31 LOCKSTILE WAY
Goring on Thames – Oxfordshire
*Pangbourne – 5 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles
*Reading – 10 miles *Oxford - 18 miles
*Henley on Thames – 12 mile *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at Junction 12 (Theale) – 10 miles
Situated near the top of a quiet road in established residential area convenient by footpath to the primary school and easily accessible for the central village amenities and mainline station. Detached four bedroom family house with potential to further enlarge and refurbish, with a private west facing garden.
Elevated position close to the top of the village
Easily accessible for school, shops and station
Wide Front Porch Entrance
Reception Hall with stairs to a Galleried Landing
Large Sitting Room with fireplace
Utility Room/Rear Lobby
Integral Garage with space at side behind high wooden gates for second car
Wide frontage of approximately 80' feet
West facing rear garden of nearly 70'
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands on the Oxfordshire side of the river as it flows downstream from Oxford to Reading. This is 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, 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 approx. 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to central London destinations.
Recognised as a thriving community there are a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups to suit most people.
The Village Primary school is highly rated 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.
Dating from the 1960's the house is of contemporary design and has benefited from a rear extension to form a larger main reception room. More recently the kitchen was re-fitted and new UPVC primary double glazed windows installed on the ground floor.
The property offers scope and potential for further enlargement and refurbishment to suit a purchaser's own requirements. Internally the property has a number of features notably a galleried landing, and all the principal rooms enjoy a Westerly aspect over the garden with first-floor views across to the hills above Streatley on Thames.
The frontage to the pavement and road extends to approximately 80' with open plan lawns and shrub borders providing interest together with a number of trees including a flowering Cherry.
A drive leads to an Integral Garage, with at the side high double wooden gates which open onto a hard standing area for a second car or caravan.
To the rear is an established lawned garden with depth of approaching 70' and well-stocked shrub borders as well as a variety of trees including two Apple.
There is an aluminium greenhouse, and a small garden shed.
Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from gas fired floor boiler
Council Tax: Band G
Postcode: RG8 0AL
Energy Efficiency Rating:
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. At the railway bridge junction turn left and then first right into Lockstile Way. Continue to the top of the road where number 31 will be found on the left-hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co