2 CHURCH CROFT COTTAGES
STREATLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
* READING - 9 miles * HENLEY ON THAMES - 13 miles * WALLINGFORD - 4 miles
* OXFORD - 16 miles * NEWBURY - 14 miles * M4 motorway (J.12 at Theale) - 8 ½ miles.
* M40 motorway (J.6 at Lewknor) – 14 miles
Tucked away off the High Street within the central Conservation Area of this picturesque Thameside village, a 1 bedroom Victorian terraced cottage with character and charm
Entrance Porch from Lane
Living Room with cast log burning stove
Double Bedrooms with fitted wardrobes
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a wide valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, opposite Goring on the Oxfordshire bank with the surrounding countryside designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Historically the two villages are located at a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap' where the ancient Ridgeway path comes down to meet the river after its long journey across the Berkshire Downlands before continuing up onto the Chiltern Hills and the Icknield Way.
The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge over to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area' with a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse.
The village has a parish church with Norman origins, “The Swan” a luxury 4 star riverside hotel also offering a leisure and fitness club, and at the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn being an old coaching inn from the era when the Royal Mail stopped en route from London to Oxford. There is also a prestigious Golf Club, established over 100 years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. Streatley has a highly rated Primary School with a separate Nursery and is also is in the catchment area for the much acclaimed Downs Secondary school in Compton.
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, choice of restaurants, Gourmet Deli, a riverside café, “Boutique” hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour and with connections for the future Crossrail services into central London.
Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the 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 there are extensive bridleways and footpaths open to the public.
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.
2 Church Croft Cottages occupies a quiet and secluded position just off the high street. The entrance porch leads straight into the living room which has period features, including stripped wooden floorboards and an exposed brick fireplace with cast log burning stove. The kitchen is fully fitted and has an area under the stairs which would make a useful sitting area. The staircase leads up to the bathroom and bedroom. The bathroom is a white suite and has a bath with overhead shower. The double bedroom is a good size and features a decorative fireplace.
2 Church Croft Cottages is located off the High Street and behind the Church in a quiet pocket of the village.
Services: All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: C
Postcode: RG8 9JE
Energy Efficiency Rating: D
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 and across the river bridge into Streatley High Street. Just after the entrance to The Swan Hotel, take the next right down towards the Church. Follow the road round and 2 Church Croft Cottages will be found on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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