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  • Bedrooms: 2
Enjoying what is arguably one of the best views of the White Horse at Uffington, this charming semi-detached cottage is steeped in history. Nestling in the prettiest of cottage gardens which extends to 0.476 acres, this stunning property would be perfect for those who enjoy the tranquility of the countryside and allows space for a small garden studio for those seeking such peace.

An attractive glazed entrance porch leads into the kitchen/dining room, where you are immediately impressed with the flagstone floors and wealth of exposed timber on show. The oil-fired Stanley cooking range also provides heat and the hand-crafted kitchen cupboards and Belfast sink help to retain the old world charm. Adjacent is the sitting room which boasts a pretty inglenook fireplace, bread oven and wood burning stove.

At the rear of the property is a glazed annexe, enjoying views out over the garden to the countryside beyond, with an adjacent wet room.

On the first floor, two double bedrooms have perfect views over the pasture to the rear and all the way to the famous White Horse. Both of these bedrooms have exposed beams and wood floors and lie adjacent to the well-proportioned shower room.

Outside, the property is approached over a long lane known as Upper Common, which provides access to several pretty thatched properties. The gardens are a real feature of this lovely home, with a wide variety of flowering plants and trees and a young orchard. A gravelled driveway provides gated off-road parking for two to three vehicles and lies alongside an old single garage with power and light connected, two garden sheds and a woodshed/former privy.

Early internal viewing of this Grade II listed cottage is highly recommended to fully appreciate its unique and special location.

AMENITIES The village of Uffington lies on the edge of the Vale of the White Horse, just north of the Berkshire Downs. Overlooking the village is the famous White Horse, a marvellous chalk figure which was cut into the hillside 3,000 years ago. The village has a fine church, known as the Cathedral of the Vale, and an excellent museum, shop and Post Office, pre-school, primary school, traditional public house, community hall and sports ground as well as a host of community clubs and organisations. Further information on village activities can be found on the village website www.uffington.net

More comprehensive facilities are available at the nearby towns of Wantage (c. 7 miles); Faringdon (7.5 miles); Didcot to the east (c.15.4 miles), which has a mainline train service to London Paddington (c. 45 minutes); Abingdon (c.15.2 miles); Oxford (M40) (c. 20 miles); and Swindon (M4) (c. 12.4 miles).

Uffington has literary connections too. John Betjeman, Poet Laureate, lived in the village and Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, was born at Uffington Vicarage. Several of Hughes' books are based on local people and places; the museum is actually housed in the school featured in his most famous work.

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