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3 bedroom character property for sale
Exlade Street, Woodcote, RG8
- KITCHEN with walk-in Scullery Area
- DINING ROOM
- SITTING ROOM with fireplace and vaulted ceiling
- Further connecting Hall with stairs up to Galleried STUDIO ROOM
- MASTER BEDROOM with EN SUITE BATHROOM having separate shower and EN SUITE DRESSING ROOM
- 2 BEDROOMS on the FIRST FLOOR
- Detached period style double CAR PORT/GARAGE
- Gated entrance and wide gravelled drive
- Established lawned GARDENS surround the Cottage with a private walled Courtyard terrace at the rear
Exlade Street is a highly regarded rural Hamlet comprising a cluster of mainly individual high value period properties many listed fronting onto a quiet road formerly the A4074 which now bypasses to the west with the road only now used by local residents. The Hamlet is situated in a gentle fold surrounded by unspoilt Chilterns Countryside in an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
The nearby village of Checkendon is similarly situated amid scenic wooded countryside typical of the Chilterns landscape, as is the larger village of Woodcote both providing everyday shops and amenities as well as primary and secondary schools. There is also an abundance of excellent private schools in the local area including the Oratory situated less than ½ mile away.
There are good road and rail communications for all the important surrounding towns including Reading, Wallingford and Henley on Thames with the M4 and M40 motorway networks also easily accessible. For rail commuters Reading provides fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in approx 25 minutes.
*WOODCOTE – ¾ mile *CHECKENDON – ¾ mile *READING – 5 miles
*OXFORD – 17 miles *WALLINGFORD– 5 miles
*HENLEY on THAMES – 9 miles
*PANGBOURNE on THAMES – 4 miles * GORING on THAMES – 4 miles
Carters Cottage is a detached period property believed to date from the 17th Century, or possibly earlier, and is listed Grade II as being of significant historical and architectural interest.
Traditional in appearance with recent enlargement of the property being in a sympathetic architectural style, the Cottage has appealing red brick elevations featuring exposed timbers under a pitched and gabled clay tile roof into with tiled dormer windows to first floor.
Internally the character is truly amazing with a wealth of timbers and beams to walls and ceilings including the original “Cruck framed” construction in the oldest part. Some of the beams are reputed to have come from dismantled ships of the Spanish Armada.
The Sitting Room has a magnificent brick chimney breast and fireplace together with a vaulted ceiling with the timbered gallery off the first floor Studio Room overlooking on one side.
There are ledged and braced doors with wrought iron furniture, sash and solid oak framed leaded windows, a heavy oak front door and numerous other period architectural features which add to the intrinsic period integrity of the Cottage.
Recent tasteful improvements include:-
Redesigned and fitted Kitchen with Shaker units, granite work surfaces and host of equipment
Travertine tiled floors in the Hall, Breakfast Room and Kitchen
Oak flooring in the Dining Room, Sitting Room, Back Hall and Study
Gas fired central heating system with wall boiler and pressurised hot water tank
New Wet Shower Room and Cloakroom
New impressive colour décor theme throughout
Under tiled roof with supporting timbers, and bench seat to side.
Linking to Kitchen, and with access through to the Sitting Room.
Beautifully fitted with equipment including Brittania Range Oven having 4 burner gas hob, microwave oven and dishwasher. Walk-in Scullery Area with additional storage and built-in space for fridge and freezer.
A truly atmospheric room with exposed timbers of the original structure.
Exposed brick chimney breast, with Jetmaster cast fire and Bressumer beam over. Vaulted ceiling revealing ‘Cruck framed’ construction. First floor Gallery on one side.
Linking the Sitting Room and Dining Room, and with staircase up to a Studio Room.
Having open timbered Gallery at one end overlooking the Sitting Room
Inset ceiling lighting. Southerly aspect over the lawned garden. Connecting door to inner hall
With En Suite Dressing Room having extensive fitted wardrobes and storage, and an En Suite Bathroom with separate Shower.
Well lit by Velux window.
Having attractive ‘shaped’ dormer window recesses.
Window giving far reaching views over adjoining meadows and farmland.
Integral to the Cottage, adjoining the En Suite Dressing Room, is a useful Workshop/Store Room with an external door to the Courtyard Terrace at the rear.
Linked to the side of the Cottage is a double Car Port/Garage built-in a matching period style with brick front and rear piers and a pitched clay tile roof.
The Cottage has a long hedged frontage to Exlade Street opposite light woodland, and adjoins farmland to the side and rear.
There is a 5 bar gated entrance with a wide gravelled drive leading to the garaging and providing ample parking space.
The principal lawned gardens lie to each side of the property with at the rear a spacious walled Courtyard Terrace ideal for al-fresco dining and living.
In front of the Cottage is an attractive landscaped area with interesting planting of mainly evergreen shrubs interspersed with gravelled pathways.
Additionally there are a number of fruit trees and throughout the garden are a mass of spring bulbs.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approx. 0.41 acres.
All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from Worcester gas fired wall boiler located in the Utility Room. Pressurised hot water tank with immersion heater for secondary hot water supply.
South Oxfordshire District Council, Crowmarsh, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HQ
Current year’s charges payable 12/13: £1,805.32
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street where at the railway bridge junction turn right and then left into the Reading Road by the Queens Arm Public House. Follow this road out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond turn left at the crossroads signposted for Woodcote. Continue on this road into Woodcote and on reaching the War Memorial crossroads turn right onto the Reading Road passing Langtree School. On meeting the crossroads junction with A4074 continue straight across signposted for Checkendon. In a further ¼ mile bear right into Exlade Street and Carters Cottage will be found along on the left hand side being the first cottage.