Longbridge House, Tidmarsh

Guide price - £3,500,000

Area (approx)
4,511 Sq Ft / 419 sq m

Longbridge House, Tidmarsh
Pangbourne, RG8 8ER

Charming period house with a contemporary extension on the River Pang.


5 Bedrooms
5 Bathrooms
4 Reception Rooms


Private water from a bore hole
Private drainage
Mains electricity and solar panels
Ground source heat pump

The AreaTidmarsh

Tidmarsh is a small hamlet just a mile from the charming and quaint village of Pangbourne, full of character, with individual shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes situated on the River Thames, making it an ideal place to potter.

There is a splendid ornate cast iron toll bridge spanning the Thames with Pangbourne to one side and Whitchurch on the other – this forms the county boundary between Berkshire and Oxfordshire. There are many activities within a few miles, including the Thames Path National Trail as well as National Trust Basildon Park and Beale Wildlife Park at Lower Basildon. Further upstream and only 5 miles away are the pretty and popular villages of Streatley and Goring either side of the Thames.

The M4 at Junction 12 is only 4 miles away, which not only gives great access to Reading and London but on the Junction itself are some big retail outlets. Even closer to home in Theale village are some good local shops and just on the outskirts a very popular farm shop.

Reading lies about 6 miles to the east, and is a large and vibrant University town on the rivers Thames and Kennet, offering comprehensive facilities.

Longbridge House, TidmarshAbout this home

Tucked away down a long track, in a quiet and private setting, is this beautiful property sitting on the banks of the River Pang. Longbridge House has the best of both worlds – it offers the perfect country escape whilst being completely accessible to the outside world.
This charming period house believed to date from the 16th century has an outstanding contemporary extension which creates a wonderful family home. The house has been meticulously and tastefully renovated and extended, and showcases how best to combine the old with the new.
The lovely gardens surround the house and are laid mainly to lawn, interspersed with trees and shrubs.  There is a decked area to the rear of the house where you can sit and admire the romantic view of the river, the beautiful willows, and the water meadows beyond.


The glass entrance hall is a big light and welcoming space linking the period house to one side and the new house to the other.

The owners have a real design flair and an eye for detail; the result being a home that has a compelling mix of light and modern spaces yet cleverly retaining the period charm and character of the old.

The kitchen/breakfast/family room in the new extension is the heart of the home and a perfect space for entertaining. It has a central and double sided burner between the kitchen and sitting area, and doors opening to the generous decking with the lovely views of the river and the meadows beyond.

The period side of the house has a traditional and timbered feel with cosy sitting rooms and fireplaces and deeply comfortable places to sit.

A most surprising feature is the enormous timbered landing in the period house, which you would not expect for a property of this age.

The main bedroom suite is in the modern build with big picture windows and wonderful views over the river – a wonderful way to start the day.

There is an attractive and modern annexe which is currently used as a home office but could have other uses too.

The gardens are wonderful – laid mainly to lawn interspersed with trees and shrubs, and in particular the lovely willow trees on the banks of the River Pang create a charming and romantic setting. There is an uncultivated island which could be the most amazing fun area for either children or adults.



4,511 Sq Ft / 419 sq m


Further information

Learn more about this home and the area with your local expert, Liz. 

Liz McLean

Liz is a highly experienced agent having managed and owned the consortium/franchise for Jackson-Stops in Newbury for 15 years before taking on the role of Head of Residential for Savills in Newbury. Liz is driven by her passion for client care and goes the extra mile to achieve the best possible results for her clients.