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Hardwick, Whitchurch on Thames, Reading, Oxfordshire

Key features

  • Wet boathouse on the River Thames
  • Circa 25m of river frontage
  • Approx. 0.13 acre plot
  • Exciting re-development opportunity (subject to planning permission)
  • Mooring for 3-4 boats
  • Certificate of lawful use as a residential dwelling


An exciting opportunity to acquire a boathouse on the Hardwick Estate with a residential certificate of lawful use which could benefit from renovation or further development (subject to planning permission.) It is located on a stunning section of the River Thames with no public access, uninterrupted views across the Thames and out onto rural land opposite and approximately 25m of river frontage, located close to the South Oxfordshire village of Whitchurch-on-Thames. The site is measured at just under 0.2 of an acre with vehicular access via a private lane called Sheepwash Lane. The boathouse itself currently comprises one open-plan room which potentially may have been sub-divided historically, along with a separate kitchen looking out onto the river. There is also an accessible boarded loft space above.
As a "wet" boathouse it has the capacity to dock one boat under cover with space to moor a further 2-3 boats alongside the riverbank jetty.
The boathouse currently has a private water supply, electricity and there is evidence of bottled gas and a wood burning stove.

In addition to the jetty, there is also a south facing decked seating area to enjoy the stunning views on this tranquil strecth of the Thames. There is scope to create a more formal garden and gated private driveway.

Whitchurch-on-Thames is a picturesque and highly regarded Thameside village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pangbourne is close by and provides an excellent range of local facilities including a main line rail link to London, Paddington, with the new Elizabeth line, via Reading, being available to commuters. The more comprehensive amenities of Reading are 7 miles away (London, Paddington 27 mins) and the M4 (J12) is within easy reach providing vehicular access to London, its airports and the motorway network. The local area is served by well-regarded schooling, including Whitchurch Primary school (Ofsted Outstanding), Langtree School in Woodcote (Ofsted Outstanding) which became a DfES Specialist Performing Arts College in 2006, The Oratory Prep and Senior schools, Pangbourne College, St Andrews Prep and Cranford House. There are recreational facilities for all requirements in the locality, including the fitness and tennis centre at Bradfield College and for golf-enthusiasts, courses can be found at Streatley Hills, Mapledurham and Calcot.


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Hardwick, Whitchurch on Thames, Reading, Oxfordshire


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  • Pangbourne Station1.2 miles
  • Tilehurst Station2.0 miles
  • Goring & Streatley Station3.6 miles
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