Magnolia Cottage, Littleworth, Faringdon, SN7

£500,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Period detached village cottage with fabulous gardens on three sides.

Occupying a generous plot and located in the heart of this sleepy village, Magnolia Cottage provides a period detached home, most likely constructed in the mid 1800s with later extensions.

The ground floor entrance porch leads into a spacious sitting room with working fireplace. Beyond, to the rear of the property, is a dining room with French doors to the garden and adjacent is an extensively fitted family kitchen/breakfast room with Rayburn for hot water and central heating, and a generously sized utility room with cloakroom.

On the first floor is a master bedroom with wardrobes, airing cupboard and an en suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Outside, the property has driveway parking for three to four vehicles. The front garden has been paved for low maintenance and enjoys a high degree of privacy with a mature hedge and magnolia tree. The side and rear gardens are also very private, having been landscaped to include paved walkways among well stocked flower and shrub beds and a productive kitchen garden with raised beds. A lovely pond provides a calming space to sit, with an adjacent summer house and patio. Attached to the summer house is a tool shed and, to the rear, a useful working area with compost bins.

The property benefits from double glazing and an oil fired central heating boiler. The property is not thought to be listed but does lie within the Conservation Area.

Littleworth is a pretty village approximately 13 miles west of Oxford and two miles east of Faringdon.

To the north, the land slopes down towards the River Thames, with far-reaching views over the river valley to the Cotswolds; southwards, the view is across the Vale of White Horse to the prehistoric chalk horse itself. The attractive countryside offers a range of footpaths, cycle paths and bridleways including the Thames Path.

There is a 19th century parish church and a 21st century Asian restaurant. The village once formed part of the estates of Oriel College, Oxford; their last remaining holding was the woodland strip that now forms the south-east boundary of Apple Tree Farm.

One mile east is St Hugh's, Carswell, a highly-regarded independent preparatory school.

Two miles east is the market town of Faringdon, which dates back at least to the 12th century. Between the two runs the A420 which links Swindon and Oxford with an invaluable frequent bus service. Swindon, Oxford, Oxford Parkway and Didcot Parkway (Paddington 45 minutes) are all mainline stations within easy reach.

Faringdon's thriving community has amenities such as the Leisure Centre, Library, Faringdon Community College, Junior and Infant schools, The Old Station Nursery, doctors, dentists, vets, a Family Health Centre and three supermarkets. The Tower on Folly Hill was built by Lord Berners in 1935 and affords panoramic views across Berkshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.

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