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4 bedroom house for sale

Blackthorn, Streatley on Thames

Sold by Us £625,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


*Goring Station – 0.7 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles
*Henley on Thames – 13 miles *Wallingford – 6 miles *Reading – 10 miles
*Newbury – 13 miles *Oxford – 18 miles *M4 at J12 (Theale) – 10 miles
*M40 at J6 (Lewknor) – 15 miles

Occupying an elevated position looking directly over the scenic surrounding National Trust woodland and hillsides which command views of Streatley and the river Thames valley, yet close to the centre of this pretty Thameside village, within but a minute’s walk of the highly revered village primary school and easily accessible for the shops / amenities and mainline railway station in Goring providing access to London Paddington in under the hour. A detached family residence of 4 bedrooms set well back from the quiet road in a mature garden plot of approximately 1/3rd of an acre, rising to meet the surrounding National Trust Woodland.

Stunning Far Reaching Views Towards The National Trust Woodland & Wessex Downs
Detached Family Residence

Covered Porch
Reception Hall
Sitting Room with open fire
Dining Room

Master Bedroom with En-suite Bathroom
3 Further Bedrooms
Family Bathroom
Separate WC

South Facing Mature Gardens & Grounds
Approximately 1/3rd of an acre plot

The picturesque village of Streatley on Thames lies in a valley on the Berkshire side of the river between Reading and Oxford, facing Goring on the Oxfordshire side.  The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Historically the location of the two villages is at a natural crossing point of the river, set between the Berkshire Downs and Chiltern Hills, known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap’ where the ancient Ridgeway path comes down to meet the river after its long journey across the Berkshire Downlands before continuing up onto the Chiltern Hills and the Icknield Way. The interesting High Street, which forms the central part of the village running down to the river and the bridge over to Goring, is now a ‘Conservation Area’ with a wealth of period properties many of considerable architectural merit including a thatched cottage, a beautiful William and Mary house and an Elizabethan Farmhouse, supposedly haunted by a lady in white.

In the village there is a parish church with Norman origins, a luxury riverside four star hotel, The Swan, which also offers a leisure and fitness club and at the top of the High Street is the Bull Inn being an old coaching inn from the era when the Royal Mail stopped en route from London to Oxford. There is also a prestigious Golf Club, established over one hundred years ago, set amidst beautiful rolling countryside, a nursery and a highly regarded Church of England primary school. The local area is extremely well catered for by private and state schools and is in the catchment area for the much acclaimed Downs secondary school in Compton.
Across the river, the larger village of Goring on Thames offers a wide range of amenities and facilities including shops, a bank, modern health centre, traditional inns, a hotel, library, dentist and importantly a main line railway station providing excellent commuter services to Oxford, Reading and up to London (Paddington) in under the hour.

Behind Streatley the ground rises steeply where the Berkshire Downlands meet the wide Thames Valley and from the top there are panoramic views far into Oxfordshire. The woodland and hills surrounding Streatley have been acquired in recent years by the National Trust and the extensive bridleways and footpaths are now open to the public.

The County town of Reading together with Oxford, Newbury and the M4 are all easily accessible, and the mainline station in Goring provides excellent commuter services up to London (Paddington and Waterloo).  Goring being the larger village has a wide range of shops and amenities as well as Restaurants, Riverside Café, Olde Worlde Inns, Bank, Doctors, Dentist, and 2 Hotels.

The Coombe is a gently rising cul-de-sac road surrounded by scenic hillsides and woodland including The Holies and Larden Chase owned by the National Trust with direct footpath access from the top of The Coombe itself. From the highest points in the road there are glorious views across the Goring Gap. The road comprises a mixture of interesting residential properties some dating back to the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. The central village ‘Conservation Area’ and historic High Street are within easy walking distance and located at the bottom of the road is the village primary school which enjoys a high Ofsted rating.

Dating from the 1960’s, Blackthorn is an individual detached family home set in a 1/3rd acre plot with an excellent feeling of space around it, enjoying stunning views of the surrounding hills and rolling countryside. The house offers flexibly arranged accommodation, with space and potential for further improvement and enlargement subject to relevant permissions. 

To the ground floor is a spacious Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Kitchen overlooking the garden, Dining Room original parquet flooring continuing into the double aspect Sitting Room with open fire and patio doors leading onto the South facing patio terrace. Upstairs a central landing leads to a Master Bedroom with built in wardrobes and en-suite Bathroom, three further bedrooms, a 5th Study Room, Family Bathroom and separate WC. All rooms enjoy the delightful setting, with views out to the woodland or nearby hills.

The cottage is set well back from the quiet no-through road occupying a pleasant elevated position with a Beech hedged frontage and five bar gated entrance into the driveway, providing ample parking space and leading up to the garage. The driveway is flanked by a spacious lawned front garden with mature shrubs and trees adding interest and privacy. A pedestrian gate leads into a covered walkway between the house and garage leading through to the rear garden. At the rear a paved South facing patio terrace leads off the sitting room, providing an excellent spot for ‘al-fresco’ dining and entertaining. Steps lead you up to a timber storage shed and the main lawn which slopes upwards, enjoying dramatic views of the nearby open rolling countryside, and up to a further timber workshop with natural light, and fitted light and power, a fruit and vegetable garden and beyond, eventually abutting the National Trust woodland which surrounds The Coombe.

In all the gardens and grounds are approximately 1/3rd of an acre, and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as you move up the garden.

Services: All mains services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from gas fired boiler located in the kitchen.

Council Tax: F

Postcode: RG8 9QL

Energy Efficiency Rating: E/43

Local Authority: West Berkshire District Council – Telephone: 01635 42400

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left, and proceed down the High Street. Continue over the river bridge and up Streatley High Street where at the traffic lights continue straight across. Turn left into The Coombe and Blackthorn will be found a few hundred yards up on the left hand side.

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Added on Rightmove:
17 November 2016

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