Oak House, South Drive, Wokingham
6 bedroom detached house for sale
Private Road Setting
Locally, South Drive is considered Wokingham’s most desirable of locations - a mature private road within an attractive conservation area, and just a short walk to this affluent town’s vibrant market, shops, and eateries.
Oak House is a substantial character home which occupies a plot of c 1.2 acres, has an extensive gravel driveway with turning circle, a secluded south-facing garden, and expansive timber decking with a fabulous al-fresco drinks bar.
Originally built in 1903, the early Edwardian proportions make this property particularly special - with grand entrance hall with its brick fireplace, high ceilings, beautiful architecture, and attractive shuttered windows.
The current owners have tastefully extended the original house to create a show-stopping kitchen, dining room & family room. This space is wonderful all year ‘round with two bi-fold doors, wooden floors, underfloor heating and exposed brickwork detailing.
The classically designed kitchen features marble worktop, painted cabinetry, boiling water tap, large Aga with separate gas hob, induction hob and a breakfast bar. Integrated appliances include dishwasher, double oven and larder fridge/freezer.
Separately, the large pantry is fully shelved and copious enough for garden produce, an extra fridge, dry storage and bar supplies.
To the side, with access to the vegetable and wildflower gardens, the boot room has underfloor heating and plenty of coat storage. With the tiled cloakroom with shower, and utility room to the side, this area is ideal for sports kits, muddy walkers, dogs and gardeners. There is also easy access to the double integral garage.
Although most of the family living is likely to be in the kitchen, there are quiet areas to focus and entertain too. The formal lounge enjoys light and views over the garden, with a deep and sumptuous window seat, picture railing, French doors and period fireplace. With double doors opening to the adjoining study, this space could open out for large parties and special occasions. The large study has shuttered windows, feature fireplace, high ceiling, and picture railing.
For film nights, or an additional home office, the family room has a striking exposed brick fireplace with wood-burning stove, shuttered windows, and timber floor with underfloor heating.
The first floor, which is served by two staircases, comprises four Emperor-sized bedrooms with en-suites, a guest bedroom, a family bathroom, and a useful laundry room.
The Master suite features a fabulous dressing room, and the luxury en-suite is fitted with a freestanding bath tub, twin basins with storage, and large partitioned ‘monsoon’ shower. Both bedroom and en-suite have attractive period fireplaces and bespoke shuttered windows.
Bedroom Two has a striking en-suite with ‘chessboard’ floor tiles, wood panelling detail, roll-top bath, large walk-in tiled shower, and period-style sanitary-ware.
Bedrooms Three and Four, also with large en-suites, include full-size baths with shower fittings. Each of these rooms enjoys dual aspect views and feature vintage-style radiators.
Bedroom Five is charming with its period fireplace, bespoke shutters, and natural wooden flooring. The family bathroom, alongside, is fitted with an elegant roll-top bath with chrome feet and chrome heated towel rail.
The upstairs laundry room is perfectly situated for organising the family's washing, and keeps clothes and bedlinen close to where they're needed in the bedrooms.
The top floor is designed for visiting family and guests in mind. With lovely views over the garden and towards south Wokingham, this suite comprises an attractive double bedroom with window seating, fireplace, and vaulted ceiling features. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a large shower enclosure and separate bath. The children’s bedroom, which features some beautiful old attic beams, promises fun for small guests. It has been tastefully fitted with three cabin beds and has a small ‘secret den’ in the eaves.
Oak House sits almost centrally in its large plot, with a lovely south-facing garden and gardens to each side of the property. There’s also a versatile and powered Garden House which could be used as an office, den, workshop, studio, or gym.
Providing nearly 6,000 sq ft of living space, Oak House is beautifully proportioned to retain a homely feel, with understated grandness and timeless style.
Although the main appeal of Oak House’s location may be its seclusion, it 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 just benefitted from a £270m regeneration investment. 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, Fat Face and Edinburgh Woollen Mill, but also 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 cinema 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.
- Private Road
- South-facing Garden
- 1.2 Acre Plot (approx)
- Garden Bar
- 6/7 Bedrooms
- Boot Room
- Short Stroll to Market Town
- Dressing Room
- Garden Studio / Office
- Double Garage
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.