18 LOCKSTILE WAY
GORING ON THAMES - OXFORDSHIRE
*Goring Railway Station (London Paddington within the hour) - 0.25 miles
*Streatley High Street / River - 0.25 miles
*Reading - 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes)
*M4 (Junction 12) - 10 miles *Henley on Thames - 13 miles
*Newbury - 14 miles *Oxford - 17 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
Located within close walking distance of the surrounding Chilterns countryside and River Thames, the well-respected village primary school, extensive High Street shops and amenities, and for the mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A rarely available detached 2 bedroom bungalow, set in private southerly facing gardens and grounds, in need of modernisation throughout with obvious potential for further development subject to relevant permissions.
Enclosed Entrance Porch
Private South Facing Garden
Situated between Reading and Oxford on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire lies the picturesque village of Goring on Thames, nestling on the bank of the river opposite the village of Streatley in the ‘Goring Gap', an historic crossing point of the Thames where the ancient Ridgeway Path comes down from the Berkshire Downlands to meet the river and then onto the Chiltern Hills continuing eventually on the Icknield Way into East Anglia. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' and the centres of both Goring and Streatley are now ‘Conservation Areas', thus preserving the many notable period properties, some of which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.
Goring offers a good range of amenities, including shops, library, modern health centre, dentist, several traditional inns and restaurants, Boutique hotel, churches of several denominations and an excellent primary school with a wide range of private and state schools in the local area. Importantly the village boasts a mainline railway station which provides excellent commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. There are also good road communications to the surrounding towns and both the M4 and M40 motorway networks.
Streatley on Thames, on the Berkshire side of the river, is another picturesque village surrounded by hills and woodlands now mainly owned by the National Trust. Fronting onto the river by the bridge crossing over to Goring is the luxury 4 star riverside hotel the Swan renowned for its fine cuisine and leisure and fitness facilities.
18 Lockstile Way was built in the late 1960's and has predominantly mellow brick elevations under a pitched tile roof with gable ends. Whilst in need of modernisation throughout, the property currently affords spacious 2 bedroom accommodation, with a kitchen, sitting room, family bathroom, and attached garage.
Rarely available to the market in such repair, the property is quietly set in private southerly facing gardens and grounds, and affords clear potential for further enlargement to create a stylish home subject to relevant permissions.
At the front of the property there is an open plan lawn with entrance drive to one side leading down to the garaging. A side access pedestrian walkway leads along the opposing side of the property to the rear garden.
The brick built attached garage has an up and over doorway to the front affording vehicular access, whilst to the rear a useful pedestrian door opens through to the rear garden.
The main garden is well situated, directly off the back of the property. Whilst overgrown at present, the garden is South facing and very private, affording the perfect opportunity to create a beautiful space with a desirable aspect.
Services: All main services are connected.
EPC Rating: D / 57
Postcode: RG8 0AL
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring bear right and continue up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction turn left onto the Wallingford Road and then almost immediately turn right into Lockstile Way, No 18 will be found on the right hand side after passing Lockstile Mead.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co