CHEZ NOUS - 40 GATEHAMPTON ROAD
GORING ON THAMES – OXFORDSHIRE
*Wallingford – 6 miles *Henley on Thames – 13 miles *Reading – 10 miles
*Oxford – 19 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at J12 (Theale) – 10 miles *M40 at J6 (Lewknor) – 15 miles
Situated on the elevated fringe of the village affording delightful views across to The Chilterns and The Downs and being within close walking distance of The River Thames, well revered village primary school, extensive High Street shops and amenities, and for the mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A stylish modern and contemporary family residence of approximately 1,893 sq ft in size, set in approximately 1/5th of an acre, only just recently extended and modernised throughout, affording striking elevations of particular architectural note, and encompassing an inspired internal design with most attractive contemporary high-quality fixtures and fittings, providing for a delightful and impressive family home in a simply lovely location, with early viewing being highly recommended.
Gravelled Driveway & Spacious Forecourt
Integral Bike Store
Galleried Reception Hall
Kitchen / Dining Room
Family Room With Bi-Fold Doors
Sitting Room With Fireplace & Log Burner
Master Bedroom With Dressing Room & En-Suite Shower Room
3 Further Bedrooms
In All Approximately 1,893 Sq Ft
Mature & Private Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 1/5th Of An Acre
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands each overlooking the River as it flows downstream from Oxford to Reading, in an area of scenic landscape known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap' and designated an ‘A.O.N.B.' In 2009 Goring was awarded the prestigious ‘Oxfordshire Village of the Year' and also won the coveted “Best in South of England” title. This stretch of the River, the longest between locks, is regarded as one of the most beautiful and is forever associated with Kenneth Graham's immortal book “Wind in the Willows” as well as Jerome K Jerome's book “Three Men in a Boat” which actually mentions Streatley in its narrative.
The village boasts an excellent range of shops and facilities together with Olde Worlde pubs, a highly regarded Bistro/Café, choice of restaurants, a Bank, Post Office, Boutique hotel, Doctors and Dental surgeries and importantly a mainline station offering fast services to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M4 and M40 motorways, and for Heathrow.
In 2019 Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrification of the line will significantly improve travelling times to The City and central London destinations generally.
Recognised as a thriving community there are a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups to suit most people. There is a highly rated Primary school and in the local area are a first class choice of both state and private schools with ‘bus collections.
Streatley on Thames, situated on the opposite Berkshire bank of the river, is another picturesque village surrounded by hills and woodlands now mainly owned by the National Trust. Fronting onto the river by the bridge crossing over to Goring is the luxury 4 star riverside hotel the Swan renowned for its fine cuisine and leisure and fitness facilities.
Gatehampton Road on the Southern edge of the village is a “no-through” road leading out into scenic countryside from where there are panoramic views of the surrounding Chilterns and Berkshire Downlands which face one another on either side of the Thames Valley as the River flows downstream towards Pangbourne.
This ‘non-estate' road comprises mainly individual detached properties, some dating back to just after the First World War, having good-sized garden plots. There is easy access to the railway station, primary school and for the High Street shops and amenities in the centre of the village. Sheepcot Playing Field and the Tennis Courts are also located in the road and there are numerous country and riverside walks close at hand to enjoy the amazing scenery.
Ideally situated on the elevated fringe of this quintessentially English village, enjoying a peaceful ambience and attractive outlook, the property enjoys far reaching views of the nearby countryside, yet is within but a short walk of the extensive amenities afforded.
Having undergone extensive refurbishment and re-modelling, both internally and externally, Chez Nous presents itself as a most impressive modern and contemporary family home which extends to approximately 1,893 sq ft, affording a most pleasing open plan yet traditional layout, and is finished to an exceptionally high standard, with striking contemporary timbered and rendered elevations blending seamlessly, resting under a slate tiled roof.
From the spacious front drive and gardens, you are greeted by a stunning galleried reception hall, with all principle reception rooms leading off, including the sitting room, kitchen / dining room, gym, and with the family room, study, and utility room being situated off the kitchen / dining room. Providing for an open modern way of living, with an open plan arrangement to the core of the house, more traditional living can also be enjoyed also. From the galleried reception hall an impressive staircase leads up, splitting two directions; One way to the master bedroom suite with dressing area and en-suite shower room, and the other way leading to 3 spacious bedrooms and the family bathroom, which boasts a roll top bath.
With a most impressive design and lifestyle is to be enjoyed, stylish and high-quality fixtures and fittings are entirely evident throughout, adding greatly to the architectural flair, and providing for a simply delightful family home in a superb location.
The property has an attractive post and rail frontage to Gatehampton Road, with a wide entrance opening into the spacious gravelled driveway, with mature trees and attractive lawned and hedged borders providing a pleasant approach and outlook.
The house itself sits well back in the landscaped gardens and grounds and overlooks its spacious grounds, with far reaching views enjoyed from the first floor.
A gated side pathway leads round to the rear of the property to the left of the plot, whilst to the right of the house at the front, there is a useful integral bike store.
A wide and deep decked terrace runs across the rear of the house between the family room and study, with wide glazing and doors opening out from both sides, creating an inside outside free flow, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining, and enjoying the Westerly aspect.
The large mainly lawned garden is fenced on both sides with interspersed planting providing a colourful backdrop. Towards the bottom of the garden, more heavily planting of trees subtly divides the garden off, with there then being a kitchen garden, with raised growing beds and a green house.
Wonderfully mature and most private, the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1/5th of an acre.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating and hot water.
Postcode: RG8 0EP
Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 70
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
From the centre of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street where at the railway bridge junction turn right and follow this road along past the Station into Gatehampton Road. 40 Gatehampton Road will be found along the right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through either Warmingham & Co.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify that they are in working order. If required, the client is advised to obtain verification. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through either Warmingham & Co. Whilst all due care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, no responsibility for their accuracy is accepted, nor do they form part of any offer or contract. Intending clients must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy prior to signing a contract.