Set in the charming sought after town of Watlington, Couching House is situated just off Watlington’s quaint High Street and sits alongside the lovely listed former Coaching Inn – The Hare & Hounds. Almost adjacent is the fine and very distinctive 17th Century Town Hall that was built by Thomas Stonor to commemorate the restoration of the Monarchy at the end of the Civil War.
Reputedly England’s smallest town with its origins dating from the 6th century, Watlington nestles at the foot of the Chiltern Hills in South Oxfordshire, one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, whose character is protected by a conservation area, about 2.5 miles from junction 6 of the M40, and around a twenty minute drive to Princes Risborough station.
It is well placed for the town’s Shops and Services that include a wide range of speciality foods and goods, including a Delicatessen, Artisan Chocolate Shop, Interior Accessories, Cookware, Home Lighting, Antiques and a street Café.
The town has a range of sports facilities that embrace football and cricket as well as tennis, squash and bowls.
Watlington Primary school and Rainbow Corner day nursery and pre-school have an ‘outstanding’ ofsted rating and senior education is provided by the well-regarded Icknield Community College.
The Chiltern Hills rise above the town and offer some of the finest landscapes in south-east England, with The Icknield Way (Ridgeway National Trail) passing close to the town. Watlington is also the heartland of the re-introduced Red Kite that now soar above the town’s roof tops.