BUILDING PLOT ADJACENT, SUNFIELD HOUSE
WALLINGFORD ROAD - STREATLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
River Thames 2-3 Minutes' Walk Railway station (London Paddington within the hour) 8 – 10 Minutes' Walk Reading (London, Paddington 27 minutes) – 10 Miles M4 (J 12 ) - 11 Miles M40 (J6) - 14 Miles Henley on Thames - 12 Miles Oxford - 20 Miles Wallingford - 5 Miles (Distances and times approximate)
Situated within this desirable riverside village which lies on the banks of the River Thames, being within close walking distance of the mainline train station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour, extensive village amenities, and outstanding schooling, a delightfully mature individual building plot of approximately 0.167 of an acre, having the benefit of full planning permission for an elegant traditional family home of approximately 2,874 sq ft, arranged over three floors, offering generous and well apportioned living in a stylish architect designed build, with adjacent barn style double garage of approximately 517 sq ft.
Galleried Reception Hall
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining Room & Family Room
Living Room With Fireplace
Master Bedroom Suite with En-Suite Bath Room & Dressing Room
Guest Suite with En-Suite Shower Room
2 Further Bedrooms
New Home In All Approximately 2,874 Sq Ft
New Detached Barn Style Double Garage Of Approximately 517 Sq Ft
Extensive Private & Mature Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.167 Of An Acre
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, facing Goring on the Oxfordshire side. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' and historically this was a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap'. The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge across to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area' where there are a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse, supposedly haunted by a lady in white. Following the building of the railway through the Thames Valley by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in approximately 1840, the villagers of Streatley decided the railway should go on the Goring side with the result now that while Streatley has changed little, the village of Goring on Thames has grown substantially and is now the larger village.
In the village there is a parish church with Norman origins, a luxury riverside four star hotel, The Swan, which also offers a leisure and fitness club and at the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn which was an old coaching inn when the Royal Mail stopped en-route between Oxford and London. There is also a prestigious golf club, established over one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside.
In the village within close walking distance is the very well regarded Streatley Nursery & Primary School, with the outstanding secondary school, ‘The Downs', being in catchment for the village also, and having its own bus route from the end of Townsend Road. The local area is also extremely well catered for by private schools, with school busses also leaving from the end of Townsend Road for St Helen & St Catherine's, and The Manor.
Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the wide Thames Valley and from the top there are panoramic views far into Oxfordshire. The woodland and hills surrounding Streatley have been acquired in recent years by the National Trust and the extensive bridleways and footpaths are now open to the public.
Across the river, the larger village of Goring on Thames offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including shops, modern health centre, traditional inns, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M40 and M4 motorways, the latter linking directly to Heathrow.
In 2018 Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central London destinations.
BUILDING PLOT ADJACENT, SUNFIELD HOUSE
The building plot occupies a mature and private position within this highly regarded village, which is situated on the banks of the River Thames, within scenic tree lined surroundings. The plot itself, approximately 0.167 of an acre in size, benefits from being within close walking distance of the mainline train station which provides direct access to London Paddington in under the hour, extensive village amenities, and superb schooling.
Full planning permission is granted for an imposing contemporary yet traditional family home of approximately 2, 874 sq ft arranged over three floors, affording generous open plan and well apportioned living in a stylish and contemporary architect designed build, with an adjacent barn style detached double garage of approximately 517 sq ft.
Full planning consent was granted in May of 2017 (Planning No: 17/01476/FULD).
COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY
The CIL has been estimated at the level of £39,375
Private Drainage: The sellers septic tank, situated adjacent at Sunfield House, is located within the grounds of the building plot, as such the buyer is required to install a new septic tank for the seller within the grounds of Sunfield House.
Boundaries: The buyer is to co-ordinate with the sellers, whom is situated adjacent at Sunfield House, over the dividing boundary type to be erected, and erect it at their own expense.
Services: Mains water, gas, and electricity are available for connection. Private drainage. Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the relevant utility companies.
Council Tax: To be assessed.
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights bear right onto the Wallingford Road. After passing the junction with the A417 Wantage Road take the next and last turning left just before leaving the village into Townsend Road. Whilst the plot will be accessed off Wallingford Road, initial viewings will be accompanied with access provided through the private grounds of Sunfield House on Townsend Road, found just off on the right hand side as you turn in to Townsend Road.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.