This property was last sold by Martin & Pole in 1967
The owner/architect has created an innovatively designed home with unique styleOne of the very few country lane settings in this area2 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Galleried Landing, Entrance Hall, Cloakroom, Inner Hall, Principal Reception Room with Study Area, Library, Sitting Room/Dining Room, KitchenThe Annexe/single storey extension includes Bed-Sitting Room, Kitchen and Shower Room/WCLovely gardens extending effectively to just over One-Sixth of an Acre
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)on a date to be announced at Sonning Golf Club, Duffield Road, Sonning, Reading
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A semi-detached house originally we believe a farm worker’s cottage, dating from the late 19th century and only ever sold once before in 1967. It was purchased by an architect who has creatively styled a house to the advantage of its main features, ie the south facing garden and views across the farmland beyond. (The adjoining property has been similarly but not identically extended.)
The principal reception room which is open to the underside of the roof has created a light and airy galleried reception area from which views over the rear garden to the paddocks and farmland can be enjoyed. The Annexe offers alternatives including additional reception accommodation or bedroom accommodation.
The rural tranquility and convenient location should not be underestimated. Whitehorse Lane runs northwest of the village near Finchampstead village church to its junction with Nine Mile Ride where there are shops for day to day requirements. Wokingham Town Centre, about 4.5 miles distant, provides a good range of facilities including rail services to London (Waterloo) and via Reading to London (Paddington). Both the M3 and M4 motorways are within easy reach
ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation briefly comprises (all dimensions are approximate):
On the First Floor:
Ground Floor Annexe : with Bed-Sitting Room, Kitchen, Shower Room with WC, small store
On the Ground Floor:
Principal Reception Room with Study Area
Sitting Room/ Dining Room
Kitchen (apparently never used!)
There is off-street parking at the front of the property in the picturesque cottage-style gardens. There may appear to be a garage but the area behind this door comprises a small store and then becomes part of the annexe.
The plot widens at the rear with about 100ft frontage to the adjoining paddocks. The gardens at the rear are mainly quite open to take advantage of the views, but do include a variety of mature shrubs offering some privacy. NB There is an adjoining footpath running to one side of the property and this land is included in the title. Above we mentioned the plot size as being effectively just over one-sixth of an acre and this area excluded the footpath. In total the site area including the footpath is about one-fifth of an acre.
SERVICES: Mains electricity, private water supply, drainage to septic tank. EER: tbc
TENURE: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
LOCAL AUTHORITY: Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN. Tel 0118 974 6000.
DIRECTIONS: Leave Wokingham on the A321 Finchampstead Road and continue for approximately 2 miles until reaching the roundabout by Think Ford garage. Here take the second exit and proceed over the mini roundabout with Barkham Ride. Continue to the twin roundabouts at Nine Mile Ride and here take the last exit into Nine Mile Ride signposted Arborfield. After approximately 1.5 miles Whitehorse Lane will be found on the left hand side. Beech Cottage will then be found after approximately 0.75 miles on the right hand side.
VIEWING: We shall be pleased to show prospective purchasers around the property on the following occasions:
Thurs 16 Mar 5pm / Thurs23 Mar 1pm / Thurs 30 Mar 1pm / Tues 4 Apr 1pm.
NB We shall arrive at the times given above and leave 30 minutes later for another appointment.
There are limited parking opportunities – it may therefore be necessary to park in a wider part of Whitehorse Lane.
THE CONDITIONS OF SALE: are included in the Legal and Information Pack available from the Auctioneers prior to the Auction Sale and online at www.martinpole.co.uk. A copy of the Conditions of Sale will be attached to these Particulars to form part of the Contract.
* Property Auctioneers are required by the ASA to explain to prospective buyers the definitions of Price Guide and Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price set by the seller at which the auctioneer can sell the property. The reserve can be set and agreed at any point up to the start of the auction or indeed can be changed during the auction. The reserve can be lower than the guide price, the same as the guide price or up to 10% above the guide price. In accordance with ASA guidelines the guide price can be changed at any time up to and including the day of the auction sale. If the guide price is changed we will endeavour to advertise the new guide price at the earliest opportunity. A list of final guide prices will be published in the auction room immediately prior to the sale. This may be the first opportunity to publish changes.