Friday, 20 October 2017

The waterside attractions of a picturesque village like Wargrave

WHEN the Wargrave festival kicks off next weekend you may well wander down to take part in the fun —

WHEN the Wargrave festival kicks off next weekend you may well wander down to take part in the fun — and at the same time realise this has to be one of the prettiest and most quintessentially English villages in the country.

There are plenty of houses available for sale in the village at the moment, at a variety of prices to meet every budget.

Available through Davis Tate is a pretty period, two-bedroom terraced cottage believed to date back to the late 19th century (pictured right). Situated in the heart of the village, it is well presented and comprises two reception rooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and two bedrooms.

The front door opens into the living room with a feature fireplace and front aspect window. The dining room opens to the fitted kitchen where there is a good supply of cabinets and two skylights allowing natural light to illuminate the room.

A back door leads to the garden. The family bathroom includes a white suite with a shower over. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, both with exposed floorboards.

The rear garden is enclosed and divided into a patio area and lawn with a variety of pretty shrubs. Parking is available on-street. The property is available through Davis Tate at a guide price of £275,000.

Duart Cottage is a late 18th century, Grade II listed cottage situated in the centre of Wargrave. Period features, including exposed beams, can be found throughout the three-bedroom, two reception property. Accommodation also includes a kitchen, study, cloakroom and bathroom. To the rear is a low-maintenance walled garden with brick paved patio. The property is to be sold with no onward chain.

The front door opens into the entrance hall with stairs leading to the first floor. The sitting room is to the rear of the property with a feature gas fireplace and French doors leading to the garden.

The dining room features a log-burning stove and traditional bay window. The kitchen is fitted with wooden eye- and base-level units with a single-glazed back door. Completing the downstairs is a cloakroom and study. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms and a third single, family bathroom with roll-top bath and separate shower. Outside there is a south-facing walled garden with a brick-paved patio and raised beds. The property is available for a guide price of £500,000. For more details about either of these properties call Davis Tate on (01491) 412345.

The Sanctuary (pictured top right) is a Grade II listed property situated in the centre of Wargrave. Formerly an inn, the property is believed to be one of the oldest in the village and boasts a wealth of period features, including exposed beams and open fireplaces.

The property is in need of complete refurbishment and offers the buyer an opportunity to create a wonderful home with an abundance of space, character and charm.Accommodation includes a sitting room and dining room, family room and kitchen, study, utility room and cloakroom, five bedrooms and a cellar. The property is available through Hamptons International at a guide price of £675,000. For details call (01491) 699924.

Tucked away in the centre of Wargrave is an attractive red brick, semi-detached home on three floors with double-glazed sash windows. A part-glazed front door leads to an entrance hall with doors to all rooms including a cloakroom.

The kitchen/breakfast room is fully fitted with gloss laminate cupboards and a laminate floor and fitted appliances including a fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, hob and oven. There is an attractive bay and enough space for a table and chairs. The light and airy sitting room has double doors to the garden.

On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with a ceramic tiled shower room. There are two further bedrooms on the first floor and a family bathroom. The second floor has a large bedroom with dormer window and eaves storage.

To the front of the property there are two off-street parking spaces. The walled rear garden is fully paved with a terrace for entertaining. The property is available through Knight Frank for a guide price of £425,000.

Creekside (pictured top left) is a wonderful waterfront house situated on an idyllic stretch of the River Thames and benefits from a substantial 345ft of water frontage.

The house offers itself as a spacious family home with attached annexe, ideal for additional family or staff.

The house is arranged over three floors with a number of large reception rooms that lead out onto the south terrace via French doors.

The first floor accommodation consists of master bedroom suite with dressing room, two further bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family bathroom.

The second floor has two further bedrooms (one ensuite), a family bathroom, solarium and sauna. All the bedrooms enjoy superb south-facing views across the river to the meadow beyond. Subject to the necessary planning consents Creekside could be considered as an opportunity for re-development.

The property is available through Knight Frank for a guide price of £3,950,000.

For more details about either Knight Frank property, call (01491) 844900.

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