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3 bed Semi-detached House


Oak Tree Cottage, Whitchurch Hill, RG8



*Pangbourne – 2 miles *Goring on Thames – 4 miles
*Reading – 6 miles *Henley on Thames – 12 miles
M4 at Theale (J12) – 7 miles *Newbury – 14 miles
*Oxford – 22 miles

Situated in favoured Oxfordshire hilltop village bordering the Thames Valley and close to Pangbourne on Thames, a very pretty semi-detached period Cottage with many character features, in an idyllic location overlooking peaceful grazing meadows and having a delightful South facing rear garden

• In scenic countryside on the edge of the Chilterns “A.O.N.B.”

• Excellent road and rail communications for Reading and London

• Attractive coloured brick and slate built Cottage in quiet “no through” lane on the village edge

• Sympathetically extended and tastefully refurbished to high standard


• Wide front Loggia Porch

• Sitting Room with log burner stove

• Bedroom 3 or Family Room / Study with access to adjoining Shower Room and WC

• Kitchen cum Dining Room with door to a wide rear Loggia Porch

• Utility Room

• Shower Room and separate Cloakroom

• First Floor Landing

• Two double Bedrooms one with a Shower

• Bathroom


• Hedged frontage to Lane with wide gravelled forecourt for parking

• Approximately 70' South facing rear garden enjoying quiet and private aspect


Whitchurch Hill is a quiet, hilltop village lying some 450' above sea level on the edge of the Chilterns Escarpment bordering the Thames Valley approximately 2 miles from Pangbourne on Thames with the surrounding countryside designated an “A.O.N.B. “

Traditional timbered and thatched cottages overlook the village green as does the parish church of St John and there are many other period properties reflecting the differing architectural styles through the ages, which essentially form the character and provenance of this unspoilt rural community historically based on agriculture and farming.

Hill Bottom forms the Eastern side of the village and adjoins beautiful countryside.

At the bottom of the hill is the separate village of Whitchurch on Thames lying opposite the village of Pangbourne, and which boasts a high Ofsted rated Primary School and 2 popular Inns.

Pangbourne on the Berkshire side of the River and connected by an historic Toll Bridge, offers excellent shopping facilities including a supermarket as well as a wide range of amenities and notably a mainline railway station with fast commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington well under the hour). Road communications are especially good particularly for the major centres of Reading, Henley on Thames, Oxford, and Newbury and for both the M.40 and M4 motorway networks.


Oak Tree Cottage is believed to date back to the early 1800s and has appealing red and grey brick elevations with some flint work under a pitched slate roof. In recent years the property which is semi-detached has been extended in a complementary way and totally refurbished. The interior still amply reflects its character origins and there are numerous period features.

Of particular note are the solid oak doors, wooden framed double glazed windows, quality fitted Kitchen with “Corian-type” work-tops and ceramic sink unit and a host of appliances, a log burner stove in the Sitting Room. Additionally there is gas-fired central heating.

The third bedroom on the ground floor affords flexibility as could easily be used as an extra reception room if preferred.


The Cottage is approached off a quiet lane just off the village road and overlooks grazing meadows. Across the frontage is a protective hedge with a vehicle entrance to one side opening onto a full width gravelled forecourt for parking.

The rear garden has a private rustic aspect and benefits from being South facing. Mainly lawned with a box hedge screening a further area of garden which has a garden Shed.

Overall the garden at the rear has a depth of approximately 70'


Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and domestic hot water from new gas fired boiler.

Council Tax: Band C

Postcode: RG8 7PY

Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 70

Local Authority: Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council. Telephone: 01235 422422


From our offices in the centre of Goring on Thames turn right and continue up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction turn right and in a further 150 yards bear left onto Reading Road. Follow this road out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond turn right at the crossroads for Whitchurch Hill and Pangbourne. In 1 mile on entering Whitchurch Hill turn left for Hill Bottom and continue until reaching the start of the houses on the left-hand side where gashes Lane will be found immediately before. Oak tree cottage is a short way along on the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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4/5 High Street
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