Taynton is perhaps one of the most unspoilt and sought after of the Cotswold villages on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire borders. The village nestles in the Windrush Valley amongst rolling Cotswold countryside within a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is made up almost entirely of Cotswold stone houses and cottages, with the pretty church dating from the 15th century. The historic market town of Burford offers a post office, doctor’s surgery, general shop and library as well as an excellent choice of specialist shops whilst Cheltenham and Oxford are the main cultural centres for the area.
There are good road connections along the A40 and M40 to London and the mainline railway station at Charlbury (9 miles) provides services to London Paddington. There are excellent private and state schools in the area including Burford School, The Cotswold School, Cokethorpe and Kingham Hill School with a wider choice at Oxford and Cheltenham.
The Cotswolds’ year is packed with events, ranging from world famous international festivals like Cheltenham Literature Festival and Cheltenham Gold Cup Week to major musical events such as the Wilderness Festival, Cornbury Festival or the Big Feastival, as well a jam-packed events calendar featuring concerts, exhibitions, arts and literature festivals and theatrical productions.
Originally a farm labourer’s cottage, 44 Taynton was comprehensively refurbished in the 1990s and provides charming traditional accommodation set out over two floors. The property sits in an elevated setting in the village affording lovely village views.
The property is entered via the sitting room which has a charming inglenook fireplace and window seats overlooking the south facing garden. A door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room with space for a table and chairs. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful utility/boot room, a must for rural life. The staircase leads to a good sized landing and three double bedrooms, one single bedroom/office and a family bathroom. The principal bedroom has an en suite bathroom.
Steps lead up from the parking area to the garden at the front of the property. A pedestrian gate opens to a paved path leading to the front door. There is an area of mature lawn with well stocked flower beds and a paved terrace creating the perfect place for outside dining.
This is an ideal cottage for anybody seeking a weekend retreat or investment property or wishing to downsize.
On entering the village from Burford continue through the village then turn right at the fork. Continue and turn right towards the end of this lane, just past the telephone box, but before the farm entrance you will find a short track road to the right, the cottage will then be seen standing high and set back from the lane behind the garden and parking spaces.