25 BRIARS CLOSE
PANGBOURNE ON THAMES - BERKSHIRE
*Reading Town Centre – 6 miles *M4 at Theale (J12) – 5 miles
*Goring on Thames – 5 miles
*Newbury – 12 miles *Oxford – 25 miles
Located in a quiet cul-de-sac on the fringe of this popular Thameside village close for shops, school, River and Station. A traditional 4 bedroom family home built in the late 1960's by Gough Cooper, with West facing garden, private driveway and garaging.
West Facing Garden
Detached Garage & Rear Store
Gated Car Port
Located just to the West of Reading is the village of Pangbourne on Thames which lies on a bend of the River where the River Pang joins, and is connected by an ancient Toll Bridge to the village of Whitchurch in Oxfordshire nestling under the Chilterns Escarpment. The surrounding countryside of the Berkshire Downlands and Chiltern Hills is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
The stretch of river from Pangbourne upstream to Streatley, is forever associated with the well-known author 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 Co-Op supermarket, WH Smith with Post Office, high class Butcher, specialist Cheese shop, Library, an impressive Health Centre, Dentist, Opticians, together with Traditional Inns, Restaurants and Hotels including The Elephant formerly The Copper Inn. There is also a mainline station providing fast commuter services to Reading (8 minutes) and up to Paddington (25 minutes). There is a Primary School and in the local area are a wide range of Private Schools including Pangbourne College, the Oratory and Bradfield College all within easy reach.
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.
Briars Close is a quiet cul-de-sac situated off the Reading Road just to the East of the village centre.
Built by Gough Cooper in the late 1960's, 25 Briars Close is a detached family home situated in a peaceful cul-de-sac, affording 4 bedroom accommodation of a traditional layout. The front door opens into a spacious Reception Hall with Cloakroom off. Beyond this is the Sitting Room, which opens into the Dining Room with French doors to the garden. The modern fitted Kitchen/Breakfast Room overlooks the garden and has a rear door leading out. To the first floor, a central landing leads to the Master Bedroom, 3 further Bedrooms and the Family Bathroom. Presented in good order and with West facing garden & garaging, early viewing is advised.
The house is approached via a private driveway flanked by a front lawn with a hedged frontage and mature tree providing screening & privacy. Double timber gates open to a covered car port area, and through to a detached Garage with a garden store to the rear. Leading directly off the Kitchen is a paved patio terrace, facing West and offering the ideal spot for outside dining and entertaining enjoying the evening sunshine. The garden is mainly laid to patio for ease of maintenance, with raised beds & borders adding colour & interest. To the further end of the garden is a lawn bordered with mature shrubs & hedges.
Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and hot water is from gas fired wall boiler in airing cupboard.
Council Tax: E
Postcode: RG8 7LH
Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 69
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring bear left and proceed down the High Street, crossing over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights bear left onto the A329 to Pangbourne. On reaching the village continue until the mini roundabout by The Elephant where turn left onto the High Street. Continue straight over the next roundabout in the centre of the village onto the Reading Road. Continue for approximately half a mile where the turning for Briars Close will be found on the right before leaving the village. No. 25 will be found just a short way in on the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co