north of Caversfield.
As the crow flies, Bicester is halfway between Birmingham and London, being 51 miles (82 km) from both cities. Bicester benefited from the Chiltern Evergreen 3 project which created a new mainline allowing trains to run from London Marylebone to Oxford via Bicester. The station was completely rebuilt and renamed Bicester Village in March 2015, an acknowledgement of the proximity of the large retail centre of the same name.
Bicester has three secondary schools: The Bicester School, the Cooper School and Bicester Tech Studio. There are a number of primary schools including: Langford Village Primary; Glory Farm Primary; Southwold; Brookside Primary School; St Edburg’s; Five Acres; Longfields; St Mary’s Primary School; King’s Meadow and Bure Park Primary.
Bicester Village is an outlet shopping centre on the outskirts of Bicester, a town in Oxfordshire, England. It is owned by Value Retail plc. The centre opened in 1995. Most of its stores are in the luxury goods and designer clothing sector.
The centre is the second most visited location in the United Kingdom by Chinese tourists, after Buckingham Palace.
|Price:||£Offer in Excess of £400,000|
|Address:||The Officers Mess, Orchard Lane|
|Post Code:||OX27 8AH|