Take a look around this idyllic country house in Oxfordshire

Complete with walled garden this is a country dwellers dream

Welcome to Scotland House, a Grade II-listed detached village house situated on the outskirts of the village of Banbury, in Oxfordshire.

The 9-bedroom house dates back to the 17th Century. While being respectful of the heritage, the owners have undertaken extensive refurbishments to bring Scotland House into the 21st century.

Preserving a wealth of period features has helped to retain a great deal of its traditional charm. These include open fireplaces, exposed timbers and attractive sash windows.

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Step inside, to see for yourself, how this period property's been thoughtfully updated for modern living.


iron stoned scotland house with lawn

(Image credit: Savills)

Scotland House is built of local ironstone for the main part. As part of the renovations a later brick extension was added to the rear beneath, a part tile and part reconstituted Stonesfield slate roof.

The exterior has all the much-loved hallmarks of a higgledy-piggledy country house.


kitchen directly attach to the living room

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The kitchen has a modern country feel. Simple with classic cream units and farmhouse-style flagstone flooring.it features the icons of every country kitchen – an AGA and a butlers sink.

Living room

living area with sofa cushions and tv

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The living room has a beautifully modern country. A neutral colour palette helps to keep the space from feeling restrictive despite a low ceiling height. Here we see the original beams incorporated into the look and feel of the room, adding further rustic charm.

Dining room

dining area with traditional dining set

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The dining room is a riot of pattern and colour, that creates a warm and inviting space for social gatherings.


bedroom with bed cushions and window

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This is just one of the nine bedrooms, yes you heard that right – nine bedrooms. An all-round neutral colour palette is enhanced with pretty plum accents. As country fans we can spot a classic Laura Ashley wallpaper a mile off – this one is hugely popular Isodore print.

The garden

open garden in front of the house

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The garden to accompany this property is everything you could wish for, from a property of such charm. Plenty of zoned areas are dedicated to making the most of the outdoor space.

From the perfect paved area for a dining table to the edged flower beds surrounding it, this is one well thought-out garden.

garden with beautiful plants

(Image credit: Savills)

A walled garden is the quintessential country gardeners dream.

This stunning property is currently on the market with agents Savills, with an asking price of £2.75million.

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Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.