ELIZABETH HOUSE – THE STREET
NORTH STOKE – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
*Wallingford – 2.5 miles *Goring on Thames – 4 miles *Oxford – 14 miles
*Reading – 14 miles *Henley on Thames – 12 miles *M40 at J6 (Lewknor) – 12 miles
*M4 at J12 (Theale) – 12 miles
Enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook privately situated in the very heart of this quintessentially English village which lies on the banks of the River Thames, the setting is simply delightful, with this stunning period property which dates back to the 1700's afforded an open vista over its delightful landscaped gardens and grounds. Spacious & well-appointed accommodation of approximately 2,697 sq ft, impressive in design, duly benefits from having been fully refurbished and modernised throughout to an incredibly high specification.
Affording both an open plan yet traditional design, with great warmth and character to be found, Elizabeth House is an exquisite family home in a truly beautiful location, with early viewing being highly recommended.
• Gravelled & Gated Entrance Drive Providing Ample Parking
• Unspoilt Thameside Village With Historical Origins
• Excellent Road & Rail Communications
• First Class Range Of State & Private Schools Locally
• Reception Hall
• Inner Galleried Hall With Study Area
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Pantry
• Utility Room
• Family Room
• Sitting Room
• Dining Room
• Galleried Landing
• Lower landing
• Airing Cupboard
• Master Bedroom With Dressing Room & Shower Room
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• 2 Family Bathrooms
• Delightful Mature Gardens & Grounds
• Timber & Glazed Summer House
The small timeless South Oxfordshire village of North Stoke occupies a tranquil setting by the River Thames, just downstream from the historic old market town of Wallingford which was granted a Charter by Henry II in 1155. Wallingford lies just to the west offering an exceptionally wide variety of shops and facilities, including a Waitrose supermarket, eateries, and cinema to name but a few.
Over the years the village has seen little intrusive development, retaining much of its original peaceful charm and benefiting greatly by being effectively a cul de sac set off the B4009 away from all through traffic. The main village street contains many period cottages and houses of differing architectural styles and character, some dating back to the 16th century, all contributing to the overall appeal and heritage of the village. The Parish Church dates back to the 13th century and boasts a Jacobean pulpit and 14th century wall paintings. The handsome Village Hall was built in 1911.
The historic Ridgeway Path runs through the centre of the village, having followed a route along the banks of the Thames from Goring continuing its journey up onto the Chilterns. The immediate local area has numerous footpaths and bridleways through the scenic surrounding countryside which is designated an “AONB”.
In addition to superb local state schools, locally the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; The Oratory, Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Manor, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and St Helen's & Katharine for girls. Also Crowmarsh Primary School is close by and has consistently received high Ofsted ratings.
The peaceful nature of the village belies its close proximity to an excellent road network, linking with the M4 and M40 motorways. For rail commuters there are stations at Goring on Thames, Didcot and Cholsey, all of which provide fast and regular services to Oxford, Reading and London (Paddington).
Simply stunning, built in a traditional style, Elizabeth House has appealing, cream rendered and washed brick elevations under a staggered pitched and gabled clay tiled roof, with tiled cottage dormer windows across the front and side adding further to the quaint attractiveness of the property, whilst to the rear a more contemporary timber boarded and glazed addition contrasts in a most pleasing fashion.
Quite stunning, with meticulous attention to detail being entirely evident throughout in both the fittings and architectural design, the entire property has much in it to enthuse over, yielding a very tasteful quality. More recently tastefully refurbished and modernised, the property has been further adapted by the current owners, culminating in a beautiful family home, which embraces the delightful gardens and grounds, and is sympathetic to it's character history, whilst also embracing a contemporary style which affords many open plan elements.
Attractive period décor enhances the original architectural features such as exposed wall timbers, original fireplaces with bressummer beams and significant beamed ceilings, all of which add to the period ambience.
The village itself with its quiet unaffected lifestyle and outstanding location add considerably to the property's inherent appeal, with early viewing being advised to fully appreciate the wonderful opportunity afforded.
The property fronts quietly onto the delightful village centre, being a no through road. A wide gravelled entrance drive is assessed through low painted timber picket gates, leading into a large forecourt area providing ample space for parking, attractively flanked by mature planting.
The delightful part walled gardens and grounds benefit from two separate wide stone flagged terraces either side of the property, one enclosed with brick piers and timber trellising, and both being perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
The extensive lawned gardens and grounds are a most attractive feature of the property, extensively planted with mature herbaceous boarders and hedging, and an array of colourful trees and shrubs interspersed throughout. Towards the further end of the garden is a superb timber and glazed summer house, which enjoys most pleasing views across the gardens back to the property itself.
Delightfully attractive, the gardens and grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains, water and electricity are connected. Private septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Council Tax: E
Postcode: OX10 6BL
Energy Efficiency Rating: F / 25
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
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 onto the Wallingford Road. Follow this road out of the village and in a further four miles approximately turn left into the village of North Stoke along Cook Lane. At the end of Cook Lane bear round to the right into The Street and Elizabeth House will be found along on the right hand side just past the village hall which is on the opposing side of the road.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co