A truly rare and individual property located in an idyllic setting within a very desirable village. Being a property that currently requires modernisation, this presents a great opportunity for a buyer put apply their own stamp on the house. In turn creating a wonderful home in a rarely available setting.
The riverside village of Dorchester-on-Thames has Roman origins and there is an Iron Age fort in the surrounding hills. The magnificent Abbey dates back to 635AD and the charming church of St Birinus is just opposite The Chequers. Surrounded by water meadows and the rivers of Thame and the Thames, the village has featured in a number of TV series and films including Midsomer Murders.
There is a local shop, fine pubs and hotels with restaurants, with the town of Wallingford, just 4 miles distant, providing more extensive facilities including a large Waitrose store. Dorchester is also served by a number of rail links: Didcot Parkway - 8 miles, Culham - 4 miles, and Oxford - 10 miles accessing London, Paddington in 44 minutes. There are a good selection of state and private schools accessible including St Edwards and The Dragon at Oxford and Abingdon and Radley Schools, while The European School is within close proximity at Culham, and Dorchester itself has a village primary school. There are miles of walking in the surrounding countryside and along the Thames Path.
Entering the property, the entrance hall provides access to the reception rooms and kitchen and has the staircase to the first floor and under stair storage cupboards, as well as a door leading to the rear garden. The sitting is dual aspect and has an open fireplace, parquet flooring and French doors leading to the sun room. The dining room has a serving hatch into the kitchen.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, this configuration could be converted back to three bedrooms with ease. Additionally, there is the family bathroom.
Externally, to the front is a parking area for two vehicles and flower beds. To the rear is a patio area and also an area to the side which is laid to lawn.
Local authority and services
South Oxfordshire District Council. Council tax band F. Amount payable £2726 2019/20. Mains water, electricity and drainage.
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