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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Dorchester-on-Thames, Wallingford, OX10

Guide Price £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 reception rooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Period
  • Detached
  • Parking
  • Village
  • 1.51 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful 16th century Grade II Listed family house, extended over time, Watling House is located in the centre of Dorchester- on-Thames, a very popular south Oxfordshire village. The house is characterful and charming and has been in single family ownership since the 1930s.

The house, formerly the Doctor's House until the 1970s, occupies a large plot of approximately 1.5 acres. It is set in the middle of the village, yet its garden and paddock extend back to neighbouring farmland and open views of Wittenham Clumps. On the High Street side the house is set behind mature hedges and a gated enclosed gravelled courtyard, making it exceptionally private.

The beamed kitchen overlooks the courtyard on one side and the garden on the other. It has a large Aga and sunken cellar with great storage space. There are many period features, such as exposed beams, herringbone brickwork, block flooring and leaded windows.

The main family sitting room has great views through French windows to the garden beyond. The drawing room is a beautiful space with a large bay window looking towards the village.

Upstairs the bedrooms are light and airy with a cosy feel, some of which retain original exposed beam-work.

The house has great character as well as good potential to enhance or extend, subject to consents.

The house has several outbuildings - on the courtyard is a large timber framed double garage with additional storage space.

Behind the house is a large 18th century thatched barn, partly converted back from the Doctor's Surgery into a single space, ideal for parties or further conversion into a home office, studio or additional accommodation. The unconverted part of the barn provides ample storage for gardening equipment.

The gardens are made up of a large lawn surrounded by mature hedges, with space for a tennis court or pool. There is also an open paddock/orchard with several mature fruit trees beside a wildflower meadow. The paddock extends to the rear where there is a small thatched cobb hut, which forms part of the grade II listing. A walled garden, previously a kitchen garden, extends back round to the house.


Dorchester-on-Thames is a historic old Roman settlement, well known for its magnificent Abbey and the long curved bridge spanning the river Thame.

The village has a strong community spirit - the Abbey is the focus of much of the village's activities, and regularly hosts musical events, as well as a biennial festival. The monastic guest house beside the Abbey is now a museum and tea room. There is also a visiting post office, several pubs, two hotels, a theatre group, tennis club, church choir and many more social groups.

The house is well placed to benefit from many beautiful walks through and around the village along the Thames path, and to Wittenham Clumps.

Communications are good, with easy access to the motorway system - Junctions 6 and 7 of the M40 only some 11 and 9 miles away - whilst Didcot Parkway Mainline Station is about 7 miles (London Paddington 35/ 40 minutes). Oxford is 8 miles.

There are a number of excellent local schools close by, including Dorchester pre-school, Dorchester St. Birinus Church of England Primary School, The Manor, Chandlings, Rupert House, Ashfold, Cothill, Abingdon School, Radley College, St Helen and St Katharine's, Cranford House and Moulsford.

Oxford schools including The Dragon, Headington School, Magdalen School, Summer Fields and St. Edward's are also within striking distance.

Wallingford 4 miles, Didcot Parkway Station 7 miles (trains to London Paddington in 45 minutes),
Oxford 8 miles, Henley-on-Thames 15 miles, Reading 18 miles (all times and distances are approximate).


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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 August 2020

Nearest stations

  • Culham (3.1 mi)
  • Appleford (3.3 mi)
  • Didcot Parkway (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Knight Frank, Oxford

274 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY

01865 809175 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Oxford

274 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY

01865 809175 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Culham (3.1 mi)
  • Appleford (3.3 mi)
  • Didcot Parkway (4.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Knight Frank, Oxford

274 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7DY

01865 809175 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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