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4 bedroom house for sale

Hardwick Road, Whitchurch on Thames, Reading, RG8


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A wonderful period house with annexe which has been beautifully extended and renovated set in glorious private south west facing grounds of approximately 0.38 acres.

Cliff Cottage
Cliff Cottage was originally built in 1768 and in recent years has benefitted from both a two story front extension and rear kitchen extension to create this stunning light, well-proportioned family home which is full of character and ideal for modern family life, with the added benefit of a self-contained annexe and separate outbuilding which is currently used as a gym. Of particular note is the wonderful new kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading to the rear terrace and gym. Leading directly off the kitchen is an impressive sitting room which has beams and a fireplace with wood burning stove. There is also a separate family room which has a wood burning stove and a stunning large bay window with box seating all around affording views over the south westerly lawned gardens, and a separate utility room. Upstairs the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and fitted wardrobes. There are three further bedrooms and a family bathroom. To the side of the main house there is a separate annexe which has a bedroom, bathroom and French doors which open out onto the veranda with views across the gardens are beyond. There is also a separate outbuilding with clay tiled roof which is currently used as a gym.
Outside, Cliff Cottage is approached by wooden electric gates over a gravel driveway, with parking for several cars. The south facing garden and grounds are private and level and mostly laid to lawn bordered with well-established flower and shrub beds.

Whitchurch on Thames, South Oxfordshire
Whitchurch on Thames is a picturesque village situated on the South Oxfordshire bank of the River Thames, opposite Pangbourne in Berkshire, lying at the foot of the Chilterns Escarpment as it meets the Thames Valley, the area designated as being of ‘Outstanding Natural Beauty’. Within the village are two pubs, the Greyhound and Ferryboat Inn and the highly regarded Whitchurch Primary School. Pangbourne which is linked via the toll bridge can be reached by foot has an excellent range of local amenities, shops and facilities, including a Co-Op supermarket, WH Smith with Post Office, high class Butcher, specialist Cheese shop, Costa Coffee, Kiki & Bow, Bagatelle Clothing, Ruby & Grace florist, Library, an impressive Health Centre, Dentist, Opticians, together with Traditional Inns, Restaurants and Hotels including The Elephant formerly The Copper Inn.
Transport links by both rail and road are excellent. The M4 (J12) is just 7 miles away providing access to London and its airports. There is also a mainline station in Pangbourne providing fast commuter services to Reading (8 minutes) and up to Paddington (47 minutes). 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 are a number of highly regarded state and independent schools within easy reach of the house including Harriett House Montessori School, St Andrew’s Preparatory School, The Oratory and Oratory Prep, Whitchurch Primary School, Langtree Secondary School, Elstree Preparatory School, Brockhurst & Marlston House Preparatory School, Bradfield College, Pangbourne College, St Helens and St Katherines and Abingdon School.

• Mains water, electricity, gas, and drainage.
• Connection to fibre broadband is available at the property.
• Council tax – Band F 2020/2021 £2,795.42
• South Oxfordshire District Council 01491 823000
• Postcode: RG8 7HJ