2 bedroom detached house for saleGrange Lodge, Goring on Thames
Sold by Us £595,000
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Receptions
GRANGE CLOSE, GORING ON THAMES – OXFORDSHIRE
*Pangbourne – 5 Miles *Wallingford – 6 Miles
*Reading – 10 Miles *Newbury – 13 Miles
*Oxford – 18 Miles *Henley on Thames – 12 Miles
*M.4 at Theale (J.12) – 10 Miles *M40 at Lewknor (J.6) – 14 Miles
An architecturally appealing detached period Lodge house ideally located within the favoured central part of this picturesque village on the Thames close to shops, river and station. Character accommodation offering potential for sympathetic refurbishment and possible enlargement set in private enclosed gardens with parking space.
• Much prized Thames side village in scenic area.
• Strategically well located with excellent road and rail communications
• Period Lodge house with amazing architectural elevations and features.
• Sought after situation within a few minutes’ walk to shops and amenities
• Carved and sculpted timbered and brick Period front Porch
• Entrance hall with staircase off
• Sitting Room with period cast fireplace and angled corner window
• Kitchen with Dining/Living Room
• Spacious Cloakroom
• Landing with trap access to loft
• Two double bedrooms (Second could be divided as per original design)
• Corner position with well-defined hedged and fenced boundaries
• Lawned garden with separate area for vegetables
• Vehicular access and short drive with hard standing and potential for garage subject to planning
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.2017 which together with the electrification of the line will significantly improve travelling times to Paddington and 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.
Grange Close located off Manor Road is a cul de sac of differing detached properties and ideally situated being only a few minutes’ walk from the village high street and amenities. The river and railway station are also within close proximity.
Grange Lodge is a fine period property historically linked to The Grange located nearby the latter being a substantial village house in the grand style built for the Haig Whisky family in the late 19th century and set in acreage down to the River Thames.
The Lodge has impressive architectural features associated with the much admired late Victorian and Edwardian building eras. There are red brick elevations incorporating smooth stone banding and window sills, together with exposed timber and rendered upper floor all under a clay tiled roof having decorative ridge tiling and finials and with wide front gable indicative of its origin as a Lodge House.
Over recent years improvements and refurbishment have been carried out principally to the Kitchen and Bathroom and a new gas boiler has more recently been installed. There remains potential for further upgrading and alteration together with scope to sympathetically extend or alter subject to planning approval.
This is a delightful period home in a most favourable central village location and inspection is highly recommended.
The property has a prime corner position fronting onto Grange Close and with a return frontage to Manor Road with clipped hedges and tall fencing around all boundaries adding privacy and seclusion.
There is a main lawned garden to the front and side with a further area on the West side which has been used for growing vegetables. In the garden are a number of specimen trees and shrubs which add colour and interest.
A vehicular access and short drive is approached off Grange Close with a hard standing area. There is space for a garage to be built subject to planning approval.
Services; All mains are connected.
Central heating and domestic hot water from Vaillant gas wall boiler.
Council Tax: Band E
Postcode: RG8 9DY
Energy Efficiency Rating: D/68
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000
From our offices in the centre of the village, turn left and proceed down the High Street. Turn left opposite the Miller of Mansfield into Manor Road. At the junction with Station Road by the John Barleycorn Public House continue straight across onto the continuation of Manor Road and then first right into Grange Close. Grange Lodge will be found on the front left hand corner being the first property in the road.
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