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A Charming Extended Four Bedroom Semi Detached Cottage with Nearby Off Lying Land

Approx. 2.75  Acres

Excellent Stable Yard with Four Loose Boxes, Stores and Feed Room 

c.40m x 20m Manege and Adjoining Paddocks

Within Hacking Distance of Superb Outriding on The Ridgeway

Thyme Cottage is an attractive semi detached residence, partly chalk stone, which has been extended by the vendors to form, in the agent’s opinion, a lovely family home with much character. There are a number of period features within the property including exposed beams and a brick fireplace with woodburning stove. There is a lovely farmhouse style kitchen with granite worktops and a gas fired Aga with four bedrooms to the first floor, two of which have en suite facilities. 

Within under a tenth of a mile lies the stable yard, on the outskirts of the hamlet, which has excellent equestrian facilities including good sized parking and turning areas, a block built stable yard as well as adjoining manege and paddocks with a beautiful rural outlook. Within just a short hack along the country lane there is access onto The Ridgeway offering beautiful outriding and walking.

Idstone is a small hamlet and the property is set off the main road. The very pretty nearby village of Ashbury, dating back to the 9th Century, has a public house, Post Office, Church of England primary school, village shop and tea room (in normal times). Nearby Farringdon also has good range of amenities and facilities and Shrivenham, one of the larger villages in the vale, has a number of shops, restaurants, public houses and doctors surgery and schooling.

Price Guide £820,000 Ref: JN6098


An attractive, extended semi detached cottage with oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. There is the following accommodation; please refer to floor plan for approx. room sizes

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch with door to outside, leading to:

Entrance Hall with stairs to first floor

Sitting Room with exposed ceiling beams, part exposed and attractive brick walling, two windows to front, brick arched fireplace with former bread oven and woodburning stove

Dining Room part limestone and part carpet flooring,  timber ceiling, rear window, opening to:

Entrance Hall / Study double glazed doors to outside, front window, limestone flooring, opening into:

Farmhouse Style Kitchen with limestone flooring, Belfast style sink, granite worksurfaces, bespoke solid timber units, electric / LPG Aga, windows to front and side

Utility Room with rear window, sink and drainer, built-in units

Rear Hall with door to covered side area and door to:

Cloakroom with wash hand basin

First Floor


Bedroom Three with front window and two built-in wardrobes

Family Shower Room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC, front window

Bedroom Two with double doors leading to Balcony Area with lovely rural outlook, doors to:

En Suite with shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC

Bedroom Four with side window (currently used as an office)

Bedroom One with front window, built-in wardrobes, double doors to Balcony Area, door to:

En suite with bath, wash hand basin, WC, window

Price Guide £820,000Ref: JN6098


Off the no through lane to the front of the cottage, the property is accessed via a splayed recessed, pillared private entrance with gates. A gravelled driveway then leads to a large parking and turning area to the front of the residence. Off this area there is a Storage Shed and to the side of the residence there is a Mono Pitched enclosed area useful for, dogs, storage, etc. To the rear there is a pedestrian walkway allowing access for maintenance, etc.

The gardens lie to the front and comprise a lawned area off which there are numerous perennial shrubs and a number of trees, a Summer House and Timber Storage Shed. There is also a very pleasant Patio Seating Area to the front of the older part of the cottage, ideal for summer evenings.



Situated within a very short walk (under a tenth of a mile) lies the stable yard. Accessed from the road via a recessed gated entrance which leads to a large parking and turning area and a substantial Block Built Stable Yard which has Four Loose Boxes each approx. 14’ x 12’ (about 4.3m x 3.6m). Corner Box divided to create a Loose Box c. 12’6 x 9’6 (about 3.8m x 2.9m and a Store c. 10’6 x 6’5 (about 3.2m x 1.9m).


At the far end the vendors have created a Mono Pitch Storage Area c. 30’ x 10’ (about 9.2m x 3m) useful for hay, etc, and also a Wash Box with shower.

To the rear of the stables there is a small sand turnout area and to the far side of there is the Manege c. 40m x 20m with sand and rubber surface and mirrors.

We understand there is mains water connected to the yard via a farm supply, further details available from vendor.

The Land is a particularly nice feature of this property and is currently divided into three main enclosures of fairly level and gently undulating pastureland within which there is a Field Shelter which the vendors move on occasions. There are beautiful views from the land over the countryside beyond.

IN ALL APPROX. 2.75 ACRES  (About 1.1 Hectares)

NB: We understand the Vendors will place a 25% Uplift Clause on the Stable Yard and Land in respect of any future residential or commercial development for a period of ten years from the date of sale.

Price Guide £820,000Ref: JN6098