Fieldside, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 9LQ | Property for sale | Savills
1,862 sq ft(172.99 sq m)
Guide price £995,000(€1,175,037)

FieldsideEast Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 9LQ

  • Sale Agreed

Key features

  • Charming village home in idyllic location
  • Oak frame cottage built in 2011
  • Extremely well presented throughout
  • Detached studio with kitchen and shower
  • Very popular village with pub and shop
  • Excellent transport links to Oxford and London

Quintessential English Country Cottage.

About this property

  • Little Thatch is the culmination of creative and skilled bespoke craftmanship and design. Award winning Carpenter Oak, in collaboration with the present owners, have created a stunning oak framed cottage that purports to be centuries old. Completed in 2011, Little Thatch exudes character and warmth with its soft, honey coloured oak framework, open to the eaves with feature queen posts and sling braces. Other features include bespoke oak ledge and braced doors and hardwood double glazed French doors and windows. There is also underfloor heating, Cat 5e cabling and a wired sound throughout. All downstairs rooms interconnect, making for a pleasing flow to the ground floor. The triple aspect kitchen has French doors opening to the kitchen garden. Bespoke painted cabinetry sits beneath granite worktops and a large central island has an oak top with a breakfast bar to one side. The charming sitting room boasts a multi fuel stove housed within an inglenook fireplace, created using repurposed bricks from the original cottage. With views over the garden and French doors opening to the sundeck, the garden room is accessed via the sitting room, kitchen and boot room. Also on the ground floor is utility room and a cloakroom. From the kitchen, an oak staircase rises and separates to the first floor. The principal bedroom has an en suite shower room, both open to the eaves. A delightful feature bedroom features a fireplace with multi fuel stove and stairs rising to a creatively inspired inspired mezzanine floor amidst the beams the perfect children's playroom or additional space for 2 single beds. Also on the first floor is a further double bedroom and a large family bathroom with a freestanding cast iron roll top bath and separate shower with views across the garden and open field beyond.

    Set back behind a yew hedge, the front wild flower garden opens to the pretty thatched porch. The gravelled driveway leads into delightful secret enclosed courtyard garden, from here you can enter Little Thatch via the boot room or into the studio. The studio, an added bonus to this property, is currently used as a home office, which includes a kitchenette, shower room and mezzanine floor.
    Waney edge oak cladding to the rear of the cottage, with period jetty detail, makes for a soft backdrop to the enchanting gardens, which wrap around the cottage. Hakka Brook babbles through the centre with steps, bridges and various terraces creating different areas to enjoy the garden from. The sundeck outside the garden room spans the brook with steps down to the lawn. An al fresco dining area nestled in the garden houses a purpose-built BBQ and pizza oven. The perfect sun terrace sits in the kitchen garden prefect for that morning coffee. Natural planting throughout with mature trees, fast collection of perennials, the pond and the brook makes for a garden rich in wildlife.

    The garden also features a large wooden shed, a garage store, wood store, bin store and a greenhouse.

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The modern day equivalent of a period chocolate box cottage. I was amazed that it was only built in 2011, so you get all the benefits of a well built modern home together with charm and romance of a period cottage. I particularly love the little stream running through the garden and the field side walks right outside your front door.

Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

Local information

  • East Hagbourne is a pretty and active village, with easy access to the motorway network via the A34, and rail network via Didcot Parkway. The village boasts a church, village hall, community shop and post office, primary school, and popular Fleur de Lys pub. There are numerous footpaths and bridleways to enjoy from the village including up onto the Downs and ancient Ridgeway. The Sustrans Cycle Track makes for an easy cycle commute to both Didcot and the Harwell Science Park.
  • Day to day shopping including main supermarkets, and high street brands can be found in Didcot or the nearby pretty market town of Wallingford, or a little further afield Oxford and Reading, both only 15 minutes on direct trains, and the added bonus London town only 38 minutes away on a direct train
  • There is an excellent choice of schools in the area, both state and private, in Didcot, Abingdon, Moulsford and surrounding area.

Additional information

  • Council Tax - Band G
  • Directions: From Oxford or London, take the A34, exiting at Milton Interchange. At the roundabout exit for A4130 to Wantage and Harwell. After two miles at the roundabout turn left onto A417 to Blewbury. After two miles turn left to West Hagbourne. After leaving the village, turn sharp right to East Hagbourne. Follow the road, passing the pub on your left. At the memorial fork right to Blewbury. Follow the road round and turn right into Fieldside. Little Thatch is on the right after a short distance. Distances Abingdon 8.5 miles, Oxford 14 miles, Harwell Science Park 5 miles, Wallingford 6.6 miles, Didcot Parkway (London Paddington from 42 mins) 2.1 miles, (Distances are approximate)
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: G