A genuinely picturesque detached cottage set in a handsome plot of circa 0.4 of an acre in the charming and wonderfully peaceful hamlet of Lyford.
The property is listed Grade 2 and dates from the 17th Century with later additions . The thatch was redone about five years ago
An annexe barn was constructed in the north west corner of the plot a few years ago. This is a wonderfully versatile building which serves as a very comfortable extra bedroom with its own shower room and large sitting/work area so can serve equally well as a fabulous home office or perhaps a gym. It is quite close to but neatly private from the main cottage so if you were to have weekend guests staying there they can be pretty self-contained with their own outside space separate from the main garden.
Tudor Cottage itself has three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and then on the ground floor it has kitchen, breakfast room, sitting room, dining room, snug and cloakroom so there really is a surprising amount of space.
Lyford really is just a small collection of houses and cottages around a church and a farm and while this means there is little in the way of amenities immediately to hand the upside is that it is as peaceful a place as ever you could hope to find. It is not on the road to anywhere and the village road to the cottage is a dead end so there is almost no passing traffic and a very real chance of hearing that oft spoken of ‘pin’ actually drop.
The garden is a place of great beauty and very natural with many fruit trees and even a small copse so the perfect garden for children to have adventures in but equally perfect for those of mature years to lie back and relax, soaking in the tranquillity of nature.
From the bedroom window there are views south to the Berkshire Downs and The Ridgeway while closer at hand, the pretty church is little more than 200 yards from the cottage door.
For excitement there is a lively and welcoming pub in Charney Bassett, The Chequers, (just over 1 mile on foot) with shops in Southmoor about 3.5miles to the north and the famed Millets Farm Centre with bakers, butchers, wine shop and general food store, farm zoo, garden centre, cafes, restaurant and play barn (opening Nov 2017) is within a 10 minute drive.
Oxford at 13.5 miles is within easy reach and the market town of Wantage with Waitrose, Sainsburys and so much more is circa 5.7 miles away.