36 ORCHARD COOMBE
WHITCHURCH HILL - OXFORDSHIRE
Pangbourne 2 miles (London Paddington within the hour) Reading 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) M4 (Junction 12) 10 miles Henley on Thames 11 miles Newbury 15 miles Oxford 17 miles (Distances and times approximate)
This property occupies a quiet position in this popular hilltop village, located in the heart of the beautiful rolling Chilterns. It is a close driving distance to extensive amenities, schooling and mainline railway station which provides direct access to London Paddington in under an hour. The property enjoys open views over delightful, mature and private landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 0.4 of an acre.
A delightful detached family home sympathetically extended and adapted and exceptionally well-appointed, affording spacious and light flexibly arranged accommodation with 4 - 6 bedrooms, 3 - 5 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, and a detached double garage, extending internally to approximately 3,093 sq ft. There is further potential afforded to suit one's own personal requirements.
Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a delightful setting, early viewing is advised.
• Private Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt
• Covered Front Porch
• Reception Porch
• Entrance Hall
• Shower / Cloakroom
• Utility Room
• Family Room
• Dining Room
• Sitting Room With Fireplace
• Study / Bedroom 6
• Bedroom 5
• Master Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Bathroom including separate Shower
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• In All Approximately 3,093 sq ft
• Detached Double Garage with W.C., Wash Hand Basin and Loft
• Privately Enclosed Kitchen Garden With Timber Shed
• Delightfully Mature Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.4 Of An Acre
Whitchurch Hill is a quiet hilltop village lying some 450' above sea level on the edge of the Chilterns Escarpment, close to the Thames Valley, approximately 2 miles from Pangbourne. The surrounding countryside is designated an AONB. Close by is an extensive network of beautiful woodland and hilltop pathways, as well as a children's playground.
Traditional timbered and thatched cottages overlook the village green as does the parish church of St John and there are many other period properties reflecting the differing architectural styles through the ages. This essentially forms the character and provenance of this unspoilt rural community, historically based on agriculture and farming. In Hill Bottom on the northern edge of the village, is located the well-known Sun Inn, a Brakspear Pub, which has a good reputation for food.
At the bottom of the hill lies the separate village of Whitchurch-on-Thames. This has 2 popular pubs and a highly rated primary school. These villages are in the catchment area of the well regarded Langtree Secondary school, based in nearby Woodcote (with own bus route). There is also an excellent range of private schooling - Moulsford Preparatory, The Oratory Preparatory, Cranford House, Pangbourne College, The Abbey School, Abingdon Boys and the School of St Helen & Katharine.
Pangbourne, on the opposite side of the river, has a mainline railway station with frequent commuter services to Reading, London (Paddington under an hour) and Oxford. There are good road communications particularly for Reading, Henley on Thames, Oxford and Newbury. The M40 and M4 networks are close by. In late 2019 Crossrail services are scheduled to start from Reading, which, together with the electrification of the line will significantly improve travelling times to London and the City.
Pangbourne offers excellent shopping facilities including a supermarket as well as a wide range of amenities such as a doctor's surgery and the Adventure Dolphin water sports centre based on the River Thames.
The property is a stylish and exceptionally spacious detached family home originally built in the 1970's. It was sympathetically extended in the 1980's displaying well-appointed and flexibly arranged accommodation, affording 4 - 6 bedrooms, 3 - 5 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms, a utility room, and detached double garage. In all the property extends internally to approximately 3,093 sq ft, with the flexible layout to the ground floor affording prospective purchasers the potential to adapt the property to suit their own requirements, should they wish to do so.
Early inspection of this attractive property is highly recommended so as to appreciate its many attractive attributes and stunning private setting.
The property has an excellent position in Orchard Coombe with a quiet protected frontage to the road. The front garden is neatly lawned with a sweeping gravelled drive affording ample parking for numerous vehicles which leads up to the detached double garage located off to one side of the house. Flanking the lawned areas are established hedging, interspersed with mixed shrubs and mature trees.
A wooden pedestrian gate gives access through to the rear garden, where a pergola runs along the side of the garage to a private part-walled kitchen garden, with a timber shed to the further end.
Laid mainly to lawn, the expansive rear garden is privately enclosed by tall clipped hedging, with a wealth of mature planting providing a wonderful backdrop. Across the width of the house itself, there is a stone laid terrace, approached from all principle reception rooms, perfect for ‘Al Fresco' dining.
In all the beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.4 of an acre.
Services: All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 7QL
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: 01491 823000
From our offices in the central of Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street where at the railway bridge junction bear right and next left into the Reading Road by The Queens Arms Public House. Follow this road up Whitehill and out of the village and on reaching Crays Pond in approximately 2 miles turn right at the crossroads for Whitchurch Hill. In a further 1¼ miles take the next left hand turning after the Hill Bottom crossroads into Orchard Coombe itself. 36 Orchard Coombe is the first house on the left hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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