Thursday, 24 August 2017

Full steam ahead for properties in popular Oxfordshire village

KATE’S COTTAGE is a detached period cottage dating back approximately 200 years, nestled on a generous corner plot on a

KATE’S COTTAGE is a detached period cottage dating back approximately 200 years, nestled on a generous corner plot on a highly sought-after semi-rural road.

The cottage is tastefully appointed and retains many period features, whilst offering tremendous potential for enlargement (subject to the usual local authority planning requirements).

On entering the property a hardwood door leads to a side aspect hall with study area and glazed double doors to an inner hall, the staircase to the first floor and doors to principal rooms.

The sitting/dining room is open plan and double aspect with bay window and double-glazed French doors on to the rear patio, a superb original polished brick floor and an open fireplace with cast iron wood burner with a door leading to the kitchen.

The kitchen is side aspect with a vaulted ceiling and Velux window, re-fitted with a matching range of base units, an integrated oven and four ring hob, plumbing and appliance spaces, a door to the bathroom and an archway to the rear boot room with fitted cupboards, and part glazed door leading to the rear porch and driveway.

The bathroom is front aspect and fitted with a matching white suite.

To complete the ground floor accommodation there is a fantastic front aspect sitting room (the previous owner used this room as a third bedroom), with a feature brick open fireplace with gas coal effect fire, exposed beams and stripped wooden flooring.

On the first floor, the master bedroom is side aspect with an attractive outlook over the rear garden, exposed wooden flooring, and a hatch to a large eaves storage room. There is a further double aspect double bedroom, again with exposed flooring, and built-in wardrobe.

Set on a generous corner plot garden, the property is approached from the rear with twin timber gates to a hard standing driveway providing ample off road parking. This area leads to a detached garage and block-paved pathway with a wrought iron gate leading to the main garden. There is an adjacent patio area opening on to the garden which is laid mainly to lawn, with a well stocked variety of flower and shrub beds and borders enclosed by fencing and mature hedging.

Kate’s Cottage is available through Davis Tate for a guide price of £425,000. Contact (01491) 873456.

MORE than 20,000 people are expected to descend on the village of Woodcote this weekend to watch the 600 vintage and veteran cars, tractors, motorbikes, commercial vehicles and steam engines at the Woodcote Rally. Standard property correspondent JACKY HAYLER takes a look at some of the homes available to purchase in the village.

A DETACHED property is available through Davis Tate, located on one of the village’s most popular roads and within walking distance of local shops and amenities. The property offers excellent potential for enlargement (subject to the usual local planning authority planning requirements) and is available with no onward chain.

Accommodation includes a covered porch with part-glazed door leading to an entrance hall with doors to the principal rooms. The sitting room is double aspect with sliding patio doors onto the rear garden and a feature brick open fireplace while the kitchen/breakfast is rear aspect, fitted with a matching range of wall and base units, plumbing and ample appliance spaces, work surfaces, and part glazed door to rear utility, which in turn has glazed doors to the front and rear gardens. There are two front aspect double bedrooms both with walk-in bay windows and to complete the accommodation there is a side aspect generous bathroom.

The property offers the potential of a single storey extension or loft conversion into a third bedroom (subject to planning permission.)

The property is entered via a five-bar timber gate to a block paved driveway providing ample off road parking. The lawned front garden is enclosed by mixed hedging and timber fencing.

To the rear of the property there is a large patio area adjacent opening onto a south-west facing garden laid manly to lawn and extending to approximately 100ft in depth bordered by mixed mature hedging and timber fencing.

There is an outbuilding with electricity, which could be used as a workshop or home office.

The property is available for £410,000. Contact (01491) 873456.

DAVIS TATE also has a period detached house situated in the centre of the village offering extensive accommodation including a self-contained ground floor annexe.

Available with no onward chain the accommodation includes an entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/family room, utility, shower room, master bedroom with ensuite, four further bedrooms and a family bathroom.

There is also an annexe including a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and shower room.

The property is available for a guide price of £600,000. Contact (01491) 873456.

Meanwhile, Beville is offering a three bedroom semi-detached property set in Wayside Green, a popular but quiet cul-de-sac, offering off-road parking and enclosed rear garden.

Accommodation includes porch, hall, cloakroom, sitting room, dining room opening to 16ft fitted kitchen, three bedrooms and bathroom. Noteworthy features include gas fired central heating, uPVC double glazing and fascias, a secluded rear garden, garage and off-road parking.

To the front of the property a drive leads to a garage, a garden laid to lawn, an outside light and gated side access to the rear where you’ll find a paved patio with a brick retaining wall.

The property is available for a guide price of £279,950. Contact 0118 924 2526.

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