4 WOLSLEY HOUSE
GORING ON THAMES – OXFORDSHIRE
Mainline Railway Station (London Paddington in under the hour) – less than 5 minutes' walk
Reading - 9 miles Wallingford - 5 miles Henley on Thames – 13 miles Oxford – 20 miles
Newbury – 13 miles M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles
(Distances and times are approximate)
Centrally located in this ‘award winning' picturesque Village located on the banks of the River Thames between Reading, Henley on Thames, and Oxford, within a few minutes' walk of the central shops and mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.
A spacious first floor apartment affording 2 bedroom accommodation of elegant proportions within a converted Victorian mansion house set in communal mature gardens and grounds of approximately ¾ acre with access to South facing balcony terrace,
allocated resident and visitor parking, and exclusive use of a detached garage.
First Floor Apartment in converted Victorian mansion house of stunning architectural heritage with retained original period features
Communal Entrance Hall
Large Private Reception Hall
Large Sitting/Dining Room with open fireplace
Two Spacious Double Bedrooms
Internal Floor Area In all approximately 898 sq ft
Access to Secluded Balcony Terrace
Beautifully Lawned Mature Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately ¾ Acre With Spacious Splayed Forecourt Affording Allocated Resident & Visitor Parking
Private use of detached Garage
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the beautiful Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downlands approx. midway between Reading and Oxford, the area know 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 the coveted ‘South England' title.
The village boasts an excellent range of shops and facilities together with Olde Worlde pubs, a highly regarded Bistro/Café, choice of restaurants, Boutique hotel, Doctors and Dental surgeries and importantly a mainline station offering fast services up 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.
Locally there is 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, on the Berkshire side 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 with leisure and fitness facilities and Coppa Club restaurant.
Apartment 4 Wolsley House is located on the first floor with an initially communal entrance at the rear of the house. The property is carefully maintained and beautifully presented, with generous room sizes and characterful features such as a working fireplace, original internal doors and sash windows. The apartment has the benefit of access to a secluded South facing balcony terrace, enjoying an open view over the beautifully maintained gardens.
The Victorian mansion house built around 1860 also has a long frontage to Station Road, originally the main street leading down to the river Thames from where a ferry used to travel across to Streatley on Thames on the Berkshire side of the river.
Of impressive architectural design and solid construction associated with the mid Victorian era, notable features include appealing brick elevations with decorative detailing and plinths, scalloped clay tile hanging in the gables, and an interesting multi gabled roof. In approximately 1893 a rear wing was added in a complimentary design expanding the accommodation and in more modern times the property was successfully converted into 6 Apartments of differing size and arrangement. Original features include heavy panelled doors, deep skirtings and door architraves, period ceiling cornicing and quality seasoned window joinery.
Wolsley House occupies a position in the heart of the village in a mature garden setting with park like grounds. Across the frontage is a lawned bank with a splayed entrance at one end having tall brick piers each side opening onto a private drive which leads to the garaging area and on to a forecourt area having designated parking bays for residents and visitors.
Fronting onto the Parking Area at the eastern end is a large detached Garage of period construction, which 4 Wolsley House currently rents from the Freehold Management Company (Currently £240p.a.) and it is thought this arrangement could continue subject to confirmation. There is the possibility to build a new garage on the site, subject to Freeholder and planning approval.
The gardens are a particular feature and lie mainly to the rear being beautifully maintained and containing a number of originally planted trees including lilac, cherry, Norwegian maple and Japanese acer and eucalyptus. There are extensive lawns interspersed by clipped yew hedges separating different areas, together with numerous beds and borders containing many specimen herbaceous plants and shrubs, and with neat gravelled pathways around part of the perimeter of the house itself and extending through into the gardens.
Further along the frontage of the house, on the same side as the main entrance, there are bricked steps leading down to a series of Cellar Rooms where are situated Store Rooms for each apartment.
In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately ¾ of an acre.
Services: All mains are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Council Tax: D
Postcode: RG8 9HE
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 64
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: 01235 422422
Tenure: Leasehold with a 1/6th share of the Freehold. 999 Year Lease originating in 1984.
There is a Management Company formed by the Residents who look after the upkeep of the property. Currently the maintenance charges are £2,400 per annum, and are paid monthly. These charges include Buildings Insurance, Gardening and a contribution towards a Sinking Fund.
From our offices in the centre of Goring on Thames turn left and proceed down the High Street. Turn left again opposite the Miller of Mansfield into Manor Road and follow the road round the left hand corner by the John Barleycorn Public House into Station Road. Wolsley House will be found on the right hand side towards the top of the road. The entrance to No.4 will be found at the rear of the house.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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