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2 bedroom cottage for sale

Cleeve Road, Goring, RG8

Guide Price £565,000

Property Description

Key features

  • RECEPTION HALL with turning staircase to First Floor
  • LOUNGE/LIVING ROOM with period fireplace and walk-in bay
  • BATHROOM with separate SHOWER
  • Tall decorative wrought iron gates open onto a gravelled FORECOURT
  • Attractive and prettily arranged GARDENS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Situated between Reading and Oxford on the borders of Oxfordshire and Berkshire lies the picturesque village of Goring on Thames, nestling on the bank of the river opposite the village of Streatley in the ‘Goring Gap’, an historic crossing point of the Thames where the ancient Ridgeway Path comes down from the Berkshire Downlands to meet the river and then onto the Chiltern Hills continuing eventually on the Icknield Way into East Anglia. The surrounding countryside is designated an area of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and the centres of both Goring and Streatley are now ‘Conservation Areas’, thus preserving the many notable period properties, some of which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries.

Goring offers a good range of amenities, including shops, banks, library, modern health centre, dentist, several traditional inns and restaurants, Boutique hotel, churches of several denominations and an excellent primary school with a wide range of private and state schools in the local area. Importantly the village boasts a mainline railway station which provides excellent commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. There are also good road communications to the surrounding towns and both the M4 and M40 motorway networks.

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.

* READING - 10 miles * NEWBURY - 13 miles * OXFORD - 19 miles * M4 at Theale (J12) - 9 miles * M40 at Lewknor (J6) - 15 miles
* HEATHROW - approx. 40 miles WALLINGFORD - 5 miles *
HENLEY on THAMES - 13 miles.

Cleeve Road, which lies within the central ‘Conservation Area’ of the village, leads directly off the High Street with the tree lined Gardiner recreation ground on one side and comprises a variety of mainly individual properties, many dating from the classic Victorian and Edwardian eras reflecting the growth and grandeur of the village during this period of time.

The Property

Glebe Court Lodge originally belonged to Glebe Court a handsome Victorian village house demolished in the 1960s. Dating from around 1890 the Lodge is a fine example of the late Victorian architectural style and craftsmanship associated with this much admired period.

The property typically reflects the quality and grandeur of the period having red brick and pebble dashed upper elevations with feature exposed brick quoins around windows and corners of the building under a pitched clay tiled roof with decorative ridge tiles. Additionally there are stone external sills to windows.

Sympathetically extended by the present owners at the rear providing a Breakfast/Dining Room, Rear Entrance Lobby and a Loggia with a Bathroom on the First Floor the accommodation has considerable period charm and a number of character features not least being the rounded wall in the Study and a walk-in bay in the Lounge with period fireplace and a built-in carved pine cupboard with shelving.

In approximately 2006 a new gas boiler was installed and a new shower fitted.



With low brick walling having carved balustrading and structural timbers supporting a pitched clay tile roof, vaulted internally with a quarry tiled floor and stone sills. Panelled front door with brass furniture, and with wall lantern light.

Radiator. Turning staircase with carved balustrading leading to the First Floor.

Front window bay with views directly across to the tree-fringed village recreation green. Rounded walls on 2 sides as architectural feature. Double radiator. 2 wall light points.

A room of interesting shapes with a wide walk-in front bay giving views over the garden and across to the village recreation green. An imposing pine period style fireplace surround with decorative carving and motifs, mantel shelf with dentil cornicing and marble inset and hearth with a Jetmaster grate. Single and double radiators. 3 wall light points. Dentil period style ceiling cornicing. Built-in carved pine cupboard with display shelving above and arched top fantail with decorative moulded surrounds.

Door into understairs Store Cupboard with internal light. Double radiator. Built-in Cloaks Cupboard with interior light.

Comprehensively fitted with matching range of light oak wall and floor units providing good cupboard and drawer storage space together with appropriate worksurfaces around 3 sides and inset Franke stainless steel 1 ½ bowl sink unit (chrome mixer taps). Built-in space for cooker and washing machine. Built-in fridge and freezer having integrated doors. Wide hatchway through to the Breakfast/Dining Room. Ceramic wall tiling around sink, working and cooking areas. Double radiator.

Double radiator. Arched doorway into Rear Lobby.

Inset ceiling lighting, radiator and part glazed back door opening onto a Rear Loggia which has quarry tiled floor and inset ceiling light.


Return balustrading along one side. Trap access into insulated and boarded Loft.

Interesting ceiling angles. Exposed eaves timbers. Double radiator. Views across to the village recreation green.

Similarly interesting ceiling angles with exposed eaves timbers in the front gable. Views directly across the tree-fringed village recreation green. Double radiator.

Suite of bath (mixer taps with shower handset), all-in-one onyx oval basin and vanitory surround (brass taps) in fitted unit with double cupboards under, and low level WC with wooden seat and lid. Ceramic wall tiling around 3 sides. Wall strip light with shaver point. Heated chromium towel rail. Separate shower cubicle ceramic fully tiled internally, and thermostatic wall shower with flexible handset. Lobby Area with range of interconnecting cupboards along one side providing shelved storage, and housing the water softener, a foam insulated hot water tank with immersion and the Ideal Mexico gas fired floor boiler supplying CH and HW. Double radiator.


The property occupies a unique position along Cleeve Road directly opposite the chestnut tree-fringed Gardiner recreation green. Along its road frontage there is low brick walling with tall piers and wrought iron railings together with a tall heavy wrought iron pedestrian gate. Tall double decorative wrought iron gates give vehicular access onto a gravelled parking and forecourt area.

Across the front of the Lodge is a neat lawned garden with pretty borders and to the side and rear there is a further completely enclosed garden again neatly lawned with interesting beds and borders containing a variety of specimen plants and shrubs. A small decked area takes advantage of the sheltered Southerly aspect. In the bottom left hand corner of the garden just to the rear of the Lodge is a period

Outbuilding of matching brick construction under a pitched clay tile roof with matching decorative ridge tiles. Comprising an Outside WC and a separate Workshop the latter having fitted light and power. The building measures externally approximately 12’10” x 7’6”.

Behind the Outbuilding there is a further sitting area enjoying a South and West aspect.

Outside cold water tap and an external power supply.


All main services are connected to the property. Central heating and domestic hot water from Ideal Mexico gas fired floor boiler located in the Bathroom. Secondary hot water supply from immersion heater.

Local Authority

South Oxfordshire District Council, Crowmarsh, Wallingford, Oxon, OX10 8HQ
Tel:01491 823000

Council Tax

Band: F
Current year’s charges payable 10/11: £2,154.92


From our offices in the centre of Goring turn right and take the first road left into Cleeve Road and continue along for 2-300 yards and the property will be found on the left hand side just before turning into Glebe Ride directly opposite the Gardiner recreation green.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
27 June 2008


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