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Sheppey Cottage, Goring on Thames

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Receptions

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Goring & Streatley Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 10 mins walk / Reading (London, Paddington 27 minutes) – 10 miles / M4 (J 12 ) – 10 miles / M40 (J6) – 14 miles / Henley on Thames – 12 miles / Oxford – 19 miles / Wallingford – 5 miles
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In an established residential road on the elevated fringe of the village adjacent to the surrounding Chilterns countryside and The River Thames, yet easily accessible for the well revered village primary school, extensive High Street shops and amenities, and mainline railway station providing direct access to London Paddington in under the hour.

A superb 4 bedroom detached period family home set in a spacious plot of beautiful mature landscaped gardens, gravelled driveway and detached garage. Affording impressive, flexibly arranged accommodation in excellent condition and immaculately presented throughout.

Covered Entrance Porch
Large Reception Hall
Sitting Room with bay window
Family Room with fireplace

Contemporary fitted Kitchen
Open Plan Dining Room
Utility Room

Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room
3 Further Double Bedrooms
Luxurious Family Bathroom

Stunning Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds

Gated Gravelled Driveway & Forecourt
Detached Garage
Garden Store
Greenhouse & additional Storage Sheds
Log Store

Grounds of approximately 0.25 Acres in all

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 a super primary school, an excellent range of interesting shops, restaurants and riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist, library, and importantly a mainline railway station providing fast commuter services up to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. In addition to outstanding local secondary schooling such as Langtree School, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; The Oratory, Pangbourne College, Cranford House, The Manor, Moulsford Preparatory, Abingdon Boys and The School of St Helen & Katharine.

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.

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.

Dating from the Victorian era, Sheppey Cottage is an impressive detached house of generous proportions, standing well back from the road in a spacious plot of ¼ of an Acre. The house provides excellent flexibly arranged family accommodation and is impeccably presented throughout. To the ground floor an attractive timber framed and tiled roof Porch opens up to a large central Reception Hall, a room in itself with solid oak floors which continue through the family & dining rooms. On either side are the two principle Sitting Rooms with bay windows and one with original fireplace. To the rear of the house is a large open plan contemporary Kitchen & Dining Room, adjoining the Utility Room with rear door butler sink and Cloakroom. The Kitchen & Utility Room are bespoke built of Maple & Oak, and have granite worktops. Upstairs all leading off a central landing are the Master Bedroom with En-Suite Shower Room, 3 further excellent Double Bedrooms and a spectacular Family Bathroom with steam shower and picture window overlooking the stunning gardens. The property has been sympathetically extended to afford generous accommodation whilst retaining and complimenting its character and period features.

The house stands well back in an elevated position, with timber five bar gate opening into a gravelled driveway affording ample parking space for numerous cars, bordered with a lawned front garden and mature trees & hedges affording seclusion. To one side is a detached Garage with light & power, loft storage and an external log store. To one side of the house is a useful garden store, and to the opposite side a gate affording access to the rear, where external light & power are fitted. Leading off the rear rooms of the house is a wide paved terrace, providing an excellent spot for outside dining and entertaining along with a further decked terrace & pergola in an elevated position. Steps lead up to an expansive lawned garden, flanked by delightful mature beds and borders, neatly tended and adding colour and interest throughout the year. To the further end of the lawn is a terraced flower garden, a further patio terrace, vegetable garden, greenhouse, timber sheds and hen house. In all the grounds amount to just over ¼ of an Acre.

Services: All mains services are connected. Central heating and domestic hot water from ‘category A’ condensing gas boiler. Underfloor heating to Entrance Hall, Kitchen/Dining Room & Family Bathroom. 

Council Tax: G

Postcode: RG8 0BY

Energy Efficiency Rating: C / 70

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: 01235 422422

From our offices in the centre of Goring, turn right and proceed up to the top of the High Street. At the railway bridge junction turn left onto the Wallingford Road, continuing along this road as if leaving the village, and taking the last turning right into Springhill Road. Sheppey Cottage will be found approximately half way along on the left hand side at number 27.

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01 November 2017

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