Holiday cottages in Goring-on-Thames are located on the banks of the River Thames, in the county of Oxfordshire. There are many beautiful walks nearby, including the Thames Path, the Ridgeway, and Icknield Way. Goring is a small village, eight miles northwest of Reading. It lies in a narrow valley known as Goring Gap, nestled between the Chiltern Hills and the Berkshire Downs. A bridge crosses the River Thames, passing Goring lock and weir, and connecting Goring to its twin village of Streatley. From your holiday cottage in Goring-on-Thames, take a wander into the historic village centre, where the high street is lined with independent businesses. There are two pretty churches, a golf course, a cricket pitch, and a train station with fast connections to London. A walk along the Thames Path to Pangbourne is highly recommended, with spectacular views of Goring Gap. Alternatively, walk in the opposite direction and treat yourself to lunch at the Beetle and Wedge. The magnificent architecture of the city of Oxford is a short drive northward from Goring-on-Thames, and London can be reached in less than an hour.

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One acre of beautiful grounds surrounds The Loft, a romantic oak-framed barn in Goring on the Thames. Views to Goring Gap greet couples from the balcony and from the open-plan living area, while the enticing and well-designed interior draws in natural light. Revel in the fresh air and seclusion.

Recommended Places to Visit When Staying in Goring-on-Thames

Living Rainforest

Meet exotic bird, lizards and monkeys in these tropical greenhouses, a scenic drive southward from Goring-on-Thames.

Mapledurham House

Take a tour of this magnificent medieval country home, including a working watermill dating back to the 15th century.

Withymead Nature Reserve

Look out for kingfishers on this beautiful walk through the Oxfordshire countryside, with far-reaching views across the county.

Beale Wildlife Park

Have a family day out at Beale Wildlife Park, with 350 acres of nature trails and river cruises.

Riverside Museum

Housed in former waterworks buildings at Blakes Lock, this excellent museum explores the history of the rivers Thames and Kennett.