Cruck Cottage is a historically significant 13th century medieval cruck-framed cottage, located in the Thames-side village of Long Wittenham. The Grade II listed thatched cottage is reputed to be the oldest domestic dwelling southern Oxfordshire. The original medieval open hall dates back to the reign of King John, and was subsequently altered and extended in the Tudor period. Over the last two years the cottage has undergone a significant programme of restoration and refurbishment, bringing the building back to its former glory.
The current owners have invested significantly in the building with traditional materials and techniques used throughout the restoration process. Contemporary high-grade fixtures and fittings such as a Worcester-Bosch combination boiler and Jim Lawrence light fittings ensure the cottage is well suited to 21st century living. New electrical and plumbing systems have been installed along with a bespoke kitchen featuring solid oak work surfaces as well as integrated appliances as well as a heritage style bathroom. The ground-floor accommodation comprises of an entrance porch, main sitting room, open hall, kitchen, WC cloakroom and dining room or forth bedroom. The first floor offers three bedrooms and the bathroom. Externally, the building has been repaired using breathable lime mortars, paints and solid English oak with the roof re-thatched in 2015.
To the front of the house is a delightful limestone walled garden filled with shrubs, herbs and wild flowers with a mature fig tree on the side wall of the building. At the side there is a drive and stone and timber built garage. To the rear is a charming private cottage garden, with a raised lawn and densely planted borders. There is also small paved area adjacent to the cottage, providing a secluded seating area.
The delightful South Oxfordshire village of Long Wittenham is well known for its architecture and history. The Thames-side village’s amenities include a Church of England primary school, children’s playground and a highly regarding village pub. The local area has excellent walking and recreational facilities, with the iconic Wittenham Clumps close by with far-reaching views across southern Oxfordshire.
The nearby market town of Wallingford (5 miles) has an excellent range of amenities including a Waitrose supermarket, independent shops, banks, restaurants, a monthly Farmer’s market and other leisure facilities such as a thriving theatre and sports centre. Mainline train access is from Didcot Parkway (4 miles) with the University city of Oxford is 9 miles to the north.
Sitting Room 16′ 8″ x 16′ 6″ ( 5.08m x 5.03m )
Kitchen 10′ 7″ x 8′ 5″ ( 3.23m x 2.57m )
Dining Room 11′ 2″ x 11′ 1″ ( 3.40m x 3.38m )
Bedroom 1 11′ 4″ x 11′ 2″ ( 3.45m x 3.40m )
Bedroom 2 15′ 2″ x 10′ 8″ ( 4.62m x 3.25m )
Bedroom 3 10′ 7″ x 8′ 3″ ( 3.23m x 2.51m )
Garage 13′ 8″ x 12′ 2″ ( 4.17m x 3.71m )