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Reading Road, WoodleyGuide Price £450,000Sold
A 4 bedroom detached chalet style bungalow, set on a plot approaching one quarter of an acre, in a popular and established location, near to the precinct and good communication links. In need of renovation. EER: E43
Reading Road, Woodley
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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Close to the shops
  • No Chain
  • Renovation opportunity.

PROCEDURE OF SALE AND VIEWINGS: The property is to be sold by informal tender (sealed bid). All offers must be received in writing no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 7th December 2016. The proceedure at the bottom of these details must be followed. A PDF of the brochure and proceedure can be downloaded from this website.

The property is available to view at the following times: Saturday 12th November at 10am, Wednesday 16th November at 1.15pm, Monday 21st November at 4pm, Saturday 26th November at 10am, Saturday 3rd December at 10am. We shall arrive at the appointed time and leave after 30 minutes.

A charming, detached home of character, now ready for renovation…

Set in a popular and established street, not far from Woodley centre, a large chalet style detached house with gardens approaching one quarter of an acre, with considerable scope for enlargement, subject to any necessary consents.

Conveniently set for access to Reading town centre, Maidenhead and the M4 motorway network.

2 first floor bedrooms, 2 ground floor bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, detached prefab garage, parking for several cars, rear gardens extending to over 100 feet in depth in a south westerly direction, gas radiator central heating (ground floor only), mostly double glazed.

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION:  An attractive chalet style house being offered for sale with no onward chain. The property has some real charm and character but is now in need of refurbishment and has therefore been priced accordingly. It is likely that the property will offer substantial scope for extension, subject to any necessary consents.

Reading Road is set to the north west of the precinct and has a mixture of mainly older and established properties. There are good schools and amenities in the area and local bus services provide access into Reading town centre where there is a mainline railway station with fast services to Paddington as well as services to Waterloo. The new Crossrail line is scheduled to open at Reading in 2019.

Woodley lies on the eastern side of Reading and is close to the A4, providing access towards Maidenhead, as well as the M4 motorway network where London lies about 40 miles away and Heathrow Airport about 28 miles away.

ACCOMMODATION:  The accommodation briefly comprises (all dimensions are approximate):

On the Ground Floor:

Entrance Porch: With quarry tiled step, front door with glazed side lights leading to:
Entrance Hall: Stairs to the first floor, under stairs storage cupboard, large walk in storage cupboard, cloaks cupboard, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder.
Lounge: 15’ into bay x 12’ double glazed bay window, picture rail, a glazed tiled fireplace with gas fire, 3 radiators.
Dining Room: 12’2 x 11’ double glazed French doors with sidelights opening onto the garden, picture rail, glazed tiled fireplace with gas fire, radiator.
Kitchen: 10’ x 10’ Double aspect with double glazed windows to rear and opaque double glazed window to side. Fitted with a stainless steel sink with unit below and worktops to side, further basic range of eye and base level units with worktops, 4 ring gas hob, double oven, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas boiler, part tiled walls, radiator.
Bedroom 1: 13’10 x 13’ double glazed bow window, picture rail, fireplace with gas fire, radiator.
Bedroom 2: 12’ x 10’ double glazed window, picture rail, fireplace with gas fire, radiator.
Bathroom: Opaque double glazed window, panel enclosed bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, part tiled walls, radiator.

On the First Floor:

Bedroom 3: 13’8 x 9’ An irregular shape with double glazed window, access into eaves loft space, wardrobe cupboard.
Bedroom 4: 13’8 x 9’6 An irregular shape with double glazed window, wardrobe cupboard.


Garage: Set to the side of the property of a prefabricated construction with asbestos roof.

Front Garden: About 60 feet deep with a frontage of about 50 feet, enclosed from the road by a brick wall and twin wooden gates which open onto an area of grass and gravel providing parking for several cars. Access can be gained down the side of the property to the:

Rear garden: Which is laid predominantly to lawn but now overgrown, extending just over 100 feet in depth in a south westerly direction.

Energy Efficiency Rating: E43
Council Tax: F

DIRECTIONS:  From Woodley precinct leave in a north westerly direction on the Reading Road, no. 39 will be found on the left hand side.

IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATING TO THIS PROPERTY: We have endeavoured diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate, however all measurements are approximate and none of the statements contained in these particulars are to be relied on as statements of fact.  They do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. We have no authority to make any representation or give any warranty whatever in relation to this property. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings referred to in the details. School catchment zones are verified as far as possible with the local authority but cannot be guaranteed and may change in the future, nor do they necessarily guarantee a place in the school. We have not checked whether any extension or alteration to the property complies with planning or building regulations. We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property, services, appliances and fittings is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase or you enter a contractual commitment. 4/11/2016

Procedure for written offers by Informal Tender (Sealed Bid)

We have been instructed by our client to obtain written offers from any interested parties. We shall follow the procedure outlined in the RICS Residential Estate Agency Standards, with amendments. Please read the following points carefully as they form the basis under which we may accept your offer: -

Your best and final offer is to be received in writing no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 7th December 2016 in a sealed envelope, to Martin & Pole Estate Agents, 16 The Parade, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 7NZ. Please write your name and address on the reverse of the envelope, and clearly mark it ‘Not to be opened before 12 noon on Wednesday 7th December 2016’. This is to prevent us accidentally opening the letter beforehand and compromising the confidentiality of the proceedings.

Any conditions on which your offer is made are to be specified.

Please confirm your solicitor’s details.

Please confirm your financial arrangements and include supporting documentation wherever possible (e.g. copies of mortgage agreements in principle, evidence of deposit or cash funds etc). It is unlikely we will accept an offer without supporting documentation.

If you are selling a property please include the details of the sale including the estate agent.

Please indicate whether your offer is subject to survey or not. If it is, and your offer is accepted, then the surveyor is to be instructed within 2 working days of acceptance and then the survey done within a further 5 working days. We will then expect you to confirm within a further 5 working days of the inspection that you still wish to proceed. This is to prevent us waiting a long time to find out whether you are happy with the condition of your intended purchase.

If your offer is accepted we will expect you to exchange contracts within 28 days of your solicitor receiving the draft contract papers from the seller’s solicitors, with completion shortly after.

Any offers sent by fax, email or not in a sealed envelope will not be considered and may invalidate any offer that is received from you in a sealed envelope. This is to prevent a potential breach of confidentiality.

Only offers of a non-variable nature will be considered.

The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest, or any, offer made.

A PDF brochure and proceedure can be downloaded from this website.