2 TOWNSEND COTTAGES – THE STREET
SOUTH STOKE – OXFORDSHIRE
Goring / Mainline Train Station (London Paddington within the hour) 2 miles Reading 11 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) M4 (Junction 12) 11 miles Henley on Thames 12 miles (Distances and times approximate)
Occupying an elevated position within this picturesque Thameside village affording views over the adjacent fields and to the rolling Chilterns beyond within easy reach of schools, shops, mainline railway station and the River Thames. A 3 bedroom Edwardian Villa of a most distinctive and appealing design and appearance, tastefully refurbished and extended at the rear with careful retention of original features, and having the added benefit of a separate garage and garden studio.
Covered Front Porch
Sitting Room with Fireplace
Attractive Gardens & Grounds to Front & Rear
Edwardian Studio Utility Room
The Thameside village of South Stoke is situated between Reading and Oxford on the east bank of the river, set between the Berkshire Downlands and Chilterns in the wide valley lying opposite the village of Moulsford, in a rural area designated as of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Largely unspoilt with a large part in a “conservation area” and having only a limited amount of modern development, the village has a fine main street with many interesting period properties, some dating from the 16th century. The village retains a close connection with Christchurch College in Oxford who have owned land and property in the area since the Middle Ages and as a result of this the timeless country way of life survives even today.
Local amenities include a traditional Inn which has recently been refurbished to a beautiful standard, a village shop, a highly regarded primary school, a village hall and recreation ground and bus services to Wallingford and Reading. The River Thames is within easy walking distance at each end of the village and offers recreational facilities.
The historic Ridgeway Path runs through the village, having crossed the river at Goring on Thames from Streatley, continuing along the riverbank to North Stoke from where it leaves the Thames and continues up onto the Chilterns.
The nearby village of Goring on Thames offers more comprehensive shopping facilities, a modern health centre, a dentist, library, several “Olde Worlde” Inns and hotel, range of restaurants and a mainline railway station providing fast commuter services to Reading and London (Paddington) in well under an hour. There are excellent road communications with easy access to Henley, Wallingford, Reading and Oxford as well as the M4 and M40 Motorways.
2 Townsend Cottage occupies an elevated position within the picturesque Thameside village of South Stoke, offering views over the adjacent fields and to the rolling Chilterns beyond.
The property has appealing red brick elevations under a pitched clay tile roof with the tiled front dormer having timbering on its gable typical of the period architectural style. This delightful semi detached Edwardian villa has been the subject of careful refurbishment and modernisation in recent years, including most recently a brand new contemporary family bathroom, in addition to having been enlarged on the ground floor to afford an excellent open plan Kitchen/Dining Room arrangement, resulting in lovely period living 3 bedroomed accommodation with a modern and contemporary flare. The well established front and rear gardens offer privacy and good outside space, and the rear garden affords the added benefit of an Edwardian Studio, used as a Utility Room.
The property is located off The Street standing well back in an elevated position overlooking open fields adjacent to The Street and the Chilterns beyond.
At the front of the property there are attractive steps giving access through a picket gate to the lawned garden. The garden is afforded privacy through box hedging and an attractive picket fence. The front garden offers a Southerly light aspect making it an attractive sunset viewing spot.
The rear garden is laid with Indian Sandstone, perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining. Both sides of the property and rear can be accessed through separate low pedestrian gates. The Edwardian Studio, located to one corner of the rear terrace garden is currently used as a Utility Room.
Off to the end of the adjacent cul de sac there is a Single Garage in a separate block, with Loft Storage above. The subject garage is to the left hand end of the block.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Central heating from gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: D
Energy Performance Rating: D / 62
Postcode: RG8 0HU
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 bear left on to the Wallingford Road. Continue out of the village and in a further 1 ½ miles on reaching South Stoke take the first turning left into the village and after a further 100 yards, 2 Townsend Cottage will be found on the right hand side on the corner of Deaconfield and The Street.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham