3 WOODFIELD COTTAGES
STREATLEY ON THAMES - BERKSHIRE
Goring (London Paddington within the hour) Streatley High Street/River ½ miles Reading 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) M4 (Junction 12) 10 miles Henley on Thames 13 miles Newbury 14 miles Oxford 17 miles (Distances and times approximate)
A delightful 4 bedroom ‘End Terrace Mews Cottage' built in 2003 situated in mature private gardens & grounds incorporating character features sympathetic with local architectural heritage, whilst also benefitting from delightful modern & contemporary flare affording attractively arranged spacious accommodation having been more recently modernised throughout to an appealing standard.
Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty at the foot of far reaching National Trust land within the heart of this favoured Thameside village, and conveniently placed for the village primary school as well as for the excellent range of shops and amenities in the adjoining village of Goring on Thames located just over the River bridge in Oxfordshire, which includes a mainline station affording access to London Paddington in under the hour.
Mature & Railed Front Courtyard Garden
Private Open Garage / Car Port Adjacent To The Property
Private Parking Bay Adjacent To The Property
Spacious Storage Cupboard
Kitchen / Breakfast Room
Spacious Storage Cupboard
1st Floor Landing
Master Bedroom Suite With Shower Room
2 Further Bedrooms
2nd Floor Landing
In All Approximately 1,199 Sq Ft Internally
Private & Spacious Southerly Rear Garden & Terrace
Timber & Glazed Store 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' and historically this was a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap'. The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge across to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area' where there are 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. Following the building of the railway through the Thames Valley by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in approximately 1840, the villagers of Streatley decided the railway should go on the Goring side with the result now that while Streatley has changed little, the village of Goring on Thames has grown substantially and is now the larger village.
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 which was an old coaching inn when the Royal Mail stopped en-route between Oxford and London. There is also a prestigious golf club, established over one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. The village also boast its own very well regarded Streatley Primary School, with the outstanding secondary school, ‘The Downs', being in catchment for the village also, and having its own bus route. The local area is also extremely well catered for by private schools, with school busses also leaving from the end of Townsend Road for St Helen & St Catherine's, and The Manor.
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.
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, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M40 and M4 motorways, the latter linking directly to Heathrow.
In 2018 Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central London destinations.
Woodfield Cottages lie at the foot of Streatley Hill and comprises two pairs of semi-detached properties either side of a staggered terrace of four built by Thomas Homes in 2003 in a sympathetic ‘Cottage' style blending in with the local architectural heritage. Each of the cottages has appealing multi stock brick elevations with decorative banding and solider courses above windows under a steeply pitched clay tile roof having ornamental ridge tiles and scalloped barge boards in period manner.
3 Woodfield Cottages is an end of terrace and enjoys a pleasant street scene with front and rear views of National Trust woodland and hillsides. Lardon Chase is within an easy walk being only 1 minute away and from the top there are spectacular views over the Thames Valley and surrounding counties.
The accommodation is both spacious and well proportioned, affording versatile modern family living. Thomas Homes originally incorporated a high standard of specification throughout the properties, with high quality stylish fixtures and fittings being evident, however in recent years the property has benefitted from considerable investment throughout to include a stylish kitchen / breakfast room and also a delightful 4th bedroom on the 2nd floor.
Careful planning and attention has been provided combining, more modern open plan living with that of a rather more traditional nature, in addition to embracing outside living, and as a consequence the property presents itself as a delightful and pleasing home that should be viewed to fully appreciate its great many assets afforded.
The property has an attractive approach, with a stone terraced front courtyard garden sitting behind decorative wrought iron railings. A wrought iron pedestrian gate opens through the railings and leads up to the covered front porch.
The garden at the rear of the property enjoys a sheltered and private southerly aspect, where immediately adjoining the house is a paved terrace affording ‘Al Fresco' dining. Beyond the paved terrace the main rear garden is conveniently laid to lawn whilst attractively flanked by colourful planted beds and borders.
A wide splayed access off the Aldworth Road leads into the garaging and parking area for Woodfield Cottages. Initially there are designated parking bays on each side and then to the rear are located two blocks of four garages built in matching architectural style with brick elevations under pitched clay tile roofs with decorative ridge tiling. The cottage has a rear private access door from its rear garden directly along a gravelled pathway to the private parking bay and open garage / car port. The open garage / car port and parking bay belonging to No 3 Woodfield Cottages is noted as being number 3.
Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating from gas fired boiler.
Energy Performance Rating: C / 72
Postcode: RG8 9PP
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring on Thames turn left and proceed down the High Street continuing over the River Bridge across the Thames and up to the top of Streatley on Thames High Street. Proceed through the traffic lights heading up the hill and Woodfield Cottages will be found in a further 100 metres or so off on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham