2 bedroom apartment for saleBlakes Quay, Gas Works Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1
Offers in Excess of £525,000
- Two Bedroom Penthouse Apartment
- Two En-suite Bathrooms
- Three Balconies Overlooking the River Kennet
- Large open plan living space
- Cat 5 Cabling with Built in Speakers
- Italian Kitchen with Granite Work Surfaces
- Undercroft Gated Parking
- Communal Gym & Games Room
This stunning two bedroom Penthouse apartment in Reading Town Centre overlooks the River Kennet and is set within one of Reading's most prestigious developments. The property is less than 10 minutes' walk to Reading Station with its direct link to London Paddington in just 25 minutes and a short walk to the Oracle shopping and entertainment complex. The M4 is also easily accessed via the A329M at junction 10. Located on the top floor with lift access, there are three balconies overlooking the river, one from the large open plan lounge/dining area and one from each en-suite bedroom suite. Both bedrooms have built in wardrobes. The designer 'Italian' Kitchen comes complete with integrated appliances and granite work surfaces and the whole apartment is 'Cat 5' wired with built in speakers and there is ample storage space. The development is gated and further benefits from secure under-croft parking (one allocated space), a residents only gym, games room and meeting rooms on-site and is for sale with no chain complications. This delightful apartment would suit a commuter requiring access to the excellent train links that Reading has to offer, young professionals and/or someone downsizing.
Blakes Quay is situated on the Eastern Edge of Reading Town Centre off Gas Works Road and overlooking the Kennet and Avon Canal. It sits in a in a peaceful riverside setting whilst being a short walk to Reading Station and offering excellent road access to the M4 (A329M) via the Kings Road.
Reading is one of the south east's largest towns only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city's commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away. Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute's walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside.
Reading school founded in 1125 is the 16th oldest school in England, there are 6 other state secondary schools along with 37 state primary schools in the borough. In addition there are some well-recognised and top ranked independent and public schools in Reading and its surrounding catchment. Schools such as Leighton Park, Queen Annes, The Abbey, Crosfields, Bradfield College, The Oratory and Bluecoat are just some of the outstanding public schools in the area. Kendrick girls' school is one of the top grammar schools in the UK. Reading University established in 1892 is a 'red brick' and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. There are almost 23,000 students from all over the globe.
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