WHITCHURCH HILL – OXFORDSHIRE
*Pangbourne on Thames & mainline station – 1.7 miles *Goring on Thames – 3.5 miles
*Reading – 6 miles * Newbury – 14 miles *Oxford – 17 miles
*Henley on Thames – 11 miles – M4 at Theale (J12) – 8 miles
* M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 17 miles
Situated in this desirable hilltop village just a short drive to The River Thames, outstanding primary school in Whitchurch on Thames, and high street shops and mainline railway station providing direct access to London within the hour, in either Goring on Thames or Pangbourne, and also conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, and the M4 & M40.
Set in delightful level lawned gardens overlooking mature Beech woodland, a spacious detached 2 bedroom bungalow with gated forecourt and garage, and affording the potential for modernisation and possible enlargement subject to relevant permissions.
Enclosed Entrance Porch
Central Reception Hall
Sitting Room with doors to garden
Master Bedroom with En-Suite Cloakroom
2nd Double Bedroom
Large Family Bathroom
Mature Gardens & Grounds with Private Outlook
Gated Driveway Parking
Whitchurch Hill is a quiet, hilltop village lying some 450' above sea level on the edge of the Chilterns Escarpment close to the Thames Valley, approximately 2 miles from Pangbourne on Thames with surrounding countryside designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
Traditionally timbered and thatched cottages overlook the village green and parish church of St Johns and there are many other period properties reflecting the differing architectural styles through the ages, which essentially form the character and history of this unspoilt rural community historically based on agriculture and farming.
At the bottom of the hill is the separate village of Whitchurch on Thames lying opposite to the village of Pangbourne on the Berkshire side of the river, and home to a well revered and outstanding primary school, and in the local area are a first class choice of both state and private schools with ‘bus collections
Pangbourne offers excellent shopping facilities as well as a wide range of amenities including a mainline railway station which has excellent commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour. There is a regular daily bus service to Reading via Pangbourne from Woodcote with good road communications, particularly for Reading and the M4 motorway.
In 2019 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.
Built in 1983, Beech View is a detached Bungalow of generous proportions. An enclosed Entrance Porch opens into the central Reception Hall, off which all the accommodation leads. The Kitchen is spacious and affords ample space for dining within. The Sitting Room to the rear of the property overlooks the garden and has sliding doors for access onto the terrace. There is a large Master Bedroom with En-Suite W.C, second Double Bedroom and spacious Family Bathroom with separate shower. To the front of the property is an attached Garage. Beech View is set in a peaceful and spacious plot and affords obvious scope for modernisation and possible enlargement to suit a purchaser's needs subject to relevant permissions.
The property is set well back behind a hedged frontage, with 5 bar gate opening into a large hard-standing forecourt affording ample parking space for numerous vehicles, and leading up to the attached garage. Side access can be gained to the delightful rear garden, with a paved patio terrace leading off the sitting room providing the perfect spot for outside dining and entertaining overlooking the level lawned garden, carefully tended with well stocked borders adding colour and interest, and Greenhouse to the rear. The rear boundary adjoins private Beech Woodland, providing a peaceful backdrop and complete seclusion.
Services: Mains water, drainage, gas, and electricity are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: E
Postcode: RG8 7NY
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 65
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street, where at the Railway Bridge junction turn right and then next left into Reading Road. Continue up the hill and out of the village and in a further 2 miles, on reaching the crossroads at Crays Pond, turn right signposted for Whitchurch and Pangbourne. In a further mile and a quarter on reaching Whitchurch Hill, Beech View will be found on the right hand side opposite the parish church.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.