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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms


  • Freehold
  • A most charming cottage, originally dating back to the 1930s
  • Occupying an elevated position looking directly over the scenic surrounding countryside
  • 1213 sq ft internally
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Beautifully Planned & Laid Affording Privacy & Seclusion
  • Stunning Far Reaching Views

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Hurst cottage – goring heath road
Whitchurch hill- south oxfordshire

*Pangbourne on Thames & mainline station – 2 miles *Goring on Thames – 3½ miles

*Reading – 6 miles * Newbury – 14 miles *Oxford – 17 miles

*Henley on Thames – 11 miles – M4 at Theale (J12) – 8 miles

* M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 17 miles

Occupying an elevated position looking directly over the scenic surrounding countryside, yet just a short drive from Pangbourne on Thames with trains for London in under the hour, excellent local shops and amenities, and outstanding primary and secondary schooling, Hurst Cottage is a most charming cottage, originally dating back to the 1930’s, being of traditional architectural design associated with this much favoured era, set in mature gardens of approximately 0.157 of an acre, with potential to further enlarge the existing property.

Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, early viewing is advised.

Stunning Far Reaching Views

Within Close Distance Of The River Thames, Extensive Amenities, Outstanding Schooling, Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour

Previous Planning Permission To Attractively Enlarge

Private Drive & Forecourt

Reception Hall

Drawing Room With Fireplace & Log Burner

Open Plan Kitchen Dining Room & Sitting Room With Fireplace & Log Burner


Shower Room

Bedroom 3 / Study


Master Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Bathroom

2nd Bedroom

Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Beautifully Planned & Laid Affording Privacy & Seclusion

Summer House With Covered Veranda

Timber Workshop / Shed

Whitchurch Hill is a quiet, hilltop village lying some 450’ above sea level on the edge of the Chilterns Escarpment close to the Thames Valley, approximately 2 miles from Pangbourne on Thames with surrounding countryside designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

Traditionally timbered and thatched cottages overlook the village green and parish church of St Johns and there are many other period properties reflecting the differing architectural styles through the ages, which essentially form the character and history of this unspoilt rural community historically based on agriculture and farming.

At the bottom of the hill is the separate village of Whitchurch on Thames lying opposite to the village of Pangbourne on the Berkshire side of the river, and home to a well revered and outstanding primary school. Pangbourne offers excellent shopping facilities as well as a wide range of amenities including a mainline railway station which has excellent commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour. There is a regular daily bus service to Reading via Pangbourne from Woodcote with good road communications, particularly for Reading and the M4 motorway.

In addition to having well revered and outstanding local state primary and secondary schooling, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Cranford House School, The Oratory Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, The Oratory School, Pangbourne College, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Rupert House School, Shiplake College, The Abbey School, Bradfield College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon School, Abingdon Preparatory School, Radley College, and St Helen & St Katharine.

The major centres of Reading, Oxford, Newbury and Henley on Thames are all within easy driving distance as are the M4 and M40 Motorways.

Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) services have commenced from Reading, with the full service scheduled to commence in 2021, which together with the completed electrification of the line has significantly improved travelling times to East and West destinations.
Property description

Hurst Cottage comprises the right-hand half of an individual pair of traditional Villa style properties dating from the 1930’s, wholly indicative of more attractive architectural design from this much favoured era.

Having only more recently been modernised throughout, careful attention has been paid to both retain and enhance the original character and architectural features, whilst adding a light and airy contemporary flare, wholly evident upon viewing, with spacious well-appointed open plan modern and contemporary accommodation blending seamlessly with that of a more traditional nature. Stylish fixtures and fittings integrate and accentuate the more traditional elements to be found, whilst also creating their own stylish note, embracing the past whilst reaching for the now and the future, culminating in the presentation of a stunning family home.

Occupying a most attractive semi-rural position, overlooking the scenic Chilterns countryside, the Villa stands well back from the quiet village road in large mature gardens & grounds.

Whilst most delightful just as it is, the cottage affords great potential for enlargement should one wish to do so. Indeed, planning permission was obtained in early 2015 (See sodc planning portal; Quoting reference: P14/S3726/hh) for the enlargement of the cottage to both the ground and first floors, however now expired, naturally would be buyers may well wish to explore their own plans if they were to seek enlargement of the cottage, with the main principle having been clearly established. There is also thought to be obvious scope for garaging to be built if required, subject to planning, given the generous size of the drive.

Careful planning and attention has been provided combining, more modern open plan living with that of a rather more traditional nature, in addition to embracing outside living, and as a consequence the property presents itself as a delightful and pleasing family home that should be viewed to fully appreciate its great many assets afforded.

The cottage lies almost directly opposite railed paddocks and scenic Chilterns countryside, with wonderful views from the first floor afforded, sitting well back from the quiet village lane, with a wide frontage of mature hedging providing a good degree of privacy, leading into the deep private front garden and drive, mainly laid to gravel, affording most generous parking for numerous vehicles.

A wide timber fenced and gated area to the side of the cottage opens through to the rear gardens and grounds, which are most private and mature, affording numerous areas for entertaining and relaxation, as well as more outside / hobbyist orientated pursuits.

Lain mainly to lawn, the garden is flanked by well stocked beds and borders containing a variety of perennial plants and shrubs which provide a colourful display through the seasons. There is also a Lily Pond with an antique style hand pump as feature. The great many plants and shrubs include Hydrangea, Hollyhocks, Roses, peonies, Honeysuckle and an Apple tree.

Just in earshot and viewing distance of the rear of the cottage there is a delightful cedar boarded summerhouse with an enclosed and covered veranda and an attached store shed, whilst to the top part, laid most to vegetable growing, there is a useful aluminium framed greenhouse and large timber workshop having fitted light and power.

In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.157 of an acre, and must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
General information

Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.

Postcode: RG8 7PL

Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 67

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: Directions

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction turn right again and then next left into the Reading Road. Follow this road up the hill and out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond in approx. 2 miles bear right at the crossroads for Whitchurch and Pangbourne. In a further 1 ¼ miles take the turning left into Hill Bottom. At the further end of Hill Bottom, the road will bare right in Goring Heath Road. Take this turning and in a further few hundred metres Hurst Cottage will be found off on the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co


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Local Amenities

  • Pangbourne 1.7 miles
  • Goring & Streatley 2.7 miles
  • The Oratory Preparatory School 0.6 miles
  • Whitchurch Primary School 1.2 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Pangbourne 1.7 miles
  • Goring & Streatley 2.7 miles
  • The Oratory Preparatory School 0.6 miles
  • Whitchurch Primary School 1.2 miles

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