31 ST JAMES CLOSE
PANGBOURNE – BERKSHIRE
*Village Centre – A few minutes walk *Henley on Thames – 12 miles *Reading – 6 miles
*Oxford – 22 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Newbury – 14 miles
*M4 at J12 (Theale) – 9 miles
(All distances & time are approximate)
Ideally situated, centrally within this delightful private close within but a few minutes' walk of the shops and amenities and for the scenic riverside meadows and mainline railway station providing access to London well under the hour. A stunningly stylish modern and contemporary 4/5 bedroom family home of approximately 1,454 sq ft in size, only just recently modernised throughout, affording attractive elevations, and encompassing an inspired internal design with most attractive contemporary high-quality fixtures and fittings, providing for a delightful family home in a simply lovely location, with early viewing being highly recommended.
Prime position in favoured small close and ideally situated within easy walking distance of the village centre
Excellent road and rail communications
Private Driveway & Spacious Forecourt
Galleried Reception Hall
Open Plan Kitchen / Dining & Family Room With Log Burner
Shower / Cloakroom
Bedroom / Playroom
Master Bedroom With En-Suite Shower Room
3 Further Bedrooms
In All Approximately 1,454 Sq Ft
Mature & Private Gardens & Grounds
Located just to the West of Reading is the village of Pangbourne on Thames which lies on a bend of the River where the River Pang joins, and is connected by an ancient Toll Bridge to the village of Whitchurch in Oxfordshire nestling under the Chilterns Escarpment. The surrounding countryside of the Berkshire Downlands and Chiltern Hills is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
The stretch of river from Pangbourne upstream to Streatley, is forever associated with the well-known author Kenneth Graham and his book ‘The Wind in the Willows' which he wrote when living in the village at Church Cottage just west of the churchyard. An area of riverside land known as Pangbourne Meadow, lying just to the east of the Whitchurch Toll Bridge, was purchased by the Parish in the 1930s. Subsequently an additional portion was acquired by the National Trust and all of this area is now controlled by the Parish Council and available for the public to use for fishing, boating and leisure purposes.
Pangbourne has an excellent range of local amenities, shops and facilities, including a Co-Op supermarket, WH Smith with Post Office, high class Butcher, specialist Cheese shop, Lloyds Bank, Library, an impressive Health Centre, Dentist, Opticians, together with Traditional Inns, Restaurants and Hotels including The Elephant formerly The Copper Inn. There is also a mainline station providing fast commuter services to Reading (8 minutes) and up to Paddington (25 minutes).
There is a Primary School and in the local area are a wide range of Private Schools including Pangbourne College, the Oratory and Bradfield College all within easy reach.
St James Close is a highly regarded private development of family sized houses situated on Glebe land being originally owned by the Church, occupying a lightly wooded elevated site within a ‘stone's throw' of the village centre.
St James Close was built in approximately 1962, having appealing London old stock brick elevations believed to be from the demolition of Fenchurch Street Station in London, under a gabled tile roof, with wide glazing.
Ideally situated close to the very heart of this quintessentially English village, close to The River Thames, extensive amenities and shops, well revered primary school, and for the mainline railway station providing direct access to London in well under the hour, the property sits privately in its mature gardens and grounds.
More recently, the property has been extensively refurbished and re-modelled, both internally and externally, now presenting itself as a most striking modern and contemporary family home which extends to approximately 1,454 sq ft, affording a stunning open plan yet traditional layout, and is finished to an exceptionally high standard, with stylish modern & contemporary fixtures and fittings evident throughout.
From the spacious front drive and gardens, you are greeted by a stunning galleried reception hall which reaches up to the first floor ceilings, with the staircase rising between the two levels. Providing for an open modern way of living, with an open plan arrangement central to the core of the house, more traditional living is also enjoyed, with the two flexible arrangements blending seamlessly throughout the house.
With a most impressive design and lifestyle is to be enjoyed, 31 St James Close is a simply delightful family home in a superb location.
Occupying an advantageous position, up to the right-hand side of St James Close, and being elevated enjoying an open view, the gardens and grounds surround the property with timber fenced boundaries providing seclusion and privacy.
At the front there is a private driveway and spacious forecourt for parking, flanked by a lawned garden. A timber pedestrian gate leads off to the rear garden, with a dedicated bin area.
Across the rear of the house is a large paved terrace, directly approached off the kitchen / dining and family room, ideal for al fresco dining and living, with the main rear garden being laid to lawn.
Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Gas fired central heating and hot water.
Postcode: RG8 7AP
Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 72
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council - Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring-on-Thames, proceed down the High Street across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley-on-Thames High Street, where at the traffic lights bear left for Pangbourne. In approximately 4 miles, on entering Pangbourne, continue into the village and a short while after passing under the railway bridge, take the next turning right into St James Close. Number 31 will be found in the further right hand side.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify that they are in working order. If required, the client is advised to obtain verification. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through either Warmingham & Co. Whilst all due care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, no responsibility for their accuracy is accepted, nor do they form part of any offer or contract. Intending clients must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy prior to signing a contract.