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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Shaw Road, Reading RG1 6JX

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Character Features
  • 5 minute drive to Reading station
  • Outstanding Ofsted schools nearby
  • No Onward Chain
  • Driveway parking for several cars
  • Close to Excellent Local Transport Links

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The fact that this house has had the same owners for 29 years speaks volumes not just for the house itself but also for the neighbourhood and location. With Reading station a five minute drive, The Oracle shopping centre a few minutes' walk and numerous Ofsted rated schools within half a mile you have the all the ingredients for a perfect family home. But location is only part of the equation and you'll be pleased to hear that the house itself doesn't disappoint.

The temptation these days is to completely refurbish properties but so often the process of renovation also strips a house of its personality which is why it's such a treat to find somewhere with so much character still intact. Houses built during this period weren't built to a budget, they were built to impress and this one certainly does that with high ceilings, a lovely turned staircase, huge bay windows and even a cellar (although sadly only 4' deep so not enough for a gym!). But don't think that the house hasn't been updated because it's had plenty of improvements including double glazing, cavity wall insulation, a combi boiler, a smart electricity meter, a fully insulated and boarded loft and even a water softener.

The living areas are all well-proportioned with bay windows letting the light flood in but the highlight has to be the kitchen which takes up the whole of the rear extension and provides a fantastic space for entertaining. The area is split level with steps taking you down from the dining room and the large kitchen takes up around half the room, the remainder being dedicated to a lovely lounge area from where you can look out onto the garden through large French windows. The kitchen itself is well equipped with white wooden cabinet doors, an integrated double oven and hob, a dishwasher and a white, single bowl enamel sink. There's a door to the utility room which has loads of additional storage and another sink and it's also home to the all-important cloakroom.

Most of the garden is laid to lawn with a substantial patio running the width of the house, a raised bed along one boundary and a huge workshop in one corner. The wooden building is fully insulated and has its own power supply which sounds like mancave territory to me. Back inside you take the beautiful turned staircase to the first floor where you have three double bedrooms, the largest of which includes built in wardrobes and another huge bay window. The other two bedrooms are equally blessed with plenty of light and both feature storage spaces. The bathroom is very well presented with a contemporary white suite including a thermostatically controlled shower mixer above the bath and an inset basin and WC with all the ugly pipework cleverly concealed.

It's a rare thing indeed to find a home with so much space and so much character this close to the centre of Reading and it's unlikely to be around for long call so us or visit our website now to book a viewing - we're open 24/7.

This home includes:

  • Sitting Room

    4.3m x 4m (17.2 sqm) - 14' 1" x 13' 1" (185 sqft)

    Neutral carpet and wall colour, glazed tile fireplace, storage cupboard, bay window

  • Dining Room

    5.09m x 3m (15.3 sqm) - 16' 8" x 9' 10" (164 sqft)

    Neutral carpet and wall colour, storage cupboard for boiler and water softener, bay window, steps to kitchen

  • Kitchen

    7.8m x 3.5m (27.3 sqm) - 25' 7" x 11' 5" (293 sqft)

    Range of white wood doors, pale grey worktops, white enamel single bowl sink, integrated double oven, gas hob, extractor fan, dishwasher, huge seating area, wood laminate flooring, French windows to back garden, door to utility room

  • Utility Room

    3.9m x 2m (7.8 sqm) - 12' 9" x 6' 6" (83 sqft)

    Range of base and wall cabinets, stainless single bowl sink, doors to front and rear gardens, door to cloakroom

  • Cloakroom

    Low level WC

  • Hallway

    Green carpet, cream walls, cream wainscot panelling to waist high dado rail, trap door entrance to cellar, turned staircase to first floor

  • Bedroom 1

    3.7m x 3.1m (11.4 sqm) - 12' 1" x 10' 2" (123 sqft)

    Large integrated fitted wardrobes with sliding glass doors, neutral carpet and wall colour, bay window, suspended bedside cabinets

  • Bedroom 2

    3.2m x 3m (9.6 sqm) - 10' 5" x 9' 10" (103 sqft)

    Neutral carpet and wall colour, bay window to front, free standing wardrobe

  • Bedroom 3

    3m x 1.9m (5.7 sqm) - 9' 10" x 6' 2" (61 sqft)

    Neutral carpet, pale blue walls, window overlooking back garden, overhead storage unit

  • Bathroom

    Contemporary white suite with thermostatic shower mixer over the bath, inset basin and WC, vinyl flooring

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Additional Information:

  • Council Tax:

    Band E

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:

    Band D (55-68)

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09 August 2016

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