Bridleway house – the bridleway
goring-on-thames – berkshire
Central Village Shops & Mainline Station – 1 mile South Stoke – 0.5 mile Wallingford – 4.5 miles Pangbourne-on-Thames – 4.5 miles Reading – 10 miles
Newbury – 13 miles Oxford – 19 miles Henley on Thames – 12 miles
M4 at Theale (J12) – 10 miles M40 at Lewknor (J6) – 16 miles
(Distances & Times Approximate)
Idyllic riverside location between the two quintessential English villages of Goring-On-Thames and South Stoke, offering uninterrupted views across The River Thames to surrounding countryside designated an area of ‘outstanding natural beauty’, yet still able to offer fast transport links by road and rail to London in about an hour. Local amenities include the vibrant village life of Goring-On-Thames and access to many outstanding schools and colleges nearby.
Bridleway House is a most distinguished Edwardian residence, affording spacious and well-appointed accommodation, with detached garage, barn / workshop, and wet dock boathouse, in all extending to approximately 5,704 sq ft, privately situated on the banks of The River Thames, enjoying a relaxing ambience and outlook, with panoramic views of the river in abundance, set in stunning and mature part-riverside gardens and grounds of approximately 1.62 acres, with approximately 95 feet of river frontage.
Early viewing is advised to fully appreciated the simply wonderful and quite rare opportunity afforded.
• Quintessential English Riverside Location Within Close Driving Distance Of Extensive Amenities, Schooling, and Mainline Railway Station To London Paddington In Well Under The Hour
• A Rare Opportunity To Acquire An Edwardian Riverside Home Set In Approximately 1.62 Acres Of Gardens & Grounds, Inclusive River Garden With Approximately 95 Feet Of River Frontage & Wet Dock Boathouse, Double Garage, Barn / Workshop, In All Extending To Approximately 5,704 Sq Ft
• Panoramic Views Over Private Gardens & The River Thames
• Wide Impressive ‘In & Out’ Entrance Driveway With Attractive Dual Electric Gates
• Covered Entrance Porch
• Reception Hall With Fireplace
• Kitchen / Breakfast Room
• Walk-In Pantry
• Utility Room
• ‘Walk-In’ Store
• Dining Room With Fireplace
• Drawing Room With Fireplace & Snug Area
• Rear Hall
• Rear Porch
• Outside Cloakroom
• 1st Floor Landing
• 5 Bedrooms
• Dressing Room
• Study With Fitted Furniture & ‘Walk-On’ Balcony
• Family Bathroom
• 2nd Floor Landing
• Media Room / Bedroom 6
• Family Room
• Walk-In Store
• Extending Internally To Approximately 4,544 Sq Ft
• Stunning Mature Formal Gardens & Grounds Of Approximately 1.23 Acres
• Double Garage (Approximately 418 sq ft)
• Barn / Workshop (Approximately 393 sq ft)
• Private River Garden Of Approximately 0.39 Of An Acre With Approximately 95 Feet Of River Frontage & Wet Dock Boathouse (Approximately 349 sq ft)
• In All Extending To Approximately 5,704 Sq Ft & 1.62 Acres
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, including Don Giovanni’s along The Bridleway, together with a riverside café, boutique hotel, two olde worlde inns, health centre, veterinary practice, dentist, library, and also a sailing club, just along The Bridleway. 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 shortly, which together with the completed electrification of the line has significantly improved travelling times to East and West destinations.
Rarely available to the market, Bridleway House offers would be buyers a simply wonderful opportunity to acquire something quite special, both a lifestyle and home, and a vision for the future, just a short distance from London.
Idyllically located in a most desirable location on the elevated fringe of this quintessential English riverside village, the property is close driving distance of the extensive amenities and outstanding schooling found within Goring-on-Thames, as well as for the mainline railway station, providing direct access in under an hour.
A most distinguished Edwardian residence, a commanding yet private aspect is to be enjoyed, with the main residence situated in beautiful mature gardens and grounds of approximately 1.23 acres, with the river garden lying directly opposite the house across the narrow Bridleway, with panoramic views reaching across The River Thames towards Berkshire.
The property is approached directly off The Bridleway, via dual wrought iron electric double gates, with matching wrought iron railings running across the frontage, attractively backed by mature planting of a wealth of trees and shrubs of not. A wide gravelled driveway runs across the main frontage to the house, opening through to the double garage and the main house itself, where shallow steps lead up to the covered porch and through to the delightful entrance hall, which has a charming fireplace to greet you, whilst turning back around one is met with charming views towards the river and the riverside garden belonging to Bridleway House.
The gardens and grounds wrap their way around the property on all sides, most beautifully planted with a simply stunning array of trees, shrubs, hedging, and colourful herbaceous borders defining separate areas of the garden to enjoy, with large lawned areas central to each area for more open playful enjoyment, whilst quiet seating areas, including a glass covered area off the southern elevation of the house, and a delightful period gazebo to the north of the gardens offer more peaceful contemplation. To the very rear of the gardens, tucked away behind high clipped hedging, there is a charming timber barn, sectioned off in to three, to serve as a combination store, workshop, and gardeners shed.
Across the narrow Bridleway, reached seamlessly from the main gardens, the private riverside garden to Bridleway House can be found, extending to approximately 0.39 of an acre, two meandering pathways lead down to the main lawned garden, flanked on both main boundaries by mature trees and hedging. The lawned garden runs down to the river, where approximately 95 ft of river frontage is enjoyed, with a charming timber wet dock boat house off to one side, dual gated to the front for vehicular access and to the rear for maintenance access, and to the side for pedestrian access. From the gardens simply stunning westerly sunsets can be enjoyed, with flocks of Canadian Geese and traditional river birds floating through the air, adding to the overall enjoyment of river life.
The house is quite special, truly representing late Edwardian architecture, with red brick part tiled elevations sitting under a traditional clay tiled roof, complimented by wide and tall glazing and feature bay windows, with a central balcony to the 1st floor looking towards the river, found off the furnished study. The property is most spacious, affording 6 bedrooms and a dressing room also, 4 bathrooms, and 6 reception rooms, and in all, extends to approximately 4,544 sq ft internally. Whilst modernisation in more recent decades has successfully embraced architecturally the old and new elements, duly retaining great period charm, clear potential still exists to both enlarge and adapt the house, as well as adding ones own personal stamp for eth future.
Most stunning and characterful, and quite engaging of the beautiful outside surroundings and riverside, a simply wonderful lifestyle is to be discovered and subsequently enjoyed.
Services: Mains electricity and water are connected to the property.
Postcode: RG8 0HS
Energy Efficiency Rating: F / 26
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council – Telephone: Directions
From our office in the centre of Goring-on-Thames, proceed up the High Street and turn left onto the B4009 at the railway bridge, heading out of Goring-on-Thames towards Wallingford. After approximately a mile on the left-hand side there is a sign for “Don Giovanni”, a riverside restaurant; Turn left into the lane and proceed on for a few hundred metres, bearing around to the right, onto The Bridleway. A short way along, after passing the sailing club, Bridleway House will be found off on the right-hand side, accessed privately through electrically operated gates.
Strictly by appointment through Warmingham & Co.
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