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
An attractive 6 bedroom family home finished to a very high standard with excellent living space. The property comes with a four bay garage with large rooms above and an attractive enclosed garden
Drawing Room with fireplace
Cloakroom with Shower
Master Bedroom with large dressing area and luxury ensuite with shower and bath
3 Further Double Bedrooms, one with brand new ensuite shower room
Family Bathroom with corner bath and separate shower
Top Floor Bedroom with stunning views
Four Bay Garage with Shower Room and Large Rooms above which could be separate office
Mature Gardens and Terrace
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.
Churn Lodge is a beautiful Arts & Crafts house dating back to the 1920's, benefitting from total renovation in the last couple of years. Entering through a large wooden door, the hallway is a large area with tiled floor and beautiful oak staircase leading up to the first and second floor. The kitchen/breakfast room is entered through a substantial oak and glass door and is a beautifully designed space with central island and ample space for a dining room table. There is a separate utility room with back door access to the garden. The dining and sitting room both face the garden and the sitting room has doors leading to the terrace. The drawing room has a fireplace and bay window. The study can also be used as a 6th bedroom and there is a cloakroom with shower room next door. On the first floor is the master bedroom which has a stunning view across the garden and Goring beyond. There is a large dressing area and luxurious ensuite with his and hers basins, shower area and separate bath. There are 3 further double bedrooms, one bedroom has a brand new ensuite shower room. The family bathroom has a corner bath and separate shower. On the top floor is a large bedroom with wonderful far reaching views.
The four bay garage has a shower/cloakroom on the ground floor and stairs up to a large room which could be used as an office/additional living space.
There is a gated entrance leading to a large gravelled driveway and triple garage. The large grounds to the rear are mostly laid to lawn and have mature trees and a sunny terrace area.
Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from gas central heating
There is an additional £190 pcm to pay for Gardening costs
Council Tax: Band H
Postcode: RG8 9LA
Energy Efficiency Rating: C
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. Continue across the River bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street Traffic Lights. Turn right at the lights and then take the left hand fork onto Wantage Road. Churn Lodge will be found on the right hand side before leaving the village.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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