Whitchurch-on-Thames village centre, a few minutes` walk to Pangbourne shops and train station ? Fast trains to London Paddington (47 minutes) ? M4 (junc 12) 6 miles ? Heathrow 45 mins ? Reading 6 miles (all distances and timings approx.)
984 sq ft / 91m� (measurements are approximate)
A delightful 2 double bedroom 2 bathroom, Edwardian house, originally part of The Mount to which it is attached. Within easy walking distance of the River Thames and Pangbourne village with all its fine amenities, including the train station giving fast connections to London Paddington.
The Gatehouse has been the subject of a tasteful and very thorough refurbishment by the present owners, creating an exclusive, beautiful and unique house within the heart of one of the most famous period Thameside villages.
The renovated interior of the property has retained the best features of this period, yet incorporated the benefits of today`s modern world, including a bespoke handmade kitchen, designed and constructed by Oakley Furniture of Yattendon.
The beautiful and light sitting room enjoys a double aspect with glazed French doors giving access to both the front patio and the rear patio garden. The sitting room has a pretty multi-fuel stove, with oak beam across and polished slate hearth.
True to the period, all the rooms in the property enjoy lots of light and high ceilings;
The original staircase winds gently from the inner hall to the first floor landing which has two large windows flooding this area with light. A useful study area will be found on this large landing and both the bedrooms are doubles; bedroom 1 fitted with a fabulous ornamental Victorian fireplace and a spacious modern ensuite.
Bedroom 2 has an original Victorian fireplace and a modern, recently fitted bathroom lies adjacent.
The rear patio enjoys the sun from the south and is a natural sun trap, with lots of room for summer dining, BBQs, etc. See note 1.
This is a very peaceful and sleepy part of Whitchurch village, with easy walking distance to open countryside, footpaths and bridle paths.
The Gatehouse offers a fine opportunity to acquire a very special village residence within a special village. It can be suitable as a primary residence, or due to its great security, a fantastic second home or UK base.
? The very beautiful bespoke handmade kitchen
? Two large double bedrooms
? Ensuite shower room and main bathroom
? Single garage
? Most windows and patio doors are primary double glazed
? Multi-fuel stove in the sitting room
? Kitchen has fitted washer/dryer, butlers sink, granite work surfaces. See note 2.
? Flooring in kitchen is flag stone, tumbled grey limestone
? Underfloor heating in kitchen
? Full gas central heating
? Pretty kitchen herb garden
Summary of accommodation: Sitting room, kitchen, inner hall, cloakroom, 2 double bedrooms, ensuite shower room to bedroom 1, adjacent bathroom to bedroom 2, rear south facing patio, further secluded patio to the front, parking on street, single garage within a separate block a couple of minutes walking distance.
Local facilities: The Gatehouse is within easy walking distance of Pangbourne village centre with its fine selection of award winning independent shops, a small supermarket, health centre, dentists, library, hairdressers, riverside pubs and fine restaurants. Pangbourne offers superb transport links with a fast train service to London Paddington, Oxford and Reading, the imminent Crossrail offering fast links to the City in the coming years, as well as buses to all local areas. Whitchurch-on-Thames also has two fine village pubs in The Greyhound and The Ferryboat. The River Thames is close by with the river meadows, part-owned by the National Trust and a footpath giving fabulous Thameside walks. A short drive away is Beale Wildlife Park & Gardens and Basildon Park, a National Trust property featuring a splendid Georgian mansion surrounded by 400 acres of parkland.
Excellent schools: Whitchurch-on-Thames is located within easy reach of a number of fine schools. Pangbourne College, Bradfield College and St Andrew`s Preparatory School are within easy driving distance, as are The Oratory School, Downe House, Cranford House and Moulsford Preparatory School. The property is in the catchment area of Langtree Secondary School at Woodcote, and Whitchurch Primary School which has an outstanding record.
Directions: From the offices of Singleton & Daughter turn left, left again at the mini roundabout and left again at the mini roundabout at The George Hotel. Proceed over the River Thames toll bridge and along the High Street. Turn right opposite the art gallery into Hardwick Road. The Gatehouse will be found just past the entrance to The Mount, on the right hand side.
Note 1: Planning permission has been applied for and is expected to be granted for an extension into the rear patio forming a further reception room.
Note 2: Range cooker, fridge freezer, wine fridge available by separate negotiation
Services: Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
Tenure: House is Freehold. Garage is Leasehold for 99 years from 1966 at a fee of �2 per annum.
Post Code: RG8 7HW
Local Authority & Council Tax Band: South Oxfordshire District Council. Tax Band E
Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent, Dudley Singleton & Daughter, No. 1 Station Road, Pangbourne, Berkshire, RG8 7AN.
Tel: 0118 984 2662
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