2 THE BULL MEADOW
STREATLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
*Goring Station – 0.75 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 5 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
Conveniently situated in the heart of this picturesque Thameside village within a few minutes' walk of the primary school and easily accessible for Goring on Thames on the opposite bank of the River with its range of shops and amenities and mainline station.
Enjoying far reaching views across to National Trust Lardon Chase and surrounding hillsides, an attractive 3 bedroom detached house set in mature gardens with detached garage.
Excellent Road & Rail Communications
Walking Distance to School, Shops, Station, Scenic Riverside and National Trust Hillsides
Large Sitting Room / Dining Room
3 Double Bedrooms
Timber Storage Shed
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, facing Goring on the Oxfordshire side. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty'. Historically the location of the two villages is 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, supposedly haunted by a lady in white.
In the village there is a parish church with Norman origins, a luxury riverside four star hotel, The Swan, which also offers 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 one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside, a nursery and a highly regarded Church of England primary school. The local area is extremely well catered for by private and state schools and 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, health centre, traditional inns, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour.
Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the wide 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 the extensive bridleways and footpaths are now open to the public.
The Bull Meadow is a small tucked away cul de sac approached off the bottom of “The Coombe” at the foot of Streatley Hill and comprises of a limited number of detached houses which have differing architectural styles and elevations. The road benefits from being away from traffic and from its close proximity to the village primary school, local shops, amenities and for superb rural walks.
A detached house of good proportions affording spacious three bedroom accommodation with great potential for modernisation. On the ground floor is a wide Reception Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen with side door, and particularly large open plan Sitting Room / Dining Room with sliding doors onto the garden. Upstairs all leading off a central landing are three Double Bedrooms, two with built in wardrobes and a family Bathroom.
The property occupies an advantageous corner position with open plan lawned front garden, pathway to front door, and side access to the rear. To the side of the house is a spacious driveway providing ample parking space and leading up to the detached garage.
The rear garden is fully enclosed and has a wide paved terrace leading off the house ideal for outdoor dining and entertaining, with the rest of the garden being mainly gravelled for ease of maintenance, with some mature shrubs adding interest. To one corner sits a useful timber storage shed.
Services: Mains water, electricity, gas and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: Band E
Postcode: RG8 9QD
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55
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 over the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights carry on straight over the junction up the hill. In a further few hundred yards turn left into the Coombe and then immediately turn left again into The Bull Meadow. No. 2 will be found on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co