50 SPRINGHILL ROAD
GORING ON THAMES – OXFORDSHIRE
Goring & Streatley Train Station (London Paddington within the hour) 1 mile
*Reading 11 miles (London, Paddington 27 minutes) *M4 (J12) 11 miles
*M40 (J6) 14 miles *Henley on Thames - 12 miles
*Oxford 19 miles *Wallingford 8 miles
(Distances and times approximate)
In an established residential road on the elevated fringe of the village close to the surrounding Chilterns countryside and river Thames. Easily accessible for the well-respected village primary school, local shop and the extensive High Street shops and amenities and mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A traditional yet contemporary three bedroom semi-detached cottage style property, sympathetically extended and modernised by the current owners and now affording spacious family sized accommodation of approximately 1,253 sq. ft. with a delightful South facing rear garden.
Within the catchment area for Goring Primary and Langtree Secondary Schools.
Extended & Refurbished by current owners
Excellent road and rail communications
Walking distance of primary school and local shop
Spacious Private Gravelled Driveway
Cloakroom / Wet-room with walk-in shower
Large Kitchen / Breakfast Room with underfloor heating
22” Sitting Room with “Clearview” Log Burner
Master Bedroom with Fitted Wardrobes
Double Bedroom with built-in Wardrobe
High quality “Thomas Sanderson” window shutters in all bedrooms, entrance hall, wet-room and sitting room.
In All Approximately 1,253 sq. ft.
Landscaped South Facing Rear Garden
Timber sun deck / terrace
Timber Store Shed
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.
Springhill Road occupies an elevated position off the Wallingford Road on the very edge of the village, and comprises an eclectic mix of properties many dating from the late Victorian and Edwardian eras, with the traditional architecture and building skills of this period much in evidence, especially the decorative detailing to the superb brickwork which mainly came from the local kiln at Woodcote.
A traditional family home situated in quiet and attractively laid out gardens. The property benefits from having been recently extended and refurbished by the current owners and now affords particularly extensive downstairs living space. The large kitchen / breakfast room provides an ideal opportunity for family dining with double doors leading directly onto the South facing sun deck. The sitting room includes a “Clearview” log burner, built in book shelves around the fireplace and double doors leading directly onto the South facing sun deck.
The property enjoys a quiet frontage onto Springhill Road with picket fencing behind which is the discreet lawned front garden. A gravelled driveway provides off-road parking and also leads to the gated entrance to the rear garden.
The professionally landscaped south facing rear garden is a further attractive feature of the property with views beyond to a woodland escarpment and “Cow Hill”. Laid mainly to lawn with timber fenced boundaries and colourful borders affording a private and pleasant aspect to be enjoyed from the timber decked sun terrace which is perfect for ‘Al-Fresco-dining
Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler. Secondary hot water from Immersion heater.
Council Tax: D
Postcode: RG8 0DA
Energy Efficiency Rating: D/65
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 onto the Wallingford Road, continuing along this road as if leaving the village, and taking the last turning right into Springhill Road. The property will be found toward the far end on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co