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Key features

  • Grade II listed former Vicarage set in grounds of 0.92 acre
  • Village setting with excellent transport links
  • GIA 4770 sq ft + Annexe/office 910 sq ft
  • Gravelled driveway and car parking for multiple vehicles
  • Potential for redevelopment (STP)
  • Currently an award winning restaurant, suitable for a variety of uses (STP)
  • Freehold


L'Ortolan is a Grade II listed former Vicarage built in circa 1840, in the style of the Gothic revival with brick elevations and stone mullions. The award winning restaurant is offered for sale as a going concern and could also be suitable for a variety of alternative commercial uses and/or be a delightful family home in a village setting.
Set within established grounds with ample parking on a total plot of 0.92 acre, the property also has the potential to achieve planning permission for some form of new-build development in its grounds, subject to obtaining the relevant planning permission and/or Listed Building consent. Set over two floors with a wine cellar and two sizeable loft rooms with an additional detached building located to the rear, currently used as an office but could also be suitable for additional residential accommodation (STP).

Location - The village of Shinfield is located approximately 5 miles to the south of Reading and 7 miles to the west of Wokingham with local business parks and transport links nearby. There are a wide range of schools within convenient reach including Crossfield, Leighton Park, Kendrick, Reading Boys, St Joseph's and Abbey.

Grounds - The property stands in well- maintained grounds of 0.92 acre and lawned gardens extend to the front and to the western boundary with a number of mature trees providing screening and shade with established shrub beds. A paved patio terrace is located on the side of the property which is ideal for al fresco dining.

Parking - A sweeping gravelled driveway leads to an area of parking to the side of the property with 2 Tesla charging points.

Planning - The property has Class E (commercial, business and service) planning consent and the vendor is in the process of submitting a planning application for its change of use to Class C3 (dwelling house).

Method Of Sale - *The Vendor will consider all offers received in writing clearly addressed as ' Offer for L'Ortolan, Church Lane, Shinfield' to Haslams, 159 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1HE 
* Offers received which are conditional upon survey results are unlikely to be acceptable to the Vendor, prospective purchasers are advised to make their own inquiries as the condition of the property, prior to submitting their offer.
* Purchasers are required to give evidence and proof of funding.
* The Vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest offer or to withdraw the property from the market, or to alter the method of sale at any time without notice.
* Bidders should clearly indicate if their offers are conditional upon achieving planning permission for the property’s development or change of use.


Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading

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Church Lane, Shinfield, Reading


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  • Reading Green Park Station2.5 miles
  • Earley Station2.7 miles
  • Winnersh Triangle Station3.3 miles
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Haslams Estate Agents, Reading

159 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1HE

Haslams Estate Agents
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Haslams Estate Agents is an independent, multi-award-winning agent located in the centre of Reading Town. With over a lifetimes experience, Haslams has been trusted to sell and let homes around the Thames Valley for over 185 years.

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