Coombeside Cottage is, according to the agent, one of the most attractive cottages in Whitchurch on Thames. The property is constructed of red brick under a slate roof with pretty gothic arched windows, listed Grade II, and believed to date back to 1820. One half of the house was once the village Post Office, and was lived in by the Postmaster; at some point in its history, somebody saw fit to paint a central window onto the front of the house, the origins of which remain a mystery.
Inside the cottage has well-balanced accommodation with lots of original features including exposed timbers and open fireplaces. There is a Shaker-style kitchen and upstairs are three double bedrooms and a good family bathroom.
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Outside the walled garden lies to the rear and offers seclusion; the lawn is broken up by borders of cottage garden plants and a pathway leads to the brick and timber garden store. A sun terrace is also to be found to the rear, accessed from both the kitchen and the sitting room.
Coombeside Cottage stands in an elevated position on the high street in Whitchurch on Thames, and Pangbourne is just half a mile with an excellent range of facilities and trains into London Paddington. The M4 is five miles.
The guide price is £565,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 0118 984 5757 or visit www.struttandparker.com.
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