3 OLD COTTAGE
CHECKENDON – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
*Henley on Thames – 8 ½ miles *Woodcote – 1 ½ miles
Reading town centre– 8 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles
* Goring on Thames – 4 miles *Oxford – 20 miles
Situated opposite the centuries old Parish Church in the heart of this historic and quintessential South Oxfordshire village approximately 6 miles to the North of Reading and surrounded by scenic Chilterns countryside designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty. A Grade II Listed period Cottage believed to date originally from the 14th Century, with beautifully presented 2 bedroom accommodation of considerable character in a quiet setting.
Charming Grade II Listed 14th Century Cottage
Sitting Room with wood burning stove
Ground floor Double Bedroom with inbuilt wardrobes
First Floor Double Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom
South Facing Rear Patio Terrace
Walled Front Lawned Garden
The desirable village of Checkendon situated in scenic wooded countryside on high ground between Henley on Thames and Woodcote in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), is easily accessible by road for Reading, Oxford with both the M4 and M40 motorways within easy reach. Located within the catchment area for Langtree School in Woodcote and near to a range of private schools.
Largely unspoilt and benefiting from little intrusive modern development, the village retains its rural charm and boasts a well supported cricket club with its own sports ground, a high Ofsted rated primary school, Black Horse public house, and well revered Highwayman pub in Exlade Street. In the small High Street there are several timbered period cottages depicting it's rich architectural heritage as well as a notable mansion, Checkendon Court, which originally dates from Tudor times, together with one of the finest Norman churches in the county, noted for it's 13th century wall paintings and semi-circular apse. For rail commuters Reading with its mainline station and fast services up to London (Paddington) in approx 25 minutes is within easy driving distance.
3 Old Cottage is a very appealing property boasting a long history tracing to the 14th Century. Traditionally constructed, the Cottage, which is Listed Grade II as being of significant architectural and historical interest, has red brick elevations with exposed timbers and some flint work under a pitched clay tile roof with tiled dormer window on the first floor at the front. The front door opens into the Sitting Room, with wide planked timber floors & brick fireplace with wood burning stove. Leading off is the Kitchen with solid wood worktops, and an open timbered wall leads through to the Dining Room. To the rear is a spacious Double Bedroom with fitted wardrobes, an inner lobby and Shower Room. Upstairs is a further Double Bedroom with En-Suite Bathroom. The Cottage is beautifully presented and enjoys a superb position looking across to a small village green and the Parish Church.
The garden at the front of the Cottage has a depth of approximately 40' and is neatly lawned with picket fencing extending across the frontage. A picket pedestrian gate opens onto a brick footpath leading up to the front door. There are brick and flint walls along each side boundary along which are a variety of plants and shrubs. To the rear is a South facing and secluded paved patio garden, with timber storage shed & wood store.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Heating from electric radiators. Domestic hot water from immersion heater.
Council Tax: C
Postcode: RG8 0SS
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street where at railway bridge junction bear right and then next left into the Reading Road. Follow this road out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond in approximately 2 miles turn left at the crossroad for Woodcote. Continue through the village of Woodcote and at the crossroads by the War Memorial turn right onto the Reading Road. Continue past Langtree School and on reaching the A4074 turn right and immediately left, following the signs for Checkendon. On entering the village of Checkendon in a further mile continue into the village and the Cottage will be found on the right hand side directly opposite a small green and the Parish Church.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co