A beautifully presented detached house with well planned accommodation and a good sized garden set in the heart of a popular village. No onward chain.
Directions - From Burford take the A40 to Witney taking the exit for the A415 for Standlake and Abingdon. Shortly after the roundabout on the edge of Witney, take the right hand turn signposted to Aston. Follow the lane for approximately 3 miles and in the centre of the village bear right (towards Bampton) and immediately take the first left in to Ham Lane. Wheelwright Court will be found shortly on the left, with Thistle Cottage set back in the right hand corner.
Location - Thistle Cottage is set in a good corner plot forming part of a small bespoke courtyard development off Ham Lane on the edge of Aston. Aston is a popular and traditional village centred around the village green, with a primary school, shop, village hall and parish church of St James. It is also home to the well known Aston Pottery which is set on the edge of the village. A wider range of facilities including doctors and dentists surgeries can be found in nearby Bampton (1.5 miles) and Witney (5 miles) which provides a comprehensive range of shops and services. There is a regular bus service to Witney and main line rail services are available from Long Hanborough. The region's major commercial and cultural centre of Oxford is 16 miles away and the local area provides easy access to a wealth of rural leisure pursuits. There is excellent local schooling in the village and nearby Witney as well as private schooling at Cokethorpe (4 miles), St Hughes, Carswell and Oxford.
Description - Thistle Cottage comprises a beautifully extended and refurbished detached cottage of brick and stone elevations under a slate roof, comprehensively restored and extended in 2016 as part of the bespoke Wheelwright Court development by well known local developers Ede Homes. The property has been thoughtfully reconfigured creating a fine blend of the old and the new to create an individual light and spacious detached family home. The accommodation is arranged over two floors with a light and spacious open plan principal reception room, with seating and dining areas and interconnecting through to a bespoke fitted kitchen/breakfast room. The ground floor also provides a wide reception hall with access to the front and rear, a cloakroom, study and utility room. On the first floor there is a master bedroom with en suite wet room, three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage is set well back in a corner position with parking for two cars, and landscaped gardens to the front and rear. The property will be sold with the remainder of a ten year builders guarantee.
Approach - Covered entrance with outside light and solid painted timber door to:
Entrance Hall - With tiled floor, recessed ceiling spotlights, recess with built in cupboards with oak top, coat hooks and built in seat with storage below. Separate door to the rear garden and solid timber door to built in cupboard with hanging rail and shelving, From the hall, separate solid timber doors to:
Cloakroom - With continuation of the tiled floor, opaque double glazed casement window to front elevation, low level WC with built in cistern and pedestal wash hand basin. Part tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail and recessed ceiling spotlights.
Study - With continuation of tiled floor and double glazed casement to side elevation.
Utility Room - With double glazed casement window to rear elevation, continuation of the tiled floor, stainless steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap, worktop with space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer below. Wall mounted Worcester gas fired central heating boiler set in an eye level cupboard and house maids cupboard to one side. Recessed ceiling spotlight. From the hall, glazed timber door to:
Open Plan Reception Room - Comprising dining area with tiled floor and decorative brick fireplace with herringbone pattern brick hearth and built in oak shelving to the side. Three double glazed casements to front elevation and separate door to built in below stairs storage cupboard. This interconnects through to the seating area with double glazed casement window overlooking the rear garden and with a wide archway interconnecting through to the:
Kitchen/Breakfast Room - With double glazed casements to front and rear elevations and separate pedestrian door to the rear garden. Bespoke fitted kitchen comprising one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit set in a quartz worktop with matching up stand and cills. Extensive range of built in below work surface cupboards and drawers. Built in dishwasher and three quarter height unit with brushed stainless steel Neff microwave and oven/grill, with built in refrigerator to side and freezer. Cupboards above and below. Eye level cupboards, four ring Neff hob with brushed stainless steel extractor over, decorative tiled splash back. Recessed ceiling spotlights.
From the hall, stairs with painted timber handrail and balustrade rise to the:
First Floor Landing - With solid timber door to airing cupboard with pine slatted shelving and pressurised hot water cylinder. From the far end, solid timber door to the:
Master Bedroom - With double glazed casement window to front elevation, access to roof space and solid timber door to:
En Suite Shower Room - With glazed shower panel and shower with recessed shelving and large shower head over and separate wall mounted handset shower attachment. Wash hand basin with built in cupboards below and stainless steel mixer tap and low level WC with built in cistern. Tiled walls and floors, recessed ceiling spotlighting and opaque double glazed casement window to rear elevation. Chrome heated towel rail. From the landing, solid timber door to the:
Bathroom - With tiled floor and walls and matching suite with panelled bath with separate shower over with chrome handset shower attachment, glazed shower screen, tiled recess, low level WC with built in cistern, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap and built in drawers below, chrome heated towel rail. Opaque double glazed casement window to rear elevation. Recessed ceiling spotlights. From the landing, solid timber door to:
Bedroom 2 - With built in cupboards and display shelving and double glazed casement window to front elevation. From the landing, solid timber door to:
Bedroom 3 - With a pair of double glazed casement windows to front elevation and further built in storage and recessed shelving. From the landing, solid timber door to:
Bedroom 4 - With separate access to roof space and double glazed casement window overlooking the rear garden.
Outside - The cottage is set back with pedestrian access to the front leading to the private front garden with close board fencing surrounding and herbaceous borders with a gravelled path leading across the front. Set to the rear of the property is a good sized rear garden with a paved covered terrace immediately to the rear of the house with a sleeper retaining wall to one end and with separate pedestrian access to the side. The main garden is laid principally to lawn with sculpted herbaceous borders and beds surrounding, including lavender and various shrubs and plants. With a substantial detached shed to one corner with gravelled terrace adjoining. The garden is principally bordered by close board timber fencing and there are two parking spaces to the front of the property
Services - Mains Gas, Electricity, Water and Drainage are connected to the property.
Local Authority - West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 1PB. (Telephone: )
Council Tax - Band 'E'. Rate payable for 2020/2021 £2,319.58
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