Berkshire self catering cottage, sleeps 2

Location:
Streatley, Berkshire, at the junction of The Chilterns and North Wessex Downs AONBs
Price:
From £350 per cottage per week (sleeps 2)
Full weekly lets - Fri to Fri (with flexible changeover day) and short breaks available from £260.00 (min 3 night stay).
Reviews:
1 review4 star rating
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Berkshire self catering cottage, sleeps 2

Berkshire self catering cottage, sleeps 2

Single storey cottage, annexed to the owners’ property. Linden Cottage - The
Old Stables is also on the same site (see separate listing).

Ideally situated midway between The Cotswolds, Oxford and London on a main line rail route. Linden Cottage is on the main Pangbourne to Streatley road (A329) at the junction of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (namely, The Chilterns and North Wessex Downs), the property is in an extremely tranquil, rural setting being well set back from the road. The picturesque Thames side villages of Goring and Streatley, which provide lovely riverside walks, are nearby. Goring has its own Railway Station and village shops with car parking approximately 20 minutes walk away. Facilities include food store/newsagent, chemist, gift shops and bank. Linden Cottage is also situated immediately at the foot of The National Trust’s, The Holies, Lardon Chase and Lough Down, which comprise 67 acres of chalk grassland supporting many wild flowers and butterflies. There is direct access to a bridleway and Linden Cottage is within easy access of The Ridgeway path. Ideal base for walkers and cyclists. Within walking distance of Streatley YHA, public houses and restaurants including English, Chinese and Indian.

• Within 1 mile of Streatley Golf Course.
• Basildon House (National Trust) and Beale Park are approximately 2 miles distant.
• Mapledurham House and Watermill is approximately 4 miles distant.
• Reading and The Oracle shopping centre are approximately 9 miles distant.
• Oxford is approximately 20 miles distant.
• M4 Junction 12 is approximately 8 miles distant..

Rooms, food and facilities

- Double bedroom with 5' zip and link bed which may be separated into two single beds if required.
- En-suite shower room
- Lounge/Diner with Open Plan Kitchen, Television, Fridge, Cooker, Microwave, Iron & Ironing Board
- Open Coal Fire in the Lounge
- Heating and Electric Included
- Bed Linen Included
- Garden Area with Table and Chairs
- No smoking/pets
- Basic provisions provided on arrival including toilet roll, tea towel, soap, washing up liquid.
- Free WIFI
- Gated Parking Area shared with our other cottage (1 allocated space)

How to find us

Directions from Goring Train Station

Exit the front of the train station and turn left. After about 100 yards, turn left over the railway. Proceed through the village and over the Thames river bridge. At the traffic lights turn left onto the A329 towards Pangbourne/M4. Proceed through a canopy of trees and the property will be found after approx. 1 mile at the bottom of the dip in the road on the right hand side.

Directions from M4 Junction 12

Take the A4 (Bath Road) turn off from the roundabout signposted towards Theale and Newbury (not Reading). Proceed straight over the next roundabout and at the next roundabout take the third exit A340 Tidmarsh Road signposted Pangbourne. Proceed for approximately 1 mile crossing over the M4 and continue through Tidmarsh. On entering Pangbourne village proceed over the box junction and straight over the mini roundabout. Proceed under the railway bridge and continue along the A329 with the River Thames on your right hand side. Continue past Beale Park on the right and over the double bend railway bridge. Proceed through the village of Lower Basildon. Travel past Hook End Lane on the left and continue through a canopy of trees. At the bottom of the next dip in the road, pull in left, immediately in front of the Streatley sign, into a gravel parking area. The entrance to Linden Cottage is at the rear of the parking area.

Directions from Oxford

Leave Oxford on the A4074. Continue for approximately 12 miles. At the Monge Well roundabout take the second exit onto Nosworthy Way (A4130). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A329 signposted Pangbourne and Reading. Continue for approximately 4 miles through the village of Moulsford and continue for approximately another 4 miles until you reach the traffic lights at Goring (The Bull pub is on the right hand side). Proceed over the traffic lights. Continue through the canopy of trees and after approximately ¼ mile, at the bottom of the dip in the road, turn right into a gravel parking area . The entrance to Linden Cottage is at the rear of the parking area.

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Landscape

The cottage is located in the River Thames Valley, where the river flows through a gap in the rolling chalk hills, right on the boundary of two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty- the Chilterns and the North Wessex Downs. We are also situated immediately adjacent to an area of Special Scientific Interest, namely The Holies owned by the National Trust. We have good knowledge of the local fauna and wildlife and advise and encourage our guests to explore and experience this wonderful site. For example we have a resident population of Red Kites and Buzzards and The Holies, being a chalkland grassland, is known for the Chalkhill Blue Butterfly and a variety of wild Orchids. We are also immediately opposite the Thames and advise guests on the best places to see such species as Kingfishers, Grebes and other water fowl. Immediately to the rear of our land is an ancient site, Grims Ditch, thought to be prehistoric bank and ditch earthworks which leads to the Ridgeway National Trail. The purpose of these earthworks remain a mystery but as they were too small for military use, they may have served to demarcate territory. Archaeologists agree that Iron Age people built the earthworks around 300BC.

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Story behind the experience

We have owned the property for 10 years and have been established as a holiday let for 8 years. The Annexe is the original servants' cottage to a much larger neighbouring property and is attached to the owner's residence. During the Summer 13 we opened our additional 3 bedroom eco cottage which sleeps up to 6 adults and 2 children (see separate listing).

Accommodation provider no: 1809

Berkshire self catering cottage, sleeps 2

Reviewed 15 Aug 2013 by Cath Hollyhead4 star rating

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Perfect location for a self catering break. Well stocked farm shop less than 10 mins drive away and a well equipped kitchen to cook in with chickens and guinea fowl watching your every move.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Do not forget to pack your walking boots and leave all your troubles at home.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, recycling facilities on site and many local vendors within walking distance.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


My partner and I would highly recommend a stay at the Annex. The facilities are superb, Sue was lovely, greeting us on arrival and telling us about the local amenities, the surrounding countryside Is most picturesque. Cannot fault any part of our stay and look forward to our return.

Read the operator's response here:

Many thanks for your lovely review. You were the perfect guests and we look forward to a return visit.
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