GORING ON THAMES – SOUTH OXFORDSHIRE
Goring Railway Station (London Paddington within the hour) Streatley High Street / River 0.25 miles Reading 10 miles (London Paddington 27 minutes) M4 (Junction 12) 10 miles Henley on Thames 13 miles Newbury 14 miles Oxford 17 mile
An attractive 4 bedroom semi-detached house conveniently placed within a few minutes walk of the central high street shops and amenities, the river and mainline station
• Entrance Porch
• Reception Hall
• Large Kitchen/Dining Room
• Utility Room leading to Cloakroom
• Sitting Room
• Master Bedroom with ensuite Shower Room
• 2 Double Bedrooms
• 1 Single Bedroom
• Bathroom with claw foot Bath
• Off Road Parking
• Gas Central Heating
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands each overlooking the River as it flows downstream from Oxford to Reading, in an area of scenic landscape known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap' and designated an ‘A.O.N.B.' In 2009 Goring was awarded the prestigious ‘Oxfordshire Village of the Year' and also won the coveted “ Best in South of England” title.
This stretch of the River, the longest between locks, is regarded as one of the most beautiful and is forever associated with Kenneth Graham's immortal book “Wind in the Willows” as well as Jerome K Jerome's book “Three Men in a Boat” which actually mentions Streatley in its narrative.
The village boasts an excellent range of shops and facilities together with Olde Worlde pubs, a highly regarded Bistro/Café, choice of restaurants, a Bank, Post Office, Boutique hotel, Doctors and Dental surgeries and importantly a mainline station offering fast services up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M4 and M40 motorways, and for Heathrow.
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.
Recognised as a thriving community there are a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups to suit most people.
There is a highly rated Primary school and in the local area are a first class choice of both state and private schools with ‘bus collections.
The central part of Goring is a ‘Conservation Area' and has a wealth of interesting period properties many Listed being of significant architectural and historical interest.
Streatley on Thames, situated on the opposite Berkshire side of the river, is another picturesque village surrounded by hills and woodlands now mainly owned by the National Trust. Fronting onto the river by the bridge crossing over to Goring is the luxury 4 star riverside hotel the Swan renowned for its fine cuisine and leisure and fitness facilities.
Harfield House sits towards the top of the high street in an advantageous spot within the village. Entrance is through a covered porch area with period floor tiles. The front door entrance opens into the reception hall which has stripped wood flooring – this carry's on through the whole of downstairs area. The kitchen/dining room is a large space with attractive roof windows and French doors giving lots of natural light. There is a large island which houses a sink and ample work top, plus room for sitting. The snug area is a good size seating area with space for sofa's. The utility room is off the kitchen and has a back door to the garden and there is a cloakroom at the far end. The sitting room is at the front of the house, just before the staircase. Upstairs are 4 bedrooms, 3 doubles and 1 single. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room plus there is a family bathroom with shower cradle within a claw foot bath. The property has been recently renovated to a high standard.
There is driveway parking for cars in front of the property. The garden is fully fenced and has a lovely patio area in front of the French doors and then mostly laid to lawn.
Services: All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler
Council Tax: Band D
Postcode: RG8 9HG
Energy Efficiency Rating: E
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our offices in the centre of Goring, turn right and proceed up the High Street turn right into Red Cross Road and number 1 is the first on the left.
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