Bramble Cottage is a delightful detached brick & flint home providing excellent spacious accommodation in immaculate order throughout. The property has been modernised and extended over the years to a high specification and throughout the ground floor is a combination of limestone and solid wooden floors. With exposed ceiling timbers and open fireplaces, there are 4 reception rooms, flexible in their layout and comprising dining room; study; family room with French doors to the garden and drawing room. The kitchen/breakfast room is comprehensively fitted with bespoke solid wood units & granite worktops throughout incorporating a 4 oven Aga and built in appliances and French doors give access onto an east facing terrace. There is also a separate utility/laundry room. On the first floor the master bedroom has a dressing room & en suite bathroom. There is a guest suite, 3 further bedrooms & family bathroom.
From most of the windows throughout the house are fantastic views of the adjoining countryside & fields. Outside there is a detached garage/Studio Room with bifold doors & French doors. This area has a fully tiled floor & utility area ideal for use as a hobbies room, home office or further garaging if required. The gardens are beautifully landscaped with paved seating areas and steps up to lawn. The gardens are enclosed by fencing and hedging providing privacy and seclusion with lovely views of the surrounding countryside.
Bramble Cottage sits in an enviable position on the edge of Goring Heath; a pretty rural hamlet in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between the Berkshire Downs and the Chiltern Hills. The nearby village of Woodcote and the Thameside villages of Goring and Pangbourne are all only approximately approximately 2.5 miles away and provide a comprehensive range of local facilities and a main line rail link to London, Paddington within the hour. The attractive market town of Wallingford is just 7 miles away and Henley on Thames 10 miles both of which offer a full range of amenities including a Waitrose, Tescos, hospitals, individual and high street shops and several good restaurants. Reading is the closest large town with a train station serving London, Paddington in about 27 minutes and the added draw of Cross Rail due in 2019. The local area is served by a first class range of schooling for all requirements. In particular, Queen Anne's Caversham, The Oratory, Radley College, Bradfield College, Cranford House and Moulsford preparatory schools, as well as having good links to Oxford for further schooling. The area is also extremely well served for sporting facilities including golf, clay pigeon shooting and racing, and the area is renowned for its walks and rides. Leisure facilities including Streatley Golf Club and Mapledurham Health Club.
From Ballards Henley Office proceed to the traffic lights in the town centre, proceed straight over and up the hill towards Peppard & Rotherfield Greys. Continue for about 5 miles, over Greys Green and up to the T junction at Bolts Cross with the B481. Turn left, go over Peppard Common, down the hill and fork right at the bottom signposted to Gallowstree Common. Go straight over at the cross roads and continue along through the village of Gallowstree Common and up to the junction with the A4074. Turn right, continue along this road and take the first left hand turning on to B4526.Follow this road, forking to the right and up to the next junction. Turn right and proceed to the cross roads at Crays Pond, turn left onto the B471 signposted to Pangbourne. The unmarked turning to Blackbirds Bottom will be seen after approximately 500 yards on the right, depicted by small white posts. Go down the track and Blackbirds Cottage is the first property on the right hand side.