A substantial detached cottage of approx 2500 sq ft with a brick and flint exterior and origins dating back to the 17th century, the property offers very well proportioned accommodation and would be a great family home due to the flexible arrangement of bedrooms together with extended ground floor space. Offering a great deal of character including leaded glass windows, flagstone floors and fireplaces, the cottage also features a beautiful kitchen extension incorporating a contemporary family/dining room with a tiled floor which has under floor heating, vaulted ceiling, a porthole window, electric skylights and full width bifold doors leading onto the decking area. The kitchen area has a flag stone floor, gas fired Aga/Stanley, fitted cream wall and base cabinets with granite worktops, a fitted Bosch gas hob, Zanussi double oven, integrated dishwasher and fridge, there is also a good sized adjacent utility room. There are two formal reception rooms to the front of the property which have exposed stone inglenook fireplaces with wood burners. There is also a good sized study with a vaulted ceiling. From the entrance hall there is access to a downstairs cloakroom, utility room and a bedroom with an en-suite which has a glass partitioned walk-in shower. The first floor is accessed via two staircases with a double bedroom and en-suite at one end of the cottage and a further three double bedrooms, one of which has an attractive south facing balcony overlooking the gardens, at the other end of the cottage. A family bathroom with claw foot bath completes the first floor accommodation. The cottage is not listed.
The cottage is set within its own private grounds which extend to all sides of the property, this offers a good deal of privacy. To the front is a gravel driveway leading to a large parking area for numerous vehicles. To the left hand side the garden sweeps around the cottage with hedging to the boundary leading to the rear of the property, here there is a large recently constructed wooden deck area with a raised pond linking the kitchen/family room with the rear of the main house which enjoys a sunny aspect. The remainder of the grounds are mainly lawned and are bordered with trees and hedging. At the end of the garden there is a wildlife area with a pond and walkways through the shrubs and trees. There is a large wooden shed to the front and a detached garden office/studio which is presently used as a games room overlooking the wildlife garden. There is a further area of garden beyond the hedgerow which the owners rent as an allotment from the local council and is currently used as additional parking and garden area.
Situated at the end of a small lane in the heart of the village and within walking distance of the local shop and schools. Woodcote is a vibrant South Chiltern Village with a particularly strong sense of community, the village offers a good selection of amenities including primary and secondary schooling at both state and public. Post office, restaurant, small supermarket, several pubs, a garden centre, health centre and library. There is excellent access to nearby Wallingford, which is a delightful market town some four miles to the West, and train access to London (Paddington) and Oxford, from either Pangbourne or Goring Railway Stations. There is an excellent bus service from Woodcote to Reading, Wallingford and Oxford with an hourly service. Woodcote is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is surrounded by beechwoods and farmland that drops down towards the river valley.
Council tax band F (currently £2,256.46)
Gas fired central heating, mains water and drainage.
From Wallingford proceed South on the A4074 towards Reading, on reaching the sign post for Woodcote turn right onto the B471 towards the village and continue on into Goring Road, take the left hand turn into Whitehouse Road, turn left again onto Gap Way just by the green. The property will be found at the end of the lane to your right.
We found this to be a wonderful family home which attracted us by its large sunny gardens which were ideal when the children were younger, plenty of accommodation and we also felt that although the property is private we feel very much part of the village community.
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