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5 Mill Street, Eynsham Guide Price £995,000

Sold STC
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  • Grade II listed
  • Incorporating a stone barn
  • Flexible family sized accommodation
  • Potential for annex/studio/home office
  • Seven bedrooms over three floors
  • Sympathetically renovated & updated
  • Many period features
  • Gated driveway & double garage
  • Walled garden
  • No onward chain

The Hermitage is a substantial stone built Grade II listed property dating originally, we understand, from around 1650, enjoying a prominent position in the heart of this highly regarded village. The original house boasts accommodation over three floors along with an array of carefully retained period features, including exposed timbers, sash windows, fireplaces, solid oak floorboards and original staircases.

By 2003, the property had been sympathetically renovated and re-designed to incorporate a high quality and completely re-constructed two-storey stone barn, adding considerably to a property which can now provide seven bedrooms. Alternatively, the barn does give the house great flexibility with options that might include a fabulous self-contained annex, a substantial home office and/or studio or even a completely separate dwelling to sell or rent out, subject to the necessary consents. The property is finished and presented to an extremely high standard throughout, with great attention to detail. The character and charm of the older period features blend perfectly with the modern, but tasteful, finishes in the barn, incorporating exposed oak beams, a beautiful bespoke oak staircase and a galleried landing, exposed floorboards running throughout, along with stylish period design radiators and conservation roof lights.    

The Hermitage also has the great advantage of a secure gated driveway, with ample private parking for several vehicles, along with a large double garage.  This, along with a completely enclosed walled garden, is unusual for the old village centre.  Properties of this stature rarely come to the open market in central Eynsham, and early viewing is advised.  There will be no onward chain.            

5 Mill Street
County: Oxfordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: EY001677


Eynsham is a sought-after West Oxfordshire village with an excellent range of local facilities and a fantastic daily bus service into both Oxford and Witney, each some 6 miles distant. Shops in the village include CO-OP and Spar shops, butcher, bakery, greengrocer, off-licence, Post Office, electrical shop, library, modern Health Centre, hairdressers, gym, coffee shops, Indian restaurants and a handful of traditional pubs. The village also has toddler groups, a primary school, and the highly reputable Bartholomew Secondary School. The community is further buoyed by sports clubs and societies catering for all age groups and interests.


The property is a short walk from our office in Mill Street, opposite the junction with Thames Street.


On the Ground Floor


Exposed timbers, tiled floor, original staircase to first floor.

Sitting Room

Split-level room with exposed oak floorboards, fireplace with wood-burning stove, sash windows to front with window seat, fitted book shelving. Steps up to a raised section with wide window, shutters and window seat overlooking the garden. French doors to the rear garden.

Dining Room

Fireplace with solid elm floorboards, sash window to front with window seat.

Family Kitchen/Diner

A split-level room having timber base and wall units with a solid wood worktop, Belfast style sink, plumbing for dishwasher and space for range cooker, larder unit, extractor hood, tiled splashback, tiled floor. Stable door and window overlooking the garden and ample space for a dining table. Double doors leading to the barn family room.


WC, wash basin, electric consumer unit, plumbing for use as utility room, tiled floor and window.

Family Room

Exposed oak floorboards, fireplace with wood-burning stove, windows overlooking the garden, attractive galleried landing area above. Fine old dockyard beam spanning the room, personal door to the garage, attractive open tread oak staircase to the first floor. The corner of the room is currently made over to a small kitchen space, with a sink and fridge unit with two ring hob, an island unit and a lino floor covering to define the space.

On the First Floor


Original staircase to the second floor (main house).

Master Bedroom

Exposed ceiling beam and wall timbers, sash window to front with views towards Wytham Woods, gas fire, exposed floorboards.

En-Suite Bathroom

White suite of panelled bath with period style shower/mixer tap and a tiled surround, pedestal basin, WC, bidet, windows to rear, exposed floorboards, built-in cupboard with arched doors.

Bedroom 2

Sash windows to front with views to Wytham Woods, exposed floorboards, ceiling beam and exposed wall timbers, fireplace with gas point.

Family Bathroom

Panelled bath with tiled surround, tiled shower cubicle, concealed cistern WC, wash basin in vanity unit, exposed floorboards, airing cupboard housing gas fired boiler, roof light.

Bedroom 3

A through room linking the original house with the barn accommodation. Window to the garden, exposed floorboards, roof light, exposed roof and wall timbers.

Galleried Landing

Within the stone barn overlooking the family room. Continuation of the exposed floorboards which run throughout the barn. Exposed timbers, roof lights and high level window in the north elevation towards the garden. A bank of wardrobes/storage cupboards run along the landing.

Bedroom 4

Exposed timbers, roof light and low level row of fixed windows overlooking the garden, airing cupboard housing gas-fired boiler servicing the barn, oak floorboards.

Bedroom 5

Exposed timbers, roof light and low level row of fixed windows overlooking the garden, oak floorboards.


White suite of panelled bath with tiled surround and period style shower/mixer, pedestal basin, WC, roof light.

On the Second Floor - Original House


Feature triangular window in gable end, exposed roof timbers and floorboards on show throughout the second floor.


Double aspect L-shaped room with a dormer window to the front and window to rear, eaves storage, built-in wardrobe, exposed roof timbers and floorboards.


Dormer window to front, roof light to the rear elevation, exposed roof timbers and floorboards.


Double Garage

Timber double doors, electric light and power, plumbing for washing machine. Internal measurement of approximately 19'6 x 18'4.

The Garden

Vehicular access through double gates to the walled garden. A gravelled driveway provides ample parking for several vehicles which in turn gives way to a lawn, border, vegetable garden and terrace area.




West Oxford District Council


Band G £2761.19 2017/18


By prior appointment through Abbey Properties. Contact the Eynsham office on 01865 880697.

5 Mill Street
County: Oxfordshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: EY001677
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