- Detached period house
- Close to town centre
- Superb tranquil setting
- Lovely gardens
- Ample gated parking
- Superbly presented throughout
- Period features
- Family accommodation
- Detached oak framed annex
- High degree of privacy
a lovely detached period cottage providing family accommodation together
with a detached oak framed residential annex and generous gardens
Tenure : Freehold -
Description: - The house is set back from the approach lane behind a wide driveway that provides ample parking. It has an attractive rendered facade embellished by a mature Wisteria. A sizeable and well stocked garden lies to the rear where there is also a detached oak-framed annex providing a studio/office/bedroom with shower room. The origins of the house are probably 17th century but it has later additions that now provide family accommodation. There are a number of attractive period features including exposed structural timbers and original fireplaces. Of particular note is the large double reception room that features a full width glazed section opening to the garden. A fitted kitchen with bespoke painted wood cabinets has a gas fired Aga and opens to an adjoining family room. On the first floor the master bedroom benefits from an en-suite shower room and has a ‘Juliet’ balcony overlooking the gardens. The property enjoys an outstanding setting that is away from the main traffic routes and is rural in feel, but only 500 yards from the shops and facilities of Watlington High Street.
Location: - Watlington is reputedly England’s smallest town with its origins dating from the 6th century. The town has a range of sports facilities that embrace football and cricket as well as tennis, squash and bowls. There are good local shops including a first-class butcher and delicatessen and some excellent restaurants and pubs. Watlington Primary school and Rainbow Corner day nursery and pre-school have an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted rating and senior education is provided by the well-regarded Icknield Community College. The Chiltern Hills rise above the town and offer some of the finest landscapes in south-east England. There is much on offer here for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers as The Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) passes close to the town. Watlington is also the heartland of the re-introduced Red Kite that now soar above the town’s roof tops.
The Accommodation Is Arranged As Follows: - (All measurements are approximate)
Ground Floor -
Entrance: - Solid wood stable door to:
Hall: - Granite tile floor and recessed downlights. Stairs to the first floor. Door to:
Cloakroom/Shower Room: - High flush WC and washbasin in vanity unit with medicine cabinet and light over. Tiled shower stand with overhead ceiling rose and shaped screen. Heated towel rack. Red granite tile floor.
Double Reception Room: - 7.3m x 6.7m - A substantial room with full width glazed section and two sets of French doors opening to the garden. Fireplace with solid fuel stove. Boarded floor and exposed ceiling timbers. Wall light points and recessed downlights.
Study: - 3.9m x 2.1m - Having exposed wall timbers and granite tile floor. Wall light points. Door to:
Family Room: - 3.2m x 3.1m - Glazed cabinet to recess. Boarded floor and wall light points. Window shutters. Door to driveway and approach. Door to:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: - 5.2m x 3.8m - Comprehensively fitted with painted solid wood wall and floor cabinets with granite and oak worktops and upstands. Island unit with drawers, shelves and beech worktop. Integral dishwasher and inset butler's sink with granite draining board. Gas fired Aga set into a chimney piece with exposed timber bressumer beam. Shelved larder cupboard and recess for American style refrigerator. Terracotta tile floor and recessed downlights. Opening to:
Utility Room: - 3.1m x 1.6m - Matching cabinets with oak worktop and twin bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap and tiled splashback. Space and points for washing machine. Large shelved storage cupboard and further low level cupboards. Terracotta tile floor and ceiling mounted spotlights. Part glazed external door and door to:
Boot Room: - 3.4m x 1.7m - Terracotta tile floor and recessed downlights.
First Floor -
Galleried Landing: - Fitted bookshelves. Airing cupboard containing a gas fired boiler and insulated hot water tank. Door to:
Bedroom 1: - 5.8m x 3.4m - Having a fine outlook to the garden. Extensive range of fitted wardrobes. Wall light points. Door to:
En Suite Shower Room: - Shower stand with granite tiles, glazed shower screen and overhead shower rose. Washbasin in an oak stand with mirror fronted cabinets over. Low flush WC with concealed cistern. Heated towel rack to recess. Oak floor and part wood panelled wall. Recessed halogen and LED lighting. French doors open to a Juliet balcony that overlooks the garden.
Bedroom 4: - 2.6m x 2.0m - Fitted wardrobe. Exposed wall timbers.
Bedroom 3: - 3.8m x 3.2m - Fitted wardrobe. Picture rail and window shutters. Outlook to the driveway and approach.
Bedroom 2: - 3.7m x 3.2m - Having an outlook to the driveway and approach. Picture rail and wall light points. Fitted wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: - Wood panel enclosed bath in tiled surround with overhead shower fitting and glazed screen. Washbasin in vanity unit and low flush WC. Exposed wall and roof timber and boarded floor.
A gated driveway provides ample parking and is enclosed by mature hedgerows.
Detached Studio Annex: - 6.7m x 3.3m - Oak framed and clad with part glazed side sections and pitched slate roof. The interior is fully insulated with underfloor heating, oak boarded floor and exposed structural timbers. A large Studio room provides office/studio/bedroom space with en-suite shower room with glazed shower stand, low flush WC, washbasin with splashback, medicine cabinet, heated towel rack and extractor fan.
A detached oak framed annex with slate roof and part-glazed sections has been built to residential standards and sits adjacent to the house. It has an oak boarded floor and opens to the gardens providing an office, entertainment space or occasional bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Workshop/Store: - Timber framed and clad with attached covered storage area and further enclosed storage area to the rear.
Garden: - A richly stocked mature garden lies to the rear. There are shaped beds and borders and a number of specimen trees and shrubs. There are two stone paved patios and a small ornamental pond.
Services: - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas Fired Central Heating
Local Authority: - South Oxfordshire District Council. Council Offices, Crowmarsh, Wallingford OX10 8HQ. Tel:
Council Tax: Tax Band: -
Viewing: - Strictly by prior appointment with the SOLE AGENTS Robinson Sherston (Watlington). Telephone: .
Directions: - From junction 6 of the M.40 proceed south on the B4009 to Watlington. Entering the town, proceed down Shirburn St and then Couching St to the T junction with Brook Street. Turn right and after about 200 yards, right again (signed to Cuxham, Chalgrove & Stadhampton). Take the next turning right into Pyrton Lane, as if for the church, and keeping right follow the single track lane past the Church Hall and take the next left turning. Audley Cottage is the first drive entrance on the left.
Energy Performance CertificatesEE Rating
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Saunderton Station8.1 miles
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