Forelands is a substantial house and is situated in an enviable location that offers extended rural views but is no more than a five minute walk from Watlington High Street. The house sits back from the road behind a generous driveway and occupies a plot of almost 2/3 acre. There is a mature and widely-stocked garden that also contains a kitchen garden, chicken enclosure and a number of stores and outbuildings including a sizeable workshop that might equally serve as a home office or studio. The house was built in 1927 but has been extended over the years and includes a wing, currently used as part of the main accommodation, but previously served as a self-contained two storey annex. The interior has considerable character and includes some stained glass detailing and an impressive oak staircase with carved finials and posts. There are a number of open fireplaces, part-panelled walls and other detailing of the period. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and include a converted loft that offer some exceptional views.
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.
Accessed by twin 'up and over' doors. Ample storage area and rear access into the house.
Timber-framed with a pitched roof insulated wood panelled walls and double-glazed window. Heating is provided by a wood stove and there are ample power and light points.
A lovely south-facing garden lies to the rear of the house with richly stocked beds and borders together with a wide variety of specimen trees, fruit trees and shrubs. A shaped terrace with planted borders extends from the rear of the house with outside lighting and power points. A small and shallow ornamental pond lies alongside. Beyond the terrace is a wide expanse of lawn with a kitchen garden lying to the rear. The kitchen garden includes a fruit cage and a timber framed greenhouse, whilst a fenced chicken enclosure lies adjacent. There are a number of timber framed outbuildings including a tree-house, workshop and stores. There is a covered log store and gated side access to the driveway.
Mains Services: Electricity/Water/Drainage
Gas Fired Central Heating (Serviced by 2 boilers)
Strictly by appointment with the agents - Robinson Sherston (Watlington). Telephone: 01491 614 000