Hillview appears to have all that anyone could wish for of an English country cottage, tranquillity, fine views, ‘roses round the door’ good looks, gorgeous garden and the potential to grow.
Hillview Cottage in Knighton is as pretty a cottage as ever you could hope to find, built principally of stone under a thatched roof (completely re-thatched in 2011).
It sits at the foot of The Downs on the very edge of the village looking north over The Vale of the White Horse with the most stunning far reaching views that you can imagine. Being set just a little way up the hill extends the reach and the effect of the view dramatically and there is barely a house to be seen in the wide vista that extends for miles towards Longcot and Faringdon.
The feeling is of looking at a model village with farms, cows, sheep, tractors etc dotted across the landscape to create a perfect rural idyll stretching out before you.
Hillview stands in a plot of circa 0.4 of an acre of beautifully manicured sloping lawns bounded by beech hedge with a similarly well kept kitchen garden close to the back door and a sweeping gravel drive leading to the garage and car port. Colour filled flower borders and a magnificent weeping willow complete the genuinely tranquil scene where you can’t help feeling that if a pin were to drop it might ‘wake the neighbours’!
The accommodation is all smart and crisp with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and two reception rooms, kitchen, utility and cloakroom on the ground floor. The sitting room, main bedroom and dining room all make the best of those spectacular views.
The cottage is not listed and has, in the past, had consent for very substantial extensions that would come close to doubling the size of the current accommodation.
Set in the heart of great walking country, the cottage is little more than a mile from the famous Ridgeway Path that runs along the top of the Downs between Avebury and Streatley.
The nearest shop of any size is in Uffington, circa 3.1miles where there is also an excellent primary school and lively pub while in Ashbury, just about 1.9 miles, there is another fine primary school as well as a small village shop and a popular pub. The nearest and arguably finest of the local pubs is The White Horse Inn in Woolstone, about 1 mile across the fields. Watchfield and Shrivenham are each about 3.6 miles from Knighton with small supermarkets, pubs, schools and doctors surgery.
The market towns of Faringdon and Wantage are 6.3 miles and 8.1 miles respectively and each has a Waitrose and much much more.
It is understood that fast fibre optic broadband is now available in the village.