South Drive, Wokingham
4 bedroom detached house for sale
Private road & parkland views - a charming four-five bedroom classic with adaptable annex
Substantial period home, with annex, in one of Wokingham's most sought-after addresses.
The location of this attractive home would be hard to improve upon – a private road setting, west-facing garden backing onto parkland, and just a few steps to woodland walks from the garden gate. South Drive is completely tucked away from traffic, yet is in the very heart of Wokingham town.
This home has kept much of its period 1920s styling, and has evolved beautifully with modern twists for today’s lifestyle. Detailed cornicing, wood-burning stoves, wooden floors and high ceilings retain the character, and bifold doors and replacement windows take care of the creature comforts.
Whilst the current owners have configured the 3,000 square feet into a four bedroom home and one bedroom annex, there is scope to re-instate this to a large family home.
The principal house has a lovely-sized kitchen / dining room with bi-fold doors opening onto the patio terrace. The garden faces to the west, so twilight dining and warmth in the kitchen should have a wonderful, warm atmosphere.
Each of the five bedrooms is double in size, with an equal number of bathrooms. The Master Bedroom has a beautiful en-suite with large shower enclosure, double basins, and free-standing bath tub.
The annex accommodation includes an open-plan kitchen / dining room, a utility room, and a wonderful living room with roof lantern and outside terrace. There's a communicating door to the main house - so ideal for creating a larger family home, but also perfect for flexible living space for growing families.
With ample driveway parking, there are five outside storage buildings and a large timber workshop. There is also the benefit of a spacious timber garden office / studio / gym.
With its private road setting, this home is just a short walk to the unique and vibrant town of Wokingham. Wokingham frequently appears on league tables of the Best Places to Live in the UK, and has recently benefitted from a £270m regeneration. Locals enjoy a wide range of pubs, eateries and coffee shops including Gail's Bakery, Nando's, Costa, Caffè Nero and Pizza Express. There are plenty of independent restaurants, wine bars, and even a gin bar in the new Peach Place. For groceries Wokingham has a large Waitrose, Aldi and Tesco. There is a selection of clothing retailers including Mountain Warehouse, M&Co and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, there are also lovely boutiques such as Purple Butterfly, Elle Won, Mimi's and Oliver Bonas. Leisure facilities include gyms, a public swimming pool (currently undergoing re-generation), parks, a library, bowling alley and 360 Escape Rooms. There's also a recently-opened boutique Everyman cinema in the Elms Field development and the town hosts music festivals, carnivals and seasonal town events.
By road, Wokingham is well-connected for the M3 and M4, and for High Street retail shopping both Bracknell and Reading are within easy reach (including by bus). With an approx 15 minute walk to the station, trains arrive in London Waterloo in just over an hour, and there is also direct line to Gatwick airport and Guildford..
Wokingham is known for its excellent choice of schools for all ages (please see the school-checker)
To arrange a viewing of this lovely home, or to ask any questions, please contact Nick or Teresa at Quarters Residential Estate Agents.
Council Tax Band: G (Annex = B) (Wokingham Borough Council)
- Private Road
- Both Quiet & Central
- South-westerly Facing Garden
- Around 0.3 Acre Plot
- Overlooking Park
- All Double Bedrooms
- Three en-suite bathrooms
- Character Features
- Country walks close-by
- Garden Office / Studio / Gym
- Versatile Annex
- Convenient for 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.