High Street, Long Wittenham
Oxfordshire, OX14 4QQ
HOUSE AND GARDENS
Approached through a set of wooden gates, over a gravel drive is this substantial family house of just under 4,000 sq ft.Built by the current owners in 2003, Mallard Reach occupies the most wonderful setting in the village of Long Wittenham with views stretching down to the River Thames. A superb family house, with excellent accommodation, Mallard Reachh as a warm and inviting feel with generously proportioned rooms – ideally suited for a family or those who enjoy entertaining. It is evident that a great deal of effort went into designing this house with light, space and height very much at the forefront.
The numerous reception rooms allow a real flexibility as to how they could be used with ample space for a study/home office, studio, gym or children’s playroom. Highlights include the impressive kitchen/breakfast room with family room beyond as well as the show stopping sitting room with vaulted ceiling and enormous fireplace with log burning stove. The large French doors with windows above provide the most fantastic views over the garden and fills the room with natural light.
The four/five bedroom, four bath/shower room layout on the first floor makes for comfortable family living and includes some fantastic features. Of particular note is the vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom and balcony that provides the most fantastic space to take in the beautiful surroundings.
The main elevation is positioned to take in the views of the garden and river beyond with large paved terrace perfectly placed for those who enjoy outside dining and entertaining.The gardens are mostly laid to lawn and flanked by a variety of well-established tress and shrubs which draws your eye down to the river with frontage of approximately 118 ft.
To front of the property is a large gravel driveway that provides ample parking as well as a carport with studio/home office above. Additionally, there are three useful stores. A heated, private swimming pool sits adjacent to the house and can be accessed from either the kitchen/breakfast room or garden room.
OUR THOUGHTS ON LONG WHITTENHAM
Long Wittenham is one of South Oxfordshire’s most highly regarded and sought after villages. An attractive village with many period and thatched properties, there is a real sense of community. This is very much a village which retains the best qualities of traditional village life.Perched on the banks of the River Thames, the Plough pub is within walking distance from Mallard Reach and there is also an excellent Indian restaurant, The Vine &Spice located on the High Street.
Commuting to London or Oxford couldn’t be easier. Long Wittenham is exceptionally well placed, with Didcot Parkway Station less than 4 miles away and trains to London Paddington from 37 minutes. A cycle path runs directly from Long Wittenham to Didcot.
Long Wittenham is equidistant from the two Thames side market towns of Abingdon and Wallingford, with their desirable settings and attractive architecture – both offer market town living at its finest. Oxford itself is less than 10 miles away.
Bordered by the rolling Chilterns on one side and the magnificent Berkshire Downs on the other, the surrounding countryside is idyllic with inexhaustible options for lovers of the outdoors, with the highlight being the neighbouring Wittenham Clumps.
There is a wide and excellent choice of both state and private schools, including a Primary School within Long Wittenham.
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