An attractive Cotswold Stone property in a c. 0.32 acre plot with part of the original structure believed by the vendors to have existed on this site prior to 1704, when it was incorporated into the Blenheim Estate.
Forge Cottage offers spacious accommodation having been extended in the 1970`s and 1990`s and now also offers scope for upgrading. On the ground floor there are three reception rooms, kitchen, utility, wc, shower room, internal access to the single garage which then leads through to the double garage and workshop.
On the first floor there are five bedrooms (one with en-suite), a study area, bathroom plus a substantial annexe accommodation with access to a kitchenette.
To the exterior there is a `wildlife friendly` garden with a large natural pond, (including a selection of fruit and nut trees) which the vendor has cultivated without chemicals for the last 50 years.
This larger than average Cotswold Cottage offers a wealth of character and conveyances pertaining to the property can be traced back to the 9th and 11th Dukes of Marlborough, Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill and John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill.
East End is a charming unspoilt village with many woodland and countryside walks, between Witney and Woodstock approximately two miles from North Leigh. There are many period houses and a number of more modern dwellings of an individual nature spread along the length of the village with lanes leading off. The remains of North Leigh Roman Villa, an English Heritage site, are set within a peaceful landscape on the banks of the River Evenlode. North Leigh itself offers primary schooling, a post office, general store and two public houses. There is easy access to Witney, Woodstock, Oxford and the A/M40 with a railway station in the nearby village of Long Hanborough.
From Oxford take the A40 west towards Witney. Continue over the Eynsham roundabout and then after the next set of traffic lights turn first right signposted to Freeland. After c. 2 miles turn left and continue for c. 1/4 mile. Turn right into Cuckoo Lane signposted to North Leigh. At the end of the road turn left onto the A4095 and first right into Boddington Lane and then right again signposted to East End and The Roman Villa.
Forge Cottage can be found on the left hand side identified by the JCP For Sale board.
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