High Street, South Moreton | £635,000


NO ONWARD CHAIN A beautiful detached Grade II listed thatched cottage believed to date from 1673 with an attached barn conversion: the property now features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a kitchen. Set in the heart of this pretty village surrounded by rolling countryside the house has driveway parking and a side and rear garden.

There is possible further development potential as the owners have secured pre-app approval for a ground floor extension which, subject to final planning and Listed building consents, would provide scope for partial remodelling to provide an entrance hall, larger family style kitchen/diner and a new family room beyond. The property has been a loved and cherished family home for the last 35 years and also has the benefit of a recently rethatched roof and an overhauled central heating system with a recently installed new condensing gas boiler. .

NO ONWARD CHAIN A beautiful detached Grade II listed thatched cottage believed to date from 1673 with an attached barn conversion: the property now features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and a kitchen. Set in the heart of this pretty village surrounded by rolling countryside the house has driveway parking and a side and rear garden. 

There is possible further development potential as the owners have secured pre-app approval for a ground floor extension which, subject to final planning and Listed building consents, would provide scope for partial remodelling to provide an entrance hall, larger family style kitchen/diner and a new family room beyond. A plan for the proposed extension will be availables at the viewing. The property has the benefit of a recently rethatched roof and an overhauled central heating system with a recently installed new condensing gas boiler. 

Little did the current owners think they would stay here for so long when originally moving out of London, but this charming, adaptable cottage, the vibrant local area and the excellent overall location have combined to make it a much cherished and highly successful family home for them over the last 35 years.

South Moreton is a quintessential English village featuring a wealth of thatched cottages and listed buildings as well as a primary school, pre-school, church and newly restored community pub which has recently been bought by the villagers (and which the new owner will be able to buy shares in). Surrounded by beautiful countryside and situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is easy to forget that the village is just a 10 minute drive from Didcot Parkway Station which has a regular rail service to Paddington (45 minutes). The village also enjoys easy access to the A34 and onto the M4 as well as the M40. There are many good schools within reach including St Andrews School and Pangbourne College.

Surrounded by both the Chilterns and the Berkshire Downs, there are lots of country walks in the area and in the village itself there is a large children’s play area, playing field and picnic area. 

South Moreton also shares the accolade of being part of South Oxfordshire which earlier this year was named the best place to live in the South East and the sixth best place to live in the whole of the UK. The results were published by The Halifax Quality of Life Survey which based the findings on people’s health and well-being, employment prospects, earning, housing, education and broadband availability.

Accommodation

The property has gas central heating to radiators.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 13’ x 8’9 Window and stable door out to the garden, range of storage units, roll edge worktops and breakfast bar, space for cooker and dishwasher, two integrated fridges, wood style floor, gas boiler, down lighters, shelved cupboards. 

Inner Hall: Stairs to landing and cupboard under, radiator, exposed timber.

Cloakroom: Two piece suite, radiator, quarry tiled floor, window.

Sitting Room: 15’1 x 14’3 Fireplace with a pine surround and marble inset and hearth, French doors to the garden and window to the rear, radiator, beamed ceiling and wall timbers.

Dining Room: 14’9 x 10’10 A double aspect room, radiator, painted beamed ceiling, cloaks cupboard.

Family Room: 15’ x 11’6 Window to front and door to side, brick inglenook fireplace and brick hearth with bread oven, exposed brick and timber, two radiators, corner display.

2nd Staircase to Landing 2: Radiator, wall timbers and beamed ceiling.

Bedroom 1: 15’7 x 11’6 Front aspect, 2 radiators, wall timbers and ceiling beams, vaulted 9’4 ceiling.

Bedroom 4: 7’4 x 6’10 Window to side, painted beams, radiator. 

Bathroom: White 3-piece suite, painted wood floor, wall timbers and beamed ceiling, window, chrome radiator, airing cupboard with new hot water cylinder and back-up immersion.

Stairs to Landing: Window, down lighters, radiator

Shower Room/Utility: Shower cubicle and hand wash basin, radiator, space for washing machine and tumble drier, painted wood floor.

Bedroom 2: 14’8 x 13’10 Windows to rear and side, radiator, wardrobe recess.

Bedroom 3: 13’3 x 8’5 Window to side, radiator, wall timbers, built-in cupboards, shelves and work top/desk.

Outside

Gravel drive, raised side bed, beech hedge to front.

Garden: Paved terrace out to an area of lawn, conifer hedge to front and side, grass bank, timber fence to side, gate to drive.

Floorplan for High Street, South Moreton