Thames Street, Sonning, Reading, RG4
Guide Price £1,750,000 Freehold
Based in the Castle Hill Conservation Area this distinct early Victorian Town house is in our opinion one of the finest homes of its type in Reading. Conveniently located a short walk to Reading Station with its direct links to London Paddington in just over 20 minutes and soon to be on the tube network (The Elizabeth Line with Crossrail) linking Reading to Canary Wharf and the City of London. Built in the 1850's with its unique veranda to the front this attractive home has been renovated to the highest of standards by the current owners and offers flexible living accommodation over five floors including a self-contained one bedroom apartment in the basement and a large loft room.
Ground floor accommodation comprises, a generous living room with feature fireplace, high ceilings and a veranda, a contemporary high spec kitchen/breakfast room, laundry/wc and lovely bright orangery which is utilised as a dining room perfect for entertaining which accesses the tiered landscaped rear garden. The first floor boasts a delightful master bedroom suite complete with a dressing room with handmade built in wardrobes and designer en-suite shower room with his and hers vanity unit. There are two further bedrooms on the second floor and a large family bathroom with a freestanding clawfoot bath and separate shower cubicle. The loft has been converted into an amazing usable space which has been used as a gym and cinema room, but would be a perfect study space or playroom.
The basement flat with its own entrance, has a bedroom, open plan living space, modern fitted kitchen, bathroom and useful storage area has been let generating a rental income of £850 a month. This could be retained as an income generating unit but would also suit an extended family, older children or additional living accommodation with the potential to reinstate access from the main house. This superb property is for sale with no chain complications.
Jesse Terrace runs between Baker Street and Castle Hill on the western side of Reading Town Centre. Reading is one of the south east's largest towns only 25 minutes from London by train, with trains running every five minutes or so, Reading is home to many of the city's commuters. Reading also has easy links by road or rail to Swindon, Oxford, Basingstoke, Heathrow and farther afield. Beyond the hive of commercial activity, Reading is nestled in the heart of Royal Berkshire offering beautiful riverside walks on the Thames and tow path ambles on the Kennet and Avon canals and with the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns, beautiful countryside is never far away. Reading offers a rich mix of shops and markets. In the heart of the town, The Oracle combines chic boutiques with department stores such as Debenhams and House of Fraser and within a minute's walk there are many high-street favourites including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer. There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside.
Reading school founded in 1125 is the 16th oldest school in England, there are 6 other state secondary schools along with 37 state primary schools in the borough. In addition there are some well-recognised and top ranked independent and public schools in Reading and its surrounding catchment. Schools such as Leighton Park, Queen Annes, The Abbey, Crosfields, Bradfield College, The Oratory and Bluecoat are just some of the outstanding public schools in the area. Kendrick girls' school is one of the top grammar schools in the UK. Reading University established in 1892 is a 'red brick' and ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. There are almost 23,000 students from all over the globe.
Guide Price £1,750,000 Freehold
Guide Price £1,700,000 Freehold
Offers in excess of £850,000 Freehold
Offers in excess of £750,000 Freehold
Offers in excess of £700,000 Freehold