5 bedroom Detached House for sale: High Street, Whitchurch On Thames, South Oxfordshire


  • reception rooms 3
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 3
Reference: 36869_15603131

Key Features

  • Unique opportunity
  • Huge potential (stpp)
  • 4/5 bedroom home in need of updating
  • Approx 2,500 sq ft
  • Set in walled gardens of approx 0.87 acres
  • Beautiful South facing grounds
  • Victorian greenhouse
  • Kitchen garden
  • Garage & driveway
  • Within walking distance of Pangbourne mainline sta

Description

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a 5/6 bedroom property in a stunning situation within the sought-after village of Whitchurch-on-Thames. Set within amazing grounds of approx 0.87 acres, the house requires updating, but provides scope for extension/improvement (subject to planning). Extensive gardens including large pond, sweeping lawns, gated driveway, garage and Victorian greenhouse.

Overview

A beautifully spacious and light home constructed in the 1960's with later extensions. The grounds form part of what was the walled gardens for the Walliscote estate and within the gardens is a large pond that is believed to form part of a Saxon defence ditch constructed around the original village. The gardens are stunning, with the full plot extending to around 0.87 acres. A sweeping lawn enclosed with the ancient wall and surrounded by mature plants and shrubs as well as trees. The house itself benefits from large windows and is flooded throughout with light. The accommodation extends to around 2,500 sq ft and the main reception rooms all face out onto the garden with beautiful views. The house is in need of some updating but offers a wonderful opportunity to extend and/or reconfigure the layout to suit modern family life, subject to the usual consents.

The extensive gardens have a southerly aspect and there are outbuildings including a garage, a Victorian greenhouse, with a vine believed to be 60-70 years old and an attractive building that was previously the shop for the market garden. There is a kitchen garden planted with blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes and with space for further vegetables. A gated entrance at the end of the garden gives access to the garage and the driveway with parking close to the house.

Location

Whitchurch-on-Thames is a village on the North side of the Thames just over the toll bridge from Pangbourne. This picturesque village is mentioned in the Domesday Book and has two pubs renowned for their food and the more extensive facilities of Pangbourne offer independent shops, a supermarket, award-winning butchers and cheese shop as well as dentists, doctors, restaurants and pubs. Pangbourne mainline station is walkable, with regular connections to London Paddington in 40 mins

Schools

The village primary school is rated Outstanding by OFSTED whilst the Senior school at Woodcote is also highly regarded. Private schools locally include The Oratory Prep and Senior schools, Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrews Prep and Cranford House.

Transport Links

Pangbourne station 8 minute walk - London Paddington in 40 mins
Buses to Pangbourne, Reading and villages
M4 J12 6 miles - easy access to M40, A34 and Heathrow, Reading 7 miles, Henley-on-Thames 14 miles, Oxford 22 miles

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Reference: 36869_15603131

Contact Agent

Patrick Williams
Tel: 01189 844444