Joustings, Basmore Lane, Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon. RG9 3NU
A handsome, bright and spacious 6 bedroom detached family home, which has been refurbished and modernised in recent years by the current owners. Situated at the end of a quiet private road with views of the River Thames and a short walk from Shiplake village amenities and Shiplake railway station (Paddington 1 hour).
A handsome, bright and spacious 6 bedroom detached family home, which has been refurbished and modernised in recent years by the current owners. Situated at the end of a quiet private road with views of the river and a short walk from Shiplake village amenities and railway station.
The part glazed front door opens into the spacious entrance hall with stairs to the upper floors and a door to a downstairs cloakroom.
The family room has a bay window with a front aspect, fitted shelves and an open fireplace. There is a further reception room to the rear of the property, with a spacious open plan living space comprising a comfortable sitting area with a fireplace and ample space for a dining table with a skylight window and glazed double doors to the rear patio terrace.
The kitchen breakfast room features an extensive range of light timber wall and base units and contrasting work surfaces over with inset sink unit. There is a Neff double oven, a gas hob with an extractor hood over. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and space for an American style fridge/freezer. There are spotlights and a Travertine tiled floor with underfloor heating. The breakfast area has a bright sough facing aspect and glazed double doors to the patio terrace
Stairs lead to the first floor landing.
The master bedroom overlooks the rear garden and benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and en suite shower room, with a modern fully tiled shower cubicle, a wash hand basin and a low level wc.
There are two further double bedrooms, each with a view of the river and also a modern family bathroom with a white suite comprising a bath with wall mounted taps, a fitted shower and glass screen, a wash basin, low level wc, a towel rail and a tile floor with underfloor heating.
Stairs lead to the 2nd floor landing.
To the second floor there are three further bedrooms, two with river views and one of which is currently used as an office. There is a modern bathroom with a white suite comprising a bath, with fitted shower and glass screen, a wash hand basin and a low level wc.
In addition there is a very useful laundry room with a sink, plumbing for a washing machine, storage cupboards and the central heating boiler..
To the front of the house there is a driveway providing plenty of parking and access to the garage.
A particular feature of the property is the southwest facing rear garden which comprises an paved patio terrace, with a pergola, an ideal space for sitting out on a summer evening. Much of the garden is laid to lawn with well stocked beds with a delightful array of mature shrubs and trees. At the bottom of the garden there is a further seating area and a timber shed.
The garage has light and power.
N.B There is also a charging point for an electric car
Living in Lower Shiplake
Lower Shiplake is a popular Thameside village which boasts a railway station, village shop, an award winning pub, a popular butchers shop and a sought after village school.
There are many activities on the doorstep such as lawn tennis, cycling, walking, including the Thames Path and riding in the surrounding countryside. Residents of Lower Shiplake are permitted to launch small river craft at The Green, which fronts the River Thames, off Basmore Lane.
Shiplake has several local pubs and restaurants including The Baskerville Arms, The Plowden Arms and Orwells at Shiplake Rise.
There are good transport links. Shiplake railway station is approximately. Reading is approximately 7 miles away and has an excellent mainline station with trains into London (Paddington approx 30 minutes with CrossRail in 2019), and to the north and west of England.
Henley – 3 miles
Reading – 6 miles
Maidenhead M4 Junction 8/9 – 12 miles
London Heathrow – 25 miles
London West End – 40 miles
Shiplake Primary School is close by.
Rupert House School and St Mary’s in Henley.
Shiplake College, Reading Blue Coat, The Oratory at Woodcote, Kendrick, The Abbey and Queen Anne’s are easily accessible. Buses also run from Shiplake to the Abingdon Schools including St Helen and St Katharine and Abingdon Boys.
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
Services: Mains water and electricity, gas central heating, mains drainage
Viewing: Strictly by Appointment with Philip Booth Esq Estate Agents
- 6 bed
- 3 bath
- 1 Garage