3 bedroom property for sale15 The Birches, Goring on Thames
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- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- 2 Receptions
15 THE BIRCHES
GORING ON THAMES – SOUTH OXFORSHIRE
*Reading – 10 miles *Newbury – 13 miles *Oxford – 20 miles
*Wallingford – 5 miles *Henley on Thames – 13 miles
*M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles *M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 15 miles
In an attractive location within the central part of the village overlooking a private Green easily accessible for the High Street shops and amenities, River Thames and for the main line railway station to both Oxford and London Paddington.
A traditional ‘Mews’ style terrace house of appealing design, with well arranged 3 bedroom accommodation, newly extended and refurbished with fantastic 22’ open plan living space with bi-folding doors leading onto the garden. Garage in separate block.
Ideally situated within easy reach of all village amenities, shops, River, station and school
Newly Extended and Refurbished
Contemporary fitted Kitchen
Open plan Dining/Sitting Room with bi-folding doors to garden
Secluded mature South facing Garden
Timber Storage Shed
Garage in separate block
Potential for loft conversion subject to relevant permissions
The much prized village of Goring on Thames occupies a stunning location in the scenic Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downlands as it flows from Oxford down to Reading, the area 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 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, 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.
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, on the 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.
The Birches is a development of ‘mews’ style properties built in the 1970’s arranged in staggered terraces around private lightly timbered greens, situated between Cleeve Road and Thames Road just a short distance from the central village High Street and river.
15 The Birches enjoys a pleasant aspect overlooking a private Green fringed by mature Silver Birch trees with a southerly rear aspect over its private garden, with superb views to the Berkshire Downs and National Trust woodland beyond.
The property occupies an end but one position in a staggered terrace of seven. The house has a larger living area than others in the close, having been newly extended and refurbished, and offers superb open-plan living accommodation with bi-folding doors across the rear leading onto the South facing garden. To the ground floor is an Entrance Hall leading to a Cloakroom and on into a fantastic spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining/Sitting Room. To the first floor are 3 Bedrooms, and a modern family Bathroom. Potential for loft conversion subject to relevant permissions.
The property has an attractive position overlooking the central Green of this popular residential development with a number of trees providing interest and a change of colours through the seasons.
A wide footpath extends across the front of the property leading to the front entrance flanked on one side by an area of lawned garden with a pretty flower border. The garden at the rear faces South and backs onto a row of mature trees. The garden is mainly lawned, with a wide paved terrace leading off the sitting room, which takes advantage of the private southerly aspect. To the rear is a timber store shed, and pedestrian gate for external access.
Vehicular access is gained off Thames Road where a private entrance drive leads into the garaging area. The Garage belonging to No 15 is in the right hand block, being the furthest on the right as you approach from the road.
Services: All main services are connected. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired combination boiler located in the loft.
Council Tax: C
Postcode: RG8 9BW
Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 73
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422
Tenure: Freehold. There is an annual charge of £50 to The Birches Ground Committee for the maintenance of signage, parking and communal areas.
From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down the High Street and after passing the Miller of Mansfield take the next turning right into Thames Road opposite the Village hall. In a further 50 yards turn right into the private parking area for The Birches and then walk through into the central lawned green where No 15 will be found on the right hand side.
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