Folly Oak, Barkham Road, Wokingham
Guide Price £855,000
3 bedroom detached house for sale
Set in a mature and generous plot, this spacious detached home is presented in good, tasteful order, and is offered for sale with no onward chain complications.
On a slightly elevated plot, the driveway has an impressive feel with its landscaped frontage of lawns, established shrubs and trees, and ample driveway parking.
There is an abundance of light in every room, and the layout is ideal for those who love gardens and outdoor living. We particularly like the veranda which runs the length of the lounge, and the conservatory which serves as a family / breakfast room for all seasons.
This wonderful home is a very manageable (less than 13 mins' walk) from Wokingham train station, and is on the main bus route which serves Wokingham town and the station.
The accommodation comprises three very distinct bedrooms; with the Master Suite with its abundance of light and style, built-in storage, and en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 with its built-in storage and 'hidden' wash basin, and its single bedroom with copious storage. The family bathroom is tiled in neutral decor, and includes modern fitted sanitary-ware.
The kitchen is fully-equipped with Bosch appliances, including integrated fridge and dishwasher, and a large Stoves range gas cooker. The utility room is of a good size, and includes a practical stainless steel sink, and housing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
The conservatory, which adjoins the kitchen, makes a lovely breakfast room and place to wind down in the summers' evenings.
The lounge is a wonderful entertaining space for both summertime (with its veranda) and Christmas gatherings around the fire. With its 15' x 25' dimensions, there's room for a Christmas tree, dining table, or space for study or a kids' zone.
The formal dining room is ideal for dinner parties, but could also be used as a fourth bedroom.
The study, which is set away from the busier parts of the house, has built-in office desk, storage and safe. It's also handy for keeping an eye out for visitors and deliveries.
The double garage, which has an automated up-an-over door, is integral to the house through either the utility room or the garden. This has good potential for re-modelling, or extending above (subject to planning approvals). There's also side access to the garden through a wrought-iron side gate, and a greenhouse for garden-lovers.
Nearby Wokingham town has recently been regenerated, with a more pedestrian-friendly experience in the newly-opened Peach Place. High-end retailers Waterstones, Waitrose, MiMis, Gail’s bakery Maythers and Toni & Guy are on the doorstep. Wokingham has a good choice of excellent coffee shops, some of the oldest pubs, excellent eateries, a butcher, tailor, boutiques, jewellers, farmers’ market, pharmacies and modern medical centre. Health facilities include several gyms, a public pool and sports & racquet clubs at Cantley Park. For nightlife, the new Elms Field development hosts an Everyman Boutique Cinema, nearby bowling alley and various excellent bars and restaurants. The Carnival Pool is undergoing complete refurbishment, and should open in a few months.
For commuters, the M4 is just a few minutes’ drive away, and the Wokingham-to-Waterloo trains run frequently, with direct trains in just over an hour. For holiday times, the Gatwick Express runs from Wokingham, arriving in the South Terminal in just under 75 minutes.
A few words from Quarters Residential...
"We're big fans of uniquely-designed homes, and Folly Oak has clearly evolved over the years to create a lovely and adaptable home. As you might expect with a property which has stayed in the same family for decades, this home has been well-thought-through with ample storage, versatile reception space, and some clever touches (like an extra wash basin concealed behind sliding wardrobe doors in bedroom two!)
The garden is well-tended and stocked with some beautiful contrasting trees and shrubbery, and the fish pond is stocked with some precious koi carp - we're told these can be passed on to the new owners, together with a low-maintenance filtration system! The pond can be enjoyed from the veranda or with the patio doors open, and the gentle ripple of water flow is quite mesmerising.
It's a shame it's not the season to enjoy the scent and blossom of the lilac wisteria vine which adorns the front of Folly Oak ~ but that's certainly something to look forward to next spring"
Please speak to Nick or Teresa for more details, or to arrange your personal viewing.
- No Onward Chain
- Not Over-looked
- Ample Parking
- Automated Double Garage
- Built-in Wardrobes
- Approx 0.27 acres
- Approx 13 min Walk to Wokingham Station
Please note that while every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, the measurements are approximate and the floorplans are for representation purposes only. The layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture / fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the owner and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and further checks should be made through your solicitor during the conveyancing process. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.