19 THAMES BANK
GORING ON THAMES – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
*Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles *Henley on Thames – 13 miles
*Reading – 10 miles *Oxford – 19 miles *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 14 miles
Quietly and centrally located in delightful Riverside setting with extensive lawned gardens fronting directly onto the Thames, a 2 bedroom Mews house sympathetically formed from original period stabling in an exclusive Courtyard complex part of a superior Retirement development for the over 55's and ideally situated within walking distance of shops, amenities and mainline station.
Excellent road and rail communications
Prized South Oxfordshire village with shops and amenities
Exclusive Retirement development in prime village position
Period conversion of stabling with original Edwardian architecture carefully retained
Private Front Entrance
Sitting Room with fireplace
2 Double Bedrooms
Covered Decked Terrace
Secure Underground Parking Space
Additional Private Parking Area
2 Acres of Superb Gardens and Grounds with Direct River Frontage and Scenic Westerly Views.
Minimum Age Requirement 55
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands as the River flows from Oxford down to Reading, in an area of scenic landscape known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap' and designated an ‘A.O.N.B.' In 2009 Goring was awarded the prestigious ‘Oxfordshire Village of the Year' and also won the coveted best in ‘South of England' title.
This stretch of the River, the longest between locks, is regarded as one of the most beautiful and is forever associated with Kenneth Graham's immortal book “Wind in the Willows” as well as Jerome K Jerome's book “Three Men in a Boat” which actually mentions Streatley in its narrative.
The village boasts an excellent range of shops and facilities together with Olde Worlde pubs, a highly regarded Bistro/Café, choice of restaurants, a Post Office, Boutique hotel, Doctors and Dental surgeries and importantly a mainline station offering fast services up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M4 and M40 motorways, and for Heathrow.
N.B. Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central London destinations.
Recognised as a thriving community there are a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups to suit most people.
There is a highly rated Primary school and in the local area are a first class choice of both state and private schools with ‘bus collections.
The central part of Goring is a ‘Conservation Area' and has a wealth of interesting period properties many Listed being of significant architectural and historical interest.
Streatley on Thames, situated on the opposite 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.
Thames Road is approached off the High Street opposite the Village Hall and just before going over the River Bridge into Streatley High Street. It is a highly regarded residential no-through road, tree lined and comprising a limited number of desirable individual properties many dating from around the turn of the last Century and reflecting the grand architectural style of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras.
Thamesbank originally comprised a substantial Edwardian village house of distinguished appearance occupying an enviable position on the River set in mature gardens.
In the late 1980's the property was acquired by Beechcroft, a highly successful development Company specialising in providing retirement homes in the upper end of the market.
No. 19 is situated in the stabling wing around a Courtyard which was retained and sympathetically converted into 5 Mews Houses. To the ground floor the private front door to Thames Road opens into a Reception Hall, with Cloakroom off. To the rear is the Kitchen/Breakfast Room, with door out onto the covered decked terrace, overlooking the courtyard. Upstairs is the spacious Sitting Room with fireplace, two Double Bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a Bathroom. There are high ceilings throughout adding to the feeling of space.
Thamesbank has an ideal position at the end of a quiet Road whilst being in the heart of the village.
An impressive entrance opens onto a driveway leading to an outside parking area for residents and guests, with a further drive off leading to a walled entrance to an integral secure underground parking area with designated bays and with designated storage facilities. At the further end of the parking area is a private lobby area with wide turning staircase up to a ground floor Lobby/Hall located adjacent to the Courtyard entrance and the Apartments.
The 5 Mews houses have the benefit of the private landscaped Inner Courtyard. The extensive mainly lawned gardens and grounds extend in all to approx. 2 acres.
There is over 100 yards river frontage with at one end a refurbished period brick built Boathouse with tiled roof which together with a limited number of moorings is available for use by the Residents subject to availability and costs.
The mews cottages and apartments all have the benefit of a 999 year lease. There are no ground rents payable but there is an annual charge for communal upkeep of the property and grounds. Currently the quarterly charges are approximately £874 and cover Buildings Insurance, routine maintenance of the property and the grounds, and a secretary who looks after the day to day management of Thames Bank.
Services: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected to the property. Heating from Dimplex night storage heating. Domestic hot water from immersion heater.
Council Tax: E
Postcode: RG8 9AH
Energy Efficiency Rating: E /46
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Take the next turning right into Thames Road, opposite the village Hall. No 19 will be found towards the end of Thames Road on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co