PLUM TREE COTTAGE
THE STREE, SOUTH STOKE – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
*Goring on Thames – 1.5 miles *Wallingford – 3.5 miles *Henley on Thames – 12 miles
*Oxford – 17 miles *Reading – 12 miles *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) – 11 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 13 miles
In favoured South Oxfordshire village on the Thames surrounded by scenic countryside, an appealing detached 4 bedroom house of traditional design in superb position enjoying spectacular Westerly views directly over grazing meadows leading down to the river.
In unspoilt Thames Valley Country side designated an “A.O.N.B.”
Ideally located with excellent road & rail communications
Wide range of first class private and state schools in the local area
Popular Thameside village with shop, Pub and school
Attractive house with extended accommodation in advantageous setting
Front Porch with Entrance Hall and Cloakroom
Sitting Room with fireplace
Breakfast Room opening into Kitchen
Spacious Utility Room
4 bedrooms all with wardrobe cupboards
Family bathroom with shower over
Double length garage with internal store
Summerhouse and Greenhouse
Secluded part walled gardens
The Thameside village of South Stoke situated between Reading and Oxford, lies on the East bank of the river, set between the Berkshire Downlands and the Chilterns in Oxfordshire in the wide River valley opposite the village of Moulsford, surrounded by scenic rural countryside designated as an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.
Largely unspoilt having only a limited amount of modern development, the village has a fine main street with many interesting period properties, some dating from the 16th century. Historically the village retains a close connection with Christchurch College in Oxford who were given land and property by Henry VIII at the time of the Reformation in the Middle Ages and as a result of this the timeless country way of life survives even today. Local amenities include a highly regarded traditional Inn “The Perch & Pike”, a C. of E. Primary School, a village hall, shop and recreation ground, and regular bus services to Wallingford and Reading. The bus service also connects with train services to Reading and Paddington. The River Thames is within easy walking distance at each end of the village offering recreational facilities including walks along the Tow Path to Goring and Wallingford.
The historic Ridgeway Path also runs through the village, having crossed the river at Goring on Thames from Streatley, continuing along the riverbank to North Stoke where it leaves the Thames and continues up onto the Chilterns and the Icknield Way.
The nearby village of Goring on Thames offers more comprehensive shopping facilities, a modern health centre, a dentist, library, bank, Post Office, several “Olde Worlde” Inns, a Boutique Hotel, range of restaurants, a fabulous Riverside Bistro/Café, and a mainline railway station providing fast commuter services to Reading and London (Paddington) in well under an hour. There are excellent road communications with easy access to Henley, Wallingford, Reading and Oxford as well as the M4 and M40 Motorways.
Plum Tree Cottage, one of 2 detached houses built in the later 1960's occupies a prime position in the village being set back from the village road facing West and having a superb uninterrupted front aspect over grazing meadows opposite which lead down to the River and with the Berkshire Downlands as a backcloth in the distance, and the “sun sets” are fabulous!
The house has a traditional double fronted design with a central tiled porch and tiled dormers to the first floor.
Well maintained over the years including the upgrading of the cloakroom and utility room within the last 2 years, the property has benefitted from a rear extension providing a new dining room and a utility room. Additionally the garage was extended and is now double length with an integral store.
All main services are connected and there is gas central heating.
At the front is a lawned garden with variety of shrubs flanked on one side by the entrance drive shared by the adjoining house which leads to the garaging.
There is a wide bay to one side for ease of turning and parking.
On the Southern side of the house is a wide paved pathway leading to the rear garden with gates at the front and rear.
The rear garden is brick walled around two sides and has been thoughtfully laid out taking advantage of a secluded aspect providing differing areas of interest. Around the house are low walled paved pathways and incorporating a terrace formed in a quiet corner. Steps leading to the main lawn around which are planted beds and borders together with a number of trees including silver birch, cherry, variegated maple and of course a productive Plum Tree!
In opposite corners are located an octagonal Summerhouse and a Greenhouse of similar shape and design.
Trained around the rear and side walls of the house is a flourishing grapevine.
Services: All mains are connected, central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler. Secondary hot water from immersion.
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
Council Tax: Band F
Postcode: RG8 0JS
Energy Efficiency Rating: D/56
From our offices in Goring turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction bear left onto the Wallingford Road and continue out of the village. On reaching South Stoke in just under 2 miles take the first turning left into the village and at the sharp bend bear round to the right into The Street. Plum Tree Cottage will be found in approx.. 150 yards on the right hand side opposite meadows.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co