North Leigh, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX29


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4

Elbie House is situated at the heart of East End, a rural hamlet which lies approximately nine miles west of Oxford. The nearby village of North Leigh has a selection of local amenities including post office and village stores, primary school and two public houses. There are lovely countryside walks nearby, including The Oxfordshire Way and the delightful walk to the North Leigh Roman Villa. The nearby market town of Witney is conveniently placed for extensive shopping and leisure facilities, and the main line railway stations at Charlbury (6 miles) and Long Hanborough (3 miles) provide services to London Paddington. The university city of Oxford is easily reached via the A40 or A44, as is the M40 motorway network to London and the Midlands.


Elbie House is a distinctive stone-built property with an interesting history. The older part of the building is some 400 years old and formed part of The Leather Bottle public house but records indicate that it has also been used as a bakery and a school house in the past. The property has been sensitively extended to create generous accommodation, incorporating a fabulous self-contained annexe. The property is beautifully presented, with a broadly neutral palette used throughout. The front door opens into a generous reception hall with slate tiled floor which opens to the kitchen/diner with doors leading to the annexe and sitting room. The older part of the property retains many period features including elm windowsills, exposed beams and timbers, exposed stone and brick walls, original pine doors and a concealed staircase. The drawing room has an attractive corner fireplace with a wood-burning stove and glazed doors opening to the impressive conservatory at the rear which looks out over the garden. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a range of bespoke painted units, a two oven Aga, Butler sink, island unit and a deep larder cupboard. There are double doors at the dining end of the room opening onto the terrace and garden beyond. Adjoining the kitchen to the rear is a separate utility room. The concealed staircase leads from the drawing room to a landing on the first floor, with doors to two double bedrooms, both of which have built in cupboards, windows to both front and rear gardens and painted floorboards. These rooms share a sylish shower room which has a large tiled walk-in shower, a contemporary travertine wash basin set on a vanity unit, low level WC and built in cupboards and shelving. A further double en suite bedroom with kitchenette is accessed from a separate stairway off the hall.

The attached annexe has a generous open plan kitchen/diner with full height windows to the front. In addition, there is a good sized living room, double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe has a pretty enclosed courtyard garden area to the rear enclosed by yew hedges.


The property is approached over a substantial driveway, with parking for several vehicles, access to the large detached garage and a pedestrian gateway leading to the gardens at the rear. A brick and paved pathway leads to the front door, the charming front garden is well stocked with a variety of trees, shrubs and flowering plants. The gardens to the rear are laid to lawn, interspersed by gravel pathways, seating areas, raised vegetable beds and herbaceous borders. There is a large paved patio area adjacent to the house and a delightful 'folly' at the rear of the garden. The oil storage tank is concealed by yew hedging, with a path leading to a shed.

COVID-19: We recommend a virtual viewing initially, but should you wish to arrange a physical viewing we will be following the Government Coronavirus guidance and would ask you to ensure social distancing is observed at all times to protect all of us. Viewings will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes and only a maximum of 2 people from the same household are permitted to view. Please bring a face covering as you may not be able to enter the property without one.

A virtual tour is available on request.

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