Hillside, Little Wittenham, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3

Situated in the idyllic village of Little Wittenham, this attractive timber framed cottage has been sympathetically extended over the years by the current owners with much attention to detail to create a most charming and much-loved home with an enormous amount of character throughout. Aside from the location, the garden is a particular feature of the property. Extending to c.0.66 acres, it provides a most attractive setting and a haven for wildlife made up of a pretty cottage garden and an orchard with a variety of mature fruit trees. A superb Border Oak garden room is situated next to the orchard providing a peaceful and lovely place to enjoy the garden, and a perfect home office or an annexe to the main house.

Internally, the entrance to the house is via a welcoming hallway with study area, sitting room off and a beautiful staircase made of local Wittenham Ash leading to the first floor. A further door from the hallway leads through to the cloakroom, utility/boot room, and the kitchen. Forming the hub of the house, the kitchen has a range of fitted units, incorporating a double oven, gas hob, dishwasher and an oil-fired Rayburn. The kitchen opens to the dining room with the conservatory beyond providing a lovely everyday living area with an outlook over the garden. In addition, the cosy sitting room with brick fireplace with wood burning stove is arranged at the front of the house and also connects to the kitchen.

At first floor level are the main bedroom with en-suite shower, two further double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower and one with a wash hand basin, and the family bathroom. A boarded attic accessed via a wooden stair, provides an ideal space for a number of uses and offers the potential to create further accommodation subject to the necessary consents.


A gate opens to the enclosed pretty garden leading to the front door and a gated side access to the rear and the main garden. A terrace leads off the rear of the house with areas of lawn, mature hedging, shrubs, trees, well stocked borders and a vegetable garden beyond. The remainder of the garden comprises further areas of lawn with wild flowers and an orchard with a variety of fruit trees. A five bar gate at the bottom of the orchard provides vehicular access over the neighbouring land to the main road. The impressive Border Oak garden room with study and wood burning stove in the main room, is perfectly situated to take advantage of the surroundings. Within the garden are a variety of garden sheds, a greenhouse, and workshop. In addition, a garage with storage room attached, is arranged at the side of the house along with a driveway providing parking for two vehicles.


The property is situated in the delightful village of Little Wittenham, nestled along the banks of the Thames with two chalk hills known as the Witteham Clumps. This delightful village was managed as a single estate until 1948 and is now a conservation area and has a small village church. The Clumps and a large area of surrounding countryside are owned and managed by The Earth Trust and form part of an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The River Thames meanders nearby and there are many walks and bridleways between the country pubs.

Nearby Wallingford (4 miles) has a range of shops including a Waitrose supermarket. A more comprehensive range of shops and leisure facilities can be found in Abingdon (7 miles). Excellent schooling can be found in the area including a reputable C of E primary school in nearby Long Wittenham and the Europa School in Culham.

Transport links are excellent with Didcot Parkway just 5 miles away providing a direct rail link to London, Paddington taking approximately 45 minutes.

Additional Information

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels for hot water.

Propane gas for the kitchen hob and oven.

Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession on completion

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council

Council Tax: Band E

Broadband - according to Ofcom, ultrafast broadband is available.

Mobile - According to Ofcom, there is likely to be outdoor and indoor coverage across all networks.

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