House For Sale £2,495,000
Crossways, Goring On Thames RG8

Crossways – manor road
Goring on thames - oxfordshire

Goring & Streatley Station (London Paddington within the hour) – 4 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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Centrally located in the quiet heart of this quintessential English riverside village, just a few minutes’ walk to the river Thames, shops, restaurants, and mainline railway station. This unique property enjoys a most relaxing ambience and outlook, with stunning views of National Trust hillsides and woodland. The setting is simply delightful, privately situated in attractive mature gardens and grounds of approximately 0.5 of an acre. Built in 1895, a stunningly characterful yet modern and contemporary Edwardian residence, only recently enlarged, extensively modernised and refurbished throughout. Benefitting from exceptionally stylish and high-quality fixtures & fittings, with spacious and elegant accommodation extending to approximately 3,207 sq. Ft. Internally, yielding great light and space, with an inspired and tasteful orientation, affording 5 bedrooms, 2 being suites, 3 bathrooms, and 4 reception rooms. Careful planning and attention combines modern open plan living whilst preserving traditional features. The property embraces the delightful mature gardens and grounds and encapsulates an al fresco lifestyle, providing for an exquisite family home.

• An Exquisite Period Family Residence Extending To Approximately 3,207 Sq Ft Of Striking Architectural Design With Gardens of Approximately 0.5 Of An Acre & Wonderful Far-Reaching Views Afforded

• Quintessential English Riverside Village Within Close Walking Of The River Thames, Extensive Amenities, Schooling, and Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour

• Spacious Driveway

• Period Covered Entrance Porch

• Reception Hall

• Cloakroom

• Kitchen / Dining Room With Fitted ‘Neptune’ Kitchen & Range / Walk-In Larder & Bi-Fold Doors To Gardens

• Utility / Boot Room With ‘Neptune’ Fitted Units

• Sitting Room With Deep Bay Window & Fireplace

• Family Room With Fireplace & Log Burner & Fitted Bookshelves

• Study With Fireplace & Log Burner

• Inner Galleried Hall

• Galleried Landing

• Vaulted Master Bedroom Suite With Fitted Dressing Furniture & En-Suite Bathroom With Roll Top Bath

• 2nd Bedroom Suite With En-Suite Shower Room

• 3 Further Bedrooms With Fireplaces

• Family Bathroom With Roll Top Bath

• In All Extending To Approximately 3,207 Sq Ft

• Mature Landscaped Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 0.5 Of An Acre

• Period Outbuilding

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 ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.

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 and restaurants, together with a riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist and library. Importantly, a mainline railway station provides fast commuter services to London (Paddington) in well under the hour. The area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of state and private schooling.

The central village ‘Conservation Area’ has a wealth of architecturally interesting properties, many listed and dating from around the 16th Century. Historically, Goring-on-Thames traces back to Saxon times.

In addition to having well revered and outstanding local state primary and secondary schooling, including a primary school within Goring-on-Thames itself, the area is also extremely well served by an excellent range of private schooling, of particular note; Cranford House School, The Oratory Preparatory School, Moulsford Preparatory School, St Andrews Preparatory School, The Oratory School, Pangbourne College, Brockhurst & Marlston House, Downe House, Rupert House School, Shiplake College, The Abbey School, Bradfield College, The Manor Preparatory School, Abingdon School, Abingdon Preparatory School, Radley College, and St Helen & St Katharine.

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 Swan at Streatley, a luxury 4 star riverside hotel with adjoining Coppa Club and leisure and fitness facilities.

Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) services have commenced from Reading, with the full service scheduled to commence in 2021, which together with the completed electrification of the line has significantly improved travelling times to East and West destinations.
Property description

Crossways is a most delightful yet imposing Edwardian residence, which resides within the quiet heart of the beautiful riverside village of Goring-on-Thames, just a short hop to the river Thames, village shops and restaurants, schooling, and mainline railway station, which provides direct access to London within the hour.

Externally the property displays proudly its historical roots associated with the favoured Edwardian era, having mainly red brick elevations with blue soldier courses and decorative banding, sitting under a clay tiles roof, with a combination of hipped dormer elevations with both timbered and whitened rendered fronts, in addition to tile hung fronts, complimented by wide ornate glazing and feature bay windows.

More recently, the current owners have extended the property, and duly commissioned an extensive refurbishment and modernisation programme of works, both internally and externally, successfully blending in architecturally the old and new elements, whilst retaining the great many period features and charm that is to be found in abundance throughout, creating a most stunningly characterful yet contemporary home which extends to approximately 3,207 sq ft, which affords a skilful offering of both traditional living, with that of a rather more modern air, embracing its stunning gardens and grounds and private surroundings.

A simply wonderful opportunity afforded, and quite rare indeed to the open market, early viewing of Crossways is highly recommended.

The property sits privately nestled away within the heart of the village, behind high mature shaped hedging, having a pedestrian access off Manor Road, whilst the vehicular access and driveway is located off Ferry Lane to the rear, which itself leads down to a few other properties only, and the river Thames.

The gardens and grounds, which extend to approximately 0.5 of an acre, wrap their way around the property on all 4 sides, with extensive attractive stone laid terracing around the property providing great space for entertaining and ‘Al Fresco’ dining, and a restful place from which to look back over the gardens.

Laid mainly to lawn, the gardens boast a wealth of mature planting to both the boundaries and feature planted beds, displaying most colourful herbaceous borders, with an exhaustive list of mature trees, hedging, shrubs, and bushes adding to the stunning backdrop and overall privacy, only enhanced by the distant views of the National Trust hillside and woodland beyond the steeple of the adjacent church. Off to one corner, adjacent to the house itself, there is a charming period outbuilding.

Simply stunning, and beautifully mature and well cared for, the gardens themselves are only enhanced by the peaceful setting, and in all, extend to approximately 0.5 of an acre.
General information

Services: Mains drainage, electricity, gas, and water are connected, with gas fired part-underfloor central heating.

Postcode: RG8 9DT

Energy Efficiency Rating: D / 65

Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council - Telephone: Directions

From our offices in the centre of Goring turn left and proceed down he High Street. Turn next left into Manor Road opposite the Miller of Mansfield and follow the road along taking the straight on turn to Manor Road, with Crossways being the first house set back on the right-hand side. The driveway to Crossways can be found off Ferry Lane, which is off on the right, just before the property itself.

Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.

The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services so cannot verify that they are in working order. If required, the client is advised to obtain verification. These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through Warmingham & Co. Whilst all due care is taken in the preparation of these particulars, no responsibility for their accuracy is accepted, nor do they form part of any offer or contract. Intending clients must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy prior to signing a contract.

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