8 bedroom detached house for sale
Thames Road, Goring On Thames, RG8
- Historic home dating from late 1800s
- More than 4,700 sq ft of accommodation
- 8 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
- Prominent central village location
- No onward chain
- Virtual tour available
A rare opportunity to purchase an historic property within the heart of Goring on Thames, dating from the late 1800s. The property has more recently been converted to use as two separate homes, and in its current configuration would ideally suit someone in need of a self contained annexe, though it can be restored to its original design as a substantial single family home. The house offers wonderful architectural features including high ceilings, turreted windows and a covered columned veranda. The property sits on formal lawned grounds at the front, and distant glimpses of the River Thames and hills of Lardon Chase can be caught from many of the upper floor rooms. The considerable accommodation measures in excess of 4,700 sq ft, and includes four reception rooms, two kitchens, eight bedrooms over two floors, four bathrooms and a cellar. Available with no onward chain. EPC Rating F.
Goring is a sought after village conveniently located for commuting to London (56 minutes) and Reading (15 minutes) by train from Goring station. Reading Station has a fast service to London, Paddington (from 29 mins) with Crossrail allowing direct access to the City, Canary Wharf, the West End and Heathrow from 2022. The spectacular scenery in and around the Goring Gap is the setting for such classic books as Wind in the Willows, Watership Down and Three Men in a Boat. Views of Goring Lock, the weirs and the rural landscape, especially as seen from the bridge, are some of the most photographed and painted scenes in England. Goring has a good selection of local shops including an award winning grocer, butcher, several convenience shops including Tesco, as well as a doctor's dentist's and chemist. There is a thriving local community with a wide range of clubs, societies and special interest groups - latest news and events are on the village website at visitgoringandstreatley.co.uk
The front door opens to an entrance hall with a WC, decorative coving and high ceilings which continue throughout the ground floor. The drawing room has original features including a turreted window and arched double doors opening to a colonnaded veranda overlooking the front grounds. A decorative fireplace with carved wooden mantle and in-built bookshelves complete the room. The formal dining room also has a decorative fireplace and large windows allowing in tremendous light. An arch leads to the kitchen/breakfast room which is fitted with a matching range of units, composite worktops and integral oven and induction hob with space for a breakfast table and a door to the rear. Another sitting room offers doors onto the veranda and a gas fire with a carved stone mantle. A further reception room can be located at the side, with a walk in bay window with window seat. Due to the current layout as an annexe there is a secondary kitchen/diner. There are also two WC's.
A turning staircase leads to a large landing. The main bedroom has a lovely view over the lawn and distantly towards Lardon Chase, with a full range of built-in cupboards and a feature rounded window. Two additional large double bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a family bathroom fitted with a bath, bidet and separate shower are located within this part of the property. One of these bedrooms offers a Jack and Jill style shower room, which links to the further bedrooms. These additional rooms are serviced by a secondary turning staircase, and include: an en-suite bedroom with a small study, a large double with a window seat overlooking the front, a further single with access to the Jack and Jill bathroom and a further bathroom with double sinks. There are two further bedrooms in the top floor, both with dormer windows offering the best views in the house towards the River Thames.
There is also a cellar with a wine store and boiler room.
Electric gates open to a hardstanding sweeping drive. The garden is located at the front, with formal lawned grounds bounded by mature trees. There will be a patio seating area located at the rear.
South Oxfordshire District Council. Council tax band H. Gas fired central heating, all mains services.
Please be aware that land at the rear of Stow House is being retained by the vendor. Planning permission has been granted for the erection of four additional houses at the rear of Stow House, with separate access on the northern boundary. This will include the demolition of a rear extension currently in place at Stow House, the removal of the swimming pool and demolition of existing outbuildings. The plans can be accessed using reference P22/S0788/FUL on the SODC planning register. There is also provision for the erection of a new detached double garage with ancillary accommodation above belonging to Stow House. Plans are accessible using reference P22/S0785/HH.
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