Martins Lane, Dorchester-on-Thames, Oxfordshire
Herringcote : Herringcote is an attractive development of retirement cottages and apartments set around a garden square and approached off Martins Lane. The courtyard has an octagonal brick dovecote at one corner and is attractively landscaped with trees, lawns and herbaceous borders.
The cottages have two reception rooms, kitchen, cloakroom/shower room on the ground floor with a conservatory and private terrace. They have two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. The apartments have their own entrances and similar accommodation and fittings to the cottages. Martins Lane provides a direct route from Herringcote into the High Street.
Dorchester-on-Thames : Dorchester-on-Thames is an exceptionally beautiful and historic village in South Oxfordshire situated in an area of great archaeological interest with evidence of continuous occupation since about 2500 B.C.
The village is mentioned in Domesday as Dorchestre with five mills and 51 sticks of eels. It was once a Saxon cathedral city but the present Abbey was begun by the Normans. Concerts sometimes take place in the Abbey; the guest house, the only monastic building to survive the disolution, became a grammar school in 1652 and now houses a small museum and tea room.
A lychgate connects the Abbey grounds to the lovely winding High Street, lined with a variety of period and half-timbered and brick houses, thatched cottages and gabled coaching inns. The village lies at the confluence of the River Thames and Thame about eight miles south of Oxford. There are some excellent walks - across the river are the Wittenham Clumps, a fine viwepoint crowned by a hill fort.
Facilities : These include a visiting manager and emergency alarm service and attractive gardens and grounds. Garaging is within the development.
Dorchester is particularly well placed to take advantage of the major road and rail connections in the south of England. It is situated just off the A423 from Oxford (8 miles) to Henley-on-Thames (16 miles). There is a mainline station at Didcot (5 miles), with fast and frequent trains to London (Paddington 40 minutes). The M40 (Junction 7) is about 8 miles away. Heathrow can be reached easily by car, or by coach from Oxford, in less than an hour. Abingdon and Wallingford are the nearest towns and both are less than six miles away.
- Manager: Non-resident
- Alarm System
- Estate Management
- Visiting Secretary
- Bus Services
- C o E
- Post Office
- Taxi / minicab
- Close to Church
- Residential Area
Available Properties at this development
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