Church Cottage, Pangbourne Hill, Pangbourne

This is Church Cottage Pangbourne, where Kenneth Grahame, author of The Wind In The Willows lived.

The building is listed >>> details

When Church Cottage was up for sales in 1999, The Independent wrote about it. Here are some of their words:

Generations of children have grown up with the adventures of Ratty, Mole and Badger in The Wind in the Willows, but the familiar line drawings of the characters owe their existence to a cottage in Berkshire, which has just gone up for sale. Church Cottage, in Pangbourne, is where Kenneth Grahame lived for eight years until his death in 1932. It is also where the author envisaged his characters messing about in boats on the nearby river Thames.

Apparently, Pangbourne is Berkshire’s new property hotspot!

>>> Mr Toad will be back in Pangbourne this Christmas

>>> late night shopping information

About Pangbourne:

Pangbourne is situated on the A329 road 6 miles (10 km) west of Reading, its nearest town and 22 miles (35 km) south east of Oxford on the River Thames and is across the river from the small developed cluster of the Oxfordshire village of Whitchurch-on-Thames. The two villages are connected by both Whitchurch Bridge and by the traversable weir of Whitchurch Lock, though the latter is not for public use.