CHOLSEY – OXFORDSHIRE
*Cholsey Village – 1 mile
* Wallingford on Thames - 2 miles * Goring on Thames - 4½ miles
* Reading - 13 miles * Oxford - 15 miles * Henley on Thames - 12 miles
* Abingdon - 9 miles * Didcot - 6 miles.
* Newbury – 21 miles
Occupying a glorious rural location in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty privately tucked away off a quiet country lane, a magnificent Grade II listed Barn with breath taking accommodation beautifully presented, and set in 5.5 Acres of formal gardens and paddocks with stabling and swimming pool.
Detached Grade II Listed Barn of Impressive Proportions
Vaulted Double Height Dining Hall
Study / Bedroom 5
2nd Bedroom with En-Suite
3rd& 4th Double Bedrooms
Vaulted First Floor
Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom & Dressing Room
Sweeping Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt
Mature Formal Gardens & Grounds
Paddocks of over 3.5 Acres
Stables & Tack Room
In all approximately 5.5 Acres
Caps Lane is a quiet tree-lined and hedged country lane leading off and intersecting the long straight road into Cholsey and the A329, both from the Wallingford bypass. Flanking each side are fields and paddocks and the lane is ideally suited for horse riding and dog walking with wide grass verges and an extensive network of Bridle Paths on the doorstep.
At the end of the lane there are bus collections for Abingdon School, The Oratory, Cranford House and Moulsford Preparatory School. Radley School and Kendrick & Abbey Schools in Reading are easily accessible via a 20 minute train journey from Cholsey.
Lying at the foot of the Berkshire Downlands, close to the River Thames is the fair sized village of Cholsey situated approximately 2 miles southwest of Wallingford and surrounded by a pleasant rural landscape designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
The original settlement dates back to Saxon times but since 1950 the Village has grown considerably from its modest origins centred around a small green known as ‘The Forty' and now boasts a good range of shops and amenities including a Tesco Express supermarket with a Post Office, a general stores and newsagents, a ladies and gents hairdresser, a highly regarded butcher together with a wide range of trade services including an electrical wholesaler and contractor, a long established building company, plumbing and garden maintenance contractors. There are 2 Restaurants in the Village as well as 2 Public Houses serving food, a Veterinary Practice and a Village Hall with playing field hosting a variety of sports activities including football, tennis and cricket. There is also a well supported Village Golf Society. The Village also has Scout, Cub and Guide packs and an excellent Village Primary School as well as a number of play, nursery and toddler groups for young mums.
Importantly the Village has a mainline railway station with fast, regular commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour via Reading (20 minutes) and up to Oxford. On the Eastern edge of the Village is an impressive Viaduct designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1840. The late Poet Laureate John Masefield lived at Lollingdon House located just to the West of the Village. The Parish Church of St Mary's, built in 1130, has some of the finest Norman work in the district, including an unspoilt early English chancel and in the church yard can be seen the grave of Agatha Christie.
The historic old market town of Wallingford on Thames, granted a charter in 1155 by Henry II is within easy reach and offers a wider and more comprehensive range of shops and amenities, including a new large Waitrose Supermarket as well as a family owned department store.
Grade II Listed and originally dating from 1799, Taylors Barn is an individual and impressive family home, set in beautiful grounds overlooking open countryside, with striking beamed accommodation presented in a tasteful and contemporary form, whilst fully embracing the character of the Barn.
To the ground floor is a large double aspect Kitchen/Breakfast Room with fitted solid wood units and Aga, Utility Room, Shower Room and Study suitable for use as a 5th Bedroom if required. Leading off the Kitchen and sitting centrally to the house is a spectacular double height vaulted Dining Room with flagstone floors and a wealth of exposed timbers. A few steps lead down to a cosy Sitting Room with French doors to a sunken terrace. Also on the ground floor are 3 double Bedrooms, one with an En-Suite Shower Room and an additional Family Bathroom.
Two stone staircases lead upstairs, where on the first floor is a large galleried Landing with study area, leading to the magnificent vaulted main Drawing Room with timber floors and a wood burning stove. To the opposite end of the landing is a large Master Bedroom, with En-Suite Bathroom and Dressing Room.
The property has a private gated entrance from Caps Lane. A sweeping gravelled driveway flanked by lawned gardens and mature trees opens up to a large gravelled forecourt providing ample parking space for numerous vehicles and leading to the double garage and hard-standing in front of the stables. To the rear of the garage is a Tack Room, and 3 Stables.
A pedestrian gate opens into a delightful brick and flint walled courtyard garden, with paved pathway flanked by lawn and steps leading down to a BBQ terrace and the Barn itself. Separated & secured by a further brick & flint wall is the Swimming Pool, with a beautifully landscaped garden of its own, including a stunning permanent Gazebo over a decked terrace, all enjoying a sunny Southerly aspect.
Leading off the rear of the house is an attractive sunken terrace, bordered by beautiful Lavender bushes. A few steps lead up to the principle garden which is laid to lawn, completely secluded and with mature trees adding interest.
Adjacent to the gardens are two large paddocks belonging to the property, and amounting to approximately 3.5 Acres. In all the grounds which surround the Barn extend to approximately 5.5 Acres.
Services: Mains water and electricity are connected. Oil fired central heating and pressurised hot water. Private drainage.
Council Tax: TBC
Postcode: OX10 9HE
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street, across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights turn right for Wallingford. Leave the village and continue for approximately two miles passing through the village of Moulsford and after a further mile and a half turn left into Caps Lane. Continue along Caps lane for approximately half a mile, where Taylors Barn will be found at the further end on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co