Crofters – goring heath road
Whitchurch hill - oxfordshire
Pangbourne on Thames 2 miles (London Paddington within the hour) Reading 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) M4 (Junction 12) 10 miles Henley on Thames 11 miles Newbury 15 miles Oxford 17 miles (Distances and times approximate)
Privately located in the quiet heart of Whitchurch Hill, just above Whitchurch-on-Thames, a short walk or drive to the river Thames, outstanding schooling, extensive shops and amenities, and mainline railway station providing access to London in under the hour, this delightful property enjoys a most relaxing ambience and outlook, privately situated in attractive mature gated gardens and grounds of approximately 0.22 of an acre, affording a delightful ‘Al Fresco’ lifestyle.
A most charming home, both characterful yet modern and contemporary, benefitting from spacious and well-appointed accommodation extending to approximately 2,486 sq ft (Including limited use area), plus detached double garage, tastefully presented throughout, affording 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 4 reception rooms.
• An Delightful Family Home Extending In Total To Approximately 2,486 Sq Ft (Inclusive limited use area) With Detached Double Garage Set In Stunning Gardens of Approximately 0.22 Of An Acre
• Within Close Distance Of The River Thames, Extensive Amenities, Outstanding Schooling, Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour
• Private Gated Driveway
• Covered Entrance Porch
• Reception Hall
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Dining Room
• Sitting Room With Fireplace
• Shower Room
• 3 Bedrooms
• Galleried Landing
• Family Room
• Detached Double Garage
• Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds
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.
A most charming and peaceful house, a relaxing ambience is to be enjoyed, with great space and a well appointed layout internally, with spacious family orientated accommodation, which extends internally to approximately 2,486 Sq Ft (Including limited use area), affording 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 4 receptions rooms.
In more recent years, the property has been modernised and enlarged, successfully blending in architecturally the old with the new, creating a most delightful contemporary home which affords traditional and open plan living, embracing its stunning gardens and grounds and private surroundings.
Careful planning and attention has been provided to combine modern open plan living with that of a rather more traditional nature also, whilst embracing the delightful mature gardens and grounds and encapsulating an al fresco lifestyle, providing for an exquisite family home.
Privately fronting on to Goring Heath Road, well set back behind clipped hedging with a large lawned garden flanked by extensive planting, a pathway accessed via a wrought iron pedestrian gate leads up to the covered front porch, with side access granted to the rear gardens. To the rear of the property, accessed off Oakdown Close, a five bar timber gate opens through on to the private driveway, leading to the detached double garage.
A wide stone terrace runs across the back of the house, overlooking the lawned gardens and extensive planting of mature trees, shrubs, and herbaceous borders, providing a most pleasant and sheltered outlook, perfect for ‘Al Fresco’ dining.
Delightfully mature, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.22 of an acre.
Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 7PG
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55
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 approximately 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 bear right in Goring Heath Road. Take this turning and in a further few hundred metres Crofters will be found off on the right hand side, with the private driveway and detached garage accessed off Oakdown Close.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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