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2 bedroom detached house for sale

Brook Street, Watlington

Sold STC £649,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached period cottage
  • Centre of Watlington
  • Detached converted outbuilding
  • Large double reception room
  • Open plan kitchen
  • 2 Double bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Cloakroom
  • Gas central heating
  • Off-road parking

Full description

A fine detached period cottage of much character together with converted outbuilding situated in the centre of the town with opportunities to extend and improve

The Old Bishop House
44 Brook Street
OX49 5JH

Tenure : Freehold -

Description: - The Old Bishop House is formed from what was once a terrace of 3 cottages and probably dates from the 19th century. It has attractive brick elevations under a clay tile roof and is fronted by a south facing garden and driveway that provides ample off-road parking. There is room for a garage on the plot, subject to obtaining the necessary building and planning consents. A detached outbuilding dating from the same period is set to one corner and has been converted to provide a two storey office but obviously has potential for other uses. The interior of the house has been remodelled so that the entire first floor forms a vaulted reception room with open-plan kitchen that extends some 45' and incorporates exposed wall and roof timbers. The bedrooms are downstairs together with the bathroom and cloakroom. This is a house of extraordinary character and some fine features with opportunities to extend and improve.

Location: - Watlington is reputedly Englands 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 towns roof tops.

The Accommodation Is Arranged As Follows: - (All measurements are approximate)

Ground Floor -

Entrance: - Wood panel front door to:

Hall: - A generous hallway with chequered tile floor and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Door and staircase to first floor. Door to:

Bedroom 2: - 4.87 x 3.56 (15'11" x 11'8") - A double bedroom with fireplace. Recess with fitted hanging rail. Wall lights.

Bedroom 1: - 4.90 x 3.34 (16'0" x 10'11") - Having a double aspect including a stained glass window to the rear. Fireplace with painted wooden mantelshelf. Fitted cupboard to recess and part wood panelled walls. Exposed ceiling beam. Door to:

En Suite Bathroom: - 3.92 x 3.43 (12'10" x 11'3") - A substantial room with double aspect and terracotta tile floor. Fireplace and exposed wall and ceiling timbers. Twin washbasins and roll-top bath with side mounted mixer tap and shower attachment. Shaving point. Wall lights. Door to walk-in cupboard housing gas fired combination boiler and plumbing points for washing machine and tumble dryer. Stairs to first floor and door to:

Lobby: - Having a chequered tile floor and range of louvre-fronted shelved cupboards. Door to driveway and door to:

Cloakroom: - Low flush WC. Chequered tile floor, sidewindow and wall lights.

First Floor -

Double Reception Room: - 9.72 x 4.92 (31'10" x 16'1") - An impressive open-plan reception room that extends the full length of the property and is open to ridge height. There are exposed wall and ceiling timbers with feature lighting and excellent natural lighting from cottage windows and roof-lights. Stairs lead down to the ground floor. Opening to:

Kitchen: - 4.88 x 3.51 (16'0" x 11'6") - Having custom built wooden cabinets with granite effect worktops. Inset four-ring electric hob with oven and grill below. Inset double bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Space and point for dishwasher. Feature lighting.

Outside -

Garden: - The property is approached via gated driveway to a gravelled parking area with adjacent garden. There are shaped lawns, planted beds and borders and a number of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Outbuilding - A two converted traditonal two storey outbuilding provides an office/workshop/store with power and lighting.

Hall: - Approached via a wooden door with side window. There is recessed fitted shelving and staircase to the first floor. Door to:

Store/Workshop: - 4.47 x 3.91 (14'7" x 12'9") - Side window and extensive feature lighting. Exposed timber ceiling.

First Floor -

Office: - 4.80 x 4.47 (15'8" x 14'7") - Having a double aspect from a side window and Velux roof light. Exposed wall and ceiling timbers.

Services: - Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas fired central heating.

Local Authority: - South Oxfordshire District Council. 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB. Email: Tel: 01235 422422

Council Tax: - Band

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
23 July 2016


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