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Yew Tree Cottage, which was once the bakery in the village, is an attractive Grade II listed, period property, retaining many original features. The original part is believed to be Georgian with Victorian and later extensions. The pretty porch at the front with climbing roses leads you into the reception hall which has an open fire place and quarry tiled flooring. The sitting room and dining room are both a good size and each also has open fire place. There is a lovely breakfast room with an Aga which flows through to the kitchen and utility room. These rooms overlook the central courtyard and there is access from the hall and the utility room out to this area. There is also a door leading from the courtyard into the garage. From the reception hall, the stairs take you up to the main bedroom and surprisingly large en suite bathroom/dressing room. There are also three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom.
A pedestrian gate takes you up a few steps to a pathway leading up to the front door of Yew Tree Cottage. The pretty cottage garden lies to the front of the house and is mainly laid to lawn with some flower borders and mature trees on the boundary. There is a lane leading up the side of the property which turns in the gravel driveway in front of the garage with parking for up to three cars. There is a small courtyard set within the house with access to the garage and the outside.
Situated almost at the top of the High Street, Yew Tree Cottage sits in the heart of the highly regarded Thameside village of Whitchurch-on- Thames, in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pangbourne is within walking distance and provides an excellent range of local facilities including an award winning butcher and specialist delicatessen/cheese shop. There is a main line rail link with trains to London, Paddington within the hour. Reading is the closest large town and offers a more comprehensive range of shops and amenities, with rail links to London (Paddington and Waterloo) and the added draw of Crossrail in 2019. The M4 (J12) is approximately 6 miles away and provides excellent vehicular access to London, its airports (Heathrow 40 minutes) and the motorway network. The local area is well served by an excellent range of schooling, including Whitchurch Primary school (Ofsted Outstanding) which is within walking distance. Langtree School in Woodcote (Ofsted Outstanding) is also closeby and became a DfES Specialist Performing Arts College in 2006. There are recreational facilities for all requirements in the locality and the surrounding countryside is renowned for its walks and rides.
From Pangbourne, continue down the High Street and turn left at the mini roundabout. Proceed under the railway bridge and then over the Toll Bridge into Whitchurch village. Continue up the High Street and past the Greyhound Pub on your right. Yew Tree Cottage is approximately 200 yards ahead on your left.Read all
- Superb period house
- Planning permission to extend
- Sought after village location
- Well positioned for commuting to London
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