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5 bedroom detached house to rent

North Cottage, Goring on Thames

Let by Us £4,500 pcm
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Property Description

Letting information:

Furnishing: Unfurnished
Added on Rightmove: 23 September 2016 (485 days ago)

Key features

  • Detached
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold



*Wallingford – 6 miles *Pangbourne on Thames – 5 miles *Henley on Thames – 12 miles

*Reading – 10 miles *Oxford – 18 miles *Newbury – 14 miles

*M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 15 miles *M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles or at Maidenhead (J8/9) – 19 miles


Occupying an elevated position on top of the Chilterns escarpment above Goring on Thames.  An impressive detached house originally dating from the 1930’s and recently the subject of a significant enlargement and reconstruction to form a stunning family home of superior quality and proportions, set in private gardens and grounds of just over one acre.

In the scenic countryside of the Thames Valley between the Berkshire Downs and Chilterns designated an “A.O.N.B.”

Excellent road and rail communications

Wide range of top Private and State schools in the local area

An essentially new family home resulting from an impeccable and discerning redesign and enlargement of a former period lodge

Superb location in a rural environment yet easily accessible for the village shops and amenities including mainline station

Large arched Loggia Entrance

Well proportioned Reception Hall with Cloakroom

Sitting Room and Dining Room both with Cotswold stone fireplaces and chimney breasts

Vaulted Studio/Family Room and a first floor vaulted Home Office or Cinema Room

Bespoke fitted Kitchen with Breakfast Room and separate Utility Room

Galleried Landing with further Minstrel Gallery leading to Master Suite

Master Bedroom with Vaulted ceiling En Suite Dressing Area and Bathroom with walk-in Shower

4 Further Bedrooms including Guest Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom

Family Bathroom with walk-in Shower

Gravelled Entrance and wide forecourt leading to integral Garaging

Tree fringed lawned gardens and grounds of just over 1 acre


Goring on Thames lies serenely in the beautiful Thames Valley set between the Chiltern Hills in Oxfordshire and the Berkshire Downlands opposite above the village of Streatley, the area known geographically as the ‘Goring Gap’ and designated an ‘AONB’.

In 2010 Goring was awarded the prestigious “Oxfordshire Village of the Year” and also the coveted “South of England” title. Local amenities include an excellent range of interesting shops, a bank, restaurants and riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist, library, and importantly a mainline station providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. There is also an extensive selection well revered state and private schooling in the surrounding area. The central village ‘Conservation Area’ has a wealth of architecturally interesting properties, many listed and dating from around the 16th Century. Historically Goring traces back to Saxon times.


North Cottage originally was one of three detached properties built for staff in the 1930’s and linked to the nearby Burntwood House a large country house dating from 1903 which stands in a spectacular location overlooking the Thames Valley.

Approached off a private entrance drive, North Cottage has recently been the subject of a total transformation being significantly enlarged and stunningly redesigned incorporating a superior specification and quality of appointment throughout rarely to be found.

The elegant and highly attractive arrangement of the accommodation takes full advantage of the private southerly views over the gardens with all principal rooms being light and bright and beautifully presented.

Notable features include bespoke new fenestration in a complimentary period sash design, the extensive use of brushed Cotswold stone with contrasting colours to fireplaces and extending up the chimney breasts, oak doors and skirtings, and a balustrade oak turning staircase to first floor and around the gallery and minstrel landing.

Generally the generously proportioned accommodation easily flows with rooms having their own individuality and character. Namely these include an atmospheric vaulted Studio or Family Room, Sitting and Dining Room each with Cotswold stone fireplaces, and a designer Shaker fitted Kitchen with Breakfast Room having granite worktops and host of built-in and integrated equipment and special features.

Additionally there are quality white bathroom and cloakroom suites and superb walk-in showers.

North Cottage is a stunning property in a desirable hilltop location just above Goring on Thames and the Thames Valley surrounded by scenic countryside and inspection is highly recommended to appreciate the meticulous attention to detail given to the architectural design and all the works undertaken.


Situated on the top of Whitehill the property is approached off a private drive which leads to 2 further properties only.

Directly off the private entrance drive is a large forecourt area providing ample parking and turning space, and leading to the integral Garaging which has a remote controlled entrance door.

Both sides of the property afford private timber gated access to the main gardens and grounds.

The house stands back in the North West corner of its extensive gardens and grounds with the principal rooms orientated to enjoy the private Southerly aspect over the lawned grounds which are naturally enclosed by established tree lined boundaries providing privacy as well as providing an attractive rustic backcloth.

There is ample space for a tennis court or swimming pool to be added if required.

Amongst the many varieties of trees are the following; chestnut, ash, cedar, larch, silver birch, hawthorn, willow, prunus, cherry, holly and hazelnut.

There are also 2 timber garden store sheds.

In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 1.08 acres.



Mains water and electricity and drainage are connected to the property.  Private septic tank drainage. Underfloor heating to both floors. Central heating and hot water from oil fired boiler and with pressurised hot water system. All the services have been renewed as part of the renovation of the property.

Council Tax: ‘F’

Postcode: RG8 0LL

Energy Efficiency Rating: D/63

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


From our offices in the centre of Goring on Thames turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street.  At the railway bridge junction turn right and then next left into Reading Road. On reaching the top of Whitehill turn right into a private drive after passing the splayed entrance for Burntwood House.  North Cottage will then be seen on the left hand side almost immediately.


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