Guide Price £500,000

1 Bedroom Detached Bungalow for Sale

Whitchurch on Thames

Guide Price £500,000

Key Features

  • Timber bungalow in need of replacement/refurbishment
  • Mooring and fishing rights
  • For recreation and leisure
  • Pangbourne office 0118 9842662
  • Approx 118 ft river frontage
  • Approx 0.80 Acres
  • Unique location.

Full Description

This property is sold subject to a planning permission dated 27th May 1972 that the building shall be used for recreation and leisure purposes only and shall not be used as a primary residence.

Easy walking distance to Pangbourne`s shops and station, Reading (Cross Rail connection): 8 miles,
M4 Junction 12: 5 miles, Newbury: 10 miles. Heathrow Airport: 38.5 miles

Direct river frontage in feet with 118 feet mooring and fishing rights also a jetty.

745 sq ft / 69 m? (approx.). Acreage ? 0.80 acres/ 0.32 ha approx

DESCRIPTION: A detached timber constructed bungalow in need of improvement or reconstruction subject to Local Authority Planning Permission. The property is set within a wonderful and unique location with direct frontage onto the River Thames. The property lies adjacent to the wonderful Grade II listed house Thames Bank, and enjoys a right of way access from the Whitchurch high street through electric gates and continues to the plot.

(see plan) The vehicular access is marked blue on the plan, the plot is edged in red and there is a further right of way for pedestrians only further along the high street which also gives pedestrian access to the plot marked in green on the plan.

This is a very secure and private property overlooking the river Thames within an area noted for its outstanding rural charm with the plot bounded by pastureland the length of its western boundary.

It is very rare for a property of this type in such a very fine location ever comes to the open market for sale.

Schools & Local Facilities: Walking distance of the village primary school which has an outstanding record, walking distance of the village pubs, The Greyhound and The Ferryboat Inn, and into the centre of Pangbourne village with its tremendous selection of specialist shops, riverside pubs, restaurants, buses, doctors` practice, dental practice, banks, and station giving an intercity fast train connection to London Paddington. The River Thames is also within easy walking distance with the river meadows, part-owned by the National Trust, and a footpath giving fabulous Thameside walks. The Rossini at The Leatherne Bottel Italian restaurant is within easy driving distance at Goring offering fabulous authentic Italian food.

M4 Junction 12 at Theale approximately 5 miles. Easy access by car to Pangbourne College, Bradfield College, St Andrew`s Preparatory School, The Oratory School Preparatory and Senior Schools, Downe House, and Cranford House at Moulsford. There is a first class fitness centre at Bradfield College, which is open to membership, with a very fine indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, squash courts, indoor tennis courts. There are also plenty of facilities for the golfing enthusiast in the area ? Streatley Hills, Mapledurham and Calcot to name but a few. Horse riding stables and livery stables are a short driving distance at Buckhold and Upper Basildon. The large supermarket Waitrose and Sainsburys Hypermarket are also within easy driving distance. Jo Fielder runs Fielders Farm Shop on the Englefield Road, the other side of Tidmarsh.

SUMMARY OF ACCOMMODATION: The bungalow comprises of an open plan living room with kitchen, a shower room and a mezzanine floor room with restricted head height and single garage.

Special features
The vendor in 1992 restored the building, fitting a new kitchen, shower room and WC, all timber was treated and a small bedroom created on the eaves. The roof was fully insulated and the property was rewired and re-plumbed

New drains were put in and septic tank drainage.

In 1994 the vendor upgraded the driveway to the Summerhouse to the summer house with a Charcon grass grid system which strengthened the access from the forecourt of Thamesbank South so that it became suitable to support the use for pedestrians, private car and light commercial traffic.

To the exterior the property extends to some 0.80 acres (approx.), the frontage to the river of approximately 118 feet, and jetty licensed by the Thames Water Authority.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS: Extending to 0.80 acres/ 0.32 ha.

DIRECTIONS: From the offices turn left and left again at the mini roundabout, turn first left at the George Hotel, proceed out of Pangbourne Village, crossing the Whitchurch toll bridge. The entrance to Thamesbank will be found a short distance along on the right hand side with electric wrought iron gates giving access.

Viewing strictly by appointment. The property is accessed through electric gates and therefore there is no way of accessing the property unaccompanied or without an appointment. The property and grounds are not visible from the road. No week end viewings and all viewings will be accompanied by Dudley Singleton & Daughter.

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and septic tank drainage.


LOCAL AUTHORITY: South Oxfordshire District Council.

Viewing by arrangement with vendor`s agent,
Dudley Singleton & Daughter,
No. 1 Station Road,
RG8 7AN.

Tel: 0118 984 2662
Fax: 0118 984 5490


London Office: Cashel House, 15 Thayer Street, London, W1.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Dudley Singleton & Daughter for themselves and for the vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers, and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items. We relied upon our own brief inspection and information supplied to us by the vendors. (i) The description, including photographs of the property and its contents, are intended to be a guide only rather than a detailed and accurate report and inventory. (ii) Floor plans, measurements, areas and distances are intended to be approximately only. (iii) Prospective purchasers are strongly advised to check measurements. The position of bathroom fittings as shown on the plan is indicative only ? sizes, shapes and the exact locations may differ. Wall thicknesses, together with window and door sizes are approximate only and window and door openings are shown without frame details. (iv) Photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current and no assumption should be made that any contents shown in them are included in the sale.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permission for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them:
3. No person in the employment of Dudley Singleton & Daughter has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendor.
4. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting properties which have been sold, let or withdrawn.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures, fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or surveyor.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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