LITTLE COURT - SWANSTON FIELD
WHITCHURCH ON THAMES – OXFORDSHIRE
* READING - 5 miles * HENLEY ON THAMES - 12 miles * NEWBURY - 13 miles
* PANGBOURNE ON THAMES – 0.9 miles * M4 MOTORWAY (J 12 at Theale) - 6 miles
* GORING ON THAMES - 3½ miles * HEATHROW approx. 37 miles *Pangbourne Station – 15 minutes walk
In a delightful scenic setting enjoying views from the gardens across to the scenic wooded Chilterns escarpment within the heart of this beautiful Thames side village, close walking distance to extensive amenities including a mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour, village shops in Pangbourne, and the ‘outstanding' Whitchurch primary school.
A charming residence situated in beautiful mature walled gardens & grounds affording privacy and seclusion, benefitting from spacious and well-appointed accommodation that combines both a traditional yet open plan nature, with further scope for enlargement or adaptation and personalisation to suit one's own requirements.
Charming Residence Privately Situated In Walled Gardens
Private Driveway & Forecourt
Private Front Terrace Garden
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Utility Room / Potential Study
Large Garage With Workshop Area
Delightful Mature Walled Gardens and Grounds Affording Privacy & Seclusion
The picturesque village of Whitchurch on Thames lies just into South Oxfordshire on the northern bank of the River Thames at the foot of the Chilterns escarpment, with the river forming the boundary between two counties. The village has a wealth of period properties, many Listed as being of special historic and architectural merit and interest and the High Street and immediate surrounding area is now a Conservation Area. The River Thames continues to provide a tranquil background with its water meadows and leisurely way of life. There are numerous riverside and country walks and the surrounding scenic countryside is designated as being of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'. In the village there are two ‘Country Style' inns, a well respected primary school and a well used cricket ground supported by an enthusiastic village team.
The larger village of Pangbourne on Thames, connected to Whitchurch by a Toll Bridge, offers a comprehensive range of facilities with shops including a supermarket and WH Smith, impressive health centre, library, dentists, outdoor activity centre including canoeing and climbing, and a main line railway station providing fast commuter services to Reading and London, (Paddington) in well under the hour. There are also good road communications enabling easy access to Reading, Newbury, Oxford, Henley and the M4 Motorway at Theale. In addition to state schools there is a wide selection of private schools in the immediate local area, providing ample choice.
Swanston Field is a horseshoe shaped road off Hardwick Road, which leads out of the village along the foot of the Chiltern Escarpment to the Hardwick Stud and then up to Path Hill. The footpath in the corner of Swanston Field gives easy access to the primary school and through to the High Street and over the river bridge to Pangbourne and the mainline station.
The properties in Swanston Field are all detached, built in the early to mid 1960s in differing contemporary and traditional styles and this successful arrangement adds to the popularity and appeal of the road, with all the properties having sizeable garden plots which are now well established.
Quietly tucked away from Swanston Field itself, nestling behind tall mature hedging, Little Court is set in delightful secluded walled gardens & grounds, with the original architect having carefully planned the internal arrangement of accommodation to take full advantage of the relaxing and private outlook over its now glorious gardens.
The well-appointed accommodation benefits from a southerly aspect to the rear, enjoying great natural light, with modern planned open plan space quite ahead of its time during the initial planning stages, meeting more traditional elements to be found upon viewing.
Whilst the property would benefit from further modernization, it is also clearly thought possible that it could also be extended or adapted to provide larger sized accommodation as required, subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.
Early viewing of Little Court is highly recommended to fully appreciate the wonderful opportunity that it affords.
From Swanston Field a private driveway and forecourt opens through to the large garage and from terrace garden, afforded great privacy with tall mature hedging running along the frontage to Swanston Field itself. A tall wrought iron pedestrian gate flanked by tall brick pillars lies off to one far side of the grounds, leading to a pathway which runs along to the entrance hall.
Simply delightful, the private and mature walled gardens and grounds have been the subject of much care and attention, wrapping their way around Little Court, with the main rear gardens enjoying a warm southerly aspect, with mature planting including many specimen plants, shrubs, hedges, trees, and herbaceous flower beds, affording a most pleasingly colourful vista. A delightful timber pergola resting on tall brick pillars with mature creeper, runs along from the property in an ‘L' shape, leading up to the large garage and a pedestrian door giving access to the workshop area.
From the dining room, wide sliding glazed doors open on the garden terrace, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
Both private and delightfully attractive, the gardens and far reaching views from the grounds over the nearby woodland escarpment, must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 7HP
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 63
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street, where at the railway bridge junction turn right and then left into the Reading Road by the Queens Arms public house. Follow this road up White Hill and out of the village and on reaching the small village of Crays Pond in 1¾ miles, turn right at the crossroads signposted for Whitchurch and Pangbourne. Continue along this road for a further 1½ miles and proceed down the hill into the village of Whitchurch itself. At the bottom of the hill, on entering the High Street, turn left into Hardwick Road and then take the 2nd right hand turning into Swanston Field. The property will be found a short way along on the right hand side, quietly tucked away behind tall mature hedging.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.