A recently renovated home with generous rooms and a wonderful open plan kitchen, living, dining room opening onto the beautifully manicured garden. A 7-minute walk to Wallingford, this home is perfectly situated for local facilities, activities and schools. Must be seen to be appreciated.
The entrance hall leads to the large open-plan kitchen, living, dining area. This is a fantastic living space and the hub of the home, ideal for entertaining while practical and comfortable for everyday life. The wooden floors add a sense of style while being practical. Bi-fold doors span the back of the house giving a wonderful view of the 110 foot long beautifully manicured garden.
The sitting room at the front of the house is a cosy space and works perfectly for a quiet moment to read, chat or watch TV in peace. A W.C completes the ground floor.
Upstairs, the main suite has plenty of space for a super-king bed, views of the garden, a built-in wardrobe spanning one wall and a bright, modern en-suite shower room.
Bedroom two is a generous double, bedroom three can accommodate a double bed, or is ideal as a single guest room and/or office. The family bathroom is recently refitted with a shower over bath.
The 110 foot long garden has a large patio area leading onto beautifully manicured lawns. This space is wonderful for entertaining or simply enjoying a quiet moment in one of many secret nooks. At the end of the garden, behind a screen of mature flowers and plants, there is a large shed, greenhouse and vegetable garden. This beautiful garden is a haven for wildlife as much as humans – several hedgehog houses are well used by our spikey friends who wander from garden to garden!
The front gravelled driveway comfortably parks two cars, there is free parking on the road outside. There is access down the side of the house to a bike storage area and the garden beyond.
22 St Nicholas Road is wonderfully located just a 7-minute walk from Wallingford town centre. Wallingford is a pretty, thriving market town with a great selection of independent shops, restaurants and pubs set around the town square which hosts weekly markets.
The Corn Exchange theatre and arts centre is highly rated and hosts regular plays, cinema nights, an annual pantomime and children’s shows and activities. Reasonably priced and very well attended, it’s a social hub for local residents.
The River Thames in Wallingford has a range of leisure activities. There’s a riverside splash park and swimming pool just across the bridge in Crowmarsh Gifford while Benson has a boat hire centre for leisure cruisers which can be hired by the day or week. There are wonderful walks up and down the River Thames, passing through pretty neighbouring towns and villages.
Wallingford has a rich history, William the Conqueror built Wallingford Castle shortly after 1066, the castle ruins are still visible and open to visitors. In more recent times, the town has featured in popular murder mystery fiction. Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple stories were inspired by Wallingford’s landmarks and residents, while the town also features heavily in Midsomer Murders, doubling as the fictional town of Causton, with much of the filming taking place in and around Wallingford.
Henley-on-Thames, Pangbourne and Oxford are all a 20 minute drive away, with a great range of independent shops, restaurants and social activities. Wallingford is perfectly situated to make the most of all these locations.
For those with children, 22 St Nicholas Road is ideally situated for schools, with two junior schools and a senior school a 5-minute walk away and a day nursery 8 minutes away.
There’s so much going on in Wallingford, we were spending more time here than in our own town and we felt more a part of this community, so we moved here! Now we can walk to everything we enjoy within a few minutes, it’s wonderful.
This house was a great opportunity, it was very dated but really well located with a great garden. It had huge potential, so we took it on as a project. We’ve turned it into a bright, open house with great sized rooms and a dreamy garden.
We created the main living space and fitted bi-fold doors to bring light in. The garden was a labour of love but worth it, we’re not overlooked so it’s very peaceful. We spend most of our time in the main living room and garden now. When one of us wants to escape we use the sitting room, it’s great for a quiet moment reading.
We like to entertain so the kitchen works perfectly – we’re very much a part of what’s going on when we’re cooking. We’ve had 16 here for dinner and 30 or so for BBQs – it was like a fete in the garden; kids running around, food on the go, music, people, laughter – brilliant!
We love the vibrant community and annual events here, they’re all very well attended. Our favourites are the Vintage Car Rally in May, they have 80 to 100 cars and a charity ride for the kids. Bonfire night has a Guy competition for the kids – the winner starts the fire – fireworks to music and mulled wine. Some years when we’re feeling lazy we watch it from the our bedroom window! The Santa run for charity is lovely and Bunkfest summer festival is incredible – people come from all over for that one. Henley is only 20 minutes away, great for the independent shops and restaurants and of course the regatta.
On a day-to-day basis, we have a great choice of restaurants, takeaways and coffee shops. We visit The Corn Exchange quite often. They have cinema nights and regular plays, an annual pantomime which is fantastic and children’s dance groups. It’s a bit of a social hub, we always see people we know. It’s reasonably priced too.
We really enjoy our riverside walks; The Waterfront Café in Benson is very popular locally, they have a huge outside terrace so it’s wonderful in summer and the food is very good. The Coppa Club in Goring is another of our favourites, it’s 6 miles down The Thames path. The walk from the Clumps to Dorchester is lovely too. There’s a great café serving cake in Dorchester. Any walk that involves cake works for us!
Oxford isn’t far away and we love the culture there. Reading is great for shopping and London is easy to get to by train from Cholsey or Didcot. We like to travel and Heathrow isn’t far either.
We renovated this house with a view to staying here forever, however the sea beckons for our retirement so we’ve decided to make the move. Whoever moves here will love this house and location though, who couldn’t?!
A34 – 7 miles, 16 minutes
A4142 – 10 miles, 18 minutes
M40 – 11 miles, 22 minutes
M4 – 11 miles, 25 minutes
Cholsey Train Station – 2.9 miles – reaching London Paddington in as little as 58 minutes direct
Didcot Parkway – 5.5 miles – reaching London Paddington in as little as 39 mins direct