Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to own a property with exciting development potential. In its present form, 425 Banbury Road comprises a spacious family home with four doublebedrooms, two with ensuite bathrooms, one of which, the garden room, can also be as a downstairs bedroom with ensuite. A comfortable sitting room with a feature gas fire is filled with natural light from a conservatory that enjoys views of the rear garden. The sizeable dining room, currently used as a study, could be a fifth bedroom. Downstairs accommodation flows well from the entrance hall through to the kitchen, featuring a central island with bar seating and adjoining boiler/laundry room, plus a cloakroom below the staircase half-landing. Off the main landing is the family bathroom serving two of the three upstairs bedrooms. There is also access to a large attic storage area with flooring and lighting and which has potential for a loft extension subject to the relevant approval. In 2007 the property was enlarged through the addition of the garden room, its ensuite wet-room and sitting area offering perfect guest accommodation or maybe a teenager's 'den'. Plans for a second floor and an enlarged entrance hall with atrium were shelved at the time but the scope remains for significant enlargement that would mirror most of the highly adaptable 1930s properties built along Banbury Road as it approaches Five Mile Drive. A more immediate solution for additional space would be through conversion of the integrated garage, currently fitted out as a workshop.


Accessed from both the conservatory and garden room, an expansive patio/decking area takes full advantage of the all-day sunshine of the property's south-west aspect. Whether entertaining friends or enjoying family life, this delightful exterior space adds an extra dimension to life at '425'. The decking incorporates lighting for warm summer evenings while an aluminium pergola with adjustable louvres shields al fresco diners from fickle British weather. The larger than average rear garden, mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by mature trees, shrubs and hedges, is a children's paradise for fun and games. The property also enjoys an extensive paved and shingled forecourt offering off-road parking space for several vehicles. This area is screened by tall hedges that ensure high levels of privacy.


Oxford's renown as a seat of learning has long since exceeded its illustrious University and celebrated worldclass research successes. Today Oxford is equally recognised for the pre-eminence of the education offered to children aged 3 to 18: Dragon School, Magdalen College School, New College School, Oxford High, Christ Church Cathedral School, d'Overbroeck's, Summer Fields,

St. Edward's School, names just a few of the fine nearby schools. The North Oxford gem of Summertown with its numerous coffee shops, wine bars, restaurants, and gyms is close by. It combines a buzzy social hub with the convenience of local shopping. Just across the road from the property, Cutteslowe Park offers open green spaces and sport and recreation opportunities for all ages. Children are spoilt for choice but dog walkers, park runners, footballers and cricketers won't be disappointed either. And not forgetting Cutteslowe's miniature steam railway!

Oxford City, steeped in history and on the fringe of the picturesque Cotswolds, is 'not far' from almost anywhere, including the south coast and the New Forest. This all makes '425' simply a great place to live.

In 2015 Oxford Parkway Rail Station became “The first new line between London and a major city in 100 years”. The one-hour service to Marylebone every 30 minutes has transformed travel between these two great cities. North Oxford residents and commuters no longer need to travel into town to get to Oxford station.

Additional Information

Oxford City Council - Band G

01865 708616

Hamptons International - Oxford

257 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford

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