THE OLD BOATHOUSE – 6A, SHOOTERS HILL
PANGBOURNE – BERKSHIRE
Pangbourne Railway Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 1 minute walk / Reading (London, Paddington 27 minutes) – 5 miles / M4 (J 12 ) – 5 miles / Henley on Thames – 12 miles / Oxford – 22 miles
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Located centrally to the village, within easy walking distance of the extensive amenities afforded, enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook, situated on the banks on The River Thames, the setting is simply delightful, affording awe-inspiring 180 degree views across the river to the Chilterns on the opposing side.
A delightful and spacious well-appointed town house of approximately 1,668 sq ft displaying in an impressive and contemporary form, being both striking and complementary to the property's architecture, with the additional benefit of an adjoining river mooring. Scope for modernisation and improvement to suit one's own individual requirements.
Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, early viewing is advised.
• Galleried Reception Hall
• Open Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Sitting Room With Balcony Overlooking The River Thames
• Dining / Family Room
• Side Entrance Hall To Annexe & Utility Room
• Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom Opening Onto Riverside Terrace
• 2 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom With Airing Cupboard
• Integral Garage
• In all approximately 1,668 Sq Ft
• Elevated Balcony Overlooking The River
• Private Terrace Overlooking & Adjoining The River
• Private Adjoining River Mooring
• Scope for modernisation and improvement to suit one's own individual requirements.
The village of Pangbourne on Thames lies on a bend of the River where it meets the River Pang and is connected by an ancient Toll Bridge to the village of Whitchurch in Oxfordshire, which nestles under the Chilterns Escarpment. The surrounding countryside of the Berkshire Downlands and Chiltern Hills is designated an “ Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
Historically the south branch of the Ancient Ridgeway Path dropped down into the valley at Pangbourne from Upper Basildon at which point there would have originally been a Ford then a rough bridge since early times. The Roman Road from Silchester (Calleva) to Dorchester on Thames ran through the village and along Shooters Hill where Roman and Saxon coins were found when Brunel's railway line was cut through in 1839. There are many Tudor and 17th Century cottages in the village, including an old Smithy and several old Inns. Following the arrival of the railway, the village grew considerably in wealth and prominence and today there are numerous fine examples of the superb architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, notably represented by the interesting detached houses fronting onto Shooters Hill overlooking the river, known locally as the ‘seven deadly sins'.
The stretch of river from Pangbourne upstream to Streatley, is forever associated with Kenneth Graham and his book ‘The Wind in the Willows' which he wrote when living in the village at Church Cottage just west of the churchyard. An area of riverside land known as Pangbourne Meadow, lying just to the east of the Whitchurch Toll Bridge, was purchased by the Parish in the 1930s. Subsequently an additional portion was acquired by the National Trust and all of this area is now controlled by the Parish Council and available for the public to use for fishing, boating and leisure purposes.
Pangbourne has an excellent range of local amenities, shops and facilities, including a supermarket, WH Smith, a Lloyds Bank, Library, an impressive architect-designed Health Centre, Dentist, Opticians, together with Traditional Inns, Restaurants and Hotels. There is also a mainline station, just a minutes' walk, providing fast commuter services to Reading (8 minutes) and from Reading up to Paddington (25 minutes). Just to the South within a short drive is the village of Theale and access for the M.4.
In addition to local primary and secondary schooling, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Oratory & Oratory Preparatory, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.
Ideally located just a few minutes' walk from the extensive amenities within the village, the property is a most striking 4 storey town house, being traditionally built to take full advantage of the fantastic views afforded over the adjoining River Thames, with the living space being situated on the first and second floors.
Delightfully spacious and well-appointed, extending to approximately 1,668 sq ft, the property affords 3 reception rooms, with the main sitting room opening directly on to an elevated balcony terrace which overlooks The River Thames, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining, 3 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms.
Quite stunning, the property displays in an impressive and contemporary form, being both striking and complementary to the property's architecture, with much to enthuse over, yielding a very real tasteful quality, wholly apparent on viewing.
Early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the wonderful opportunity afforded.
Initially approached over the shared access driveway and forecourt, both private allocated and visitor parking can be found, as can the private integral garage and covered front porch to the property.
The property boasts two separate riverside terraces, one to the ground floor which provides direct access to the private river mooring, and one to the first floor which is located immediately off the sitting room, affording awe-inspiring 180 degree views of The River Thames and The Chilterns opposite.
A unique opportunity afforded, the private riverside amenity and views must be seen to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 7DU
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 56
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 over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights turn left onto the A329 Pangbourne Road. On reaching Pangbourne, just as you see the access road to the railway station on the right hand side, The Old Boat House will be found off to the left.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co Estate Agents & Valuers.