Thames Street, Sonning, Reading, RG4
Guide Price £1,750,000 Freehold
Offers in excess of £550,000 Freehold
This impressive Grade II listed bath stone Georgian Town House has planning approval to create four self-contained apartments with parking to the rear. Ideally located a short walk to Reading Station with its direct links to London Paddington in under 25 minutes and soon to be on the tube network with the Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) linking Reading to Canary Wharf and the City of London. The Oracle Shopping and Entertainment Complex is a also just over 100 metres away and the M4 at junction 11 is an easy drive. The property is set over four floors, including a basement and retains many original features including, high ceilings, fireplaces and large sash windows with potential to create some lovely living spaces in a superb location complete with parking to the rear. With over 2250sq. ft. (210sq. m.) of living space this substantial building offers the buyer an exciting opportunity to acquire a Town Centre freehold and create 4 splendid apartments with parking, either to sell or retain and generate in excess of £50,000 per annum rental income.
The location at Queens Road is perfect for those wanting to take advantage of Reading's bustling town centre and is only a 10 minute walk to the train station. Reading is one of the south east's largest towns and an important commercial hub with many multinationals choosing Reading for their European headquarters. 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. In the surrounding countryside you will also find farm shops and microbreweries selling an array of local produce.
There are restaurants, cafes and brasseries to suit every taste in Reading. We recommend the award-winning London Street Brasserie, Jamie's Italian and Carluccios in the town centre. Fine dining can be found at Forbury's, the Michelin starred, L'Ortolan and the French Horn at Sonning on the outskirts of the town. Plus there are numerous bars and restaurants on the Oracle Riverside. For daytime refuelling, the town centre offers many coffee shops and lunch stops including some lovely independents such Picnic, Lincoln Coffee House, Panino Café, Perry's Caribbean cafe and Workhouse Coffee. These are complemented by all the usual names such as Starbucks, Costa Coffee and Pret a Manger.
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.
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