Situated within the heart of ten acres of glorious private, communal, riverside grounds, an unusually spacious and well-equipped 3-bedroom split-level house enjoying uninterrupted views of the River Thames and benefitting from a mooring.
2 Cleeve Court
Cleeve Court is an exclusive architect designed
riverside development built in approximately
1972, set in extensive acreage immediately
adjoining the Thames and including its own
sheltered inlet off the main river which leads to
a lagoon where there are individual moorings
for each property. 2 Cleeve Court is approached
through a cloistered walk-way which extends
across the front of the 5 properties with heavy
brick columns providing an architectural feature.
A glazed upvc front door opens into a spacious
entrance hall. On this level there is a double
bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite
shower room, a large family bathroom, and a
utility cupboard with sink and plumbing for a
washing machine. A half staircase leads down to
the lower ground floor, with two additional rear
aspect bedrooms, both with a full range of fitted
wardrobes, and attractive views over the grounds
and river. Here there is also an additional family
bathroom, recently re-fitted with bath, separate shower and attractive tiling.
Open tread half staircase again from the entrance
hall leads up to the sitting room, with vaulted ceiling, exposed brick, oak flooring, and a Jet master open fire with brick surround. A sliding door opens onto a tiled outdoor terrace overlooking the rear gardens and River Thames, with gated access to a staircase leading onto the grounds. Another half staircase from the sitting
room leads up to the first floor, with a rear aspect
kitchen/breakfast room, fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with granite worktops, gas range cooker, and space for a dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
There is a galleried dining room, with access into a front aspect sun room, facing West and offering views over the marina. To complete the accommodation is a small study.
Outside, a long tree lined private entrance drive
leads down to Cleeve Court itself past a period
Lodge and then continues through walled and
lightly timbered grounds which in the Spring
have an abundance of bulbs and spring flowers,
ultimately reaching a large visitor parking area.
The drive then continues over a small bridge to
the private parking and garaging area. Located just to the west of the properties are separate garaging blocks constructed in matching brickwork with pitched tile roofs, the garage
belonging to number 2 has a fitted internal light,
Loft Storage Area and remote controlled electric
up and over entrance door. There is an dditional
designated parking space for a second car and
around the central courtyard area there is sensor
operated security lighting. A Water Point has also
been fitted here for communal use.
The gardens and grounds have been attractively
laid out and landscaped and are a delight to walk
through with advantage being taken of the natural surroundings habitat and wildlife. There are numerous river and country walks and Streatley can easily be reached on foot via the towpath. There are sweeping lawns with paved terraces and pathways and a variety of mainly deciduous trees. On the north side is an area of natural woodland with childrens play area and stunning views across farmland beyond.
The private inlet comes directly off the Thames
under a small pedestrian bridge and is sheltered
along its whole length leading to a large lagoon
with central island. Around the inlet and the
lagoon are the individual moorings, one allocated
for each property. There is also a Water Point here
for communal use.
The property has the benefit of a 999 year lease
originating in 1972 with an annual ground rent of £100 which is fixed in perpetuity.
The current years maintenance charges amount to £2,100 include tree and lawn maintenance, gardening and general external upkeep of the communal paths and walkways together with communal electric lighting, insurance of communal areas and Buildings Insurance.
The Leaseholders have regular meetings with the
Freeholder who lives locally in order to look after and control the upkeep and maintenance of the properties gardens and grounds and in this way have full financial control over the costs.
Streatley, West Berkshire
Recognised as one of the most beautiful stretches of the Thames known as the Goring Gap, the villages of Goring & Streatley lie on opposite sides of the river in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village boasts a wide range of amenities and additional facilities including shops, riverside café, dentist, library,
florists, and a health centre together with the mainline railway station providing excellent commuter service to Oxford, Reading and London. Crossrail services from Reading are due to open imminently with two Elizabeth line trains an hour (four an hour at peak time) which will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains.
There is an extensive range of local schools with
excellent reputations, both private and state
including The Downs School at Compton, St
Andrews, Moulsford, Cranford House, Bradfield
College, Pangbourne College and St Helens and St Katherines.
• All main services are connected to the property.
Central heating and domestic hot water from
gas fired wall boiler.
• Connection to Gigaclear ultra-fast fibre
broadband is available at the property.
• Council tax Band G 2020/2021 £3,048.74
• West Berkshire District Council 01635 551111
• Postcode: RG8 9PS