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5 bed Detached House


Pound Cottage, Bell Lane, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Wallingford, Oxfordshire


* Hall
* Drawing room
* Sitting room
* Dining room
* Kitchen/breakfast room
* Utility room | Cloakroom
* Three bedrooms | Bedroom 4/Dressing room
* Two bathrooms
* EPC rating D
* Annexe comprising a garden room, bedroom, shower room and storage room

Believed to date back to the 17th Century, Pound Cottage is an idyllic village house, beautifully designed and retaining much of the original character of what was originally two cottages. The name comes from the history of the gardens which were used as the village pound for stray animals found within Sotwell parish, and continued to do so until as recently as the 1960's. Re-thatched in 2010 by Master Thatcher, Kit Davis, who re-thatched the Globe Theatre in London, both house and gardens have been impeccably maintained.

With oak flooring, exposed beam work and original fireplaces (one with log burning stove), the cottage provides a comfortable and characterful living space. All of the reception rooms are dual aspect, overlooking both the front and rear gardens. The kitchen lies to one end of the house and has a beautiful Aga and doors opening out into a private courtyard. To the first floor are four bedrooms and two bathrooms, and there is easy access into the eaves storage from Bedroom 3.

Within the gardens is an oak framed annexe which comprises the double car port to one end, with a wonderful living space to the other. The ground floor provides a fantastic garden room with log burning stove and doors opening onto the terrace and into the garden. There is also a galleried bedroom to the first floor. The annexe is ideal as additional accommodation, as a home office or studio.

Brightwell-Cum-Sotwell is a picturesque rural Oxfordshire village close to the historic market town of Wallingford. The village itself has an active community with a village store, several churches, Church of England primary school and the award winning Red Lion Pub. Brightwell also hosts many very popular annual events such as Brightfest and the Apple Orchard Day.

Wallingford has a full range of daily amenities and services including a large Waitrose, hospital, doctors and dentists, individual and high street shops and several good restaurants.

Didcot is the closest railway station which has a commuter line servicing London Paddington in approximately 45 minutes.

The local area is renowned for its open countryside which is excellent walking and riding country.

The double car port lies to one side with a 45ft driveway able to accommodate five cars. The quintessential English cottage garden has many pretty herbaceous borders, filled with a variety of plants and flowers providing year round colour. There is a large sunny terrace to the side of the house bordered by smart hedging and a generous lawn beyond. Mature trees including a magnolia, a mulberry and a rare red buckeye along with yew hedging provide privacy within these stunning cottage gardens which face South West.
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