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To truly appreciate this wonderful, quirky property we strongly recommend arranging a viewing; the house itself is not like any others you may have seen. Set on a plot of approx. 0.7 acres and originally two cottages, combined to make a generous and versatile seven-bedroom family home with many period features, a substantial garden, double garage, several outbuildings and a swimming pool! There are ample opportunities for reconfiguring and updating the accommodation with potential to add value. The conservatory is an ideal space to relax or entertain in when it's not warm enough to sit outside and who doesn't love an Aga! Located within easy reach of Oxford and local villages and towns, this fantastic property is an opportunity not to be missed.
WHAT THE OWNER SAYS ... 'We have enjoyed living at Lower End for over 45 years. As our children grew, so did the house, with several extensions over time. The village centres of Ewelme and Benson are equidistant so we benefit from having a foot in each camp. Benson has a useful selection of shops and a much valued library as well as being close to the river. The pretty village of Ewelme with its wonderful church, almshouses, school and community shop, enjoys a lively social life. A trip to the local hostelry includes a pleasant walk beside the famous water cress beds. We love our sunny conservatory and lovely big kitchen with walk-in larder and welcoming oil-fired Aga, which also provides plentiful hot water.
The property is accessed via either the driveway or along one of three paved pathways past the front garden which has three lawned areas, one with an old well and mature shrubs, trees and flower beds. The property's front door opens to;
Ideal for storing out-door wear. Tiling to floor, double glazed window and stable door to;
Inglenook fireplace, storage cupboard, return stairs to first floor, secondary glazed window to front aspect and timber panelling to walls. Glass pane door to;
Radiator and double glazed window.
Exposed beams, working Baxi fireplace supplementing the two radiators, parquet flooring, open stonework and timber panelling. Three dual aspect windows and glass pane door to;
Doors to rear garden, living room, utility room and;
A flexible space currently used as a bedroom, exposed stonework to one wall, radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Hand wash basin and WC. Belfast sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and tiling to walls and floor. Chrome heated towel rail and double glazed privacy window.
Matching range of wall and base units, two bowl stainless steel sink/drainer. Oil-fired Aga, breakfast bar and walk-in pantry. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Ceramic tiling to floor, radiator and two double glazed windows. Glass paned door to;
Travertine stone tiling to floor, double glazed double door to patio and further double glazed door to rear garden and glass paned door to;
Window to side aspect and door to rear garden.
Exposed beams, access to loft, storage cupboard, radiator and Velux window. Doors to:
Wall of built-in wardrobes with cupboards over, recessed shelving, radiator and two double glazed windows.
Three built-in wardrobes, vanity unit, bedside cabinets and drawers. Two radiators and two windows.
Access to loft, radiator and dual aspect double glazed windows.
Matching white suite comprising panel bath with shower over, hand wash basin recessed in vanity unit, bidet and WC. Airing cupboard, storage cupboard, access to loft, tiling to walls, radiator and double glazed window.
Radiator and dual aspect double glazed windows.
Matching suite comprising panel bath, hand wash basin and WC. Tiling to walls, radiator and double glazed window to side aspect.
Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Radiator and double glazed window to rear aspect.
Radiator and double glazed window to rear.
White suite comprising walk-in shower, hand wash basin and WC with concealed cistern. Radiator and Velux window.
Within the enclosed south facing rear garden there is something for everyone. Mainly laid to lawn with a patio, steps take you from the patio to the main part of the garden. A workshop, originally built as offices, is supplied with power and lighting and has two further old privies attached which provide excellent storage and supports the swimming pool. As well as being a substantial size in which to enjoy the summer months, this garden is also productive, with various plots growing an abundance of vegetables and soft fruit and a number of apple and plum trees.
The property's double-garage has barn-style doors and is supplied with power and lighting via the solar panelling which also yields a useful income. There is driveway parking for several vehicles. A former air raid shelter provides excellent storage, protecting from winter frosts and a cool area during the heat of the summer. There is a lean-to shed attached.