Magpie Cottage, Christmas Common

Guide price - £2,950,000
Under Offer

Area (approx)
3,677 Sq Ft / 342 Sq M

Magpie Cottage, Christmas Common
Watlington, Oxfordshire, OX49 5HR

An incredible edge of village house set in 13 acres with stunning views. Completely private yet within walking distance of the village pub


Bedrooms 4
Reception rooms 4
Bath/Shower rooms 4


Mains water and electricity
Oil fired central heating
Private drainage

The AreaChristmas Common

Christmas Common is a highly sought after village situated in the stunning Chiltern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where the rolling countryside with beech woodlands and chalk downland make this some of the most enchanting countryside in England.

There are miles of beautiful walks right on your doorstep, including through the renowned bluebell woods and it is also ideal for riding. The village has a highly regarded pub, The Fox and Hounds which is a short walk away. The nearby market town of Watlington is home to some great independent shopping, including a butchers, a delicatessen, a delicious chocolate shop, gastro pubs, and restaurants. The larger centres of Henley-on-Thames, Oxford and High Wycombe provide extensive recreational, educational and shopping facilities. Excellent schools in the area include Rupert House, Moulsford, Cranford House, the Oratory as well as numerous schools in Oxford and Abingdon. Although beautifully rural and tranquil, Christmas Common is remarkably accessible and ideally placed for commuting to London – there is a mainline train service from High Wycombe to London Marylebone with trains from as little as 25 minutes and access to the M40 J5 is just 4 miles away

Magpie Cottage, Christmas CommonAbout this home

Tucked away in a completely private position on the edge of Christmas Common, sits Magpie Cottage, a beautiful 18th Century
cottage that was significantly extended and remodelled in the 1990’s to create a significant Family home.

Located down a long drive, the house is completely private, yet not isolated. The south east facing gardens have been beautifully landscaped and the house enjoys far reaching
views over the garden and adjoining paddocks which are surrounded by woodland and give the impression of open parkland; it really is a magical setting.

The house is well presented and has large rooms of excellent proportions, with the dining room/hallway and principle reception
room taking in the far reaching views. The bedrooms are all of excellent size and each has its own en suite bathroom.
Additionally, there is a former garage building, which has been turned into a versatile studio, which could be used as a gym, party room, or possibly converted into ancillary accommodation (STP).There is also a large separate home office. Magpie Cottage is a fantastic family home in a superb edge of village location, which is extremely well connected, yet captivatingly rural.

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3,677 Sq Ft / 342 Sq M


Further information

Learn more about the home & area with our local expert, Andrew…

Andrew Russell

Andrew is based in Oxfordshire, having previously worked in Mayfair, where he handled the sale of properties across the home counties for Strutt & Parker. In 2017, he moved to Oxfordshire with his young family and oversees the sale of some of the most beautiful homes in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. In 2020, Andrew co-founded The Country House Department with Ben Bentley.