Castle Street, Wallingford | £1,650,000


A fabulous period home, comprehensively refurbished throughout, comprising superb accommodation in excess of 3000 sq.ft. over two floors: located less than a minutes walk to Waitrose and Wallingford’s wonderful array of independent retailers and restaurants. Unusually for such a central location, the property features a sweeping gated driveway leading to secluded grounds that extend to over half an acre. 

The main part of the building is early Victorian and the restoration is sympathetic to the era, with high ceilings, original sash windows, decorative architraves and deep skirting. The house will comprise 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a beautiful master suite overlooking the rear garden and Bullcroft beyond. Downstairs there is a drawing room, dining room, imposing reception hall with stairwell, large utility, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room and family room with fireplace and bi-fold doors to the gardens. 

A fabulous period home, comprehensively refurbished throughout, comprising superb accommodation in excess of 3000 sq.ft. over two floors: located less than a minutes walk to Waitrose and Wallingford’s wonderful array of independent retailers and restaurants. Unusually for such a central location, the property features a sweeping gated driveway leading to secluded grounds that extend to over half an acre. 

The main part of the building is early Victorian and the restoration is sympathetic to the era, with high ceilings, original sash windows, decorative architraves and deep skirting. The house will comprise 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, including a beautiful master suite overlooking the rear garden and Bullcroft beyond. Downstairs there is a drawing room, dining room, imposing reception hall with stairwell, large utility, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room and family room with fireplace and bi-fold doors to the gardens. Wallingford is a pretty, historic market town situated on the banks of the River Thames. Nestled in the Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the town is dominated by its Grade I listed Town Hall and the market square where a weekly market is held.

Once one of the most important towns in the South East, Wallingford was granted a Royal Charter in 1155 and the town’s castle was one of the largest in England. The Castle Gardens, featuring crumbling ruins, ramparts and battlements, are one of the best places in the town to relax in. Today the town boasts an array of independent shops, bars and restaurants as well as a Waitrose supermarket and a Grade 2 listed Corn Exchange that provides a variety of theatre, cinema and live-screenings. The town is also home to a number of events throughout the year including Bunkfest, Rugfest and the Festival of Cycling as well as an Agatha Christie weekend to mark the world’s best selling author’s long association with the town. Both the Ridgeway and Thames Path run through the town and can be enjoyed by both foot or bike and boats trips are available on the River Thames. In the summer months visitors and residents alike can enjoy the town’s open-air swimming pool and splash park.

Accommodation:

Reception Hall: Sash window to the front and a cloaks cupboard with sash window. The hall runs through to the heart of the house with a turning staircase to the first floor,  part panelled dado, radiator, a range of fitted cupboards and a corniced ceiling.

Shower Room: 8’6 x 7’7 White suite comprising wide tiled shower cubicle, hand wash basin and WC, tiled floor, chrome radiator, down lighters.

Inner Hall: Built-in cupboards. 

Drawing Room: 15’ 7 x 15’5 Sash window to the front and French doors featuring decorative glass out into the gardens (both with shutters), fireplace with a white surround and cast iron inset with tiled slips, ceiling cornice, radiator.

Dining Room: 15’7 x 15’5 Fireplace with a white surround, sash window to the rear, and radiator.

Family Room: 17’ x 14’10  A delightful triple aspect room with full with bi-fold doors opening out on to the terrace and private rear garden, two windows out to the drive and a window to the far side. It features a fireplace with wood beam and brick hearth with a wood burning stove, limestone tiled floor, radiator and down lighters.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 17’ 8 x 15’ 5  Double aspect with two windows to the rear and a window out to the driveway at the front, the kitche is fitted with a range of storage units and wood worktops and features a ‘Leisure’ range cooker with further appliance space. Limestone tiled floor, radiator and a beamed ceiling with down lighters.

Utility Room: 13’9 x 8’5  Window, door leading to garden, range of storage units, work tops, sink unit, appliance space, radiator, gas boiler.

Stairs to Landing: Twin storey with two windows out to the grounds, radiator, storage cupboard. 

Master Bedroom Suite: 

Bedroom: 16’6 x 15’2 Picture window out to the rear garden, further side window, exposed timbers and beams, radiator. 

En Suite Dressing Room/ Bathroom: 18’1 x 15’ max. Free standing roll top bath, WC, hand wash basin, dual aspect with double glazed windows, chrome radiator.

Bedroom 2: 15’6 x 15’4 Double aspect with sash windows to front and side, fireplace with white surround and cast iron inset, fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3: 15’6 x 14’1 Tall sash window to front, radiator, fireplace with stone surround.

Bedroom 4: 15’6 x 12’10 Sash window, fireplace with white surround and inset, wardrobe, radiator.

Bedroom 5:  11’10 x 10’3 Fireplace with white surround, radiator, double glazed window.

Family Bathroom: Beautifully fitted with a four piece suite including a free-standing roll top bath, white tiled shower cubicle, WC, basin, tiled floor, double glazed window, radiator.

Outside

Front Garden: A concealed, gated drive sweeps down through a large area of lawn to the house, bordered by established banks of shrubs and trees. Mainly walled they enjoy an excellent degree of privacy.

Rear Garden: Mainly walled the garden abut the Bull Croft park, are very secluded with a central lawn and established shrub borders.

Floorplan for Castle Street, Wallingford
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