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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Selway Cottage, Goring on Thames

Withdrawn from Market £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


*Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles *Henley on Thames – 13 miles
*Reading – 10 miles *Oxford – 19 miles *Newbury – 13 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 14 miles 

Occupying prestigious location nestling in the heart of the village, an extended detached chalet house with generous and flexibly arranged accommodation of over 2100 sq ft in private gardens with garaging and good parking. Planning now passed to further extend with associated works (P16/51029HH)

Picturesque ‘Award Winning’ Thameside village
Ideally situated between Oxford and Reading with excellent road and rail communications
In leafy un-adopted road in prime residential area within easy walking distance of central shops, station and riverside
Individual chalet home of contemporary design and sympathetically extended
In quiet and private gardens with Westerly views across to the National Trust wooded hillsides above Streatley
Front Porch and Reception Hall with Cloakroom
Large Family Room
Dining Room opening into Sitting Room with Conservatory/Garden Room off
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Utility Room and walk-in Pantry/Storeroom
Downstairs 4th Bedroom
Bathroom with Shower
Landing with Study Area
3 Bedrooms one with access into Loft Storeroom
2nd Bathroom
Attractively laid out secluded gardens
Detached double Garage with forecourt and with a second gated entrance and parking area


The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and Berkshire Downlands as the River flows from Oxford down 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 electrifying 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.

Lime Tree Road is a quiet tree lined un-adopted road which extends between Croft Road and Manor Road in the favoured central part of the village located within easy reach of the High Street, river and station.  The road comprises mainly older individual character properties set in mature gardens all of which adds considerably to the privacy and seclusion of the immediate environment. Close by are footpaths down to the River.

Selway Cottage was built in 1960 by a well-respected local builder and is a detached chalet house of individual design having mellow brickwork to elevations under a pitched and gabled pan tile roof.

In recent years the property has been extended in a matching architectural style and numerous improvements carried out including the addition of a Conservatory/Garden Room, provision of replacement UPVc pdg windows, the addition of a spacious new Family Room, together with electrical rewiring and a new bathroom suite fitted.

The property enjoys a private and secluded setting in a most desirable location and its arrangement of accommodation offers considerable flexibility to suit differing life style options.

Planning has now been passed to further extend and make additional internal and external alterations. Plans are available in the office for inspection or can be seen online at South Oxon Planning Ref: P16/51029/HH.

The property stands in well laid out established gardens which wrap themselves around mainly along the South and West sides with neat lawns separated by a curving wide pavior path and flanked by well stocked beds and borders containing a variety of specimen plants and shrubs, together with a thriving Wisteria and an Apple tree.  There are hedged boundaries which add to the privacy and in the rear are 2 timber Store Sheds.

Fronting onto the road is a small forecourt leading to a detached “Kidby” cedar build double Garage with a pitched shingle roof and twin entrance doors.  On the further end of the frontage are a pair of entrance gates which open onto an additional gravelled parking bay.

All main services are connected.  Central heating and hot water from gas fired wall boiler with secondary hot water from immersion heater.

Council Tax: ‘G’

Postcode: RG8 9EY

Energy Efficiency Rating: D/62

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01491 823000

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down he High Street. Turn next left into Manor Road opposite the Miller of Mansfield and on reaching the left h and corner by the John Barleycorn Public House continue straight across along Manor Road.  Take the next turning left into Lime Tree Road and Selway Cottage is the first property along on the left hand side.

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03 October 2016

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