A beautiful and charming 18th century cottage set in 1/3 acre within the picturesque village of Charney Bassett, Oxfordshire.
The Cottage on the Green is a detached Grade II listed thatched property facing the village green with neighbouring paddock land to the side and rear of the house. It is situated on 1/3 acre plot with an enclosed private garden, courtyard area with well and a lovely bright and airy two storey thatched annexe. The house is full of period features and character such as exposed beams, pretty windows and an inglenook fireplace with the old bread oven still in place. Upon entering the house, you come to the reception hall with stairs to the first floor, cloakroom and access to the sitting room which has the gorgeous inglenook fireplace and a door onto the rear garden. Off the hallway is also the spacious dining room with windows overlooking garden and paddock to the front and side of the house. At the rear of the property is the farm-style kitchen with a range of fitted floor and eye level units, wooden worktops, integrated double oven, separate hob and sink, and enough space for a breakfast table. Off the kitchen is a large utility room and door to the rear garden.
On the first floor there are four generously sized bedrooms, two with built in cupboards and one with exposed stone. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with walk in shower and twin sinks, while a further family bathroom shares the features of twin sinks and underfloor heating.
To the front of the property is a driveway and garden space with a number of mature trees and shrubs creating privacy. There is side access to the rear garden which has a courtyard area between the main house and annexe, also a large lawn with a number of shrubs and mature trees, including apple trees. There is a second driveway to the rear of the plot which provides ample parking and access to a large oak framed double garage.
This is a wonderful two storey detached annexe that is currently used as a one bedroom ancillary accommodation with a bathroom, WC, separate kitchen/breakfast room with integrated oven, and beautiful lounge with French doors opening onto the garden. Measuring approximately 800 sq ft it’s extremely versatile and could also be used as a home office.
The village of Charney Bassett lies in open country by the meandering River Ock in the Vale of the White Horse. There has been a settlement here since Anglo-Saxon times while just to the north Cherbury Camp, an earthwork fort, dates back to the Iron Age. The earliest surviving record shows land granted to the Abbot of Abingdon Abbey in 811 AD.
Charney Bassett lies 4 miles north of Wantage, 6 miles east of Faringdon and 12 miles south of Witney, while Oxford city centre is 15 miles away. Locally, there is an array of excellent walks, riding routes and sports facilities such as Frilford Heath Golf Club and Newbury Racecourse, also a number of convenience stores at nearby Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize. The village is well served by road, with access to the A34 connecting to the M4 in the south and the M40 in the north, with the A420 catering to destinations in the west. A mainline station at Didcot Parkway (circa 9 miles) provides a fast service to London Paddington in 40 minutes.
Charney Bassett enjoys a friendly community and excellent village pub, The Chequers. Annual events such as the village Fete and May Day festivities keep old traditions alive, while the local area is also renowned for its excellent choice of schools including Abingdon, St Helen & St Katharine, St Hughs and The Manor.