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5 bedroom house for sale
The Wellsprings, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 0RN
- 3 Reception rooms
- Kitchen/Breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms (2 en suite)
- Gardens, ample parking
The Wellsprings lies in the heart of the sought after village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, which has a local pub, a post office (held in the village hall twice a week), and a thriving village community including a co-operative village store and post office. The nearby Thameside town of Wallingford (3 miles) has a superb new Waitrose store, and a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs together with a monthly Farmer's market, a cinema and theatre. Communications are excellent, with access to the M4 junction 12 at Theale and the A34 to Newbury and Oxford. Didcot mainline station is only 4 miles distant with a regular service to London, Paddington (42 minutes). There is an excellent choice of schools in the area including The Oratory, Moulsford and Cranford House Preparatory Schools, Radley and Chandlings Manor and with school busses running to Abingdon school, St Helens and St Katherine schools and The Manor preparatory School in Abingdon.
The Wellsprings is a handsome period double fronted house constructed of chalk clunch, brick and flint under a clay tile roof. Built, it is believed, in 1689 it was extended in the 1980's and offers well proportioned family accommodation while retaining many period features including original fire places, exposed beams and wooden floors. Other features include:
- Charming, dual aspect drawing room featuring a fireplace with wood burning stove, wooden floors and exposed beams.
- Sitting room also with a wood burning stove, wooden floors and exposed beams. There is a window to the front and a door leading to the staircase.
- Generous dining room with double doors to the terrace and door to:
- Kitchen/breakfast room with a range of wooden wall and floor units and well equipped with space for a dishwasher, wall mounted Bosch double oven, electric hob with extractor above, door to separate utility room.
- Cloakroom, utility and boot room.
- Master bedroom with en-suite, bedroom 2 with en-suite and separate play room, 3 further bedrooms, family bathroom.
The property is approached from the lane via a wide gravelled entrance providing ample parking. This is enclosed by a limestone wall with raised flower beds, well stocked with a variety of plants and shrubs, as well as a front lawn with a beautiful flowering cherry tree in the centre. To the rear, a terrace leads to a raised garden which is mainly laid to lawn and surrounded by a variety of mature hedges. There are also a variety of fruit trees to the rear of the garden as well as some impressive Horse Chestnut, Ash, and Beech trees. There is a pretty summerhouse (in need of some improvement), a large garden store and a detached double garage to the side. To the front of the house are views towards the Wellsprings pond itself which is surrounded by attractive wild flowers and trees.
From Henley-on-Thames leave on the Fairmile towards Oxford (A4130) continuing through Nettlebed to the Crowmarsh Gifford roundabout. Take the left turn signposted to the A4074 to Reading and, at the next roundabout, take the right turn to Didcot on the A4130. Follow this road, by-passing Wallingford, and take the second turning signposted to Brightwell-cum-Sotwell on to High Road and then the first left into Bell Lane. Continue down Bell Lane and as the road bears to the right the entrance into Wellsprings (lane), is straight ahead. Go into Wellsprings and continue to the end where the house can be found on your right hand side opposite the Wellspings pond itself. Post Code: OX10 0RN.