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Oxford Road, ReadingPrice Guide £700,000Sold
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Reading Town Centre Grade II Listed Part vacant / part Let, considerable potential
Formerly the Vicarage to Holy Trinity Church but subsequently converted to 4 Flats and with a large basement also suitable for conversion subject to planning
Narrow frontage to Oxford Road, long return frontage to Trinity Place
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)
on Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 3.30pm
at Sonning Golf Club Duffield Road Sonning Reading RG4 6GJ
Oxford Road, Reading
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  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 5 Receptions
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Attractive Gardens
  • Auction
  • Cellar
  • Good communication links
  • Grade II Listed
  • Renovation opportunity

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION:  A Grade II Listed house believed to date from about 1845 with ashlar elevations beneath a slate roof.  The elevations include 2-storey angled bays, entrance with gables above, and a gabled porch to the west.  The building is to an extent dominated at the front by the Church of the Holy Trinity and to one side by the more recently built Oddfellows community building.  The accommodation is set over two and a half floors and was converted to flats during the 1950s.  Two of the tenants are Protected Tenants whilst the other two flats are occupied by tenants with Assured Shorthold Agreements and therefore vacant possession can be anticipated if required of part of the property


The property has a relatively narrow frontage to Oxford Road but a long return frontage to Trinity Place from which there is also vehicular access.  The property is just outside of the IDR but within about 0.25 miles of the main shopping area and about 0.5 miles from the railway station.  Reading is one of the most important towns outside of London owing to its strategic location and continues to see growth in most sectors.  There are 3 access points to the M4 (J10, J11, J12) which provides direct access to Heathrow Airport, M25 and Central London, and good access also to the M40, M1 and Gatwick Airport. Crossrail comes to Reading shortly.


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


Flat 1 (Ground floor)

Front Sitting Room  16’ x 16’ plus bay, 10’7 ceiling height

Bedroom  14’9 x 12’4 plus bay

Kitchen  15’1 x 5’2 plus recess 8’9 x 3’10

Bathroom  with shower and WC



Flat 2 (Ground floor)

Lounge  16’ x 14’ plus bay

Bedroom  16’ 7 x 15’4

Kitchen  11’2 x 8’

Bathroom  panelled bath, separate shower, wash basin, low level WC

Entrance Hall

Flat 3 (1st and 2nd floor)

(2nd floor)  Bedroom 1  17’9 x 10’4 plus bay

Bedroom 2  20’3 x 11’3 with access to eaves

(1st floor)  Entrance Hall

Lounge  14’2 x 12’9

Drawing Room  15’4 x 14’4 plus recess

Kitchen  7’9 x 7’3

Bathroom  panelled bath, wash basin, low level WC


Flat 4 (1st floor)

Bedroom 1  15’ x 12’

Bedroom 2  16’ x 7’6

Lounge  16’ x 12’ plus bay NB The lounge and Bedroom 2 were originally one larger room – it has been divided by stud partitioning

Kitchen  15’ x 5’8

Bathroom  panelled bath, wash basin, low level WC



There is a Basement with its own independent access that subject to planning permission, Listed building consent and building regulation approval could provide an additional two flats.  No enquiries have been made of the local authority.


The Gardens  The gardens are generally open although Flat 1 has for many years enjoyed exclusive use of a small area.  There is a pathway from Oxford Road lined by low level privet box hedging.  There is a return frontage to Trinity Place which includes an extensive Listed wall – there is vehicular access from Trinity Place for one off-road car parking space.


SERVICES:  All mains services are available.


TENURE:  Freehold, part available with vacant possession / part subject to Statutory Protected tenancies.  The tenant in Flat 1 has been in occupation since 1963 and the tenant of Flat 3 since 1974.  Both tenants are Statutory Protected tenants.  The current owners have not applied for a registered rent.  It will therefore be an opportunity for the purchaser to apply for First Registration.  The tenants of Flats 2 and 4 occupy as Assured Shorthold tenants, in both cases at rents below market value. This information was correct on 02/01/2018. We will announce any changes should they occur.


LOCAL AUTHORITY:  Reading Borough Council Civic Centre Reading RG1 7ER.  Tel 0118 939 0900.