Martins Lane, Dorchester-on-Thames | 5 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Receptions | Guide Price, £1,100,000
A fabulous family home set on a secluded plot that extends to just under a 1/3 of an acre: it is set in a quiet, no through road close to the village centre and all its amenities. The accommodation includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms to the first floor along with a drawing room, study, utility and at its centre a superb 28’ x 22’ kitchen-breakfast-family room. Outside there is an extensive gated drive, mature gardens and range of outbuildings incl. double garage, workshop and 36’ pool room with scope for a range of uses.
A fabulous family home set on a secluded plot that extends to just under a 1/3 of an acre: it is set in a quiet, no through road close to the village centre and all its amenities.
The accommodation includes five bedrooms and two bathrooms to the first floor along with a drawing room, study, utility and at its centre a superb 28’ x 22’ kitchen-breakfast-family room.
Outside there is an extensive gated drive, mature gardens and range of outbuildings incl. double garage, workshop and 36’ pool room with scope for a range of uses.
Situated just nine miles from Oxford, Dorchester-on-Thames is one of the most delightful villages in South Oxfordshire. Dominated by the magnificent Abbey Church of St Peter and St Paul, the picturesque High Street features a range of historic buildings including three original coaching inns that still provide hotel accommodation and food and Other village amenities include a local store, two tea rooms, a hairdressers’ and a public house.
The village primary school was rated Good in the latest Ofsted report and there is also a very popular pre-school. Other village groups include a tennis, cricket, football, golf, bowling and sailing clubs, an angling society, WI, and flower-arranging and bell ringing groups. There is also a recreation ground in the heart of the village and within one and a half miles there is a dental surgery, GP surgery, post office and pharmacy. Every other year the village hosts a two week Festival that attracts acts from all over the UK providing a fun packed fortnight for the whole family.
The village is very popular with families because of its proximity to a large number of excellent independent schools including Abingdon School, St Helen and St Katherine School in Abingdon, Our Lady’s Abingdon, The Manor Preparatory School, Headington School and Magdalen College in Oxford and Moulsford Preparatory School and Cranford House School both of which are in Moulsford. There are bus services to all of these private schools from the village as well as to the state secondary schools in Didcot, Abingdon and Wallingford.
Excellent communication links to Oxford, the M40 to London, Didcot and Culham train stations, Abingdon, Wallingford and Reading make the village highly attractive to anyone working in the Thames Valley and London.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside including Wittenham Clumps, Dorchester-on-Thames is also very popular with both walkers and cyclists.
The property has gas central heating to radiators and is double glazed.
Tenure - Freehold Council tax band - G
Enclosed Entrance Hall: Radiator, French doors to:
Inner Hall: Radiator, dado rail, stairs to landing.
Cloakroom: White 2-piece suite, radiator, window.
Drawing Room: 21’5 x 15’7 (L-shaped) A double aspect room with French doors to the garden, it has a fireplace with pine surround, marble inset and hearth and fitted log stove, 2 radiators.
Study: 7’11 x 7’2 Front aspect, radiator.
Kitchen/Breakfast/Family Room: 28’6 x 21’9 A superb space fitted with a range of cupboards that includes an island unit, Silestone worktops, stainless steel sink. Integrated electric ceramic hob, extractor hood, oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Windows to the garden and side French doors. Radiators & down lighters.
Utility Room: 12’8 x 8’9 Doors to both front drive and garden, storage units, sink and appliance spaces, wood style floor, radiator, down lighters, gas boiler.
Stairs to Landing: Window, loft access, radiator.
Bedroom 1: 14’10 x 11’11 A double aspect room with windows front and rear, 2 radiators.
En Suite Shower Room: White 3-piece suite incl. a large shower cubicle, down lighters, radiator, tiling and airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2: 12’11 x 11’2 Rear aspect and radiator.
Bedroom 3: 13’ x 11’2 Window to rear, radiator.
Bedroom 4: 12’8 x 8’9 (with 8’ corridor leading to it), front aspect and radiator.
Bedroom 5: 11’3 x 7’2 Front aspect and radiator.
Bathroom: Fitted with a white 4-piece suite incl. both bath and shower cubicle, tiling, radiator, tiling, window, down lighters and radiator.
To the Front: 70’ x 40’ Twin gates lead to a large gravel drive enclosed by brick walling/timber fencing. Mature flower & shrub beds, beech hedge, enclosed bin area.
Double Garage: 19’ x 18’ Twin up/over doors, power, central wall, door to covered passage.
Workshop: 12’8 x 12’6 Window to garage, shelving.
Decommissioned Pool Room: 35’8 x 18’ Potential to be re-instated or filled in, this large building offers potential for a gym, studio or even an annex.
Rear Garden: A lovely feature the garden is beautifully maintained with a central lawn and a wealth of established shrubs and trees in both border and island beds. There are two paved terraces with connecting pathway. Screened vegetable area to one side with timber shed and timber studio, path with slate chippings. In the corner there is an ornamental pond with rockery and timber decking.