HIGH VIEW – WANTAGE ROAD
STREATLEY-ON-THAMES – 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
(Distances & Times Approximate)
Backing on to National Trust land with far-reaching panoramic views across to the Chilterns on the opposing side of the river Thames, this charming Victorian manor house is believed to date back to circa 1890, boasting a great many architectural period features associated with the Victorian era, which combine with more modern and contemporary living, culminating in a very special home, which encapsulates a simply stunning setting, idyllically located in a most desirable location within this quintessential English riverside village, privately situated in most attractive mature gardens and grounds of approximately 0.75 of an acre, with heated swimming pool, yet just a short walk to extensive amenities and schooling in the village and across the river in Goring-on-Thames, as well as for the mainline railway station, providing direct access to London Paddington within the hour.
Careful planning and attention has provided a skillful blend of modern open plan living whilst preserving beautiful traditional features and ambience, embracing the delightful gardens and grounds with inside outside living, encapsulating an ‘Al Fresco' lifestyle, culminating in an exquisite family home.
• An Exquisite Victorian Residence Backing On To National Trust Land Of Striking Architectural Design, With Stunning Gardens of Approximately 0.75 Of An Acre With Heated Swimming Pool & Wonderful Far-Reaching Panoramic Views Afforded
• Quintessential English Riverside Village Within Close Walking Of The River Thames, Extensive Amenities, Schooling, and Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour
• Private Gated Driveway
• 2 Detached Garages
• Part-Galleried Reception Hall
• Shower Room
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room With Aga
• Walk-In Larder
• Utility Room
• Garden Room
• Sitting Room With Dual Bay Windows & French Doors To Veranda, Fireplace & Log Burner
• Dining Room With Fireplace & Log Burner, French Doors To The Gardens
• Family Room With Lantern Light & Door To Gardens, Inglenook Fireplace & Log Burner
• Part-Galleried Landing
• Master Bedroom With Dual Bay Windows & French Doors To Balcony
• 4 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom
• In All Extending To Approximately 3,315 Sq Ft Inclusive Of 2 Detached Garages
• Stunning Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.75 Of An Acre Backing On To National Trust Countryside
• Heated Swimming Pool
• Summer House
The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, facing Goring on the Oxfordshire side. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty' and historically this was a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap'. The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge across to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area' where there are a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse, supposedly haunted by a lady in white. Following the building of the railway through the Thames Valley by Isambard Kingdom Brunel in approximately 1840, the villagers of Streatley decided the railway should go on the Goring side with the result now that while Streatley has changed little, the village of Goring on Thames has grown substantially and is now the larger village.
In the village there is a parish church with Norman origins, a luxury riverside four star hotel, The Swan, which also offers a leisure and fitness club and at the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn which was an old coaching inn when the Royal Mail stopped en-route between Oxford and London. There is also a prestigious golf club, established over one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside. The village also boast its own very well regarded Streatley Primary School, with the outstanding secondary school, ‘The Downs', being in catchment for the village also, and having its own bus route. In addition to having well revered local state primary and secondary schooling, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Cranford House School, The Oratory Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, The Oratory School, Pangbourne College, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Rupert House School, Shiplake College, The Abbey School, Bradfield College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon School, Abingdon Preparatory School, Radley College, and St Helen & St Katharine.
Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the wide 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 the extensive bridleways and footpaths are now open to the public.
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, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington). There is also easy access for the major local towns, including Oxford, Reading and Newbury, the M40 and M4 motorways, the latter linking directly to Heathrow.
Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in 2021, which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and central City of London destinations.
High View is a most charming and architecturally imposing Victorian residence, dating back to circa 1890, peacefully set back in elevated gardens which privately reside within the beautiful riverside village of Streatley-on-Thames, just a short hop to the river Thames, village shops and restaurants, schooling, and mainline railway station, which provides direct access to London within the hour.
The property first came to the open market in the early 1930's, rather eloquently described by the agent, Harrods of Brompton Road, London, as ‘The Most Desirable Modern Residence', with ‘Pleasure Gardens and a tennis lawn'.
Proudly displaying its historical roots associated with the much-favoured Victorian era, the property has mainly red brick elevations with blue soldier courses and decorative banding, sitting under a clay tiled roof, with feature two storey bay windows, complimented by a wide hard wood veranda and balcony running across the front of the house, and a combination of oak and stone flooring to the ground floor.
Carefully preserved and added to in more recent years, inspired additions with modern vaulted glazing draw in great natural light, whilst embracing and harnessing the mature gardens and far-reaching views, blending in seamlessly and architecturally the older and more contemporary elements, whilst retaining the great many period features and charm that is to be found in abundance throughout internally and externally, culminating in a most stunning home which extends to approximately 2,960 sq ft internally, affording a skilful offering of both traditional living, with that of a rather more modern open plan air, embracing inside outside living.
A simply wonderful opportunity afforded to acquire such a unique and delightful residence, quite rare to the open market, early viewing of High View is highly recommended.
High View sits privately tucked away within the village, elevated from the road along a private gated driveway, backing on to National Trust countryside, afforded simply stunning far-reaching panoramic views of the Chilterns on the opposing side of the river Thames.
Set in mature landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 0.75 of an acre, the gardens and grounds are an absolute delight to view, detailing most interesting design and attractive mature planting, with a truly outdoor lifestyle to be enjoyed, including a heated swimming pool with decking, summer house, and what was originally the upper tennis lawn, all interspersed throughout the gardens, which lay mostly on two main levels, with interesting pathways leading circularly from one to the other, whereby one will be met with contrasting gardens, including a kitchen gardens with greenhouse. Of great architectural merit, an oak veranda and balcony runs along the front of the property, accessed externally and through dual French doors from the house itself, providing a most relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the gardens throughout the year.
There are two detached garages, one adjacent to the house itself at the head of the driveway, and another off the roadside, with ample parking additionally afforded also.
Simply stunning, the gardens and grounds themselves are only enhanced by the peaceful setting and awe-inspiring views, providing an all-encompassing ‘Al Fresco' lifestyle, and in all, extend to approximately 0.75 of an acre.
Services: Mains electric, gas and water are connected to the property. Private drainage. Gas fired central heating and hot water, with electric underfloor heating to garden room and bathroom. Heat exchanger to heated swimming pool.
Postcode: RG8 9LD
Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 61
Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400
From our offices in the centre of Goring-on-Thames, turn left and proceed over the river bridge up to the crossroads at Streatley-on-Thames. At the crossroads, turn right, then take the next left turn, sign posted to Wantage. The private gated driveway to High View will be found just over 100 metres along off on the left-hand side.
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