WHAT A LOCATIONWHAT A LOCATION - noir by david cliff - Southwood is one of those roads that you will have driven past many times before but never known that it really exists. Positioned off Southlands Road, this exclusive selection of detached family homes is in one of Wokingham`s most sought after roads - the sort of place where houses rarely come to the market....so don`t hang around waiting to view this one!
Tucked away in the left hand corner is Orchard End - a beautiful five bedroom detached house sat on an excellent plot offering you ample driveway space at the front and an excellent south facing garden to the rear.
What I personally love about this house is its versatility and I imagine that is why our seller has lived in the house since it was built - there has been no real reason to move as the house can easily be adapted depending on your family set up. Furthermore, there is ample scope for expansion should you need to accommodate children returning from university or relatives moving in. For example, whilst you would need to seek planning permission, there is always the potential to further extend the property over the garage if you wanted to increase the living accommodation inside.
So with our further ado; as you enter the property you will find, on your ring hand side, the main living room which stretches from the front to the back of the house and enjoys views over the garden. Next door is the family room but this is one of those spaces which could literally be used for anything and I am reliably informed that this was once the dining room, has been a playroom and could even be an office if you wanted it to be - the thing I really like about this room particularly is the french doors out on to the garden allowing light to flood in to the room and allow the `outside to come in`.
Next to the family room is the kitchen breakfast room which is also extremely generous in size and feels light, bright and airy thanks to the southerly aspect and second set of french doors opening on to the patio. The kitchen is well equipped with plenty of cupboard space for storage, integrated double oven and gas hob. Tucked just off the kitchen is a large utility room which offers ample storage as well as space for all your appliances. There is also a separate door out onto a covered walkway between the house and the garage.
As you wander round you can tell that this house has really been looked after over the years. It`s clean, tidy, neutrally decorated and genuinely feels homely. The added bonus though is that you could certainly take things further in terms of re configuring the downstairs layout and/or extending out to the back to make an `open-plan` living kitchen room.
Moving upstairs and you will find yourself on a large landing with the master bedroom to your right hand side. This room benefits from having two large built in wardrobes, additional storage cupboards under the eaves and an en suite bathroom. Like the living room, the master bedroom stretches from the front to the back.
The remaining four bedrooms are all extremely well proportioned and the main bathroom is positioned just next to the stairs.
Outside, there is a large patio which stretches right the way across the back of the house providing the ultimate space to relax and unwind in the evening sun or entertain friends and family whilst the children play on the lawn. The plot is bordered with various mature plants and shrubs and the key selling point for me is that the garden is not over looked in any way at all!
To the front you will find the double garage which has two electric up and over doors. To the right of the garage is a gated passageway that takes you through to the garden but also your door to the utility room. There is even some additional space to the left hand side of the garage for extra storage.
Wokingham benefits from having a number of well-regarded schools and the town centre is within walking distance of this property. There is a whole array of restaurants, coffee shops and bars to enjoy as well as new amenities soon to be arriving thanks to the regeneration of the town, including a cinema and hotel! The railway station offers links to Reading, London Waterloo, Guildford and even Gatwick Airport and the town is uniquely positioned between both M4 and M3 motorways.