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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Fairfield, Pangbourne on Thames

Withdrawn from Market £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 5 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Pangbourne Railway Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 10 mins walk / Reading (London, Paddington 27 minutes) – 5 miles / M4 (J 12 ) – 5 miles / Henley on Thames – 12 miles / Oxford – 24 miles
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Enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook, being quietly tucked away on a tree lined road within this delightful picturesque Thames-side village, the setting is simply delightful, affording mature landscaped gardens and grounds of approximately 0.5 of an acre, yet within but a few minutes’ walk of the central High Street shops, River Thames, and mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.

An attractive and delightful well-appointed family residence of approximately 2,030 sq ft dating back to the 1930’s, benefitting from having been extended and refurbished in more recent years to great effect and a high specification, displaying in an impressive form, complementary to the property’s period architecture.

Incorporating numerous attractive features throughout in a simply delightful setting, early viewing is advised.

• A Delightful Family Home Of Period Architectural Design
• Sought After Residential Area In Thames-Side Village Within Walking Distance Of The Village Centre, Primary School, Mainline Railway Station & Scenic Riverside

• Covered Front Porch
• Reception Hall
• Cloakroom
• Open Plan Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Utility Room
• Sitting Room With Open Fireplace
• Dining Room
• Garden Room With Vaulted Ceiling & Exposed Timber Trusses

• Galleried Landing
• Master Bedroom With En-Suite Bathroom
• 3 Further Bedrooms
• Family Bathroom With Separate Shower
• Airing Cupboard

• Garage
• 2 Attached Stores

• In all approximately 2,030 Sq Ft

• Mature landscaped Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.5 Of An Acre
• Glazed Greenhouse


The village of Pangbourne on Thames lies on a bend of the River where it meets the River Pang and is connected by an ancient Toll Bridge to the village of Whitchurch in Oxfordshire, which nestles under the Chilterns Escarpment.  The surrounding countryside of the Berkshire Downlands and Chiltern Hills is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”.

Historically the south branch of the Ancient Ridgeway Path dropped down into the valley at Pangbourne from Upper Basildon at which point there would have originally been a ford then a rough bridge since early times.  The Roman Road from Silchester (Calleva) to Dorchester on Thames ran through the village and along Shooters Hill where Roman and Saxon coins were found when Brunel’s railway line was cut through in 1839.  There are many Tudor and 17th Century cottages in the village, including an old Smithy and several old Inns.  Following the arrival of the railway, the village grew considerably in wealth and prominence and today there are numerous fine examples of the superb architecture of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, notably represented by the interesting detached houses fronting onto Shooters Hill overlooking the river, known locally as the ‘seven deadly sins’.

The stretch of river from Pangbourne upstream to Streatley, is forever associated with Kenneth Graham and his book ‘The Wind in the Willows’ which he wrote when living in the village at Church Cottage just west of the churchyard. An area of riverside land known as Pangbourne Meadow, lying just to the east of the Whitchurch Toll Bridge, was purchased by the Parish in the 1930s.  Subsequently an additional portion was acquired by the National Trust and all of this area is now controlled by the Parish Council and available for the public to use for fishing, boating and leisure purposes. The Adventure Dolphin (Pangbourne) Charity Centre (a Community Incorporated Organisation) is also located at the side of Pangbourne Meadows.

Pangbourne has an excellent range of local amenities, shops and facilities, including a supermarket, Post Office, WH Smith, Library, an impressive architect-designed Health Centre, Dentist, Optician, together with Traditional Inns, Restaurants and Hotels.  There is also a mainline station providing fast commuter services to Reading (10 minutes) and from Reading up to Paddington (25 minutes). Just to the South within a short drive is the village of Theale and access for the M.4.

In addition to local primary (OFSTED rated “Good”) and secondary schooling, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Oratory & Oratory Preparatory, Moulsford Preparatory, Bradfield College and Downe House.

N.B. Crossrail services are scheduled to be commencing from Reading in approx. 2019 which together with the electrifying of the line will significantly improve travelling times to central London destinations.

Fairfield is believed to date back to the mid 1930’s, being both attractive architecturally, and of typical design for more prestigious residences of this favoured era, having red brick elevations, under a pitched tile roof, with a central dominant protruding gable to the front.

Ideally located in a most attractive private and mature village setting, the property is situated within a few minutes’ walk of the central High Street shops, River Thames, and mainline railway station providing access to London Paddington in under the hour.

Quite charming, with great attention to detail being evident throughout, the entire property has much in it to enthuse over, yielding a tasteful quality, wholly apparent on viewing. Spacious and well-appointed accommodation of a more traditional nature is combined with that of a more contemporary air, with the property having more recently been extended and refurbished, incorporating a delightful specification, with stylish fixtures and fittings throughout, and a wonderful vaulted garden room which enjoys views over the rear gardens.

The elegant architecture and attractive arrangement of the accommodation takes full advantage of the views over its private gardens and grounds, with doors opening out onto the garden terrace from the hall and garden room, perfect for ‘Al-Fresco’ dining.

Tastefully presented, early viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the wonderful opportunity afforded.

Privately fronting on to the elevated part of Green Lane, the property is accessed over a spacious splayed gravel driveway and forecourt, providing parking for several vehicles. Timber fencing surrounds the boundaries on two sides, bordered on all sides with an extensive array of shrubs and trees providing great privacy and seclusion, and colourful herbaceous borders interspersed.

Most attractive, the gardens and grounds to the front of the property are laid mostly to lawn. The drive gives way to the covered front porch and entrance hall to the property, with a tall timber pedestrian gate being located off to one side, providing access to the side and rear gardens and grounds. 

The rear of the property benefits from a large stone slab laid terrace which reaches from the sitting room to the garden room, being both deep and ideally placed to enjoy direct access from the house itself and also ‘Al Fresco’ dining. From here delightful views can be found over the private and mature gardens and grounds.

The main rear garden is predominantly laid to lawn with extensive mature hedging flanking the grounds, and a delightful array of trees and flowers providing for a most pleasing vista and great privacy. The rear garden is split into two by mature hedging and planting, with one half granted access to the other half via a low timber pedestrian gate. To the further end of the garden there is a useful glazed green house.

In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 0.5 of an acre.

Delightfully attractive, the gardens and grounds must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

Services: Mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. Central heating and hot water from gas fired boiler.
Postcode: RG8 8LD

Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 55

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 over the River Bridge and up to the top of Streatley High Street.  At the traffic lights turn left onto the A329 Pangbourne Road. On reaching Pangbourne continue straight over the mini roundabout at the junction with the High Street and leave the village on the Tidmarsh Road.  Then take the 2nd right into Green Lane.  Proceed up the hill to the junction with Courtlands Hill (unmade road from the left), bear right and Fairfield will be found a short way along on the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co Estate Agents & Valuers.

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24 March 2017

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