SOMERIES - LITTLE CROFT ROAD
GORING ON THAMES - OXFORDSHIRE
*Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles *Henley on Thames – 13 miles
*Reading – 10 miles *Oxford – 19 miles *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 14 miles
Located in the exclusive central part of the village in a highly regarded tree lined road easily accessible for the High Street shops and amenities, mainline station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour, and for delightful riverside and country walks.
An appealing traditionally built residence situated in a premier location within the village, affording flexibly arranged accommodation of approximately 2,416 sq ft with the additional benefit of a detached double garage and delightfully mature gardens and grounds of approximately 0.461 of an acre.
A simply wonderful opportunity, with clear potential for further adaptation or development, early viewing is advised.
• Ideally situated between Oxford and Reading with excellent road and rail communications
• Leafy un-adopted road in prime residential area within easy walking distance of central shops, station and riverside
• Potential for further development subject to relevant permissions
• Private Gated Driveway & Forecourt
• Covered Entrance Porch
• Reception Hall
• Coat Cupboard
• Sitting Room With Fireplace
• Dining Room
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility Room
• Inner Hall
• Master Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Bathroom
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• In All Approximately 2,416 Sq Ft
• Detached Double Garage Of Approximately 346 Sq Ft
• Secluded Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.461 Acre
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands each overlooking the River as it flows downstream from Oxford to Reading, in 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, a Bank, Post Office, Boutique hotel, Doctors and Dental surgeries and importantly a mainline station offering fast services 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.
In 2017/18 Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrification of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central London destinations.
Recognised as a thriving community there are a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups to suit most people.
There is a highly rated Primary school 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 bank 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.
Croft Road & Little Croft Road is a favoured tree lined road on the Southern Side of the village close to the centre, comprising many individual detached houses some dating from the early parts of the last century reflecting the growth and grandeur of this period with the village Regatta being established rivalling Henley in prestige and patronage.
Having a particularly appealing appearance, Someries is privately situated in this premier road surrounded by beautiful mature gardens & grounds and accessed over a gated driveway, with great privacy afforded.
Originally built by one of the areas most revered and respected builders, John Wakefield, Someries is a detached bungalow of generous proportions, extending to approximately 2,416 sq ft, affording flexibly arranged yet traditional accommodation, including 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 4 reception rooms, in addition to a detached double garage.
The property affords obvious potential for both further adaptation and development, or full replacement with either 1 or 2 properties, subject to relevant permissions being obtained.
Careful planning and attention has been provided combining, more modern open plan living with that of a rather more traditional nature, in addition to embracing outside living and delivering a wholly relaxing ambience, and as a consequence the property presents itself as a delightful family residence.
Early viewing of Someries is highly recommended to fully appreciate the wonderful opportunity that it affords.
Exceptionally private, the property stands back in its delightfully mature plot of approximately 0.461 of an acre. A timber five-bar gate opens onto the driveway and forecourt affording ample parking space for numerous cars and flanked by lawned front gardens, mature trees, and extensive planting. The drive meanders its way past the property, leading to the detached double garage, which extends to approximately 346 sq ft with remote up and over door.
Attractive and mature well laid out secluded lawned gardens wrap themselves around all sides, flanked by borders of mature hedging, shrubbery, herbaceous borders, and colourful trees. A paved patio terrace leads off the rear of the bungalow providing a delightful spot for outside dining and entertaining.
Both private and delightfully attractive, the gardens and grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 9ER
Energy Efficiency Rating: D/ 67
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Turn next left into Manor Road opposite the Miller of Mansfield and on reaching the left hand corner by the John Barleycorn Public House continue straight across along Manor Road. Take the 2nd turning left into Little Croft Road and Someries will be found a little way along off on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co