Offers in excess of £800,000
Benson, Wallingford, Oxfordshire
Land Size: 0 acres
A substantial 6 bedroom Georgian property in the sought after Thames-side village of Benson, the Limes has spacious living space and grounds, offering scope for improvement.
A Right Of Way to a neighbouring property runs through the main garden. We would strongly recommend that any potential purchaser seeks further clarification via his/her solicitor before any commitment is made to view or offer is made.
Summary - The property retains a wealth of period features typical of the Georgian era including generously sized rooms, servants quarters and a cellar. The large drawing and sitting rooms both feature large bay windows, French windows and fireplaces. The bedrooms are all doubles, and the almost half acre grounds comfortably house lawns, 2 double garages, several fruit trees, a bunker and a vegetable patch.
Benson village is steeped in history and today offers several independent shops and a marina, with good transport links to Oxford, Reading and London. 1.5 miles away is Wallingford with a larger selection of amenities including a Waitrose, Boots and independent theatre and cinema.
The Limes is a significant home in an enviable location, with plenty of scope to personalise it and benefit from all that Benson village and the river Thames have to offer.
Accommodation - The large sitting and drawing rooms on the ground floor offer impressive living space. Each has a bay window and French windows overlooking the garden, allowing in plenty of light and direct access to the lawn. The drawing room has a restored open fireplace while the sitting room has a log burning stove. The combination of windows, light and wood fires make these rooms warm, practical social spaces throughout the year.
The kitchen features an Aga range in addition to an electric oven and gas hob, with a separate pantry and boot room. Tucked away is an office overlooking the garden. Just off the kitchen is a good size dining room linking the kitchen with the hallway.
The hallway leads to a cellar, W.C. and two staircases. The first floor landing features a skylight, and leads to four of the six double bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom. There is also a family shower room and separate W.C.
The top floor features two further bedrooms with views of the village and gardens, and a large store room.
While the original house is listed, the extension housing the kitchen, laundry room and study is unlisted, offering potential to convert this area of the house into a significant kitchen, dining and garden room STTP. The Limes requires some modernisation, providing the perfect opportunity for the next owner to personalise the house to their own tastes, creating a significant family home in this beautiful location.
Gardens - The gated gardens extend to half an acre and include large lawns, two double garages both with electricity, one with water. There are several fruit trees bearing mulberries, apples and pears, while the vegetable garden produces a good selection of vegetables, fruit and herbs.
Hidden under a rockery is a bunker. Accessed via stone steps, the bunker is tanked and has potential as an additional store or den. At the bottom of the garden there are 3 sheds and a gate leading into the church grounds, and on down to the river Thames.
Location - The Limes is situated between Benson village and the Marina, being only a 3 minute walk from both. Benson is conveniently located just half an hours drive from both Reading and Oxford with regular buses running until late. Cholsey train station is 5 miles away with direct links to London and Reading while Didcot Parkway train station is 10 miles away with a direct link to London Paddington in 45 minutes. The M40 is a 15 minute drive away, with a popular direct bus link to London.
- Substantial Georgian property
- 6 bedrooms
- 3 reception rooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 2 double garages
- Cellar and bunker
- Half acre grounds
- Sought after Thames-side village
- Scope for modernisation
- Price reflects need for modernisation