High Street, Islip, Oxfordshire, OX5

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3
Quinton Cottage is a deceptively spacious village house with ample reception space and three sizable bedrooms. This beautiful period home which is built from Cotswold stone was originally three separate cottages, dating back at least 400 years and merged into one property more than a century ago. The property offers approximately 2,697 square feet of living accommodation. The current owners who have lived here for 28 years have enhanced its character and charm by extending the farmhouse-style kitchen breakfast room, with WC, and a spacious sun room which has a westerly aspect and features a glass covered well which makes a lovely feature. In addition the ground floor comprises an elegant sitting room with open fire place, exposed timber floors and beams, with wine cellar beneath (reputedly used as a hiding place during the Civil War), and a reading room with adjoining study, sunroom and main entrance. Of particular note is the majestic dining room with window seat, part panelled walls and fireplace.

To the first floor there is a master bedroom suite with dressing room, ample storage and large ensuite bathroom with separate shower. There are two further bedrooms, one with an ensuite shower room, the other with washbasin and fireplace, and a family bathroom and separate WC completing this well balanced and generous home.

Situation

Islip is an attractive and desirable village, famous as the birth place of Edward the Confessor, and just 5 miles outside Oxford with a beautiful church, local infant/primary school, The village benefits from its own rail links, less than an hour to London and minutes to Oxford.' The large and well stocked playground and village cricket pitch together with the village hall/local shop and two traditional pubs create a thriving and welcoming local community. Running through the village is the River Ray and surrounding the village is lovely countryside with an extensive network of footpaths and bridleways. The village benefits from its own rail link to London Marylebone. The M40 can be accessed at (J8) and (J9) and the A34 is approximately 1.5 miles distant. Heathrow Airport is accessible within approximately one hour by car. The historic City of Oxford provides a more comprehensive selection of shopping, leisure and educational facilities.

Outside

The well stocked garden enclosed by a stone wall, runs the full length of the house but is not overlooked by any neighbouring property, affording an unusual degree of privacy. The garden commands views over the village church and enjoys a south westerly aspect which benefits the property with floods of natural light. The current owner commissioned the building of a garden room which offers ideal storage or could be used as a gym or home office. Lastly there is pedestrian access via a garden gate to the rear garden.

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