LADYSMITH COTTAGE - 7 READING ROAD
LOWER BASILDON - BERKSHIRE
*Goring on Thames 2 ½ miles *Streatley High Street/River 2 miles
*Pangbourne 2 miles (London Paddington within the hour)
*Reading 8 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) *M4 (Junction 12) 8 miles *Henley on Thames 14 miles *Newbury 12 miles *Oxford 18 miles - (Distances and times approximate)
Situated in the delightful village of Lower Basildon near the River Thames and Basildon Park and midway between the Riverside villages of Pangbourne and Streatley on Thames within easy reach of the M4 and mainline trains for London Paddington in under the hour.
A period semi detached house with characterful accommodation of two reception rooms, three bedrooms and additional outbuildings set generous secluded gardens with private driveway parking, affording an opportunity for modernisation and possible enlargement subject to relevant permissions.
Sitting Room with fireplace
Dining Room with original parquet floor and fireplace
Master Bedroom with open rural views
2 further Double Bedrooms
Mature Gardens & Grounds
Outbuilding with 4th Bedroom & En-Suite Shower
Private Driveway Parking
Situated in scenic countryside designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty', the small village of Lower Basildon lies approximately midway between Pangbourne and Streatley on Thames at the foot of the Berkshire Downlands overlooking the Thames Valley and across to the Chilterns on the Oxfordshire side of the river.
Comprehensive everyday amenities and facilities including shops, banks, health centres, libraries and excellent primary schools are available at Goring on Thames and Pangbourne with both villages also having mainline stations providing fast commuter services to Reading and up to London Paddington in well under the hour, and Crossrail to Canary Wharf to be commissioned shortly. Road communications are also excellent with Reading and the M4 motorway being easily accessible.
On the edge of Lower Basildon stands the historic Basildon House, now owned by the National Trust and open to the public as is Beale Park, which extends along the banks of the river where can be seen many exotic varieties of animals and birds as well as a miniature railway. Near the river off Church Lane is the historic 13th century Parish Church of St Bartholomews. A footpath along the Thames is accessible a short distance from the house.
In addition to nearby villages having their own well revered primary school and secondary schools, locally the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of both state and private schooling, of particular note; Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, Downe House, Cranford House, Moulsford Preparatory, The Manor, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine. A variety of secondary school buses run through Lower Basildon.
Ladysmith Cottage is an appealing semi-detached house, with white elevations, exposed timber detail, and a pitched clay tile roof. The front door opens into an enclosed porch, and on to the inner hall with original parquet floor, continuing through parts of the ground floor. There is a ground floor shower room, kitchen with door to the garden, dining room with fireplace and sitting room with fireplace. Upstairs leading off a central landing are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The house has wooden sash double glazed windows throughout and front rooms enjoy far reaching open views. Outside is further accommodation in a detached outbuilding with a 4th bedroom and shower, and a laundry room. The house is in need of modernisation and affords the opportunity for renovation and possible enlargement subject to relevant permissions.
In front of the cottage is a gravelled driveway providing off road parking space for two cars. There is gated side access to the rear, where leading off the kitchen is a courtyard area with original outbuilding divided into a laundry room and 4th bedroom with en-suite shower. Steps lead up to the main garden, lawned with mature trees and shrubs to the borders and a detached studio at the top of the garden with light, power and internet connection available. The family sized gardens are particularly private and secluded, gently sloping up to the rear.
Services: Main services except gas are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from calor gas.
Council Tax: E
EPC Rating: G
Postcode: RG8 9NG
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 and continue across the river bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street. At the traffic lights bear left on to the A329 road to Pangbourne and in a further 2 miles on reaching Lower Basildon the property will be found on the right hand side being the right hand half of a pair of period semi-detached houses.
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