Built originally in 1858 Barr pond cottage is at the end of a small private lane in one of the areas most desirable locations it enjoys a lovely aspect over open land. Within a short stroll to the river, primary school and excellent public house `The Perch and Pike` this property is located in a rural setting with the footpath to Little Stoke a mile and a half away at the top of the lane. The cottage has been renovated and whilst the front door from the lane can be used the side door has the benefit of leading from the gravelled parking area a raised decking area and leads to a utility with fridge freezers, washing machine and sink. modern bathroom with white suite and an open plan kitchen with slate tiled flooring The kitchen has modern eye and low level units a range style cooker and built in dishwasher. This then leads to a dining area with wooden flooring. There are three additional reception rooms the living room has a brick fireplace and the other front reception room has stairs to the first floor. Upstairs four bedrooms and a well appointed shower room. Unfurnished with white goods. Available on a twelve month let this property is managed by Winterbrook in Wallingford.
The location and garden with this property must be two of the outstanding features with a lovely aspect over open fields and a lovely mature plot which stretches to the rear and side and has mature trees including a well stocked apple tree. At the rear a lovely large decking area with brick retaining wall and picket fencing at the side and rear. The rest of the garden is laid to lawn. Parking at the side for two/three vehicles and an additional parking spot immediately to the front of the property. There is a small front garden nicely maintained with shrubs and a picket fence and gate to the front.
The Thameside village of South Stoke is situated between Wallingford and Goring it is on the East bank of the river, set between the Berkshire Downlands and the Chilterns in Oxfordshire in the wide River valley, surrounded by scenic rural countryside designated as an `Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty`.
Largely unspoilt having only a limited amount of modern development, the village has a fine main street with many interesting period properties, some dating from the 16th century. Local amenities include a highly regarded traditional Inn `The Perch & Pike`, a Church of England primary school, a village hall, shop and recreation ground, and regular bus services to Wallingford and Reading. The River Thames is within easy walking distance at each end of the village where you can walk down the Thames Path to nearby Goring and Wallingford. The historic Ridgeway Path also runs through the village, having crossed the river at Goring on Thames from Streatley.
There are excellent road communications with easy access to Henley, Wallingford, Reading and Oxford as well as the M4 and M40 Motorways. Ferry Lane is a quiet no through road eventually leading down to the River and historically links back to the era when a Ferry service operated across the River to Moulsford. The road has a mix of properties dating from the 16th Century and including the late Victorian and Edwardian eras with a number of listed properties.
Council tax band E
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