MAYFIELD - TOWNSEND ROAD
STREATLEY ON THAMES - BERKSHIRE
* Reading - 9 miles * Henley on Thames - 13 miles * Wallingford - 4 miles
* Oxford - 16 miles * Newbury - 14 miles * M4 motorway (J.12 at Theale) - 8 ½ miles.
* M40 motorway (J.6 at Lewknor) – 14 miles
Privately situated in this desirable tree lined road on the fringe of the village overlooking a glorious rural landscape, yet just a short walk to The River Thames, high street shops in Goring on Thames, primary school, mainline railway station providing direct access to London within the hour, and yet also conveniently placed for Oxford, Reading, and the M4 & M40.
A semi-detached Edwardian house of appealing design typical of this much favoured architectural era, sympathetically and tastefully extended providing traditional accommodation for contemporary family living, arranged over 3 floors with 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, mature gardens and grounds with outbuildings and gated gravelled driveway.
Gated Entrance and Gravelled Driveway
Stunning far reaching views over adjoining farmland
Covered Front Porch
Sitting Room with bay window and open fireplace
Family Room with French doors
Vaulted Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Room leading onto the Garden
Master Bedroom with fitted Wardrobes & En-Suite Shower Room
3 Further Double Bedrooms
Home Office / Studio
In Total Approximately 2030 Sq Ft
Delightful Mature Gardens to Front & Rear
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 new Coppa Club Restaurant, 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.
In the village within close walking distance is the very well regarded Streatley Nursery & Primary School, with the outstanding secondary school, ‘The Downs', being in catchment for the village also, and having its own bus route from the end of Townsend Road. 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.
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.
Dating from the late Edwardian era, Mayfield is a charming semi-detached period house of considerable character, with accommodation arranged over three floors. Via a period porch on the side of the house, the front door leads into a central reception hall with bespoke understair storage and large cloakroom. To the rear is a spectacular open plan kitchen/dining/living room with vaulted ceilings, fitted Anthony Mullan kitchen and two pairs of French doors leading out to the terrace. To the opposite side of the hall is the main sitting room with open fire and pretty bay window and family room with original French doors leading outside.
Upstairs on the first floor are three double bedrooms with features such as fireplaces and one with a covered balcony, and a spacious family bathroom, and on the second floor is a large master suite with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room. Light and bright and well presented throughout, early viewing is advised.
The house stands well back in its plot, with a five bar gated entrance into a gravelled driveway flanked by an attractive lawned front garden with hedged boundaries, and paved seating area leading off the family room. There is wide access around the side of the house, where the driveway leads up to a storage garage, with utility room at the rear. Behind this is a large studio room / home office, highly insulated and with electric heating, and bi-folding doors opening to the garden. The outbuildings have potential to be converted to an annexe subject to relevant permissions.
The delightful principle garden is mainly laid to lawn, with mature planting including a number of fruit trees. A decked terrace leading off the kitchen/dining room via two sets of French doors provides the ideal spot for al-fresco dining and entertaining, overlooking the surrounding countryside.
Services: Mains water, gas and electricity are connected to the property. Private septic tank drainage.
Postcode: RG8 9LH
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 58
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street. Continue over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights bear right onto the Wallingford Road. After passing the junction with the A417 Wantage Road take the next and last turning left just before leaving the village into Townsend Road. Mayfield will be found a short way along on the right hand side.
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