Guide Price £1,250,000 Exclusive
  • No Onward Chain
  • Period Property
  • Re-Thatched April 2022
  • Semi-Rural Location
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Spacious Office/Annex Accommodation
  • Garaging For 4 Cars
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Paddocks

Shepherds Cottage is Grade II listed, dating back to the 15th Century with its abundance of period features sitting in stunning grounds, approx. 3 acres of formal gardens, paddocks & an arboretum. Equestrian facilities & a Dutch Barn incorporating a 4 bay Oak framed garage/car port and a first floor office/annex to suit.

There is a reception hall leading through to the study area and cloakroom, also a doorway takes you through to the dining and living rooms both with large open fireplaces. The kitchen, with its own log burner has access to the rear terrace.

Two staircases take you to the first floor with three double bedrooms and family bathroom, another staircase leads you to the second floor and a fourth bedroom and en suite shower.

The gardens and grounds are a stunning addition to the property, well matured planting includes flowers, shrubs, trees and many tropical plants. A paved terrace to the rear of the property along with a decked sun deck incorporating a swim spa provide areas to admire the fauna.

A detached Dutch barn incorporating a 4 bay Oak framed car port as well as the large gravelled driveway provides plenty of parking. The accommodation above is currently used as offices but could easily be converted to a spacious annex.

A small yard area has loose boxing for 3 horses, tack room and feed store along with post and rail lined paddocks.


Wooden door into:

Windows to the front, internal windows to the dining room and double doors out to the side. Ceiling beams and wall timbers.

Low level WC and wall mounted hand wash basin. Ceiling beams and timbers. Window.

DINING ROOM: - 5m (16'5") x 3m (9'10")
Large fire place with a wood burner on a tiled hearth. Ceiling beams and wall timbers. Window to the rear and internal window to the study area.

LIVING ROOM: - 5m (16'5") x 3.9m (12'10")
Large open fireplace on a brick tiled hearth. Ceiling beams and wall timbers. Windows to the front and rear. Door with staircase to the first floor and door to:

KITCHEN: - 5m (16'5") x 3.6m (11'10")
Fitted with a range of wall and base units housing cupboards and drawers, wood capped work surfaces, inset composite 1½ bowl sink/drainer unit with mixer tap, free standing electric oven, built in dishwasher, washing machine and 2 under counter fridges. Small fireplace with wood burner, windows to the front and rear, door to rear lobby with windows and door to the rear. Concealed door to second staircase leading to the first floor.


BEDROOM/SITTING ROOM: - 5m (16'5") x 4.1m (13'5")
Double room with built in wardrobes, windows to the front and side, ceiling beams and wall timbers, concealed door to second floor and door to.

BEDROOM: - 5m (16'5") x 3.9m (12'10")
Double room with built in cupboard, windows to the front and rear, ceiling beams and wall timbers and door to:

Doors to the bathroom and another bedroom, stairs to the kitchen, window, wall timbers.

Fitted with a white suite comprising panel sided shower/bath, pedestal hand wash basin and concealed cistern WC, tiled walls and floor, wall mounted heated towel rail. Windows to the front.

BEDROOM: - 3.5m (11'6") x 2.8m (9'2")
Double room with ceiling beams and wall timbers, windows to the side and rear.

SECOND FLOOR - BEDROOM: - 4.2m (13'9") x 3.5m (11'6")
Double room with a pitched roof, exposed wall and ceiling timbers, window to the side. Low door way through to:

SHOWER ROOM: - 3.5m (11'6") x 3m (9'10")
Fitted with a white suite comprising shower cubicle, pedestal hand wash basin and close coupled WC. Door to:

LOFT STORAGE: - 5.4m (17'9") x 2.7m (8'10")
A large spacious part boarded storage space housing the water tanks.

The property is approached through black wrought iron double gates on to a large gravelled driveway to the front and side.

There is detached Dutch barn incorporating a four bay Oak framed car port, one of which has lockable garage doors either for your garden machinery or perhaps your prized possession all with power and light. A rear entrance with staircase leads you to the first floor which is currently used as office space but with its three divided rooms could easily be converted to annex accommodation subject to sewerage connection.

The gardens and grounds including an arboretum really are a sight to be seen with extensive planting far too long to list. A paved patio to the rear of the property offers the perfect spot for outdoor dining and the walled and decked sun terrace with swim spa is ideal for switching off.

The equestrian area of the property has a small yard with three loose boxes, tack room and food store as well as post and rail lined paddocks.

The village of Brightwell Upperton forms a quiet rural hamlet only 3 miles to the west of Watlington and together with the neighbouring village of Brightwell Baldwin includes a lovely 15th century church and the well known Lord Nelson Inn. The town of Watlington is close by and provides ample shops and services including a public library, schools, surgery and sports amenities. Junction 6 of the M40 is within a few miles of the town providing easy access to the Midlands, London and the regional business centres of Oxford and High Wycombe.

Shepherds Cottage is ideally situated for some of the best schools in the country; Independent schools in the immediate area include all those in Oxford (16 miles away), Moulsford Prep School, Cranford House, The Oratory Prep and Public School, Downe House, Radley College, Abingdon School and the European School in Abingdon, Wycombe Abbey for Girls in High Wycombe, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, Wellington College and Eton College.

Services and Outgoings:
South Oxfordshire District Council - Tax Band G.
Mains water, drainage and electricity. Electric storage heating.

Council Tax
South Oxfordshire District Council Tax, Band G

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Floor Plan
EER Chart

The Energy-Efficiency Rating is a measure of a home's overall efficiency. The higher the rating, the more energy-efficient the home is, and the lower the fuel bills are likely to be.

Utility Supply Type
Electric Mains Supply
Gas None
Water Mains Supply
Sewerage Mains Supply
Broadband None
Telephone Landline

Other Items Description
Heating Oil Central Heating
Garden/Outside Space Yes
Parking Yes
Garage Yes

Broadband Coverage Highest Available Download Speed Highest Available Upload Speed
Standard 3 Mbps 0.4 Mbps
Superfast 64 Mbps 14 Mbps
Ultrafast 1000 Mbps 1000 Mbps

Mobile Coverage Indoor Voice Indoor Data Outdoor Voice Outdoor Data
EE No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
Three No Signal No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
O2 Likely No Signal Enhanced Enhanced
Vodafone Likely Likely Enhanced Enhanced

Broadband and Mobile coverage information supplied by Ofcom.

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