High Street, Drayton St Leonard | £895,000


A charming period cottage, benefitting from not being listed and believed to date from the 1590s with later additions, it is set in an idyllic position on the edge of this sought after village: abutting farmland it has fabulous gardens and sits in a third of an acre. The delightful accommodation oozes character with a wealth of exposed beams/timbers along with brick fireplaces, there are three double bedrooms, study/ bedroom 4, two bathrooms, kitchen, sitting and dining rooms. In addition there is a large garage, stunning garden room and covered terrace all surrounded by mature and beautifully tended gardens. 

Drayton St Leonard is a pretty rural village in South Oxfordshire surrounded by fields and is adjacent the River Thame.  There are lovely footpath walks across the iron bridge to Warborough, Shillingford and Berrick Salome and along the cinder path to Chiselhampton.

A charming period cottage, benefitting from not being listed and believed to date from the 1590s with later additions, it is set in an idyllic position on the edge of this sought after village: abutting farmland it has fabulous gardens and sits in a third of an acre. The delightful accommodation oozes character with a wealth of exposed beams/timbers along with brick fireplaces, there are three double bedrooms, study/ bedroom 4, two bathrooms, kitchen, sitting and dining rooms. In addition there is a large garage, stunning garden room and covered terrace all surrounded by mature and beautifully tended gardens. 

Oil-fired central heating to radiators, mostly double glazed.

Drayton St Leonard is a pretty rural village in South Oxfordshire surrounded by fields and is adjacent the River Thame.  There are lovely footpath walks across the iron bridge to Warborough, Shillingford and Berrick Salome and along the cinder path to Chiselhampton.

With close road links to Oxford, Reading, Henley and Abingdon, the local market town of Wallingford is approximately 6 miles away.  Junction 7 of the M40 is just a 12 minute drive via Stadhampton. Several nearby private schools also have mini buses to the village (e.g. Cokethorpe and Abingdon Schools).

Within the village there are many events organised by village members throughout the year including a safari supper, quiz night, village fete, wine tasting, flower arranging, film nights, history club evenings, carol singing and coffee mornings. The Catherine Wheel Public House is in the centre of the village, as is the Church and Village Hall.

Within a 2 mile drive (or half an hour cycle ride/ walk) of the village there are the following amenities;

  • Doctors’ surgery.
  • NHS Dentist.
  • Abbey Sports Centre with gym, pool and a beauty clinic.
  • Hairdresser.
  • Primary School.
  • Co-op and two other shops.
  • Regular X39 bus service to Oxford and Reading. 

Accommodation

Entrance Hall: Terracotta tiled floor, beamed ceiling, wall timbers and exposed brickwork, stairs to landing, radiator.

Cloakroom: White 2-piece suite (Thomas Crapper throne seat with high cistern), window, radiator, beamed ceiling, terracotta tiled floor.

Sitting Room: 23’7 x 20’5  Inglenook fireplace with wood beams and brick hearth fitted log stove. Terracotta tiled floor, beamed ceiling and wall timbers, central pillar, two radiators. Triple aspect with French doors to loggia/front garden: windows to rear and side.

Dining Room: 18’4 x 10’3  Shuttered window to front, terracotta tiled floor. Inglenook fireplace with brick hearth: beamed ceiling and under stair storage cupboard. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 16’ x 12’5  Window to garden, range of storage units, wood/granite worktops, white sink unit, Britannia range cooker set in chimney breast, gas hob, extractor hood, fridge/freezer, space for dishwasher, tiled floor, radiator, down lighters, breakfast bar.

Utility: Space for washing machine, quarry tile floor, stable door to garden.

Stairs to First Floor Landing: Over stair recess, stained glass internal window, open to:

Study/Bedroom 4: 13’6 x 10’  Double aspect, wall timbers, radiator and airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1: 17’10 x 14’  Double aspect, two radiators, beamed ceiling, walk in wardrobe.

Dressing Room: 10’ x 8’6 Range of wardrobes, radiator, open beams to bedroom.

En Suite Shower Room: White 3-piece suite including wide shower cubicle, wood floor, chrome radiator, Velux window. 

Bedroom 2: 15’8 x 12’7 Windows to side and rear, brick fireplace with brick hearth, radiator, beamed ceiling, wardrobe recess.

Bathroom: White 3-piece suite, tiling, window, radiator, down lighters. 

Stairs to second floor.

Bedroom 3: 16’11 x 16’ Lead light window either side, radiator, scaled ceiling, loft access via waist height door, exposed wall timbers.

Outside

Twin gates to gravel drive:

Detached Garage: 23’5 x 14’5  Up/over door, light and power, windows to rear and side, loft space.

Front Garden: Set to lawn with established hedge and a yew tree to front, lychgate with path to front door, side wall, loggia and paved terrace.

Formal Rear/Side Garden: The gardens continue to the side and rear of the house and are enclosed by a brick wall with central lawn, abundance of specimen shrubs and plants. A gravel path leads to a covered terrace, rose arch and gate to:

Further Gardens: This area extends to a maximum of 140’ with a large area of lawn interspersed with fruit trees and shrubs, mature hedges. There is a gravel corner area, small wildlife pond. A trellis fence and pergola arch to:

Productive vegetable garden with central pathway and side beds, timber green house and shed both with power and light, water tap, fruit cage and shared gated rear access.

Garden Room: 15’4 x 10’ Fabulous entertainment area of hardwood construction, with cedar/shingle roof. Open veranda to one side with fitted bench seat and coffee table, light/power and overhead heater.

Floorplan for High Street, Drayton St Leonard
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