4 POUND COTTAGES
STREATLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
Goring Station 0.75 miles Wallingford 5 miles Reading 9.5 miles
Henley on Thames 13 miles Newbury 14 miles Oxford 18 miles
M4 at Theale (J.12) 10 miles M40 at Lewknor (J.6) 15 miles
Immaculately presented 3 bedroom end of terrace cottage, in sought after village. Offering flexible accomodation with lovely views. Good transport links.
Sitting Room with Log Burning Stove
Family Bathroom with Bath & Overhead Shower
Walled Rear Terrace garden
Mature front lawned garden
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.
Conveniently placed for the village primary school as well as for the excellent range of shops and amenities in the adjoining village of Goring located just over the River bridge in Oxfordshire and including a mainline station. A 3 bedroom ‘Mews' Cottage built in 1960 incorporating Georgian period style architectural features with attractively arranged accommodation.
The reception hall gives access to all downstairs accommodation and the stairs to the first floor. The cloakroom is a lovely white suite, being contemporary in design. The Sitting room benefits from a log burning stove and a lovely bay window overlooking the front garden. The Kitchen/Dining room is well presented with full range of integrated equipment. The walled terrace garden is accessed via the dining area through French doors. The first floor offers good size accommodation, 3 good size bedrooms and a family bathroom with Bath and Overhead Shower.
Situated adjacent to the top of the historic High Street of this favoured Thameside village overlooking a small green with distant views of the surrounding National Trust hillsides. Lovely lawn garden to the front and walled terrace garden to the rear. Garage is found at the rear of the property.
Services: Gas Central Heating and all mains services connected.
Council Tax: Band D
Postcode: RG8 9JH
Energy Efficiency Rating: C
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue across the River bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where after turn right onto the Wallingford Road Pound Cottages will be seen immediately on the right hand side behind a small green. The garaging for Pound Cottages are located behind the properties with vehicular access at the top of the High Street just before reaching the traffic lights.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co