The Green, Charney Bassett


Wantage & Grove Branch
15 Millbrook Square, Grove, Wantage,
Oxfordshire, OX12 7JZ

T: 01235 764444
E: wantage@thomasmerrifield.co.uk

Key features

• A beautiful detached thatched cottage
• Kitchen breakfast room
• Downstairs WC and utility room
• 1/3 acre garden with two driveways
• Double garage
• Sitting room with with original inglenook fireplace
• Separate dining room overlooking paddocks and garden
• Ensuite to master bedroom and further family bathroom
• Spacious, self-contained one bedroom annexe
• Council Tax Band: G

Property description

A beautiful and charming 18th century cottage set in 1/3 acre within the picturesque village of Charney Bassett Oxfordshire.

The Property

The Cottage on the Green is a detached Grade II listed thatched property facing the village green with neighbouring conservation land to the side and rear. The Cottage is situated on 1/3 acre plot with an enclosed private garden and courtyard area featuring a bright and airy two storey annexe. The house is full of period features such as exposed beams pretty windows and a large inglenook fireplace with the old bread oven still in place. Upon entering you come to the reception hall with stairs to the first floor and beyond them access to the sitting room with inglenook fireplace and door to the rear garden. Off the hallway are a cloakroom and spacious dining room with windows overlooking the garden and paddock. At the rear of the property is the farm-style kitchen/breakfast room with a range of fitted floor and eye level units wooden worktops integrated double oven separate hob and sink. Off the kitchen is a sizeable utility room and door to the garden.

On the first floor there are four generously sized bedrooms two with built in cupboards and double aspect windows. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with walk in shower while a further family bathroom shares its features of twin sinks and underfloor heating.
To the front of the property is a driveway and garden space with mature tree and a number of shrubs creating peace and privacy. There is side access to the rear garden with its large lawn, shrubs and trees also the courtyard area between house and annexe. There is a second access/driveway to the rear of the plot between the annexe and oak framed double garage. Both providing ample parking.

The Annexe

The thatched annexe is a versatile two storey building used as ancillary accommodation for family and guests also study and office space. A spacious lounge with French doors opens onto garden and courtyard while the adjoining kitchen/breakfast room offers lots of light with its velux windows and atrium. Off the kitchen is a cloakroom and stairs leading up the first floor where a large bedroom enjoys views out over the garden and is served by a bathroom. Measuring approximately 800 sq ft the self-contained nature of the annexe makes it extremely practical and flexible.

The Location

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. Today, the village enjoys a friendly community and excellent village pub with annual events such as May Day celebrations keeping old traditions alive.
Charney Bassett benefits from a peaceful rural location yet Oxford with all its cultural and culinary attractions is only 15 miles away. The nearby market towns of Wantage, Faringdon, Witney and Abingdon provide excellent facilities and shopping, while convenience stores at neighbouring Southmoor and Kingston Bagpuize cater to immediate need.

There is an array of excellent local walks with easy access to the Chilterns, Thames path and Cotswolds also riding routes and sports facilities such as Frilford Heath Golf Club. Charney Bassett is well served by road. Access to the A34 connects to the M4 in the south while the A420 connects to the M40 in the north. The mainline station at Didcot Parkway (circa 9 miles) provides a fast and reliable service into London Paddington within 40 minutes.

The area is renowned for its excellent choice of public and private schools, notably King Alfred’s Academy in Wantage and St Helen & St Katharine and Abingdon School in Abingdon. St Hughs School (6 miles away) was recently voted Best Prep School 2024 by Tatler.

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