GATE HOUSE – 21A 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 far reaching views across to The Chilterns and being within close walking distance of the surrounding Chilterns countryside and for The River Thames, well revered village primary school, extensive High Street shops and amenities, and mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A recently built stylish modern and contemporary family residence of approximately 1,533 sq ft in size, set in delightful gardens, with charming elevations of particular architectural note, encompassing most attractive modern and contemporary high-quality fixtures and fittings throughout, with an inspired internal design, providing for a delightful and impressive family home in a simply stunning location, with early viewing being highly recommended.
Driveway & Spacious Forecourt
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining & Family Room
Landing With Ladder Access To Fully Boarded Loft
Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
2 Further Double Bedrooms
In all approximately 1,533 sq ft
Delightful Gardens & Grounds
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 Paddington and central / City of London destinations.
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.
The central part of Goring is a ‘Conservation Area' and has a wealth of interesting period properties many Listed being of significant architectural and historical interest.
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.
Built in early 2017 and not yet occupied, being in ‘As new' condition, with fitted carpets, a combination of wooden and tiled flooring, and blinds, Gate House is an impressive modern and contemporary family home of approximately 1,533 sq ft, finished to an exceptionally high standard and enjoying wonderful far reaching views to the rear over the adjoining playing fields and Chilterns countryside beyond. Yielding an attractive and classic appearance of brick elevations under a traditional pitched clay tile roof with a cottage style dormer window and attractive brick external window sills to the exterior, whilst internally the property affords a most contemporary note which is simply stunning to view.
Wide engineered oak flooring runs through the ground floor, including the fantastic open plan contemporary kitchen / dining & family room at the rear of the house, which takes advantage of the delightful outlook and views, with wide French doors opening onto the patio terrace from the vaulted end of the room. The fully fitted kitchen benefits from quartz work-tops & breakfast bar, and integrated appliances. A separate utility room is fitted with appliances and provides a separate side entrance. The ground floor also includes a large cloakroom, spacious store cupboard, and a sitting room. To the first floor, a spacious landing with ladder access to a fully boarded loft opens through to three bedrooms and a family bathroom, with one of the bedrooms being a most spacious master bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The property has a wide private frontage to Gatehampton Road, opening straight on to a double car's width brick paviour driveway, flanked on one side by an attractive walled boundary which runs the length of the entire property, and to the other, mature fencing with pretty planted borders.
The house itself sits well back in the landscaped gardens and grounds and overlooks playing fields to the rear and the Chilterns countryside beyond. A pedestrian gate to the side of the property opens through to a gravelled side pathway which itself runs the entire length of the garden, right up to the end boundary fence where a gate opens through to the playing fields. Here at the end of the garden there is a useful timber and glazed potting shed.
The main garden is laid to lawn, with a wide stone laid terrace bordered with timber sleapers running across the back of the open plan kitchen / dining & family room, perfect for ‘Alfresco' dining.
Simply delightful, the gardens and views afforded from the grounds and property itself must be viewed to be fully appreciated.
Services: Mains electricity, water, and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler. Underfloor heating system throughout ground floor. Additionally, the TV, Telephone & Broadband, and Alarm system have been installed and setup.
Postcode: RG8 0EN
Energy Performance Rating: B / 85
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our offices in the centre of Goring, turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction, turn right again and follow this road past the station into Gatehampton Road. Gate House, 21A Gatehampton Road will be found on the left-hand side before the turning into Sheepcot recreation field.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.