Thorpe Road, Wardington, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX17

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
Steeped in local history, this wonderful property, a former public house, has been transformed into a much-loved family home. Sympathetically updated and enlarged by the current owners, it now offers the best of both worlds. Character is present in abundance throughout but has been blended with the addition of an architect designed modern oak and glass garden room, opening out to a beautiful terrace. Its position adjacent to the kitchen area makes an ideal space for daily living and enjoying the views of the garden.

Red Lion House offers very well-proportioned free-flowing living with an abundance of character and charm. The entrance hall gives access to a cosy yet sizable sitting room with a central fireplace and multi-fuel burning stove and access to the cellar. The dining hall sits centrally; an ideal space to entertain with direct access to the open plan kitchen, breakfast and garden room, which are a pivotal hub to this lovely home. The kitchen area offers a range of units with quartz worksurfaces, AEG full height fridge, full height freezer, two self-cleaning double ovens with grills, 5-ring AEG induction hob with extractor hood above, Miele integrated microwave, space for a dishwasher and wine cooler and a central island. The garden room is glazed with exposed oak beams and offers both expansive views and direct access via double doors to the garden. From here, there is access to the utility room and cloakroom.

An oak staircase rising from the dining hall provides access to four double bedrooms, all well-proportioned with an en-suite shower room to the principal bedroom, an en-suite bathroom to the guest bedroom and a further dual access shower room for bedrooms three and four. From the landing a second staircase leads down to a generous study where a glazed stable door provides alternative access to the drive and garden.


To the front of the property there are numerous established perennial shrubs and planting with a pathway giving access to the front door. To the side a block-paved driveway, with parking spaces, leads through double gates and an archway to the rear garden and gravel driveway leading to further parking and a two-tiered garden.

The rear garden, having been carefully designed to ensure colour and interest, your eyes are drawn to the gently tiered main garden leading up steps to the second garden through a striking Horton stone moon gate. To the side of the garden there is parking for a number of vehicles, a 20ft workshop, shed and greenhouses.


Wardington is an active village community yet easily accessible to London by rail from nearby Banbury railway station to Marylebone in less than 1 hour with frequent services to Reading, Oxford, Birmingham and beyond. M40 (Jct 11) provides quick access to the north and south. Easy access to extensive shopping in Banbury, Oxford & Leamington-Spa.

Additional Information

The 12th century parish church, a public house, garden centre with café, weekly visit from local mobile butchers; Mumfords, film and quiz nights, gardening and cricket clubs added to many public footpaths for walking ensures the village thrives.

There are primary schools at Chacombe and Cropredy and secondary schooling includes Chenderit School at Middleton Cheney. Independent schooling can be found at Banbury (St John's Priory) and Overthorpe (Carrdus School) Bloxham, Tudor Hall and Warwick.

There is current planning permission for a triple garage with studio flat above. Plans and drawings are available to view at the property.

Council Tax – Cherwell District Council - Band F.

01295 367838

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