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3 bed bungalow for sale (ref:537061)


Key Features

  • Character Bungalow in the Heart of Earley
  • Driveway Parking and Pretty Front Garden
  • Stunning Open Plan Living Room & Kitchen
  • Rear Access with Drop kerb and Space for Several Large Vehicles
  • Two Ground Floor Double Bedrooms
  • Study Area and Bedroom Three on First Floor
  • Large Garden with Potential for Development or Business Opportunities
  • Scope for Further Extension if desired
  • Convenient Location close to Earley Train Station
  • Council Tax Band D
Lovingly refurbished and extended by the current owners, this three bedroom character bungalow is not to be missed! "Chocolate box" pretty on the outside yet spacious & modern on the inside. This three bedroom character bungalow has the added bonus of the rear access garden perfect for business use.
Agents view

There is some serious kerb appeal with this quaint country cottage style bungalow however once you step inside, the space on offer may surprise you.
However the real opportunity with the property comes from the garden which has the potential to offer a perfect work/life balance or additional income for someone needing lots of storage, space to park several vehicles or to build on the land (subject to planning permission)
This is ideal for a builder/tradesperson needing storage for lots of materials, a taxi firm requiring plenty of parking options and anyone who wants to build a home office/studio etc. Or the land could be rented out/ sold on to provide a lucrative income for the new owners.
Stepping inside the residence, the entrance hallway leads to two double bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes. The ground floor bathroom is a great size and has a clever double height ceiling complete with Velux window. The corner spa bath also has a shower over it however there is ample space should the new owners wish to add in a separate shower cubicle.
The owners have plans drawn up to split the family bathroom in two in order to create an en-suite shower room as well as the family bathroom.

Then we reach the stunning open plan lounge, kitchen, diner. Perfect for entertaining.
The kitchen has solid wood cabinets and granite worktops, integrated appliances included are dishwasher, combi grill/microwave, extractor fan, oven and gas hob.
The inviting living room overlooks the patio and lawned area of the garden through the bifold doors.

The beautiful oak and glass staircase takes you up to the loft bedroom with a small study area and lots of eaves storage. As neighbouring properties have done so, there is certainly scope to put in a dormer to increase the head height and perhaps add an en-suite, subject to the usual consents being granted.
Outside at the front are pretty gardens and driveway parking for one car, however this could easily be increased to two or even three off road spaces if desired.

The size and opportunities with the rear garden come as quite a surprise and must be viewed to be fully appreciated. There is a lovely patio area which even has a well from when the house was first built in the 1800's. There is a lawned area with shed, greenhouse etc. Then at the back of the garden is a large garage and gated rear access with drop kerb giving total flexibility for additional parking or to build a granny annexe, workshop, home studio... the possibilities are endless.
There is also scope for the land to be developed alongside the neighbouring property, for further information please contact Georgina.

The current owners also added a ventilation system to ensure the air inside is clean and there is no concern over damp or mould as the filter system is constantly circulating and filtering the air inside the home. Steam from the bathroom and kitchen are sucked into it and filtered banishing moisture and any cooking smells that may linger.
They were also keen to heavily insulate the property to ensure their household bills were kept to a minimum and the house would retain heat, this is certainly reflected in the C rating on the Energy Performance Certificate.
The owners have been sympathetic with works done, ensuring to keep the well and even reusing the front door as their side gate.

My favourite aspects are the chocolate box kerb appeal and business opportunities that come with the large garden and additional rear parking access.

Sellers view

In 2011 we fulfilled our dream of buying an old bungalow and refurbishing it exactly as we wished. Our priorities included energy efficiency, clean air, flexibility of use and a connection to the garden.

The level of insulation results in our energy bills being extremely low. The whole house ventilation system continuously extracts the air in the bungalow and replaces it with filtered air, regulated by a simple push button control. This ensures that there are no condensation issues and has great health benefits.

The location gives access to a huge range of amenities, including super walks to lakes, woodland, riverside and open spaces. The bus stop for Reading or Wokingham is a few metres away and the train station is within a 10 minute walk away, a new leisure centre 20 minutes walk. Hairdressers and convenience stores are a few doors away, with a pub restaurant and deluxe cinema a 10 minute walk in the other direction. It is in the catchment area of and close walking distance to very high achieving primary and secondary schools and the university.

The noise level from the main road is unobtrusive and the views into the back garden are mainly of trees.
The large plot of land, with access to Henley Wood Road is a great bonus. It has served many purposes for us, including parking cars, caravans, boats and a large storage workshop.
We have considered putting a sunroom/gym in the space, but are leaving it for the next owners to fulfil their dreams.

Location information

The bungalow is situated on Wokingham Road opposite the entrance to Sutcliffe Avenue, some would call it the heart of Earley.
A few minutes walk up the road brings you to a convenience store perfect for grabbing your essentials. There is also a hairdressers which the owner herself personally uses and recommends.
Earley train station is within ten minutes walk and will get you to Reading mainline train station in under five minutes. It is on the Waterloo line for quick access to Bracknell/ Wokingham and beyond.
Across the footbridge at the train station is Southlake and Highwood nature reserve, perfect for walks and exploring nature.
Pubs within walking distance are The George, The Three Tuns and The Waterside. You can also easily walk to Showcase cinema, Winnersh garden centre and Sol Joel Park.
The area is very popular due to excellent primary and secondary schools being close by.

Be sure to check out our Key Facts for Buyers Report for information on local schools, broadband speeds and even phone signal in the area.
Contact Georgina to arrange your personal viewing appointment.

Council Tax Band D
EPC Rating C

Stamp duty due

Based on a sale price of £460,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:


Last updated: The calculator has been updated to reflect changes in stamp duty following the Mini Budget on 23rd September 2022.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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Further Details

  • Status: Sold STC
  • Council tax band: D
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Tags: Garage, Garden, Open Plan, Parking and/or Driveway, River Views, Shed / Garden Room
  • Reference: 537061