6 UNDERWOOD COTTAGES
STREATLEY – BERKSHIRE
Goring Station 0.75 miles Wallingford 5 miles Reading 9.5 miles
Henley on Thames 13 miles Newbury 14 miles Oxford 18 miles
M4 at Theale (J.12) 10 miles M40 at Lewknor (J.6) 15 miles
Charming 3 Bedroom end of terrace Cottage in lovely location with far reaching views within this sought after village.
2 Further Bedrooms
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a wide valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, opposite Goring on the Oxfordshire bank with the surrounding countryside designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. Historically the two villages are located at a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap' where the ancient Ridgeway path comes down to meet the river after its long journey across the Berkshire Downlands before continuing up onto the Chiltern Hills and the Icknield Way.
The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge over to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area' with a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse.
The village has a parish church with Norman origins, “The Swan” a luxury 4 star riverside hotel also offering a leisure and fitness club, and at the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn being an old coaching inn from the era when the Royal Mail stopped en route from London to Oxford. There is also a prestigious Golf Club, established over 100 years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. Streatley has a highly rated Primary School with a separate Nursery and is also is in the catchment area for the much acclaimed Downs Secondary school in Compton.
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, choice of restaurants, Gourmet Deli, a riverside café, “Boutique” hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour and with connections for the future Crossrail services into central London.
Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the 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 there are extensive bridleways and footpaths open to the public.
N.B. Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in approx. 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to central London destinations.
Located at the top of The Coombe, the cottage offers good size accommodation.
Steps go up to the front door giving an elevated position. The entrance hall gives access to the stairs, living room and kitchen. The living room looks over the front garden and offers good space. The kitchen is fully fitted and gives access to the dining room and utility room. The dining room gives access to the conservatory, affording lovely views over the garden and with a door into the garden. The utility area is useful offering more space for appliances. The rear lobby gives access to the cloakroom and integral garage. There is a rear door to the garden.
The property has off road parking with a driveway and side access to the rear garden. The rear garden is a really good size, being terraced and enjoying far reaching views of the surrounding countryside.
Services: Gas Central Heating.
Council Tax: D
Postcode: RG8 9RA
Energy Efficiency Rating: E
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices turn left and proceed over the river bridge to the traffic lights at the top of Streatley High Street. Go straight over the crossroads and take the first left turning into The Coombe. 6 Underwood Cottages is found almost at the top on the right handside. Being the first of a row of terrace houses.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co
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