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6 bedroom house for sale

Long Meadow, Goring, Reading, RG8

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedrooms (3 bathrooms)
  • 2 bedroom annexe
  • gardens & grounds
  • 2 acres
  • double garage & parking
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Impressive family home in popular Thameside village


Long Meadow House is situated in an enviable position close to the river and near the centre of the sought after riverside village of Goring-on-Thames, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village provides a post office and local shops including a bank, a butcher and baker, together with well regarded pubs and restaurants. More extensive facilities can be found in the market town of Wallingford and in Reading. Goring station has a mainline train service to London Paddington, from 45 minutes and there is a fast train from Reading from 25 minutes (Crossrail in 2018). The M4 is easily accessible via the M4 (J12) approximately 11 miles distant and the M40 (J6) is within 16 miles. Educational facilities are excellent within the area and include Cranford House Girls' School, Moulsford Prep, The Oratory School (and The Oratory prep and pre-prep) and Bradfield and Pangbourne Colleges. Local recreations include golf at The Springs and Goring & Streatley Golf Club, and boating on the River Thames.

Wallingford 7 miles, Henley-on-Thames 13 miles, Reading 11 miles, M4 J12 10 miles


Long Meadow House is the major portion of a large Victorian house built in 1892 for Sir Beachcroft Towse who lived in the property until his death in1948 when it was divided in two. The generous proportions of the rooms show the grandeur of the period and there is a wealth of period features including magnificent wood panelling, original fireplaces, high ceilings and leaded windows. There is a charming bell tower at the property which is still in working order with a rope hanging from the belfry to the hall.

The entrance lobby opens to a lovely reception/dining hall with panelled walls, open fireplace and door to the impressive drawing room with wood panelled walls, dual aspect leaded light windows, open fireplace with carved wood surround and panelled ceiling. The house is spacious and light throughout, with flexible well proportioned accommodation; on the first floor the master bedroom is a charming room with triple aspect and an en suite bathroom as well as a dressing room with an original cupboard and display cabinet. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The property also benefits from an attached self-contained ground floor annexe comprising two bedrooms and bathroom, a large sitting room and kitchen.

The house is accessed via Long Meadow and leads to a large gravelled parking area and turning circle to the front with double wooden gates opening to a side garden where the double garage and further parking is situated.

To the rear the garden is laid mainly to lawn and sweeps down to a spinney running along the towpath of the River Thames. Throughout are many mature trees and the backdrop of the woodland in the distance provides the perfect setting for this south facing garden.

Square Footage: 4,652 sq ft
Acreage: 2 Acres


From Henley-on-Thames, leave via the A4130 Fairmile to Oxford, passing through Nettlebed and continue for about 10 miles. At the Crowmarsh Gifford roundabout, turn left following the signs for the A4074 Reading and Caversham. Turn right taking the turning for Goring B4009 and continue into the village turning right over the railway bridge. Continue through the village and turn left into Manor Road. After approximately half a mile turn right into Long Meadow and the parking area to Long Meadow House is at the end of the lane.

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02 October 2015

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