GREENHILL VILLA – READING ROAD
STREATLEY ON THAMES – BERKSHIRE
*Goring Station –1 mile *Pangbourne on Thames –5 miles *Wallingford– 5 miles
*Oxford – 19 miles *Reading– 10 miles *M4 at Theale (J.12) – 10 miles
*M40 at Lewknor – 15 miles
Located in a stunning elevated location on the fringe of the central “Conservation Area” of this delightful Thames-side village, adjacent to open National Trust land, yet easily accessible for the village school, High Street shops and extensive amenities, in addition to a mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour, and for delightful riverside and country walks.
A stunning Victorian residence of architectural note, modernised throughout, incorporating classical proportions and architectural features greatly associated with fine buildings from this era, with separate brick store / workshop, situated in private part-walled gardens & grounds.
A simply delightful and most impressive residence, incorporating numerous attractive features throughout, early viewing is advised.
• Classic Victorian Residence Of Architectural Note Adjacent To National Trust Land
• Close Walking Distance Of Extensive Shops & Amenities, Schooling, National Trust Countryside, The River Thames, And Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington
• Streatley Primary & The Downs Secondary Schools Catchment
• Covered Front Entrance Porch
• Part-Galleried Reception Hall With Beautiful Period Flooring
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Open Fireplace & French Doors To Garden
• Sitting / Dining Room With Fireplace & French Doors To Garden
• Part-Galleried Landing
• Master Bedroom With Fireplace & Fitted Wardrobes
• 2 Further Bedrooms
• Luxurious Family Bathroom With Roll Top Bath & Glazed Shower
• Approximately 1,091 Sq Ft
• Private Part-Walled Gardens & Grounds
• Private Driveway With Parking For 2 Cars
• Separate Brick Store / Workshop Of Approximately 81 Sq Ft
Situated in an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' and set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, 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. Listed in the Domesday Book of 1086, the village has a long and interesting history and today forms one half of the thriving, welcoming community that is ‘Goring and Streatley' where regular community events abound; live comedy and music events are a focal point of the twin villages, and the annual Christmas torch parade and Regatta are widely renowned. The village is served by a number of well-regarded state and independent schools, and other important local amenities include a number of pubs and restaurants (many historic or riverside), a wide variety of shops, a medical centre, dentist, and veterinary clinic.
Transport links are excellent; a mainline station connects Goring & Streatley to Oxford (to the West) and Reading and London Paddington (to the East). Crossrail services are scheduled to commence from Reading in 2020, significantly improving travelling times to Paddington and, for the first time, will allow for direct through connections from Reading to central London, the City and East London destinations (to include Canary Wharf). Reading and Oxford are both easily accessible by car, with London reachable in under an hour via the M4 (itself less than a 15-minute drive away).
Ideally situated close to the historic centre of the village and a short walk from The River Thames, railway station, primary school, village pub, and extensive local amenities, Greenhill Villa is a classic detached residence of the late Victorian period.
A family home of architectural note with generous sized rooms that include 3 bedrooms, a family bathroom, a through sitting / dining room and separate kitchen, the property has been the subject of much care and attention having undergone a thorough refurbishment in more recent years. Considerable character has been retained, representing the charming features associated with the fine buildings of this era, blending seamlessly the traditional with the contemporary. Decorated throughout in a heritage colour scheme, the home is wonderfully modern whilst sensitively embracing and retaining its Victorian charm.
Entering through the front door, you are immediately greeted by a beautifully restored Victorian tiled floor and ornate plaster ceiling rose with stairs leading to a double-aspect galleried landing. To the rear of the hallway a convenient downstairs WC features a blend of contemporary fittings, exposed original brickwork and further delightful tiled floor.
The style continues into the sitting and dining rooms which have been tastefully and thoughtfully brought together to provide for modern living. Ornate cornice plasterwork and ceiling roses, working open fire with slate hearth, an original functional Victorian sash window to the front and French doors that open onto the garden at the rear continue the perfect marriage of the traditional and contemporary. Modern touches include integrated hidden storage for audio visual equipment (including a sound bar shelf made from a reclaimed oak beam), in-wall cabling for surround sound and CAT6 networking providing superfast wired internet connectivity throughout the home to supplement standard WIFI.
A well-proportioned hand-painted kitchen with traditional stripped wooden floor and open aesthetic fireplace is supplemented by hidden integrated modern appliances and plentiful storage. Light floods the room, with windows and French doors on three aspects affording access to a large outside decked area within the garden which is perfect for Al Fresco dining. A large central island provides for both further preparation and storage space and doubles as a casual dining spot, creating a central heart in the home over which the current owners have shared many a bottle of wine whilst chatting with friends.
Exploring upstairs, the future owner will not be disappointed. A master bedroom (double aspect with decorative fireplace and fitted wardrobes) is a wonderful place to relax after a long day at work, and is supplemented by two further bedrooms. Most pleasing of all is the luxurious family bathroom; a freestanding contemporary bath, walk-in shower and limestone tiles throughout creates the most pleasing of ‘wow' factors, consistently providing a talking point for guests!
A simply charming property with significant period ambience and contemporary flair, early viewing is essential.
Enjoying an elevated position and set back off the road, Greenhill Villa is nestled at the foot of National Trust woods near the village High Street. An attractive brick and flint wall forms the frontage, with central picket gate, paviour path and mature borders leading up to the front covered entrance porch, whilst private parking for two cars is provided to the side of the property.
Extending along the rear boundary is a high brick wall with double wooden entrance gates opening onto the external decked, terraced and mature lawned courtyard garden. A period brick workshop sits in the far corner of the garden looking back over to the house itself, ripe for conversion to a home office. Flanked by pretty herbaceous raised borders and with an established fruit-bearing vine in one corner, the garden is most delightful and perfectly orientated for dining out in the afternoon and evening sun.
Services: Mains water, electricity and gas are connected. Central heating and hot water are provided from a gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 9JJ
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 in to Streatley-on-Thames, and up to the top of the High Street, turning left at the crossroads. In approximately 100 metres, Greenhill Villa will be found on the righthand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.