4 Bedroom Detached House For Sale
Somerton Gardens Reading RG6.
Beautiful 4 bedroom detached home
Quiet cul de sac location
Double garage and driveway parking
Energy efficient boiler
Grade A double glazing
Maiden Erlegh and Radstock catchments
Potential to extend stpp
- Asking Price:
Set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in the well-established residential community of Earley lies this exceptionally well maintained and spacious family home. Somerton Gardens is a particularly stable community with properties only rarely offered to the market. It lies firmly within the catchment areas for the academic Maiden Erleigh School and Radstock Primary, with the latter lying within just short distance away. The Town Council offices opposite the school support an active local community with well-maintained public spaces, including the Local Nature Reserve and ancient woodland of Redhatch Copse, just a few minutes away. An active environmental volunteering group is managed by the Town Council’s wardens and the nature reserve provides an exceptional green space with woodland and historic lake at the heart of this community. Maiden Erlegh School is accessed through quiet residential roads that run partly adjacent to the nature reserve and it has for many years achieved excellent academic results.
The property benefits from easy access to the M4 motorway and local bus and train services, with Crossrail anticipated for completion in late 2019 and further rail expansion proposals for access to Heathrow very recently announced. Earley is ideally situated to access the many leisure activities and beautiful scenery of the Thames Valley, yet within easy reach of the many high quality employers, retail outlets and with Reading University and Royal Berkshire Hospital just a few minutes away. Trains from Reading mainline station to Paddington take 25 minutes plus a 5 minutes journey from Earley station, a short drive from the property.
Following a very extensive programme of renovation this property is now offered with a fully replumbed gas central heating system including Vaillant Ecotech boiler and new radiators to all rooms fitted in 2013. The recently inspected and upgraded electrical system with new consumer unit was completed in late 2017. The property has full cavity wall insulation and its three generously insulated lofts provide extensive storage. The new bathroom with shower has a vanity unit and wall cupboard fitted and the compact shower room, with power shower and pedestal basin, were both fitted in 2018. Painted panelled doors are fitted throughout and the property benefits from Rehau Grade A double glazing fitted throughout in 2014. Both double glazing and the Vaillant boiler benefit from current guarantees.
Particular features of the property include the very spacious double aspect lounge with newly fitted laminate flooring and curved electric flame glass wall heater. The double aspect dining room is very light and airy with sliding glass doors to the rear garden and the recently fitted kitchen has a Franke composite sink and cream porcelain tiles which lead through the breakfast room to the fully glazed rear door to the garden decking and beyond to the gravel patio and wildlife pond. Here the easily maintained lawn is surrounded by cherry trees, hawthorn, honeysuckle and an established fragrant climbing rose (see pictures in slideshow). The vendor’s collection of potted plants and greenhouse are not included in the sale. The property has three double bedrooms, two of which have built-in wardrobes, and a fourth single bedroom. The airing cupboard with recently installed insulated hot water tank and heating/hot water controls is on the upstairs landing.
The front of the property provides parking for two cars and access to the double garage with ample room for two cars, space for storage and a door to the rear garden. It houses the wall mounted Vaillant boiler and consumer unit. There is potential to extend both at the front of the property and at the rear behind the garage stpp.
The house is set well back from the pavement and edged with lavenders. A mixed evergreen hedge runs along its flank to the informal path leading alongside a small stream and mature oaks towards nearby properties, ancient woodland walks and to Earley’s local centre a few minutes away. A GP surgery, leisure centre, library, church and major superstore are situated here.
The property is an excellent and spacious family home situated within a high quality environment within an established residential community, yet with very easy access to all that the Thames Valley, its vibrant local economy and excellent transport links have to offer.
Please note that whilst the floor plan is accurate maximum room sizes including any alcoves are as follows:
Lounge/ Living room - 20.4ft x 13.6ft / 6.2m x 4.12m (5.10m Max)
Dining Room - 10.10ft x 10.2ft / 3.3m x 3.11m (4.18m Max)
Bedroom - 10.10ft x 9.10ft / 3.3m x 3.11m (4.18m Max)
Bedroom - 11.5ft x 10.6ft / 3.47m x 3.19m (4.18m Max)
- Property Age: 39 years
- Council tax band: F (£2514.82 Per Annum)
- Double Glazing: Throughout
- Heating: gas
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