Privately situated in delightful landscaped gardens and grounds, this stylish newly built residence is idyllically situated in a tree lined setting
Goring-on-Thames lies serenely in the beautiful Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire and the Berkshire Downlands opposite above the village of Streatley, the area known geographically as the 'Goring Gap' and designated an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
In 2010 Goring was awarded the prestigious 'Oxfordshire Village of the Year' and also the coveted 'South of England' title.
Local amenities include a super primary school, an excellent range of interesting shops and restaurants, together with a riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist and library.
Importantly, a mainline railway station provides fast commuter services to London (Paddington) in well under the hour.
The central village 'Conservation Area' has a wealth of architecturally interesting properties, many listed and dating from around the 16th Century. Historically, Goring-on-Thames traces back to Saxon times.
The area is 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.
Icknield Road lies on the elevated North Eastern fringe of the village eventually climbing up onto the surrounding Chilterns countryside.
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.
Situated in a peaceful and idyllic location within this popular Thames-side village, Icknield Lodge, is a simply striking newly built residence with a wholly relaxing yet engaging ambience, showcasing proudly the architectural attributes of the property. Built to an exceptionally high standard, predominantly of traditional design with appealing brick and stone elevations, a more striking contemporary note is also evident. The generous accommodation extends to approximately 3,939 sq ft internally, plus a detached garage and car port.
To the ground floor all principal reception rooms lead off a large central galleried reception hall comprising the drawing room with fireplace & log burner and bi-fold doors, sitting room, study, cloakroom, and the kitchen / dining room & family room with dual bi-fold doors and separate utility room. All three sets of wide glazed bi-fold doors open up on three sides to the wrap around stone laid terrace and gardens, wonderfully designed for both a stunning vista and inside outside living.
A wide turning oak and glazed staircase leads up to the first floor and spacious galleried landing, off which is a walk-in airing cupboard, the luxurious principal bedroom suite with bathroom and dressing room, guest bedroom suite with shower room, 2 further bedrooms, and a family bathroom. A second timber and glazed staircase winds up to the second floor galleried landing, which leads to a third bedroom suite with bathroom, and a grand studio / 6th bedroom.
• Central heating (Underfloor to ground floor and traditional radiator to first and second floors) and hot water from gas fired boiler with pressurised water system.
• Integrated speaker system to main reception rooms and principal bedroom suite.
• Mains / central alarm system.
Privately approached off Icknield Road, over granite set stones, the property sits quietly behind attractive close boarded fencing, with a wide electrically operated wrought iron gate affording vehicular access on to the spacious gravelled driveway. The driveway spans the entire width of the property, flanked by mature trees, with a detached garage and car port off to one side, and a lawned garden off to the other side.
Deep timber sleepers form a pathway on to the stone laid front terrace, which opens up on to the covered 'veranda' style front porch at the entrance to the property itself. The stone laid terrace wraps its way around the southern side of the property, widening across the entire width of the house at the rear, affording a spacious terrace, which links up between the main rear reception rooms, from the three sets of wide glazed bi-fold doors, creating a modern inside outside living experience, and perfect for 'Al Fresco' dining.
Square Footage: 3939 sq ft
Acreage: 0.85 Acres
From the centre of Goring-on-Thames proceed up to the top of the High Street where at the Railway Bridge junction bear left onto the Wallingford Road. Just before leaving the village as the road begins to rise take the last turning right into Springhill Road. At the junction with Icknield Road bear left and continue up the hill where Icknield Lodge will then be found in a further 200 hundred metres or so off on the right hand side accessed through a private wrought iron electrically operated gate.