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Plum Tree Cottage, Checkendon

Guide Price £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Semi Detached
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

PLUM TREE COTTAGE
CHECKENDON – OXFORDSHIRE


*Woodcote– 2 miles    *Goring on Thames – 4.5 miles
*Henley on Thames– 8 miles    *Stoke Row –2 miles    *Wallingford– 5.5 miles
*Reading – 9 miles    *Oxford– 18 miles
Distances Approximate



In a quiet rural setting on the Southern edge of this popular Chilterns village with fields and meadows to the front and rear, an older style semi-detached cottage dating from around the turn of the last century, imaginatively extended creating a most attractive home of contrasting architectural styles incorporating a flexible arrangement.



• Stunning 3 Bedroom (2 suite) character yet contemporary cottage affording open plan living accommodation successfully blending with the original traditional layout


• Tranquil village community nestling in superb wooded Chilterns countryside in designated A.O.N.B.
• Excellent road and rail communications with easy access for M4, M40 and main line station in Reading


• Reception Hall
• Family Bathroom
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Lantern Light & Range Oven
• Sitting Room With Delightful Fireplace & Log Burner
• Family / Dining Room With Lantern Light & Log Burner
• Snug


• Ground floor Bedroom Suite With En Suite Shower Room
• First Floor Bedroom Suite With En Suite Shower Room
• First Floor Bedroom


• In All Extending To Approximately 1,353 Sq Ft


• Hedged & Gated Frontage To Quiet Lane
• Delightful Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.159 Of An Acre
• Summerhouse & Store Approximately 212 Sq Ft In Size
• Timber Shed
• Glazed Greenhouse



LOCATION
The desirable village of Checkendon is situated in scenic wooded countryside on high ground between Woodcote and Henley on Thames in the North Chilterns “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. There is good road access for surrounding Towns especially Reading and Oxford as well for both the M4 and M40 motorways.


Largely unspoilt and benefiting from little intrusive modern development, the village which was mentioned in the Domesday Book c.1086 retains it’s rural charm and boasts a well-supported cricket club with its own sports ground, a high Ofsted rated C of E Primary School and the Black Horse pub in the wood.  In the small High Street overlooking a lawned Green there are several timbered period cottages depicting it’s rich architectural heritage and the Village also boasts a notable mansion, Checkendon Court, which originally dates from Tudor times, together with one of the finest Norman churches in the county, noted for it’s 13th century wall paintings and semi-circular apse.
For rail commuters Reading with its mainline station and fast services up to London (Paddington approximately 25 minutes) is within easy driving distance. In 2018 Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central London destinations.
Whitehall Lane is a much favoured, quiet, tree lined lane comprising a mixture of older character properties some dating back to the early part of the last Century, complimented by individual modern infill properties of contemporary “Cottage” design.  The road leads out of the village into scenic Chiltern countryside and delightful Beech woodlands.



PROPERTY DESCRIPTION
Plum Tree Cottage is a traditional semi-detached cottage dating from around the turn of the last Century or possibly earlier and originally was built for farm workers.


The property has whitened elevations under a slate roof and has a front bay window to the ground floor. In the 1900’s the cottage underwent a transformation with a most attractive and architecturally significant single storey new rear wing of innovative design, adding spacious contemporary open plan living accommodation.


Well-appointed throughout the accommodation offers a flexible arrangement giving potential for a number differing living options and includes a ground floor double bedroom with an en suite shower room.


More recent improvements include the fitting of a new cast log burner stove and bi-fold doors in the Sitting Room, retiling of the rear roof, provision of a new range oven with gas hob and fitting of stylish new bathroom and en-suite shower rooms.


In the original part of the property there are retained period features, notably cast fireplaces in both first floor bedrooms and sash pdg windows. Other features include oak flooring to the ground floor and inset ceiling lighting in the living area, bathroom and en suite shower rooms.



OUTSIDE
The property fronts onto Whitehall Lane and over looks fields and woodland opposite.  Across the frontage is an established hedged boundary with a gated entrance at one end opening onto a spacious forecourt with ample parking space.


At the rear is a long garden extends to approximately 150 ft. Immediately adjoining the sitting room and approached through bi-fold doors is a wide wrap around decked terrace ideally suited for “alfresco” dining and living.  Beyond is an area of lawn progressing to a lily pond which has a central bridge giving access to an area for vegetables and soft fruit. At the bottom of the garden is a cleared area with a modern timber built Summerhouse having a decked frontage and integral Store, serving as an office. The siting of the Summerhouse takes advantage of its quiet setting and aspect with views directly over adjoining railed meadows with woodland in the distance.


In the garden are numerous shrubs and trees including Beech, Bay, Hazel Nut and several Apple trees. Also there is a timber store shed (c.10’ x 7’) and an aluminium framed greenhouse.


GENERAL INFORMATION


Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.  Central heating and domestic hot water from oil fired boiler.  Secondary hot water from immersion heater.
 
Postcode: RG8 0TN


Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55


Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000


DIRECTIONS
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street where at the railway bridge junction bear right and left into the Reading Road by the Queens Arms. Continue up Whitehill and out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond on a further 2 miles turn left at the crossroads for Woodcote. In a further mile on reaching Woodcote continue through the village and at the War Memorial crossroads by the village green turn right onto the Reading Road. At the junction with A4074 bear right and then immediately left signposted for Checkendon. In Checkendon proceed through the village and after passing the cricket field turn next right into Whitehall Lane. Continue along Whitehall Lane and the property will be found on the left hand side in approximately a few hundred metres.



VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
 



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16 April 2018

Nearest stations

  • Goring & Streatley (4.4 mi)
  • Pangbourne (4.6 mi)
  • Tilehurst (5.0 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • Goring & Streatley (4.4 mi)
  • Pangbourne (4.6 mi)
  • Tilehurst (5.0 mi)
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4- 5 High Street Goring-on-Thames Reading RG8 9AT

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