Chapel Lane, Charney Bassett, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12

£800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
EXPOSED BEAMS, Wood burning stoves and BAGS OF CHARACTER await you in this charming COTTAGE, perfectly situated to treat yourself by dining at the village pub

Charming and quirky, this detached Grade II Listed period home originally dates from the 1600s and is situated within the heart of Charney Bassett, itself a popular and pretty village boasting a village green and pub. Situated at the end of a quiet lane and presented to a high standard, this home has been sympathetically improved by the current owners, retaining many original period features and exposed beams (it should be noted that there are some low doorways and beams).

The accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room, study and family room. Three of these spaces have wood burning stoves providing a cosy welcome. To the rear, a refitted family kitchen provides a breakfast area with fitted seating, an electric cooking range, Belfast sink and a mix of granite and wood worktops. Beyond is a rear porch/boot room with a cloak/shower room and an adjacent garden room which also provides a useful fifth bedroom.

Upstairs, on the first floor, are three attractive double bedrooms and a delightful mezzanine bedroom on the second floor. The family bathroom has been refitted to include both a bath and shower.

Outside, the gardens are deceptive, providing flexibility with several seating areas and are attractively landscaped providing areas of lawn, plenty of fruiting trees, a kitchen garden and greenhouse. There is an oak-framed car port for two vehicles, with two modern stables providing a workshop and storage, and a further storage shed. The gated driveway provides ample parking.

The property lies within a Conservation Area and has oil-fired heating, with a combination of mains drainage and a private septic tank.

The village of Charney Bassett has a population of around 230 and lies in open country beside the meandering river Ock. It is situated in the north of the Vale of White Horse. The village has been reclassified as "Open Countryside" which should restrict future uncontrolled development.

There are shops in the nearby villages of Stanford in the Vale, Grove and Southmoor, with the market towns of Wantage, Faringdon and Abingdon beyond. There is a local milk delivery service.

St. Peter's Church dates from the 12th Century. Charney Manor was built as a grange for Abingdon Abbey when it owned extensive land around the village. It is now a Quaker house and conference centre. The Mill is open for visitors on a number of occasions throughout the year. There is a monthly newsletter giving information about the many village activities. The extended and refurbished village hall has activities each weekday and occasionally at weekends, and the local pub provides good food.

The A420 gives access to Oxford and Swindon, with the A34, M4 and M40 beyond. Mainline rail services are from Oxford and Didcot Parkway.

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