38 BRIDLE PATH
WOODCOTE – OXFORDSHIRE
*Goring on Thames – 3 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 3.5 miles
*Wallingford - 7 miles *Reading - 8 miles *Henley on Thames - 11 miles
*M4 at Theale (J.12) - 9 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J.6) - 16 miles
An individual detached 5 bedroomed bungalow, occupying an attractive position close to the centre of this popular village well served by local shops and schools and surrounded by scenic Chilterns countryside.
Standing in a large and mature garden plot of over ¼ acre facing South-West at the rear, with private driveway and attached garage. The property offers potential for improvement and further enlargement subject to relevant planning permissions.
Sitting Room/Dining Room with fireplace
2 Ground Floor Bedrooms
3 First Floor Bedrooms
Large attached Garage
Generous Mature Front and Rear Gardens
Approximately 0.29 Acre Plot
The village of Woodcote, which lies just off the Reading to Oxford Road, is situated in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' surrounded by the scenic countryside of the Chilterns, with extensive beech woodlands and undulating fields. The village is some 500' (160 metres) above sea level and there are glorious far-reaching views from several parts of the village.
Originally a small community based on farming and the countryside, Woodcote has grown substantially, especially during the 1960s and 1970s, is now a thriving village with a good range of local amenities including Post Office stores, supermarket, nursery/garden centre, two public houses, modern health centre (recently enlarged and upgraded) and excellent education facilities with two toddler playgroups, primary and secondary schools.
Near the centre of the village is the Parish Church, which was rebuilt in 1846 in a Norman style on the site of the original Norman structure, with a few traces of original walling still surviving. Woodcote House, an historic country mansion built in the 1730s, now forms part of the Oratory School, standing in extensive park like grounds east of the main village. The Prep. School for the Oratory is situated nearby at Crays Pond.
A variety of local activities appealing to young and old are based in the Village Hall and nearby Community Centre and which are well publicised in the monthly village newspaper, the Woodcote Correspondent, circulated to all local residents.
Woodcote has good road communications with easy access for Reading, Henley, Oxford and the M40 and M4 networks. For rail commuters there are mainline stations locally at Pangbourne and Goring on Thames, as well as Reading, all providing fast services up to London (Paddington).
Bridle Path leads into the very centre of the village comprises a mixture of properties reflecting the development of the village over the past 200 years with one or two properties dating back to bygone times.
Approached over a private and spacious driveway and front garden, 38 Bridle Path is a large individual detached bungalow built in 1964 for the current owner, sitting in a fantastic plot of approximately 0.29 acres. With 5 bedroom accommodation of generous proportions, the property is presented in good order whilst offering an opportunity for modernisation, as well as potential for further enlargement subject to relevant permissions.
A spacious central reception hall leads to the large Sitting/Dining Room with fireplace, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility & Cloakroom, two ground floor Bedrooms and Shower Room. To the first floor are three further Bedrooms, all overlooking the rear gardens, fields and woodland beyond, and a family Bathroom. In all the accommodation amounts to approximately 1604 sq ft.
The property is set well back in its generous plot of approximately 0.29 acres with a sizeable private lawned front garden with attractive planted borders adding colour and interest. To one side, timber gates open onto the driveway and forecourt providing ample parking space and leading down to the large attached garage, and pathway on to the front door.
To the rear is a fantastic family garden, mainly laid to lawn with a sunny and open South-Western aspect. A particularly large paved terrace leads off the rear of the house, providing an excellent spot for ‘al-fresco' dining and entertaining, overlooking the rest of the gardens. To the further end of the garden is a useful working area (previously a vegetable garden) and timber storage shed. The house and garden enjoy wonderful views over the adjoining private paddocks to the rear.
Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from new (2016) gas fired boiler located in the Utility Room.
Council Tax: F
Postcode: RG8 0SE
Energy Efficiency Rating: E / 48
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
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 next left into Reading Road. Continue along this road and up out of the village and on reaching the crossroads at Crays Pond in a further 2 miles turn left signposted for Woodcote. Proceed for a further mile and on reaching Woodcote continue into the central part of the village turning right into Bridle Path, found on the first set of cross roads. 38 Bridle Path will be found towards the further end of the road on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co