The property is thought to have been built in about 1864 and forms one of a pair that sit back from the road behind a gravel driveway with a south-facing aspect. Lavender Cottage has an attractive painted brick elevation with cottage-style windows under a clay tile roof. It has been sympathetically extended and refurbished in recent years to provide an attractive character home with high quality fittings and finishes. There are oak boarded floors, exposed ceiling beams and an open fireplace. A superb Shaker style fitted kitchen and the 20’ double reception room are particular features. The cottage is no more than a five minute walk from the High Street and there are some excellent walks in the nearby meadows across the road. The property has off-road parking for two vehicles.
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 property is approached via a gravel driveway that provides ample off road parking and a small south facing patio area. A covered passageway leads to the utility room and the side door.
Plumbing point and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Halogen lighting and power points.
Mains water, drainage 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