Hollybank, Fairview Road
5 bedroom detached house for sale
Overlooking Park in Prime Wokingham
A relaxed lifestyle, immense character and a twist of history come together in this wonderful five double-bedroom detached home.
Situated in a quiet backwater of the market town of historic Wokingham, Hollybank makes a lovely family home with a spacious open-plan kitchen / breakfast room, five double bedrooms, two walled gardens, a double garage & secluded parking.
Beautiful outlook over the park, tasteful décor and finished to a high standard throughout. Certainly one of Wokingham’s prime addresses, this home is a convenient walk to shops, library, schools, trains, buses and restaurants.
Arranged over three floors (or four, if counting the quirky cellar rooms!), Hollybank provides five spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms, reception rooms for all occasions, and a theatrical grand entrance hall / occasional dining room.
The gardens have been designed to create space for all occasions - with a walled kitchen garden to enjoy coffee in the morning sun, smart hedges and lawn from the garden gate to the main entrance, and a casually-inviting dining patio and fire-pit area for evening drinks, barbecues and dining.
Hollybank welcomes visitors into its large hallway, with its two sets of double doors and inner porch, beautiful paned glazing, and classic Victorian décor with terracotta detailed floor tiles and an open fireplace.
The impressive kitchen / diner & family room offers a versatile space for meals, lounging and entertaining. The angles of the vaulted ceiling, lofty rafters, roof lantern and paddle fan make quite a statement - but also give practical ventilation, light and cooling. The kitchen and dining area have the luxury of underfloor heating and a glass inset wall fireplace.
Integrated appliances, kitchen island, contemporary extractor and gas hob are designed to make food preparation a joy. The utility lobby deals with grocery bags, shoes, pets and laundry, but also houses a large wine-cooling fridge (for the cook, in case the cellar runs dry!)
Below the hallway, the cellar serves as a reminder of Hollybank’s rich history and heritage, and can be used as pantry storage, log supplies or (naturally) rows of fine wines!
A charming snug is reached by a small staircase, giving space to work, study or relax. The high ceilings, sash window, real fire and natural wooden flooring also make this room cosy for film nights, or a quiet place to focus.
For more formal entertaining or larger gatherings, Hollybank’s lounge (most likely once the drawing room) is both grand and warmly welcoming. With high ceilings, large windows, grand doors and hardwood flooring, this room retains a flavour of its grand Victorian heritage.
Using the light from its three large bay windows, this room makes the most of the afternoon and evening sun. To the south-facing side, there’s an inviting window seat which is a wonderful place to get lost in a book, enjoy the sun’s rays and take in the park views. For high summer, the room has two west-facing doors which open into the garden & patio for evening sun and a summer breeze.
For colder nights (and Christmas stockings), the handsome fireplace gives a warm focal point. Its proportions balance beautifully against the bay windows and high ceilings.
It's worth noting that the entrance hall was originally a formal dining room, and would lend itself beautifully to dinner parties and entertaining guests. The backdrop for Christmas gatherings is perfectly set - with its grand high ceilings, statement chandelier, vintage glasswork and a crackling real fire in the grate.
Adjoining the entrance hall there is a period-styled cloakroom with high-level WC and basin.
On the first floor, the Master Suite commands a view over the park with bay and sash windows. The floor-to-ceiling bespoke wardrobes provide ample storage and also integrate an en-suite wet-room and WC.
The other two large double bedrooms on the first floor each has period sash windows, high ceilings and hardwood floors. They provide versatile space for large double beds, and various combinations of bedroom and occasional furniture. The second of the two has a small alcove and feature fireplace.
The family bathroom features a charming free-standing white bathtub, extra large walk in shower enclosure and modern basin & WC suite - a perfect place for a long soak or quick revive.
The second floor is ideal as a guest suite, teenagers’ zone, au pair quarters or additional family space. With vaulted and eaved ceilings, ample fitted storage and warm hardwood floors, the larger bedroom provides space for a large double bed and units. Its character is enhanced with ceiling rafters and tongue & groove doors on the fitted storage.
The second top floor room, with views over the park, could be used as a study or would be very suitable as bedroom five. Eaves storage, views across the park, beams and wooden floors complete the character of this cosy room.
These bedrooms have use of a traditional bathroom with a simple white suite and airing cupboard
Unusually for a town house, Hollybank has a large double garage with rafters storage, automated doors and a pedestrian door to the garden
The Finer Touches
Underfloor Heating in Kitchen / Dining room
Automated Garden Awnings
Period Fireplaces in Four Reception Rooms
Double Garage with Automated Doors
Out and About
The station is within walking distance, and the unique and vibrant town of Wokingham is just reached through a nearby footpath. Locals enjoy a mix of independent and chain retailers and, when a break is needed from shopping, Wokingham has plenty of cosy coffee shops and rustic drinking holes (including a traditional ale pub, and new gin & craft beer bars).
For a bite to eat there's a good choice of restaurants of international flavours - both causal and more formal. For groceries Wokingham has a large Waitrose, Aldi and Tesco. Leisure facilities include gyms, a public swimming pool (undergoing renovation), parks, library, bowling alley and 360º Escape Rooms.. The town is often alive with culture as it hosts music festivals, choirs and seasonal events. Wokingham has recently seen the opening of the popular Everyman boutique cinema which complements the Wokingham Theatre with its wonderful live performances.
Wokingham is home to a farmers’ market three times a week, with fresh fruit & veg, artisan breads, international cuisine, homewares and fish-seller.
For younger families there are plenty of nearby parks and this home sits within an area of 12 Outstanding state schools (primary & secondary) as rated by OFSTED, making this an ideal location for families.
Wokingham is also home to many respected Independent Schools, including Luckley Oakfield, Holme Grange School, Ludgrove, Reddam House and Shiplake College.
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). Trains arrive in London Waterloo in just over an hour, and there is a direct line to Gatwick airport.
To arrange a viewing, please call Nick or Teresa on 0118 466 0292
- Large Kitchen & Family Room
- Overlooking Park
- Quiet Part of Town
- 5 Double Bedrooms
- Wine Cellar
- Period Features
- Double Automated Garage
- High Ceilings
- No Onward Chain
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.