Church Lane

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
This unique period cottage is located in the heart of Wallingford just down from St Mary`s Church and the Market square, boasting a prime location for prospective buyers. A beamed period house situated in a peaceful lane, quietly secluded, yet within a stone`s throw of the town`s local amenities.The property is Grade II Listed and is of special historical and architectural interest. Falcon Cottage was originally built as an ale house called The French Horn in 1725. The building was extended in 1750 and became a family home known as Falcon Cottage in the 20th century. It has been carefully restored and updated in the last ten years by the current owners paying particular attention to the restoration of the cottages beam work. Falcon Cottage provides a bright, spacious and comfortable home with an enchanting yet historical feel, exposed natural timbers throughout, bare traditional floorboards and an abundance of natural light from the south-facing windows.

There is a spacious entrance hall and four reception rooms including a charming sitting room with a large Inglenook fireplace, a dining room with a wood burning stove, a garden room with doors to the courtyard and a library study. The kitchen has been updated and there is an attractive limestone floor. Beneath the spacious dining room is a large tanked cellar and dry storage space (currently used for wine storage). Upstairs there are four generous bedrooms with vaulted ceilings, (one has been divided into a hobby room and dressing room). The main bedroom adjoins a large bathroom with a separate shower and there is a second bathroom.

Outside - At the front and side of Falcon Cottage is a charming gravel garden, filled with spring flowering bulbs, perennial bushes and topiary shrubs. Through the outbuildings side access to the rear. A quiet private walled garden with herbaceous borders packed with traditional cottage garden plants including two mature evergreen Ceanothus shrubs. It is a sun trap with a dining area under the gazebo, perfect for alfresco meals or evening drinks.

A paved pathway leads to the garage and a large room with a TV point and potential as a gym or storage area. The garage and parking spaces have side access from the walled garden and via Church Lane located to the corner of the property. Raised vegetable beds and watering points extend across the end of the parking area.


Framed by the North Wessex Downs and the River Thames, Wallingford is a thriving market town full of bustling streets situated in South Oxfordshire. Famous for being the home of murder mystery writer, Agatha Christie, the town has a rich heritage, with castle ruins, museums and well-known scenes from the Midsomer Murders TV show. The town has good amenities for every day, including a Waitrose and Lidl. There are also plenty of small independent shops and an abundance of places to eat and drink, as well as a full range of leisure facilities and sports groups. The Corn Exchange is home to Wallingford`s cinema and theatre, producing a wide variety of productions throughout the year. Wallingford has two nursery schools, three primary schools and a secondary school with academy status.

Wallingford is located between Oxford and Reading with a regular bus service to both locations and is within easy reach of both the M40 and the M4. Mainline train services can be easily accessed from either Cholsey or Didcot with regular trains running to London Paddington.

Outgoings: Council tax band F

01491 598772

Winterbrook Estate Agents

Winterbrook Estate Agents, 23 St Martins Street, Wallingford, Oxon,

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