Wallingford, OX10 7JU
Overy House is a beautiful stone-built house with red brick quoins, that was built in 1704 and originally two farm workers cottages that were subsequently joined together. There is a wealth of wonderful period features throughout including attractive, beamed ceilings and magnificent open fireplaces. The rooms are all of an excellent proportion and the ceiling heights throughout are generous. Highlights include the open plan kitchen with views over the garden, the stunning dining room which exudes period charm and the Drawing Room with its simply glorious red brick fireplace. By contrast to the older parts of the house, the property was extended about 20 years ago to include the large sitting room and impressive master bedroom suite above, which features a vaulted ceiling and stunning views over the garden and to Dorchester Abbey beyond.
The grounds include the garden which is laid mostly to lawn and a paddock which runs down to Mill Stream. In total the land extends to two acres.
Planning consent was obtained in December 2020 for the removal of the current garage building to be replaced with a timber clad, self-contained residential annexe complete with garage/workshop. Planning application number P20/S3068/HH, South Oxfordshire District Council.
Situated on the on the banks of the River Thames, Dorchester – with its desirable setting, attractive architecture and fascinating history – offers village living at its finest. The beautiful Abbey, originally an Augustine monastery and dating from the 1100’s sits prominently within the village. Dorchester, today is a village of interesting and charming buildings, reflecting many architectural styles, and recently been a location for the Television series Midsommer Murders.
The surrounding landscape promises a beautiful and seductive escape with much for the outdoor enthusiast. The nature reserve of the imposing Wittenham Clumps overlooks the village, and there are marvellous local walks and cycle rides that include the Clumps, nearby Clifton Hampden and the local Hurst Meadow.
Wallingford is the closest town. With its large open market square and famous castle ruins, this bustling market town is suffused in history. Wallingford is home to a sparkling array of dining options and a thriving café culture. If that wasn’t enough, Wallingford’s outstanding schools, great leisure facilities and abundant footpaths, mean the town is fast becoming South Oxfordshire’s most sought after small town.
With both Oxford and Reading within striking distance, Dorchester-on-Thames is well-connected to some of London’s fastest rail-links and is well positioned for both the M4 and M40.
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