- Period cottage
- Two reception rooms
- Central location overlooking Dorchester Abbey
- Open fire
- No onward chain
- Landscaped west facing gardens
- Kitchen with central island and integrated appliances
- Exposed beams and brickwork
- Studio ideal as a guest suite or home office/gym
A charming, Grade II listed thatched cottage dating back to the 15th century offered for sale with no onward chain. With a separate studio and a delightful west facing garden and situated in the heart of this historic South Oxfordshire village, just a stone`s throw from historic Dorchester Abbey. No onward chain.
Nicely presented throughout and in keeping with the character of the house the generously proportioned accommodation has the character of natural beams, exposed brickwork and fireplaces. The open plan kitchen/dining room offers a more modern layout not often found in period cottages fitted with a range of wall and base units as well as a large central island offering granite work surfaces and a terracotta tiled floor. Rangemaster range oven and a Bosch integrated dishwasher can also be found. The dining room has a large Inglenok fire place adjacent to the stairs rising to the first floor.
From the dining room also, a few more steps lead to the impressive living room with a vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove and doors leading onto the west facing garden. One the first floor there are two double bedrooms, both with fitted `Sharps` units and exposed brickwork. The main bedroom has fabulous views of the Abbey and the architecture of the historic High Street.
The rear garden is surrounded by mature shrubs and borders with a lawn and large patio, ideal for entertaining in the summer months. Further enhancing the overall appeal of this lovely cottage, the Studio which can provide an additional guest suite or a home office with Internet access or a gym with an en-suite shower room, separate utility room/garden store. The veranda to the front of the studio is a great spot for the early morning sun with a Abbey nestling behind the cottage. A log store can also be found towards the side of the garden as well as a gated side access onto the High Street at the front.
The riverside village of Dorchester-on-Thames has Roman origins and there is an Iron Age fort in the surrounding hills. The magnificent Abbey dates back to 635AD and is surrounded by water meadows and the rivers of Thame and the Thames, the village has featured in a number of TV series and films including Midsomer Murders. There is a local shop, fine pubs and hotels with restaurants, with the town of Wallingford, just 4 miles distant, providing more extensive facilities including a large Waitrose store. Dorchester is also served by a number of rail links: Didcot Parkway - 8 miles, Culham - 4 miles, and Oxford - 10 miles accessing London, Paddington in 44 minutes. There are a good selection of state and private schools accessible including St Edwards and The Dragon at Oxford and Abingdon and Radley Schools, while The European School is within close proximity at Culham, and Dorchester itself has a village primary school. Also accessible is The Oratory School and Moulsford and Cranford House preps. There are miles of walking in the surrounding countryside and along the Thames Path and, of course, boating on the river Thames and on the Dorchester Sailing Club.
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.