5 bedroom detached house for saleBerrick Salome, Wallingford
Withdrawn from Market £1,350,000
- Idyllic 17th century thatched cottage
- High-quality refitted kitchen/breakfast room
- Stunning drawing room with inglenook fireplace
- Two further spacious reception rooms
- Contemporary downstairs shower room
- Master bedroom with refitted en-suite
- Striking detached ancillary accommodation
- Wooden-built garage/double carport
- Extensive gravelled driveway
- Situated in approx 1.5 acres of land
SITUATION Shepherds Cottage is situated on the edge of the sought after village of Berrick Salome surrounded by idyllic private gardens and adjoining paddock. The picturesque village of Berrick Salome has the benefit of a country inn, The Chequers, and is located between the sought after market towns of Wallingford and Watlington, with excellent road links to London. Oxford and Henley both offer an excellent range of shops and recreational facilities. The area is serviced by numerous private schools. The charming market town of Thame is also only 11 miles away. The nearby Chiltern Hills offer many fine walks and rides with spectacular countryside. Golf can be found at Huntercombe Golf Club, and the Kimblewick is the local hunt and pony club.
DESCRIPTION Shepherds Cottage is an idyllic stone and thatched period family home believed to date back c.500 years, extensively refurbished by the current owner to provide a fine mix of traditional and contemporary features. Complemented by a substantial detached barn providing 1867 sq ft of ancillary accommodation/ home office/garaging, the whole nestling in approx. 1.5 acres of land, on the edge of the well regarded village of Berrick Salome, with the advantage of full rewiring, new underfloor heating system with heat source, superbly presented new kitchen and bathrooms for both properties.
The main front door leads onto the striking 18'ft kitchen/breakfast room with an impressive range of wall and floor oak fitted units and central island with breakfast bar, incorporating granite work surfaces, "Neff" stainless steel double oven, dishwasher and induction hub, built-in double fridge/freezer, "Franke" one and an half sink unit, double pantry cupboard with fitted drawers, integrated waster drawer and wine rack, the whole complemented by high-quality tiled flooring with underfloor heating, original inglenook fireplace with brick surround, oak mantel and cast-iron wood burner, and exposed oak beams.
Open-plan from the kitchen area, is a good-size dining room, with high-quality oak flooring, part tongue and groove walling, with built-in airing cupboard (incorporating "Earden" renewable heating technology), providing ample space for a good-size table and chairs.
The adjoining family room provides the ideal space for children, with the convenience of an independent stairwell to bedroom 3, providing a number of purposes. There is also a refitted downstairs shower room and separate wc, both with the benefit of high-quality tiled flooring and downlighters, as well as a utility cupboard with plumbing for washing machine.
To the far side of the cottage, through the kitchen area, is the stunning drawing room, offering immense character with inglenook fireplace and oak mantel, with further character features such as exposed oak beams, high-sill leaded light windows, and beautiful stained full length window and double French doors to manicured front gardens.
To the first floor, the master bedroom has the benefit of a thorough dressing room, with a refitted en-suite shower room finished to an extremely high standard, with double shower cubicle with overhead thermostatic rain shower unit. The master bedroom enjoys an abundance of exposed oak beams, original fireplace with oak mantel and brick inserts, and the unique feature of an original internal leaded light window linking with bedroom 3.
Across the landing area, is the second dual-aspect double bedroom, with its large chimney breast and range of storage solutions, with a small shower room with high-flush wc situated between the two bedrooms, off the landing area.
The aforementioned bedroom 3 is approached via a separate stairwell, off the ground floor, providing additional bedroom space, as well as an number of other uses ie: study area.
A particular unique feature of Shepherds Cottage, is the substantial detached barn providing 1867 sq ft of ancillary accommodation/home office/garaging, with its impressive 30'ft reception room with high-quality connecting kitchen area and open-plan first-floor living accommodation with central shower room, providing the opportunity to be divided into separate bedrooms/work spaces, should the need arise. The whole enhanced by beautiful exposed oak beams, high quality tiled flooring and part-vaulted ceilings, whilst enjoying the advantage of adjoining single garage, double car port and log store.
Externally, there are attractive and exceptionally private south-westerly facing grounds, approached through a set of wooden oak electric gates onto an extensive gravelled parking area in front of the house and barn. To the rear, there is a lawned area with established ornamental shrub beds and borders with irrigation system and beautiful box hedging, separated from the drive by a rose covered trellis and gate through to the garden. In addition, there is a York stone terraced area running the length of the cottage. To the front, the gardens are mainly laid to lawn, with a stream running along the far boundary of the property, with a large paddock siding onto the detached barn, providing a number of uses.
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