5 bedroom detached house for saleAlbert Road, READING, RG4
Sold STC £1,250,000
This very desirable and substantial, 5 bedroom, detached house is situated in a delightful position overlooking the pretty Albert Road park on a highly sought after residential road, within the prestigious district of Caversham Heights and the Caversham Primary School catchment area.
A beautifully presented family home, Park View House features a large kitchen/breakfast room (with Quartz worktop surfaces and an Aga) that opens into the stunning garden room/conservatory; 5 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms; 4 reception rooms including a 10m x 6m games room.
Conveniently located within easy reach of Cavershams vibrant village centre, notable for its wide variety of local shopping facilities, restaurants, professional and medical services, bus routes, parks and the magnificent River Thames. More extensive shopping and leisure facilities can be found in the larger local towns of Reading, Henley-On-Thames and Oxford.
For the commuter, Reading mainline station provides a fast, direct train service to London Paddington in around 28 minutes and by road the M4 (J11) is just 5 miles away giving easy access to London, the M4 corridor and the West Country. The M40 (J6) is 17 miles and Oxford 24 miles.
There are a wide variety of excellent state and private schools in the area for both primary and secondary education, including the highly regarded Caversham Primary School and Queen Anne's School for girls in Caversham; Reading Boys Grammar, The Abbey and Kendrick schools in Reading; Blue Coat Independent School in Sonning; The Oratory School in Woodcote; Shiplake College and The University Of Reading all within approx. 5 miles.
Covered Entrance portico with Half glazed double doors to:
A nicely proportioned entrance to the house with doors off to several rooms and the staircase to the first floor accommodation.
Rear in aspect, exposed brick chimney breast with Solid fuel burner, access to the
This fabulous room is used on a daily basis for family entertainment and indoor sports such as Table Tennis, Pool & Table Football yet still has enough room for such things as gym equipment and a large relaxation area. It has windows to the front and French doors that open out to the rear garden.
Dining Room & Snug
These two rooms are interchangeable as desired
but currently configured with the Dining Room at the front of the property accessed via twin timber doors from the Reception Hall. The Snug, accessible both from the Reception Hall and the Kitchen has a rear facing outlook with French doors opening on to a veranda and the patio, an open fire with period cast iron surround and slate hearth.
This room has very much been the heart of the house during the Smith family's ownership having been modernised then modified and extended to accommodate the family as it has grown. Good quality Oak units with Quartz work surfaces and a large gas fuelled Aga provide a lovely working and sociable space with breakfast bars at both ends of the central island and a breakfast table is used busily by all members of the family at different times of the day and evening. There is a walk-in pantry, windows to the front, and a door to the Laundry Room. The breakfast area then opens into a fabulous
This stunning addition to Park View House was built 6 years ago and is used all year round. With lovely views of the garden and access via two sets of French doors, heated tiled flooring and a TV built-in to the wall this has been a real bonus to the owners and something they regret not adding years before.
Accessible from the Kitchen, the front driveway and from a rear door this room is fitted with a good range of units and is plumbed for a washing machine and tumble dryer, has space for a fridge and also useful cloaks/boot storage. There is a Cloakroom with white suite of WC and wash basin with full height tiled splashback.
From the Reception Hall a turning staircase, with window on the half landing, leads to the first floor. There is a linen cupboard, loft hatch and doors to all bedrooms plus a door to the
White suite comprising: WC, wash basin and bath with shower over. Fully tiled walls, twin aspect, towel rail.
The Master Bedroom Suite
Is generously proportioned and affords lovely views on to the rear garden. This room was altered to enable a walk-in wardrobe to be built and an En-suite Shower Room with enclosed shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin.
This good sized bedroom also has views of the rear garden, a walk-in wardrobe and a fully tiled En-suite Bathroom with WC, wash basin and bath with shower.
Tasteful mirrored sliding wardrobes have recently been fitted along one wall and house hanging space, shelving and home entertainment space. The room faces the front of the property with views on to the park.
This rear facing room has also recently been fitted with a new wardrobe along one wall offering the same facilities as Bed 3.
This single bedroom faces the front of the house and is adjacent to the Master suite. It also has an En-suite shower room comprising a tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
OUTSIDE AND GARDENS
Park View House has two pairs of electronically controlled wrought iron gates with an extensive area of shingle covered parking space and dual access driveway. Bordered by mature hedgerow, the front also has areas of lawn and shrubbery beds. THE DOUBLE GARAGE is attached to the side of the Laundry room and enables access to the back garden.
The rear of the property has a patio skirting the Conservatory and Snug with paving continuing to the garage side of the property. Predominantly laid to lawn this garden has a magnificent Oak Tree, a further patio area with barbeque, mature hedgerow and fenced boundaries with shrub beds and some borders.
The property has been in the same ownership for 15 years and undergone alteration and much improvement adapting to the changing needs of a growing family. Well maintained, the property has also had its roof stripped, re-felted and battened about 7 years ago, a new central heating system installed, the kitchen has been altered and modernised; a stunning Garden Room/Conservatory addition and is double glazed. Sited opposite a Park the property has a lovely outlook with no properties opposite.
For the sports enthusiast, the local area is well served with wonderful things to do, from leisurely strolls along the riverbank to more strenuous sporting activities such as tennis, cricket, hockey, football, rugby, squash, rowing, sailing and waterskiing. Golfers are well served with 3 courses within a couple of miles - one club having the additional benefit of full health and fitness facilities including a swimming pool. There is another excellent fitness club in the centre of Caversham with squash courts. With the South Oxfordshire countryside and River Thames closeby, there is potential for some great local walks and cycle/horse rides.
From the Fine & Country Caversham office, head northeast up Prospect Street and take 2nd left onto Oxford Street. Turn left onto Hemdean Road and then 1st right up Priest Hill. Continue straight on at junction with St Anne's Road and follow road round to the left onto The Mount. Turn right onto Albert Road. Park View House can be found on the right hand side after approx. 0.6 miles.
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