Market Street, Charlbury, Oxfordshire


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Charlbury is a small West Oxfordshire Cotswold market town which is located away from busy roads and is now a particularly popular residential community. It has a wide range of local facilities including a church, inns, community hall and small supermarket. It nestles in the Evenlode valley about 7 miles equidistant from Chipping Norton, Witney and Woodstock, and has a mainline railway station on the Great Western route from Hereford to Paddington, served by both fast through services and local services.


8 Market Street is a post war building, thought to have been built as the local Post Office and Shop, together with a self contained First Floor 3 bedroom flat above. It has a stone faced frontage incorporating a ground floor recessed Shop display window, with vehicle access archway leading to a tarmac rear yard. The premises is now in need of refurbishment or redevelopment subject to any necessary permissions.


The property bears a plaque erected by the Charlbury Society which commemorates that a celebrated Watchmaker called Larcum Kendall (1719-1790) lived near here as a child.


The main frontage of the building comprises the retail Shop, beyond which are the service areas including an Office, Lobby and Staff Toilet, and access door to the rear Yard. A separate door from the rear Yard leads into a Lobby with Staircase rising to the large first floor 3 bedroom flat.

The attached floor plans and site plan provide a general outline of the existing Accommodation. We estimate that the total Gross Internal Floor Area of the building (not including the void over the Entrance Archway) is about 217 sq m (2,330 sq ft).



The retail Shop has a frontage of about 5.80m (about 19'0 ) narrowing to about 4,86m (16' 0 ) and a maximum depth of about 14.35m (47' 0 ). It is in need of a refit and extends to an estimated area of about 69.47 sq m (748 sq ft) NIA.

Ground Floor Rear Service Areas

Beyond the Shop is a Circulation and Storage area with exit door to rear yard, leading to an Office about 2.35m x 1.90m and a Lobby about 1.75m x 1.60m with sink connecting to a WC about 1.75m x 1.0m average.


The Flat is accessed from the rear by its own Entrance Door, with a Lobby and staircase rising to a long First Floor Landing with Airing Cupboard and Alcove Storage area. The flat has an old radiator heating system in need of upgrading.

Front Lounge

About 6.06m x 5.56m max. Windows to front. A wide opening links to the

Dining Room

About 3,71m x 2.56m. Connecting door to Kitchen


About 3.71m x 3.25m. Fitted range of dated storage units with worksurfaces and small Pantry Cupboard.


With old white suite of panelled Bath, Wash hand Basin and WC. Window to side

Bedroom 1

About 3.71m x 2.57m. Window to side.

Bedroom 2

About 2.70m min x 2.95m. Window to side.

Bedroom 3

About 4.29m max x 3.85m min plus alcove. Window to side.


The premises front onto Market Street between older buildings, the shop forming a large part of the frontage. In addition the roof oversails a vehicle Entrance way about 4.00m wide with a clearance of about 3.30m, and this part of the building contains a substantial additional void area which is only accessible from the main roof space at present.

The remainder of the site forms a tarmac Entrance and Yard area with parking for several cars. The Heating Oil tank is also sited here.



It is understood that mains services of Water, Electricity and Drainage are connected to the property. The heating system was formerly connected to an Oil fired Boiler. The agents have not undertaken any investigations of the appliances or tested any of the services but consider that they would need to be replaced or at least tested prior to being recommissioned.

Local Authority

West Oxfordshire District Council, Woodgreen, Witney, Oxfordshire OX28 1NB T: 01993 861000


The use of the premises is Mixed Use, the Ground Floor being Commercial ( formerly A1, now Class E) and the first floor residential (C3). The building is not listed but is within Charlbury Conservation area, and is within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)


The Ground Floor is assessed to Business Rates, the current Rateable Value assessment being £8,600. Small Business rates relief may apply but interested parties should contact West Oxfordshire District Council. The Flat is assessed to Council Tax in Band C

VAT Election

We understand the property is not elected to VAT

Energy performance Certificates

The Ground Floor is assessed as a non domestic premises and rated Band D83, and the First Floor is assessed as a Domestic premises rated Band E43. (as shown on the rear of these particulars).

Tenure & Possession

Freehold with Vacant Possession upon completion of the purchase.


Strictly by prior appointment via our Chipping Norton Office. Tel: 01608 644344

Vendor's Solicitor

Laytons LLP, Pinners Hall, 105-108 Old Broad Street, London EC2N 1ER (Mr Tom Cawcutt) E:

T: 0207 842 8082

Money Laundering

The intending purchaser need to provide proof of identity to satisfy the Money Laundering Regulations. This will comprise a proof of address (utility bill no older than three months or council tax bill for the current period) and photographic ID (driving licence or passport).

Tayler & Fletcher and any Joint agents for themselves and for the Vendors of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or agent of or consultant to Messrs Tayler & Fletcher has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not to be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. A list of the partners of Tayler & Fletcher LLP is available at each Tayler & Fletcher Office.

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