3 bedroom house for saleCobbs Cottage, North Moreton
Let by Us £700,000
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Receptions
NORTH MORETON – OXFORDSHIRE
*Didcot – 2 ½ miles *Wallingford on Thames – 4 miles *Newbury – 18 miles
*Oxford – 16 miles *Reading – 15 miles *Goring on Thames – 8 miles
Situated in this much prized village between Wallingford and Didcot on the edge of an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ between the Berkshire Downlands and the River Thames. A most appealing attached period cottage believed to date from 1538 with beautifully restored beamed accommodation of considerable character and charm. Listed Grade II as being of significant historical and architectural merit and having the added benefit of sheltered gardens of approximately ¼ acre.
Drawing Room With Inglenook
Suite of 2 further Bedrooms
En Suite Shower Room
Mature attractive Gardens of ¼ acre
Grade II Listed
The historic villages of North and South Moreton are situated within half a mile of each other both lying in the plain just below the Berkshire Downlands and Blewburton Hill to the South, with Wittenham Clumps and the River Thames to the North, with the surrounding countryside designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Reputed to be on the route of a Roman road, the village was first documented as a settlement in the Domesday Book of 1086 when Ralf was Lord of the Manor. The church of All Saints mainly dates from 1270 with a 15th century tower, a late Norman Font and an interesting Chantry with an especially fine East window added by Miles de Stapleton commemorating his family who held the Manor in the 13th to 15th Centuries. Miles de Stapleton became Lord of the Manor in 1290 and was an important figure in the royal household and parliament ultimately killed at the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. The Manor passed to the Dunch Clan in the 16th to 18th Centuries which family was related to Oliver Cromwell.
North Moreton has a winding main street scattered all along with beautiful old cottages and some fine brick houses of great antiquity with little infilling in recent years, thus its unspoilt olde worlde charm and quiet way of life based on farming and the land has been successfully retained.
Today the village continues to enjoy a peaceful and calm existence benefiting from its excellent road communications for the surrounding towns, especially Didcot which boasts a shopping centre as well as having an important mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington). The M4 and M40 motorways are easily accessible and the fast A34 dual carriageway linking Southampton and the South coast with the Midlands is only a short drive.
Adjoining the village Cricket Green, where incidentally the Cricket Club was founded in 1858 and still thriving complete with new pavilion, is The Bear inn an excellent local hostelry.
Cobbs Cottage is an especially appealing period cottage with whitened rendered elevations revealing exposed timbers together with a projecting timbered jetty across the frontage, under a pitched clay tiled roof. Reputed to date originally from 1538, the cottage listed Grade II as being of significant in architectural interest, with a wealth of character throughout including inglenook fireplaces and abundant exposed wall and ceiling timbers.
To the ground floor the Entrance Hall leads to a Cloakroom, Dining Room & Kitchen with quarry tiled floors, spacious Sitting Room with wood burning stove, rear Hallway and further Study/Sitting Room with fireplace and solid Oak staircase leading to the first floor. Upstairs is a galleried landing, large Master Bedroom with built in storage, suite of 2 further Bedrooms with en-suite Shower and a separate Family Bathroom.
Beautifully presented, early viewing is advised to appreciate the well-proportioned spacious accommodation and wealth of character and charm throughout.
The Cottage fronts onto the village street with clay tile topped low brick and rendered wall extending across the frontage. A central oak gate opens into a front Courtyard Garden which has been attractively landscaped with paths flanked by low borders of box hedging.
To one side a wide 5 bar gate opens onto a gravelled driveway leading down to the detached garage of approximately 20’3 x 16’.
The delightful main garden at the rear is South West facing and largely laid to lawn, interspersed with mature planted flower beds and borders and a copse area to the rear including a range of trees such as a false acacia, sorbus whitebeam, Scots pine, flowering cherry and Maple together with mature hedges providing privacy and protection.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.268 acre.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler. Secondary hot water supply from immersion heater.
Council Tax: G
Postcode: OX11 9AT
Energy Efficiency Rating: N/A
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our office in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn right for Wallingford. On reaching the Wallingford bypass turn left at the first roundabout and then straight across at the next continuing on the bypass. In a further 1 ½ miles turn left at the next roundabout signposted for North and South Moreton. After a further 1 ¼ miles turn left at the junction for South Moreton. On reaching South Moreton turn right into the village and continue through the centre and eventually the road will lead into countryside over a railway bridge directly into North Moreton. On coming down the hill into North Moreton, Cobbs Cottage will be found on the left hand side approximately 150yds before reaching the war memorial junction in the central part of the village.
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