High Street, Childrey, Wantage
- Period Property
- Character Features
- Secluded Rear Garden
- Garage And Driveway Parking
- Desirable Village Location
- Requires Refurbishment
- Scope To Extend/Reconfigure Subject To Planning
- Exposed Beams
- Close To Excellent Commuter Links
Dating back to the 17th century, Lester Cottage is situated in a charming position in the heart of the village and civil parish of Childrey - 2.5 miles west of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse
It's clear to see this has been a well loved family home and now offers the opportunity to be updated/ reconfigured and even extended (subject to planning) to suit more contemporary living.
Upon entering the property you find yourself in the hallway, where to the left is a sitting room with log burner ( Not Commissioned ) which is cosy space to enjoy the long winter nights.
The dining area has an AGA set in the brick surround fireplace, Parquet flooring and exposed beams add to the character.
There is plenty of space for a table and chairs in the dining room, and a door leads to the garden room at the rear of the cottage.
The garden room itself is spoilt for natural light and has access to the delightful garden.
The kitchen has floor to eye level units, space for the appliances, and an outlook onto the mature garden.
A bathroom which has both a bath and a shower, is accessed off the rear lobby.
The first floor is accessed via the dining room, and offers four bedrooms and a W/C, all of which have character features.
Outside there is gated driveway parking to the left hand side of the property leading to the garage.
Whilst in need of some TLC the garden has been a much loved feature of this charming village cottage, with mature fruit trees, shrubs and a winding path to a vegetable garden there is much to enjoy.
Surrounded by many pretty villages and with open countryside and rural walks on its doorstep, Childrey is an unspoiled, attractive, and quaint village located about 2.5 miles west of Wantage in the Vale of White Horse.
With a playing field, cricket pavillion and football pitch it is a hub with social events year round.
For schooling there is a well regarded primary school, "Little Ducks" pre-school in the village, along with King Alfred's School in Wantage.
The parish was part of the Wantage Rural District in Berkshire until the 1974 boundary changes transferred the Vale of White Horse to Oxfordshire.
Over the years Childrey has had many shops and retailers; the history of the current Childrey Stores can be traced back to 1850 when it was set up by Thomas Herman as a general store and later also included a butchers.
After World War II Childrey coffee was famous throughout the country as Kenyan coffee was imported and roasted on the site of what is now Dolphin House. The village pond has existed for centuries and was once used for watering livestock.
Wantage offers ameneties including, a Waitrose, Costa Coffee restaurants and a leisure centre.
More comprehensive facilities can be found in Oxford or Swindon, which provide large retail stores and leisure facilities.
The A420 provides access to the M4 motorway, the A34 provides access to Newbury to the south, and Bicester to the north, which leads on to the M40 for London and Birmingham.
Commuting by train is from Oxford or Didcot Parkway.