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Maddy Moorings, Long Wittenham, OX14


Didcot Railway Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 2 ½ miles
Wallingford on Thames – 3 ½ miles
Oxford – 7 ½ miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Located just up stream from the Barley Mow pub where 19th century author Jerome K. Jerome wrote the timeless classic Three Men in a Boat, situated in a particularly scenic and private mature setting affording awe-inspiring views facing due west across the River Thames to delightful private grazing meadows opposite.
Simply stunning, a rarely available river mooring plot approaching 8 acres of park like grounds having approximately 1,000ft of direct river frontage, with approximately 750ft of the river frontage having planning permission for up to 17 moorings, which is currently enjoyed, and there being a number of landing stages already in situ.
Long Wittenham lies in an area known to be a Celtic Romano/British and Saxon burial ground, indeed the old Saxon name for the village was Witta's Ham. Saint Birinus of Dorchester brought Christianity to the village in the 7th Century.
The present church of St Mary was built of Caen Stone in about 1120 and boasts a Norman leaded font on an original stone base, which was disguised under a wooden cover during the Civil War in the 17th century to protect it from Cromwell's soldiers who would have used the lead to melt down into bullets. The font was eventually uncovered in 1839. The church also has a recumbent effigy in the vestry of a Crusader, Gilbert De Clare Earl of Gloucester, who was then the lord of the manor which, at only 3' long, is said to be the smallest sculptured monument in England.
At the west end of the village, flowing into the Thames, is a stream known as St Anthony's well which is believed to have certain healing powers. The village has numerous interesting properties, many half timbered, reflecting its long architectural history. The scenic surrounding countryside includes Wittenham Clumps, now protected and from the top of which there are glorious views especially over the winding River Thames.
Just under a mile from the village is the beautiful brick, arched bridge which leads over the Thames to Clifton Hambden, built by Sir George Gilbert Scott. By the bridge is the Barley Mow, originally a 15th century cruck designed building where in the 19th century author ‘Jerome K. Jerome' wrote the timeless classic ‘Three Men in a Boat'.
The present day village has a, a flourishing primary school, two local inns and the Pendon Museum noted for its modern miniature village and railway.
There are good road communications especially with Didcot which has an excellent shopping centre and a mainline station giving fast commuter services up to London Paddington in approximately under the hour.
The river mooring plot is located a short way up stream from the Barley Mow pub where 19th century author Jerome K. Jerome wrote the timeless classic Three Men in a Boat. Walking distance of the village centre of Long Wittenham, village amenities are afforded.
Delightfully situated on this idyllic private stretch of a favoured quiet part of the River Thames, the plot is initially approached off Long Wittenham High Street via a private gated vehicular access which opens through to the most delightfully attractive and secluded setting, screened on three sides with mature woodland, whilst to the west fronting onto the river Thames overlooking private grazing meadows opposite, away from the general public. The plot benefits from many specimen trees and hedging of note, providing for a mature and private initial setting, whilst the grand expanse of fields offers a park like enjoyment for buyers.
Having approximately 1,000 ft of direct river frontage enveloped on three sides by the site which approaches the grand size of almost 8 acres, approximately 750 ft of the river frontage benefits from having planning permission for up to 17 moorings, and with there already in situ, many landing stages which are currently used on a let by basis.
Rarely available, Maddy Mooring Plot affords a simply unique opportunity for would be buyers to either carry on the existing use of the land, utilising the 17 moorings for letting out, or to cultivate the moorings into larger lengths for more substantial vessels such as Dutch barges, or simply to enjoy the property for ones own use peacefulness and tranquillity that this favoured part of the river Thames affords in abundance. The opportunities are endless!
Services: Main services should be available for connection off the main road.
Outgoings: It is recommended that ones own enquiries are made with the relevant authorities as to possible future charges which will be dependent on ones own use of the moorings.
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: 01491 823000
Maddy Mooring plot is located to the north of Long Wittenham as you head out to Clifton Hampden. Driving along the High Street heading North West out of the village the plot will be found off to the left accessed via high wrought iron double gates.
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4/5 High Street
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