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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Church Lane, Aston Rowant, Watlington, OX49

Sold STC £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting/Dining Room
  • Kitchen Breakfast Room
  • Three Bedrooms
  • Bath/Shower Room
  • Boiler Room
  • Storage Shed
  • Detached Garage
  • Studio/Gym
  • 160ft Gardens

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Originally dating back to the 17th Century, and reputed to be the oldest house in the village, this charming Elizabethan Grade II listed cottage offers immense charm with potential for further improvement. Once owned by the Aston Estate, it was occupied in 1859 by the local shepherd Emmanuel Clare featuring "a big fireplace with gun rack above". The property has more recently featured in a Midsomer Murders episode "The house in the woods". As you walk through the front door (split opening), you are greeted with a 23ft wide Sitting/Dining Room with a beautiful Inglenook fireplace with open grate, exposed timber beams and Beech timber floors. The Kitchen Breakfast Room is a Victorian addition and is fitted with Shaker Style units, Amtico tiled floors, door out to the side plus lovely views down the garden. There is potential to knock through into the adjoining Boiler room to add extra living space (subject to the usual consents). On the first floor are 3 bedrooms served by a white bathroom suite with separate shower cubicle.


Located in a no through country lane on the edge of the village, the property is situated within the conservation area with the pretty village enjoying a strong community feel. Located approx. 1 mile from Junction 6 of the M40, the village itself enjoys an excellent primary school. Day to day shopping needs can be found in Chinnor (just 2.6miles) with the larger towns of Thame (approx. 6 miles) and Princes Risborough (approx. 8 miles) offering more comprehensive amenities. There is also a main line station at Princes Risborough to London Marylebone (approx. 42 min).


Approached via a wide cobbled drive with parking for several cars and access to the recently constructed Oak framed detached timber garage. The gardens to the front are nicely stocked with an area of lawn and dwarf flint walling. The pedestrian gate to the side leads to the 160ft long gardens which are mainly laid to lawn. There is a good size patio area with access to a brick storage shed plus a detached timber framed studio which could be used as a home office/gym. Towards the end of the garden is an active vegetable garden with greenhouse, mature apple tree and space for a play area. The gardens are enclosed by close board fencing with mature trees/shrubs and provide a good degree of privacy.

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Added on Rightmove:
04 October 2016

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