An interesting c. 4 acre property with characterful Grade II Listed six bedroom house, mature grounds, outbuildings, paddocks and woodland areas, with small camp site close to the River Thames
Believed to date from the early 18th Century, in the agents opinion, offers spacious accommodation with great character arranged on three floors with many period features throughout. There are lovely private and mature grounds and useful garage with home office. Just over an access road there is a large level area of paddock and immature woodlands on which the vendors have obtained planning permission for a small caravan and camping site for five caravans / camper vans and fifteen tents. Within the woodland areas the vendors have created eight lovely glade pitches, one suitable for a glamping bell tent. The property is not being sold as a commercial property.
In the past the vendors have utilised the property as a smallholding keeping a wide variety of animals including chickens, goats, pigs, sheep and a house cow. There is scope for great income potential should someone wish to exploit this and perhaps utilise the accommodation in the main house for holiday / bed & breakfast use, subject to any necessary planning permission being obtained.
The property is situated on the outskirts of the hamlet of Shillingford with the beautiful Shillingford Bridge and popular Shillingford Bridge Hotel on the banks of the Thames. Nearby Wallingford is an historical popular town again with a beautiful bridge crossing the Thames and offers a wide range of independent shops and boutiques as well as supermarkets etc.
The property is readily accessible to Didcot which has a mainline station, with Oxford to the North and Reading to the south and M4 Junction 12 access at Theale. The A34 at Abingdon is also within reasonable driving distance and gives excellent north and south communications.
Price Guide £850,000 Ref: JN6192
An attractive attached Grade II Listed period house with spacious accommodation arranged on three floors. The vendors currently use solid fuel wood burning stove for heating, along with off-peak storage heaters and have an electric AGA in the kitchen for cooking and heating. There is partial secondary glazing to a number of windows and the accommodation in brief is as follows: Please refer to floor plan for approx. room sizes:
From the garden there is access into a Garden / Sun Room which has a sink. There is a spacious Dining Room with wood burning stove and the Inner Hall has an understairs cupboard, access to a Walk-in Larder and trap door leading to the Cellar. Off the hall there is a further Reception Room of great character having a lovely inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove. The Kitchen has quarry tiled flooring and an electric Aga, Belfast sink with mixer tap and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. Adjoining the kitchen there is a long and useful Utility / Boot Room with a Cloakroom at one end with wash hand basin and WC. Just outside the rear door there is a further Cloakroom with external access only.
To the First Floor there is a Main Bedroom with lovely end window overlooking the gardens and grounds, a Central Bedroom with En Suite facilities including shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC, and a Family Bathroom with bath and shower attachment, wash hand basin and WC. The Third Bedroom has an En Suite Bathroom with corner bath, wash hand basin and WC.
On the Second Floor there are Three Further Bedrooms and a Hallway, a separate Cloakroom with wash hand basin and WC, and End Room which the vendors utilise as a studio.
Price Guide £850,000Ref: JN6192
OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND
There are lovely mature grounds with an initial parking area and drive, a lawned garden area with twisted willow, pear trees, mulberry and mock orange bushes. There are perennial beds, a seating area and a lovely white magnolia at one end of the house. Off the driveway there is an oak framed Garage with loft above and a an attached Office with light and power. Between the house and outbuilding there is a productive herb garden.
Immediately opposite the house and gardens, over the access lane, which we understand forms part of the Thames Path, lies the bulk of the land which comprises a main block of mainly level pastureland utilised for the caravans, motorhomes and tents, plus a Labyrinth planted with willow and an area known as The Glades which has eight tent pitches, each individually enclosed and surrounded by shrubs to give a greater degree of privacy from the open field pitches. One pitch has a base for a bell tent to provide glamping.
Just off the entrance drive there is a Shed with a cesspit chemical toilet disposal unit.
There is a soft fruit garden with apple and quince trees and a further Timber Shed with small woodburning stove. Beyond this there is a lovely Traditional Barn c. 19’7 x 11’7 (about 6m x 3.5m) int. plus Two Adjoining Sheds and an Open Store. This has been used as a recreational area for the campers and has also been utilised for stock in the past. Beyond this there is an orchard with apple, plum, pear and cherry trees and a superb walnut tree plus cider apple trees and a large vegetable growing area. There are two composting toilets for the camp site and an LPG fired heated shower.
Beyond this there is a more overgrown area with two chicken houses and pens and also a Timber Cabin at the far end. (Available by negotiation)
IN ALL APPROX. 4 ACRES (About 1.6 Hectares)
Price Guide £850,000Ref: JN6192
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