4 bedroom detached house for sale

Shepherd's Green, Rotherfield Greys, Henley-On-Thames, RG9

Sold STC £1,250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful thatched cottage
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
  • Views over National Trust green
  • Glorious gardens
  • ECO biomass Green heating system
  • EPC exempt.

Full description

A beautifully presented Grade II Listed thatched cottage with glorious gardens, overlooking the National Trust owned village green. Old Thatch is a charming cottage dating back to the 16th Century. The house has a delightfully quirky layout with two staircases and is full of period features including exposed timbers, lattice windows, and with a fine inglenook fireplace in the sitting room. The property has been carefully updated and is now a light and bright house, with good head height, in a peaceful location with little passing traffic. The garden has been professionally landscaped and is a perfect setting to the cottage. There is a Eco biomass heating system fitted with a feed-in tariff. EPC exempt.
LOCAL INFORMATION
Shepherd’s Green is a small hamlet of character properties built around a village green just 4 miles from Henley-on-Thames. Old Thatch has a wonderful location with views over the green and with few other properties beyond, making it an exceptionally quiet location. Comprehensive leisure and shopping facilities including a Waitrose, cafés and specialist shops are available in Henley-on-Thames Henley and Reading railway stations have good services to London, Paddington (from 45 mins and 29 mins respectively) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2019. The area is well served for schools, both state and private, including Rupert House in Henley, with The Oratory, Shiplake College, Reading Blue Coat, Queen Anne's in Caversham, Pangbourne College, Moulsford and Cranford House Preps, all easily accessible. Connection to the M4 via junction 8/9 is about 9 miles away with Heathrow under 30 miles distant. There are miles of riding and walking in the surrounding countryside with footpaths accessible across the green directly from the garden of Old Thatch.
ACCOMMODATION
An old Oak front door leads into the storm porch with a bench seat and windows. The sitting room and dining room are divided by exposed upright beams and make a sociable room of good size. The double aspect sitting room has fine views across the green, exposed beams and a large inglenook fireplace. The dining room has a fireplace which is ready for a wood burning stove. The kitchen/breakfast room has an Oak floor, a good range of floor and wall cabinets, granite work surface, larder, built-in dishwasher, fridge/freezer space (not built in) and a Rangemaster range cooker with induction hob. The kitchen opens into the family room which has windows on three sides giving wonderful views of the garden, there are double doors that open onto the terrace. There is a small study, currently used as a utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

From the family room, a staircase leads to the master bedroom. This is a lovely double aspect room with views over the garden. There are fitted wardrobes and a bathroom with separate shower enclosure off the landing. From the dining room, a further staircase leads to a double bedroom and a bathroom. From the sitting room, there is a further double bedroom on the ground floor, a charming room with a door to the garden and an en-suite shower room.
OUTSIDE
From the lane, a five bar gate leads to the large gravelled parking area and garage. This has an electric remote door and also houses the eco bio-mass wood chip storage and boiler. A separate entrance leads to a downstairs shower room. Upstairs is a spacious room, currently a gym with a kitchen area. This could be a useful annexe for nanny/granny or guest accommodation. The gardens are a delight and have been carefully landscaped by the current owner, a professional gardener. There are flower beds filled with cottage garden bulbs and perennials including Lavender, Cornflowers and Lupins and there are a number of espalier Apple trees. A Clematis covered pergola leads to a brick terrace and an old brick potting shed with covered store to one side. Brick paths surround the cottage and there are sun terraces to take advantage of the sun at different times of the day. In the opposite corner of the garden is a selection of flower beds including a vegetable plot and a gravelled area where you can sit and admire the garden and house. There is also a wooden Dutch style greenhouse positioned to make the most of the sun. The garden is edged and screened with trees and bushes giving privacy and seclusion. To the side of the house are two brick built stores for logs and tools and the richly planted borders are protected by a walled front garden. A metal gate gives pedestrian access to the village green.
LOCAL AUTHORITY and SERVICES
Services
Mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage. Bio-mass wood chip heating system installed.

The property benefits from Solar panels on the Garage roof which has 2.75kW of installed capacity. The property has 20 years feed in tariff from November 2014.

The property has a Biomass boiler installed from November 2014 which has 7 years of RHI payments from this date at £922.17 per quarter.

EPC rating D.

Local Authority
South Oxfordshire District Council, telephone 01491 823000, www.southoxon.gov.uk.

CONVEYANCING
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DISCLAIMER
These particulars are a general guide only. They do not form part of any contract. Services, systems and appliances have not been tested.

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01 July 2016

Nearest stations

  • Henley-on-Thames (3.2 mi)
  • Shiplake (4.5 mi)
  • Wargrave (5.3 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Henley-on-Thames (3.2 mi)
  • Shiplake (4.5 mi)
  • Wargrave (5.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Davis Tate, Country and Riverside

46 Bell Street, Henley-On-Thames, RG9 2BG

01491 901057 Local call rate

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