East Lockinge, Wantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QG | Property for sale | Savills
1,547 sq ft(143.72 sq m)
Guide price £750,000(€855,158)

East LockingeWantage, Oxfordshire, OX12 8QG

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2023
  • Full of charm and character
  • Spacious accommodation throughout
  • Pretty cottage garden
  • Excellent transport links to Oxford and London

Pretty cottage and garden in a spectacular village location.

About this property

  • With idyllic views across meadows and agricultural parkland, this picturesque semi-detached cottage set in 1/4 of an acre dates to around 1860. It has been sympathetically updated and extended by the present owners to create a charming family home. The original arched front door opens to a central hallway which leads to all ground floor rooms. The sitting room, spanning the depth of the cottage, has an open fire and glazed French doors to the garden room. The dining room, also with a fireplace, built in shelves and cupboards, overlooks the front garden. A terracotta tiled floor runs through the kitchen and the garden room to the western aspect of the cottage. Oak units sit beneath granite effect worktops with integrated dishwasher and fridge, ceramic hob and a Miele oven. A stable door and glazed French doors open to the terrace from the kitchen and garden room respectively. There is also a cloakroom off the hall. Stairs wind to a galleried landing leading directly to four bedrooms and a family bathroom. A loft hatch with attached wooden ladder leads up to a large, boarded storage attic.

    A gravel driveway with parking for three cars opens to a pretty cottage garden that wraps around three sides and offers privacy, space, sun throughout the day and beautiful sunsets. Mature hedging, shrubs and herbaceous borders feature. Just beyond the terrace, a brick outhouse has been repurposed as a good-sized utility room. There are two further garden sheds, a greenhouse, Wendy house and pond.

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An extremely rare gem. Cottages hardly ever comes available in this beautiful village. Ideal as a charming home or a delightful weekend retreat.

Charles Elsmore-WickensProperty agent

Local information

  • Lying within the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, East Lockinge is a charming village of estate cottages, built in the 1860s. This is a very rare opportunity to purchase in the village which has a magical setting on the edge of the ancient Ridgeway. The village is set within a Conservation Area and enjoys beautiful walks and bike rides, straight from the door, both locally and up onto the Ridgeway. Although tucked away it has easy access to road, rail and airport links. The village has a 12th century church, with neighbouring Ardington village, under a mile away, providing a shop and café, village hall and pub. The historic market town of Wantage is 2.4 miles away and provides various supermarkets as well as local shopping, cafes and restaurants. East Hendred, just over three miles away, has two primary schools, one Catholic and one Church of England.

Additional information

  • Services - All mains services are connected. Gas central heating. Water supply from bore hole on the estate. Fibre broadband
  • Council Tax - Band C
  • Photographs taken and brochure prepared June 2023
  • Directions: From the A34 exit at the Milton Interchange. Take the turn onto A4130 for Wantage. After 0.7 miles at the Q Gardens Farm Shop turn right onto Featherbed Lane. After 1.3 miles turn right onto Reading Road. After 2.6 miles turn left to East Lockinge. Continue into the village until a small car park on the right. Proceed through the car park and continue down an unmade track.
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: C