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
In a tucked away positon, offering wonderful views sits this lovely 4 bedroom detached bungalow of over 2000 square feet. The property has been modernised to a high standard and incorporates the views from several rooms.
• Entrance Hallway
• Sitting Room with jet master open fire
• Orangery with doors to outside
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility Room incorporating the Cloakroom
• Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and En Suite with Bath and separate Shower
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• 2 Bay Garage with Store Shed plus further parking on drive
• Garden just under ½ acre
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.
Upcot is a beautifully presented modern bungalow recently renovated to a high standard. It is located in a quiet tucked away spot, unseen from the road. There is a covered porch leading to the front door and giving entrance to a reception hall with wood flooring. The master bedroom is found to the left of the hallway and is a very spacious fully carpeted room. The door to the dressing room is in the right hand corner and it has a wall of built in wardrobes. Next to this is the en suite which is a luxurious space with bath and separate shower. The utility room doubles up as the cloakroom with a modern white suite. There are 3 bedrooms, which consist of 2 doubles and 1 single room – both double bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. Next to them is the family bathroom with bath and overhead shower. The kitchen/breakfast room is very modern and has doors to the back patio area, plus a back lobby area which gives side access to the house. There are 2 entrances into the sitting room with jet master fire in-between them. There is a beautiful bay window giving superb views, which continues through into the Orangery which makes a perfect dining or further seating area. Patio doors gives easy access to the garden
At the bottom of the drive is a single parking space with steps leading up to the side of the house. It then sweeps up to the right, giving full access to the property , driveway and car port. The car port has a good sized store attached and the car port itself gives shelter for 2 cars. The driveway turns to shingle allowing space for turning. The garden is mostly to lawn at the front, but there is patio round the back and also a shed. The garden extends to just under ½ acre, incorporating the woodland which surrounds it. The views from the front garden give a wonderful treetop aspect of Streatley with Goring in the distance
Services: Mains electric, gas and water connected to the property. Drainage via a septic tank
Council Tax: Band F
Postcode: RG8 9LD
Energy Efficiency Rating: D
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices turn left and proceed up to the traffic lights at Streatley. At the traffic light turn right then take the next left sign posted to Wantage. The driveway to Upcot will be found a short distance along on the left hand side .
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