The property has brick elevations under a slate roof and is set back from the road behind an attractive landscaped garden. New Road is an attractive residential street comprising mainly period property. There is little motorised traffic here although the shops and facilities of the High Street and both the comprehensive and primary schools are no more than a five minute walk from the house. The principal façade and the majority of rooms are west facing and have an outlook over the garden. The interior is well presented with the accommodation set around a central stairwell. There are five bedrooms and two bathrooms, including an en suite shower room and a family bathroom. The large family kitchen is a particular feature with hand-crafted bleached wood cabinets, a gas fired Aga and terracotta tile floor. The sitting room is south facing and has an adjoining Amdega conservatory with access into the garden.
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.
With pitched slate roof, quarry tile floor and side windows. Solid oak front door with stained glass window-light to:
Fireplace with fitted shelving. Hand crafted bleached pine cabinets and bookcases to either flank of the fireplace, one of which contains the gas fired boiler. Wall light points and tile floor. Glazed serving hatch to the kitchen.
Understairs storage cupboard and wall light points. Staircase to first floor. Oak boarded floor and door to:
Triple aspect with French windows into the conservatory and a part glazed door leading into the garden. There is an attractive bay window to the garden with solid Elm shelf. Fireplace with solid fuel stove, granite hearth and hardwood mantleshelf. Wall light points on dimmer switch. TV point. Oak boarded floor and glazed doors to:
Timber framed and double glazed ‘Amdega’ conservatory with terracotta tile floor, wall light points and central heating radiator. Double doors lead out to the garden.
A large family kitchen with exposed ceiling joist. Attractively fitted with hand crafted bleached pine and wall base units of cupboards, drawers and shelves with detailing and cornice. Matching dresser style corner unit with shelving and drawers. Solid wood worktops and splashboard. Double bowl ceramic sink with drainer and brass effect mixer tap. Gas fired Aga, Space and point for gas cooker and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Space for refrigerator and freezer, tracked spotlights and terracotta tile floor. Dining area to recess and casement door to:
With part shelved cloaks cupboard. Terracotta tile floor. A casement door provides a side entrance to the property. Latch door to:
High flush WC with brass effect fittings and washbasin with splashback. Terracotta tile floor.
A tubular skylight provides natural lighting. Exposed ceiling beam and hardwood stair rails. Access hatch and pull-down steps to the loft. Wall light points. Oak boarded floor.
A well proportioned room with side window and additional lighting provided by Velux roof lights. Fitted drawer and cupboard unit and matching double wardrobes. Oak boarded floor. Opening to:
Fully tiled shower cubicle to recess with power shower fitting and folding screen door. Pedestal washbasin and low flush WC. Electric shaver socket. Wall mounted medicine/storage cabinet. Recessed downlights and side window.
West facing over the garden. Fitted shelved wardrobe.
Airing cupboard containing insulated hot water cylinder, immersion heater and slatted shelving. Ceiling mounted spotlights on dimmer switch. Fitted wardrobe with integral bookshelves. Oak boarded floor.
A bright and well proportioned room with double aspect over the garden. Oak boarded floor.
Wood panel enclosed bath in tiled surround with mixer tap and shower attachment. Fully tiled shower cubicle to recess with power shower fitting, downlight and screen door. Pedestal washbasin, low flush WC and electric shaver socket. Heated towel rail and recessed downlights. Tiled floor.
Pedestrian access is gained via a gate and pathway directly from new Road to the front door. A gated brick paviour driveway to the flank of the house provides a vehicular approach, off-road parking and access to the garage. A gate leads into the garden and towards the side door of the house.
Timber framed and clad with wood shingle roof and metal 'up and over' door. Electric light and power points.
A lovely and mature garden that faces south and west. It employs a variety of different surfaces including stone, shingle and lawn and these are broken by neatly clipped Box hedgerows, shaped beds and well stocked herbaceous borders. There are a wide variety of ornamental trees and shrubs.
Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas fired central heating.
South Oxfordshire District Council. Council Offices, Crowmarsh, Wallingford OX10 8HQ. Tel: 01491 823 000
Strictly by appointment with the agents - Robinson Sherston (Watlington). Telephone: 01491 614 000
From our office proceed down to the bottom of the High Street. Just beyond the Memorial Cross turn right into Chapel Street. Take the first turning left into New Road and the property will be found on your left.