Situated within this highly sought-after village to the west of Wallingford is this sympathetically extended and superbly presented detached property dating back to 1733. Since 2016 the property has undergone extensive architectural remodelling and a two-storey extension to offer an excellent family home with flexible living space. The majority of the cottage character remains, and the current owners have incorporated modern fixtures and fittings as well as a new heating and electric system throughout. The property backs onto open farmland to the rear with attractive gardens, ample parking and detached double garage. The garage has been converted to provide a large storage space at the front followed by self-contained home office and a gym with double doors leading out to the garden as well as a large walk-in shower and cloakroom. This could be used as a guest suite, or easily converted into an annex.
The property offers an excellent mix of its original character features yet is finished to the highest modern standard. A light and airy reception area can be found as you enter the property where you will find the impressive solid oak staircase leading to the first floor. To the left you will find the main reception room, which has double doors leading onto the sunny garden and a designer, glass-fronted gas fire. The breakfast area has ceramic tiled flooring and an oak breakfast bar. From here you enter the kitchen, which has granite work surfaces and integrated appliances, including a large induction hob with double oven and grill. Along the hallway that extends to the front of the cottage you come to a large second reception room with fireplace, a cloakroom, and steps down to the cellar/wine store, which has been fully tanked and has plumbing for utility appliances. On the first floor the newly-built main bedroom overlooks the garden and enjoys the morning sun through French doors with a Juliet balcony. There is a well-designed dressing area with ample wardrobe space and an impressive en-suite shower room that is fully tiled with double shower. The second bedroom is another generously-sized double with the third being ideal for younger siblings sharing due to the split-level mezzanine arrangement. The family bathroom has a bath and separate shower.
The gardens have been landscaped, laid mainly to lawn with raised flower and shrub borders and a variety of mature trees, shrubs and a vegetable patch. There is a private gravel area to the front of the house that sits behind the rendered walling, which separates the gravel driveway from the house. There is also a large patio adjacent to the home office that receives most of the days sunlight.
Slade End Cottage lies on the edge of the pretty village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, which has an award winning local pub, a primary school and pre-school, a village shop, post office, and a thriving village community. The nearby Thameside town of Wallingford (1 mile) has a superb Waitrose store and a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs together with a weekly market, monthly Farmers` market, a cinema and theatre. Communications are excellent, with access to the M4 junction 12 at Theale and the A34 to Newbury and Oxford. Didcot mainline station is only 4 miles away with a regular service to London, Paddington in 42 minutes as well as Oxford and Reading in under 20 minutes.
There is an excellent choice of schools in the area including Moulsford and Cranford House Preparatory Schools, The Oratory, Radley and Abingdon secondary schools. Brightwell primary school is located in the centre of the village and Wallingford Secondary School is a very highly regarded state school and is also within easy reach.
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