Available on a six month let this cottage dates back to the early 19th Century and is situated in a lovely backwater location just a short distance outside Wallingford towards Shillingford. Over recent years the property has been refurbished to a high standard and offers extensive accomodation with a large kitchen/family room complemented by an Aga. The three reception rooms include a 17ft sitting room with a feature wood burner separate dining room and a third reception room/study with an Jetmaster fire, there is also a large hallway, a utilty room and downstairs cloakroom. The rooms have kept much of the charm and character of the original period and there are some exposed beams. For a cottage style the property it is very light and airy with good ceiling heights. Upstairs there is a landing and five very well proportioned bedrooms the master bedroom measures over 14ft and has a recently refurbished en suite shower room. There is a large family bathroom and shower room and both have been renovated in recent years. The location is very private and yet it is within a short distance to Wallingford town. This property is managed by Winterbrook in Wallingford.
One of the main features of this property has to be the stunning gardens that encompass the cottage with stunning panoramic views over the Thames Valley. The owners have made a lovely feature of a paved area on three sides of the property with a large area for seating affording the views. The gardens are sectioned into different areas as you enter the property via the five bar gate there is parking and a sweeping driveway leading to the outbuildings which include a double carport and a large detached workshop/barn. The whole plot enjoys a great deal of privacy and at the front and side there is a large lawned area with mature flower and shrub beds and a multitude of herbaceous plants and roses. To the side there is a large area of lawn which slopes down to the lower garden with vegetable garden, various fruit trees and soft fruits. The gardens by their nature are one of the outstanding features of the property and a gardener is included in the rent.
Situated near the Brightwell Vineyard between Shillingford and Wallingford. Shillingford is a small Thames-side village with several attractive houses on the A4074 Reading to Oxford road. The Shillingford Bridge hotel is on the outskirts of the village adjacent to the Thames and the attractive Shillingford Bridge. The A4074 (in the village it is named as the Henley Road) bisects the village, but the Thame road has been diverted to form a mini-bypass so it avoids the centre of the village leaving the original road as a quiet back road. There is an excellent regular bus service in the village servicing Oxford and Reading.
Wallingford is a small but bustling market town situated in South Oxfordshire, it has retained much of its historic architecture yet has good amenities for everyday needs. Within the town there is a regular market and farmers market, a Waitrose supermarket and a host of small independent shops as well as banks, public houses, plenty of places to eat including restaurants and cafes. The Corn Exchange is the home of Wallingford's cinema and theatre, producing a wide variety of productions throughout the year. Three primary schools and a highly regarded High School which is also a sports academy. The town has two nursery schools and a full range of leisure facilities and sports groups. Set on the banks of the river Thames there are a number of footpaths and open spaces in which to enjoy the surrounding countryside. Wallingford is within easy reach of both the M40 and the M4 and only 15 miles from Oxford and Reading and there are regular bus service to both locations. Mainline train services can be accessed at nearby Cholsey and Didcot with regular trains to London Paddington.
Council tax band G (Currently £2,910.10 per year)
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The following are permitted payments which we may request from you:
a) The rent
b) A refundable tenancy deposit (reserved for any damages or defaults on the part of the tenant) capped at no more than five weeks' rent where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks' rent where the total annual rent is £50,000 or above
c) A refundable holding deposit (to reserve a property) capped at no more than one week's rent
d) Payments to change the tenancy when requested by the tenant, capped at £50, or reasonable costs incurred if higher
e) Payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant
f) Payments in respect of utilities, communication services, TV licence and council tax; and
g) A default fee for late payment of rent and replacement of a lost key/security device, where required under a tenancy agreement
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