FAIRFIELD – RIVER LANE
GORING ON THAMES - 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 tucked away, located in the exclusive central part of the village in a highly regarded tree lined road which leads down to The River Thames, easily accessible for the High Street shops and amenities, mainline station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour, and for delightful the riverside and country walks.
An appealing contemporary built residence of approximately 3,474 sq ft situated in private gardens and paddocks of approximately 4 ¼ acres adjoining The River Thames tow path, affording great potential for further adaptation and enlargement or complete re-development with one or more properties, subject to the relevant permissions being obtained.
Spacious Gated Driveway & Forecourt
Covered Entrance Porch
Grand Reception Hall
Sitting Room With Fireplace
Kitchen / Breakfast Room With AGA
Conservatory / Garden Room
Master Bedroom Suite With Dressing Room & En-Suite Bathroom
3 Further Bedrooms
Attached Double Garage
Attached Store Room
In Total Approximately 3,474 Sq Ft
Private & Mature Gardens & Paddocks Extending To Approximately 4 ¼ Acres
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 Bank, 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.
Fairfield enjoys an exceptionally relaxing ambience and outlook, being privately appointed situated in mature landscaped gardens and grounds adjoining The River Thames tow path, which extend in total to approximately 4 ¼ acres, having 1 acre allocated as formal gardens, and 3 ¼ acres allocated as paddocks. Superb and convenient outside amenity is also afforded, with great flexibility in use, complementing the property as a whole extremely well and adding greatly to the overall appeal.
Whilst of an age, the property was originally constructed for the present family who own it. Quite stunning, and a most charming family home, the property is both contemporary and engaging, with much to enthuse over, yielding a very real and tasteful quality readily apparent on viewing. Affording spacious and flexible well-appointed accommodation extending to approximately 3,474 sq ft, stylish fixtures and fittings of their era are entirely evident throughout.
The design of the property and size of the grounds afford clear potential for either further adaptation and enlargement, or complete re-development of the residential garden element, with one or more replacement properties, subject to the relevant permissions being obtained.
Such wonderful properties such as Fairfield are rarely presented to the marketplace, as such viewing is highly recommended.
The property occupies an advantageous position at the end of River lane, with a wide timber five bar gate opening on to the spacious gravelled driveway and forecourt. Low level timber panelled fencing runs along the front and side boundary to the property, with neatly clipped hedging affording a pleasant aspect and great privacy. The paddocks benefit from two separate vehicular access', one being from the side of the property, off River Lane, and the additional access being off Long Meadow, located further along Manor Road. The attached garage situated to the side of the property, has an ‘up and over' entrance door, and fitted internal light and power, with an internal side pedestrian door off the workshop and utility room.
The extensive gardens benefit from an elevated setting, with fabulous views over the property's adjoining paddocks and beyond. Mainly laid to lawn, a wealth of mature trees, shrubs, hedging, and planted borders provide a simply stunning vista, and a most private and tranquil place to spend your time. A delightful stone laid terrace with feature pond, wraps itself around the property, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens & paddocks must be viewed to be fully appreciated and in total extend into approximately 4 ¼ acres, with 1 acre being laid to residential gardens, and 3 ¼ acres laid to paddocks.
Services: Main water and electricity are connected. Electric heating and hot water. Oil fired AGA.
Postcode: RG8 9EE
Energy Efficiency Rating: F / 22
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down he High Street. Turn next left into Manor Road opposite the Miller of Mansfield and follow the road along taking the straight on turn to Manor Road. Proceed along for a further 200 metres or so, and River lane will be found off on the righthand side. Fairfield will be found at the bottom of River lane, privately approached.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co