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3 bed Character Property - Terrace - Sold

  • Grade II listed house
  • Lovely timber framed interior
  • Large principal rooms
  • Courtyard garden
  • Sitting room & family room
  • Cottage style fitted kitchen
  • 3 double bedrooms
  • Bathroom
  • Ample loft space
  • Gas central heating
An outstanding grade II listed 16th century house in the centre of Watlington with a meticulously restored timber framed interior of immense character and interest providing family accommodation on three floors

Tenure : Freehold


Cleavers is possibly one of the oldest surviving properties in the town. Behind an 18th century façade, which gives little clue to the scale and style of the original structure, lies a sixteenth century cottage of exceptional charm and historical interest. Although now comprehensively refurbished and well presented the property has been little altered over the years and includes much of the original timber framework, plaster panels and door frames. Hand-crafted painted cabinets of excellent quality have enhanced the principal rooms. Of particular note is the wealth of structural timbers and beams all of which remain in their original state without stain or paint treatment. The principal rooms are large with good ceiling height and there is a lovely galleried landing, some 20’ in length, with cottage window to the garden. Of particular note is the substantial master bedroom with high vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and fireplace. A fitted kitchen with Shaker style painted cabinets has been fitted and the cellar has been converted to create a further reception room with adjoining cloakroom. There is an attractive courtyard garden to the rear. There is no dedicated parking to the property but the free public car park lies within 50 yards of the rear gate.


Watlington is reputedly England’s smallest town with its origins dating from the 6th century. The town has a range of sports facilities that embrace football and cricket as well as tennis, squash and bowls. There are good local shops including a first class butcher and delicatessen and some excellent restaurants and pubs. Watlington Primary school and Rainbow Corner day nursery and pre-school have an ‘outstanding’ ofsted rating and senior education is provided by the well-regarded Icknield Community College. The Chiltern Hills rise above the town and offer some of the finest landscapes in south-east England. There is much on offer here for outdoor enthusiasts, cyclists and walkers as The Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) passes close to the town. Watlington is also the heartland of the re-introduced Red Kite that now soar above the town’s roof tops.

The accommodation is arranged as follows:

(All measurements are approximate)

Ground Floor


Part glazed front door to:


With exposed brickwork and structural beams. Quarry tile floor and large understairs cloaks cupboard. Wall light points. Stairs rise to the first floor and a glazed door leads to:

Sitting Room: (5.21 x 4.65)

A well proportioned room with good ceiling height. Exposed brick faced corner chimneypiece with timber bressumer beam and brick lined hearth housing a wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling beams, structural timbers and boarded floors. Hand-crafted painted cabinets with solid elm top having book and display shelves over and adjacent. Wall light points, 5 amp ring circuit on dimmer switch and cabling for Sky. Staircase down and half doors to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: (3.95 x 3.70)

Hand-crafted painted kitchen cabinets comprising cupboards, shelves and drawers with cherry wood worktops and tiled splashbacks. Inset Belfast sink with mixer tap, integral refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and water softener. Space and point for gas cooking range with extractor hood over. Understairs storage cupboard with internal light. Exposed ceiling beams and structural timbers. Halogen spotlights. Quarry tile floor, window and glazed door to garden.

Lower Ground Floor

Family Room: (4.75 x 4.12)

With generous ceiling height, high-level windows and exposed ceiling beams. Hand-crafted painted cabinets with solid wood top and book and display shelves over. Corner fireplace (sealed) with timber bressumer beam over. Wall light points, 5 amp lighting circuit and cabling for Sky. Telephone point. Door to:


Low flush WC and wall mounted washbasin with splashback. Air extractor fan. Oak boarded floor.

First Floor

Galleried Landing:

A wide and well lit galleried landing with window overlooking the garden. Exposed beams and structural timbers. Part vaulted ceiling with access hatch to large storage loft. Walk-in airing cupboard with wall mounted gas-fired boiler, insulated hot water tank with immersion heater and fitted shelving. Further shelved storage cupboard and halogen downlights.


Wood panel enclosed bath in Trevertine tiled surround with side mounted mixer tap and shower attachment. Overhead shower rose fitting with glazed screen, rail and curtain. Washbasin in vanity unit with cupboard below. High flush WC and heated towel rail. Halogen spotlights. Half panelled walls and oak boarded floor. Window to garden and Velux roof light to part vaulted ceiling.

Bedroom 2: (4.70 x 2.86)

A lovely double room of much character with exposed beams and structural timbers. Exposed brick corner chimney breast with mantelshelf. Recessed book and display shelf and halogen downlights on dimmer switch.

Bedroom 3: (4.00 x 3.27)

Double bedroom with exposed ceiling beams and structural timbers. Book and display shelves to recess. Halogen downlights on dimmer switch.

Bedroom 1: (4.90 x 4.00)

A large and impressive room having a double aspect, high vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers. Recessed halogen downlights. Fireplace with Victorian cast iron grate, slate hearth and mantelshelf over. Hand-crafted painted wood wardrobes to either flank of the chimney breast having hanging rails, drawers and shelves.


Courtyard Garden: (6.71 x 4.11)

A delightful courtyard walled garden lies to the rear with split level stone paved surface. There is a shelved storage area with outside Belfast sink and tap. A mature Fig tree and Wisteria lie to one side whilst a vine adorns the rear elevation of the house. Outside light. A door provides rear access to the garden and is no more than 50 yards from the public car park.


Mains water, drainage and electricity. Gas Fired Central Heating

Local Authority:

South Oxfordshire District Council. Council Offices, Crowmarsh, Wallingford OX10 8HQ. Tel: 01491 823 000

Council Tax:

Band E.


Strictly by appointment with the agents - Robinson Sherston (Watlington). Telephone: 01491 614 000


From junction 6 of the M.40 proceed south on the B4009 to Watlington. On entering the town take the first turning left into Hill Road and the public car park will be on your right. Leave the car park at the corner entrance and take the gravel driveway on your left and the rear entrance to the property will be in the right hand corner of the driveway.

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