5 bedroom detached house for saleHigh Street, Goring, Reading, RG8
Guide Price £3,350,000
- 4 reception rooms
- kitchen/breakfast room
- 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms
- 245 ft river frontage, moorings, wet boathouse
- excess of 1 acre
- detached 1 bed cottage
- detached garage block
- EPC Rating = D
Recognised as one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames known as the 'Goring Gap', the villages of Goring & Streatley lie on opposite sides of the river in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Local amenities include shops, restaurants, hotels, pubs, Doctors surgery, dentist and a highly sought after primary school. Goring is conveniently located for commuting to London (51 minutes) and Reading (15 minutes) by train with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2018. The area is well served for schools including The Oratory, Bradfield and Pangbourne Colleges, Moulsford and Cranford House Preps, with Shiplake College, Reading Blue Coat and Queen Anne's in Caversham easily accessible. Connection to the M4 via junction 12 is about 9 miles away with Heathrow under 40 miles distant. The spectacular scenery in and around the Goring Gap is the setting for such classic books as Wind in the Willows, Watership Down and Three Men in a Boat. Views of Goring Lock, the weirs and the rural landscape, especially from the bridge, are some of the most photographed and painted scenes in England. The village has a thriving local community with a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups - latest news and events are available on the village website at www.goring-on-thames.co.uk. There are miles of riding and walking in the surrounding countryside with super riverside walks along the Thames Path in the village and boating on the Thames.
The Boat House is a stunning riverside property which has been beautifully refurbished in recent years to create a beautiful family home in the heart of this thriving Thameside village.
The quality of materials used and the attention to detail in the execution of the work has created an intriguing home with immense charm and character.
The river drawing room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, oak flooring and doors opening to a timber balcony overlooking the river. To the rear is a cosy sitting area and stairs leading to a study cleverly tucked away on the mezzanine. There is an open plan family room and formal dining area with a marble floor and underfloor heating. The two areas are separated by a dividing wall housing a contemporary double sided gas fireplace. The sitting area overlooks the front garden and skylights flood the area with natural light. Steps lead up to the magnificent triple aspect kitchen/breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and skylights making the room a light and gracious space for informal entertaining. There is a range of white wall and floor units and a central island all with Corian worksurfaces. A range of Miele built-in appliances includes 2 ovens, coffee machine, microwave, dishwasher, drinks chiller and fridge/freezer. Bifold doors run along one wall overlooking the river and sliding doors open to the garden providing access to the garden terrace affording wonderful river views and across to Streatley Hill. The perfect location to enjoy this very special setting.
The spacious master bedroom suite has folding doors opening to the balcony overlooking the river. It has an en suite bathroom comprising bath, shower, WC and washbasin and the dressing area has a range of built-in cupboards and wardrobes with a charming window seat with storage. There is a guest bedroom with en suite shower room, two further first floor bedrooms and a family bathroom. The fifth bedroom and additional shower room are on the ground floor. A further wet room is situated off the drawing room.
On the lower ground floor is a large, well equipped laundry room with two washing machines and tumbl e dryer. This room opens to a store room and also to the wet boathouse which has moorings suitable for a skiff and accessed along a wooden gangway.
There is a detached timber clad cottage in the grounds comprising a sitting room with kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom.
The riverside gardens of The Boat House are exceptional and provide superb views from every room in the house. From the High Street, a discreet driveway leads to the electric gates with video entry phone system and into the gravelled drive with generous parking area, edged with shrubs and mature trees. The professionally landscaped grounds feature three formal rose beds edged with box hedging, with scarlet and yellow roses. A further bed is filled with purple Verbena Bonariensis which gently move in the breeze and there is a wild flower bed with Spring bulbs and bee-friendly plants. Immaculate lawns are edged with an English cottage garden perennial border including Hebe and Heuchera with splashes of colour provided by Alliums and Peonies and protected by a Hornbeam hedge. Paved paths give easy access between the flower beds and lead to a scented purple Wisteria covered pergola. Nine stately Olive trees stand in Greek pots giving a Mediterranean feel to the entrance of the house. A Japanese inspired grass and water garden leads from the kitchen/breakfast room deck and has a charming bridge, rocks and grasses and a superb Lime tree. A further deck takes advantage of the afternoon sun and is covered in climbing honeysuckle. Separated by a 6 foot wide Yew hedge is the garden to the detached cottage. This has a stretch of lawn, flower borders and shrubs and trees giving privacy and seclusion. A brightly coloured gypsy caravan is tucked away to one side and is a wonderful play room for children. A magnificent London Plane tree provides shade and privacy for the riverside garden which is part paved at the edge of the river and has a number of private mooring rings. The total riverside frontage is 245 feet and the gardens measure in excess of one acre.
Square Footage: 4,547 sq ft
Acreage: 1 Acres
The Boat House is in the centre of the village of Goring. Turn into the lane next to Pierreponts café and the gates to property will be found directly in front after a few yards. Post code: RG8 9AB.
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