Witney Street, Burford, OX18

GUIDE PRICE £1,495,000 Freehold

4 bedrooms

3 bathrooms

2 reception rooms

An elegant and imposing semi-detached residence situated in one of Burford’s premier residential roads

Situated in one of Burford’s premier residential roads, The Old Meeting House is an elegant and imposing semi-detached residence. Over its 300-year history the property has been used as a place of worship, a shop and is now a fine residential home. Our vendors embarked on a total renovation creating spacious and bright accommodation over three floors.

The front door opens onto an inviting hallway which leads to the formal drawing room with a wood burner, bespoke library and French doors leading onto the west facing patio garden, perfect for ‘alfresco’ dining. The drawing room leads to the dining area which opens onto the bespoke ‘Shaker’ handmade kitchen with solid oak worktops, Aga, Miele appliances, door to rear hallway with downstairs WC and utility area. There is also a door to rear tarmac parking bay for two cars. There is a study/office with bespoke cabinetry. The elegant staircase takes you to the first-floor landing with a feature traditional sash window. The principal bedroom suite to the front of the house benefits from purpose made built in wardrobes with a matching dresser and ensuite shower room. Further down the hallway there are two double guest suites with built in wardrobes, these both have access to the family bathroom. Stairs take you to the upper floor which comprises of a large double bedroom with dressing room and a spacious shower room.

Great attention to detail has been placed on retaining and conserving character of The Old Meeting House, from the use of the floorboards on the ground floor, the restoration of replacement of all the windows and exquisite bespoke joinery. The well-stocked, beautiful, west facing walled patio garden is a lovely extension off the drawing room and ideal for entertaining. The rear two hard stand parking areas were re-surfaced some three years ago, when additional land was acquired to complete the parking area.

The total rebuild of the interior is not fully covered. These include:

Roof and dormers rebuilt and all bathrooms. Chimney rebuilt to full height. New front entry including traditional Cotswold "awning", and two entry phones.

All services replaced, plumbing, sewerage, plastering, painting, security, internal cabling including phones, CAT5 for internet, and TV and full electrical cabling and fittings, plus new lower oak floor, new staircase to attic.

Wine store under the stairs, roof eaves storage, baggage storage in top shower bathroom.

All wood joinery, including doors, to top bespoke standard.

The house is composed of two traditional medieval houses joined together by the Exclusive Order of Plymouth Brethren c1850 converted in 1960 to residence etc.

This is the only building on Witney Street not to be classified or graded. The only Witney Town Council ruling (interference) was there was to be no solar panels on the roof and replacement of windows with like style.

Note: A filled in medieval window can be seen on the external wall in the attached little town corner garden, (which we have maintained as a courtesy to the town.

All building work was carried out by Barguss Construction of Burford, (specialist in restoring old buildings) who have maintained an ongoing working interest in the property.

A complete volume by the building supervisors/architect is available, including works, plans and costs (which I believe our lawyer has).

A new boiler and a double skinned fuel tank were installed about two and a half years ago.

The bespoke entirely new kitchen was designed for two periods, the first for the cold and cool months using the (electrically controlled) Aga, and for summer the electrical Miele kitchen can be put to use.


Burford is a thriving Cotswold market town, nestled in the Windrush Valley surrounded by beautiful countryside, with a friendly and active community and enjoying the biannual ‘Burford Festival'. An abundance of shopping facilities include independent delis, butchers and bakeries, an array of notable pubs, restaurants and hotels and the highly renowned Burford Garden Company. Burford has excellent local junior and senior schools plus private preparatory and senior schools within easy reach. There is a wide range of activities for children to enjoy, scouts, football, cricket and rugby clubs, and swimming in nearby Carterton. The town also has an active parish church, doctors’ surgery, pharmacy, library and post office a short stroll from the house.

Burford is close to numerous pretty villages along with the picturesque market towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Woodstock, Cirencester, Charlbury and Chipping Norton. Excellent shopping facilities are on hand in Witney (8 miles) including Waitrose and Marks & Spencer and further afield in Oxford to the east or Cheltenham to the west. Daylesford Organic Farm is just 10 miles away with members club Soho Farmhouse approximately 15 miles away. Brilliant road links include the A40 to Oxford and London via the M40. Rail links from Charlbury (9 miles, trains to Paddington 70 mins) and Oxford Parkway (19 miles, trains to Marylebone 45 mins). With the newly commissioned Elizabeth line the heart of the city of London can be reached within two hours. Sporting and leisure facilities within the locality include equestrian activities, golf in Burford, Lyneham, Chipping Norton, and Broadway, and a network of local footpaths and bridleways.


Services Mains water, drainage and electricity. Oil fired central heating

Local authority West Oxfordshire District Council

Council tax Band G

Energy performance certificate Rating E

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key features

  • Highley sought-after street location
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Formal drawing room with wood burner
  • Office
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
  • Two en suites
  • West facing patio garden
  • Private off-street parking for two cars
  • No onward chain

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