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Buying August 30, 2019
     

Charming cottages on the market

Traditional countryside cottages are highly coveted all year round. We reveal five delightful homes filled with character and charm. 

Little Milton, Oxfordshire, 1 bedroom

This quaint, unusual Grade II Listed one-bedroom detached cottage can be found in the heart of Little Milton, Oxfordshire. It is a small village with many period properties, which are predominantly built from local stone. 

South Lodge is one of a pair of identical early 19th century timber-framed gate lodges with thatched hipped roof, planking the west entrance to the village’s Manor House. The lodge has been well-maintained and modernised over the years, whilst retaining an abundance of charming period features. The accommodation comprises a front-facing sitting room with exposed beams, vaulted ceiling, Inglenook fireplace and a pair of pretty pointed arched diamond leaded windows. 

There is a single storey side extension providing a well-proportioned kitchen/breakfast room. It overlooks the beautiful gardens with terracotta tiled flooring and side door access to the paved terrace. To the rear of the property, there is a light and airy double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, as well as a modern shower room. 

The garden is one of the highlights of the property which is laid to lawn with beautiful herbaceous borders. The home also benefits from driveway parking for two cars. 

Little Milton has a primary school, a pre-school, church, post office, public house, shops and cafes all within a short walk. The nearby market town of Thame provides a wide range of shops and supermarkets. The location also offers excellent access to the city of Oxford

Heage, Derbyshire, 4 bedroom

Situated in Burford, Oxfordshire, this charming Grade II Listed three-bedroom period property has been stylishly extended to offer contemporary interiors. Plum Tree Cottage retains a wealth of character whilst benefitting from sophisticated updates with an abundance of storage and integral appliances. 

The sitting room has exposed beams, stone flooring and a wood burning stove, whilst on the first and second floors there are exposed wall timbers. The home also offers three excellent double bedrooms, two stylish en-suites, ground floor shower room and boasts a picturesque, fully enclosed rear garden.

Burford is a picturesque small Cotswold market town with many historical connections. Situated on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire border and known as the gateway to the Cotswolds, the town offers a good range of shopping facilities, local schools, a fine parish church and a number of public houses and restaurants. 

Little Haseley, Oxfordshire, 3 bedroom

Maytree Cottage is a beautiful Grade II Listed three-bedroom detached cottage situated in the idyllic and sought-after hamlet of Little Haseley, Oxfordshire. The popular rural setting comprises many attractive period houses and thatched cottages and offers excellent commuter links, with easy access to London and the Midlands. 

There is a first-class range of independent and preparatory schools in the area and shopping facilities can be found in the nearby market town of Thame or the city of Oxford. In the neighbouring village of Great Haseley, you will find the village-owned public house, The Plough, and Great Milton is home to the renowned restaurant Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. The Oxfordshire Golf Club and the Waterstock Golf Club are also nearby. 

The picture-perfect stone cottage is believed to date to the early 18th century and is well-presented both inside and out. The property has an incredibly romantic garden, billowing with fragrant blooms. With the private mature garden comes a summer house and a separate stone-built home office. Quintessentially British, featuring a wealth of character features, including wooden beams and Inglenook fireplaces, the interior of the home is bursting with charm.

East Boldre, Hampshire, 3 bedroom

This three-bedroom family home is a quintessential Grade II Listed ‘chocolate box’ style thatched cottage, of which the roofing has recently been replaced. The beautiful property oozes with character and charm and has been immaculately presented throughout to a high specification. 

A sweeping path leads to the front of the porch, which you enter through into the main sitting and dining room. The room is lovely and light and features exposed timber beams and a large Inglenook fireplace with a gas burning stove.

The kitchen has been attractively fitted with wooden cupboards and marble type worksurfaces. The room benefits from wood flooring, cedar boarded ceiling and a door that leads out onto the rear garden. 

The accommodation sits on a corner plot and is fully enclosed by hedging, walls, bushes, trees and fencing. The current owner has recently converted the outbuilding with insulated cavity walls and insulated roof spaces which lend for various buyer’s requirements. The property also benefits from a workshop and garage. 

The rear garden is of an excellent size and is mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and borders and there is a generous front garden with ample driveway parking. The cottage enjoys direct forest access and is situated in the popular village location of East Boldre

Charlbury, Oxfordshire, 4 bedroom

This stunning four-bedroom home is located in a quiet corner of the sought-after town of Charlbury on the edge of Wychwood Forest and the Cotswolds

The home is presented exceptionally well and has been well cared for by its one previous owner. It comprises an entrance hall, a kitchen with a vaulted ceiling which leads onto a lovely dining room, a separate pantry, cloakroom, study, sitting room with a feature fireplace, master bedroom with an en-suite shower room, two further bedrooms, a family bathroom and a guest room with an en-suite shower room.

Externally, the property offers a double garage, driveway parking and attractive landscaped gardens to the front and rear which have been lovingly planted.

Charlbury is a historic and sought-after market town located midway between the Blenheim and Cornbury estates, with lovely country walks to be enjoyed along the nearby footpaths and bridleways. There is a thriving and vibrant community, with good facilities including a range of local shops, a medical centre, dental practice, veterinary surgery, library and a well-regarded primary school. 

The delightful town is particularly well-placed for commuters, with the railway station providing a regular mainline train service to Oxford and London Paddington. Junction 9 of the M40 is within easy reach as well.

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