OUTSTANDING LOCATION – noir by David Cliff – when I asked our sellers why they bought this property originally, they answered with the exact two reasons I expected…the amazing plot and the fantastic location!
Not only do these two major elements still exist but the house has since been extended and, as a result, has been transformed into a stunning, modern family home. So you, our prospective buyer, gets the best of three worlds…an amazing house, with an amazing garden and in an amazing location!
Starting outside, you will notice that there is ample off road parking for multiple cars and the front garden is well stocked with mature plants and shrubs making it a rather colourful affair. The double garage can be accessed through an electric door and you can park a car in here properly as it is longer than average.
Not only do you have a side gate to the garden but as part of the extension, the sellers had a fully covered walkway put in so you can walk from the front drive, through to the utility and out to the garden without having to go into the house. This is ideal for when you bring the dog home after a muddy walk or when the kids get home from football!
In through the front door and you will find yourself in the hallway with the study on the left hand side. Given the versatility and the overall layout of the house, obviously this room (like the others) can be used differently depending on who moves in.
The main living room benefits from having a double aspect and you will spot that the windows are deeper than average so this is an extremely light and bright room and given that this used to be the only reception room in the house, it is huge! From this room you have the added bonus of another study area which links round with kitchen. This space is ideal for kids to do their homework or for somewhere to work whilst still being involved in the hustle and bustle of family life.
For me, the biggest attraction to this house has to be the kitchen and living space at the back of the house. This whole space stretches right the way across the back of the house with bi-fold doors part way across the back and also to the side, so in the hot summer months you can literally bring the outside in.
The kitchen itself is fitted with contemporary gloss handle-less units with contrasting worktops. As you walk around the place you’ll get a true feeling of quality and the finish to this kitchen epitomises this, as well as the fact that you have integral ovens, dishwasher and induction hob.
Now the fourth bedroom is positioned just off the living space at the back and has its own en-suite shower room. This makes the perfect guest room so that they have their own room and bathroom, right out of the way of the rest of the house.
Moving on upstairs and you will find four bedrooms and two of those have their own en-suites. The master bedroom is an excellent space which has a walk through dressing room which then takes you in to the en-suite which is literally hotel-like with both a bath and double length walk in shower!
Through to the second bedroom is where you will find the second en-suite and then the further two bedrooms share the family bathroom which is also fitted to a high standard. As well as having a huge garage for storage, two of the four bedrooms upstairs also have eaves storage for all those items that you don’t need every day but would like to get to quickly...like Christmas decorations and suitcases!
Outside again and in the back garden, I would be surprised if you have seen a garden this big in this price range. The plot itself is approaching half an acre and the mixture of mature trees and shrubs that line the boundary, create a tranquil spot where you literally feel like you are in the middle of your own private parkland. Where trees and bushes have grown over the years, different zones have naturally been created so, in essence, you can have the children kicking a ball around at one end of the garden yet a calm, al fresco dining area on the patio nearer the house.
Sandy Lane is a rural lane positioned on the Barkham border and when you follow the lane up on to Coombes Lane you will find yourself in ‘The Coombes’ which is a woodland area (and protected area of natural beauty) offering miles and miles of pathways for walking, cycling and dog walking. From here, you can walk right up to Arborfield and round to Finchampstead. For the golfers, Bearwood Lakes Golf course is a couple of minute drive away and the renowned Nirvana Spa is at the end of the road.
Wokingham is well known for its well-regarded schools and excellent commuter links so if you are looking for a stunning house in a convenient, yet semi-rural location, then get in touch with us now and we will give you a tour.