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
- Car Parking and Garden Area
- No smoking/pets
- Basic provisions provided on arrival including toilet roll, tea towel, soap, washing up liquid.
- Free WIFI
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.
How this holiday makes a difference
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.