Brightwell Street, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell | Price Guide, £1,495,000


A magnificent Grade II listed detached family home set in the heart of this lovely village’s conservation area with established gardens that offer privacy, extending to half an acre and fabulous views across the surrounding countryside. Full of period charm dating from c. mid 17th Century it was originally 2 cottages and a blacksmiths. A recent oak framed extension to the main house has created a stunning 22’ x 22’ kitchen-breakfast room and pantry and main bedroom above, along with 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, vaulted dining room, 24’ beamed drawing room, boot room and study. 

Outside there is superb oak framed annexe/studio with 2 good sized rooms, kitchen, shower room and substantial storage offering great flexibility. The terrace has been re-laid and heated swimming pool refurbished.  Gated drive, detached garage, garden sheds and a real feeling of privacy, yet only minutes from village shop, pub, schools and park.

A magnificent Grade II listed detached family home set in the heart of this lovely village’s conservation area with established gardens that offer privacy, extending to half an acre and fabulous views across the surrounding countryside. Full of period charm dating from c. mid 17th Century it was originally 2 cottages and a blacksmiths. 

A recent oak framed extension to the main house has created a stunning 22’ x 22’ kitchen-breakfast room and pantry and main bedroom above, along with 3 further bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, vaulted dining room, 24’ beamed drawing room, boot room and study. 

Outside there is superb oak framed annexe/studio with 2 good sized rooms, kitchen, shower room and substantial storage offering great flexibility. The terrace has been re-laid and heated swimming pool refurbished.  Gated drive, detached garage, garden sheds and a real feeling of privacy, yet only minutes from village shop, pub, schools and park.

The Village: The highly sought after, pretty and historic village of Brightwell cum Sotwell is well situated in the South Oxfordshire countryside. It is a short drive to the market town of Wallingford and four miles from Didcot train station with access to London Paddington in c.38 minutes, Canary Wharf c. 60 minutes. The village itself has a community shop, post office and a CAMRA award-winning pub serving good food. There is also an Ofsted ‘Good’ primary school, pre-school, churches, parks and many active clubs.

There is a very strong sense of community and events including a village fete, church fairs, quiz and film nights, safari suppers, wine tasting and carol services organised by the Community Association. For sports lovers’ the village has a tennis club, golf society, indoor bowls club, badminton society and cricket club. Dog walkers, runners and cyclists are well served by many footpaths and bridleways that crisscross the village going to the River Thames, the Wittenham Clumps and neighbouring villages.

Tenure - Freehold 

The property has gas central heating to radiators with underfloor heating throughout kitchen and hallways.

Reception Hall: Limestone floor. beamed ceiling, stairs with cupboard under, radiator, window.

Drawing Room: 23’9 x 13’8 A bright room with windows front, rear and side, beamed ceiling and wall timbers, inglenook brick fireplace with wood stove set on a stone hearth, French doors to garden.

Dining Room: 14’ x 12’1 Vaulted 10’8 ceiling, exposed beams, double aspect, stone floor and a brick fireplace with ‘Jetmaster’ open fire: radiator.

Study: 14’5 x 4’10 Windows front and side, wood floor, fitted bookshelves and cupboards. Loft access and radiator. 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 21’10 x 21’7 An oak framed room featuring full width views of the pool and garden, range of storage units with stone worktops, inset sink, island unit, three door Aga with adjoining Aga electric/gas module oven for summer use independent of main Aga, fridge freezer, dishwasher, extractor hood, limestone floor, radiator, down lighters.

Walk-in Pantry 9’ x 3’8.

Boot Room: 12’10 x 6’2 French doors to garden, limestone floor, skylight, down lighters, gas boiler.

Bedroom 2/Guest Suite: 11’ x 10’3 (excl. cupboards) Bay window with casement door to rear, exposed beams and timbers, vaulted ceiling, 2 wardrobes and radiator.

En Suite Shower Room: White 3-piece suite, limestone tiling, side window, down lighters and radiator. 

Stairs to Landing: Window to rear, feature exposed ‘wattle and daub’ panel.

Bedroom 1: 13’3 x 10’6 An oak framed room, lovely view across the grounds, radiator.

Bedroom 3: 14’8 x 11’5 (incl. wardrobes) Side aspect, exposed beams and timbers, large chimneystack and wardrobe.

Bedroom 4: 10’ x 10’ Front aspect, wall timbers, wardrobe, cupboard and radiator. 

Bathroom: White 3-piece suite with shower above the bath, wood style floor, front aspect, tiling, down lighters, radiator. 

Outside

Gated Drive: Laid to gravel and 31’ in length.

Detached Garage: 21’1 x 10’7 Twin doors and power.

Grounds:

Facing south the gardens extend to 260’ in length abutting open farmland at the rear. Predominantly set to lawn there are established borders with further shrub planting. There is a recently re-laid stone terrace behind the house and around the pool.

Heated Swimming Pool: 32’ x 16’ Recently relined the pool is well maintained with cover, air source heater and and filtration plant.


Oak Annexe/Studio: Built in 2019 with separate gas & electric supply, comprising:

Kitchen:9’11 x 8’7 Belfast sink and wood worktop with appliance spaces. Tiled floor, radiator.

Room 1: 12’10 incl. cupboards. X 11’8 French doors to pool, wood floor, full width fitted cupboards.

Room 2: 12’10 incl. cupboards. x 12’5 Double aspect, full width storage, radiator, wood floor. 

Shower Room: 3-piece suite, tiling, radiator, window.

Floorplan for Brightwell Street, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell