Thatched Cottage is an iconic Grade II listed property located in the centre of Bampton. Believed to be the oldest dwelling being c.600 years old that features heavily in the Bampton archives. Thatched Cottage has potential for modernisation and upgrades* to equal it’s huge provenance. On offer is a wealth of character with fireplaces, beams, wooden panelled walls, latched doors and wood floors. On the ground floor there are 2 Reception rooms either side of a central passageway both of which have character fireplaces. The large inglenook fireplace in the Living Room features a period looking but remotely controlled gas powered “log burner”. Situated to the rear overlooking the large garden is a fully fitted Kitchen-Breakfast Room including a “range style” cooker. Although functional the Kitchen would benefit from upgrading in due course. The Garden Room can be accessed from both the Kitchen-Breakfast Room or the central passage and has an historical well as a feature. There is also a generously sized Cellar accessed from the Dining Room. On the first floor the stairs lead directly into the large Master Bedroom which also features a large walk-in wardrobe that has the potential to be converted into an en-suite Bathroom*. The second double Bedroom is accessed from the top of the stairs where there is potential to create a small landing*. The Bathroom is accessed off the second Bedroom and also benefits from a small walk-in shower cubicle with an electric shower. Outside, the large rear garden is south facing and is c150’ long with a width of c30’ divided into sections. Nearest the house there is a large formal lawn with a pond. Beyond that there is a good sized vegetable/allotment plot and at the bottom of the garden there is the Drying Lawn which also has a small greenhouse and the second shed. To the side of the garden and abutting the house is an outside toilet and a brick and stone built Log Store which has the potential* to be enclosed and made into a Utility Room. *Subject to the necessary approvals.
* Sitting Room with fireplace * Dining Room with fireplace * Kitchen-Breakfast Room * Garden Room * Cellar * Two double Bedrooms * Bathroom * Southerly rear garden extending c.150' x 30' * Outside WC and Log Store *
Bampton is an attractive Cotswold village known for its large Georgian houses, elegant church and impressive Victorian Town Hall and more recetly the set for the worldwide popular TV program Downton Abbey. In the seventeenth century Bampton was an important leather trading centre and became famous for its jackets, gloves and breeches. Bampton is also renowned as the historic home of Morris Dancing and the Bampton Morris dancers flourish to this day.
The village offers a selection of shops including a Co-Op mini-supermarket and a family butcher, public houses, hairdressers and Post Office. It also has a primary school, doctor's surgery with pharmacy and a public library. There are also further schooling and shopping facilities in, Witney and Faringdon (both about 5 miles) and Burford (about 7 miles). The village is also well situated for road communications being about 5 miles from both the A40 and the A420, also having various train stations at Charlbury and Oxford providing good access to London
From our offices in the centre of Bampton head in a northerly direction into Cheapside, take the first turning left into Church Street and Thatched Cottage is found half way down on your left hand side.
Viewing by appointment via the vendors sole agents Abbey Properties on 01993 851881.
Band E - £2305.13. Information provided by www.westoxon.gov.uk