London Road, Wokingham - £425,000

71 London Road, Wokingham, RG40 1YA

About 100 yards from Wokingham Town Centre.
Suitable for improvement, extension or redevelopment, subject to planning.
Road frontage about 60 feet with two drop kerbs. Site area about 0.22 acres.

4 rooms on the First Floor, one of which is the bathroom and 4 rooms on the Ground Floor, one of which is the kitchen. There is also an attached outhouse with sink and WC.

The exceptionally large garden extends behind the adjoining property at 69 London Road.
About 100 yards from Wokingham Town Centre.
Suitable for improvement, extension or redevelopment, subject to planning.
Road frontage about 60 feet with two drop kerbs. Site area about 0.22 acres.

FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)
on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at 2:30 pm
at Coppid Beech Hotel, John Nike Way, Bracknell, RG12 8TF
Blandy & Blandy, 1 Friar Street, Reading RG1 1DA
Telephone 0118 9516839

The Solicitors: Blandy & Blandy, 1 Friar Street, Reading, RG1 1DA

Telephone 0118 951 6814

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: An imposing double fronted detached house, probably dating from the early 20th century in a superb setting. The property has been in the same family ownership for very many years and whilst there may have been some expenditure, it has been limited. This now represents an exciting opportunity for a major refurbishment, including the potential for extension or perhaps it could be demolished and replaced with more than one property – subject to planning. Within about 200 yards to the east there are local shops and schools for children from 5 – 18 years. A little further – about 1 mile, there is the A329M which gives access to the M4 Junction 10 or via a network of dual carriageways there is access to the M3 Junction 3 at Bagshot.
Wokingham Town Centre is little more than 100 yards. It is currently undergoing regeneration with additional shops and residential units. Wokingham Railway Station offers regular services on the Reading to Waterloo Line and also services on the Reading to Guildford/Gatwick Line. Shortly Cross Rail services are planned to run to Reading where the service will terminate – there will also be access at Twyford station, just to the north.
*There are not many opportunities of this sort adjoining Wokingham Town Centre.

ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation briefly comprises:

On the First Floor
3 Bedrooms – 2 at the front and 1 at the rear and a bathroom (at the rear). All rooms are approached from a central staircase.

Ground Floor
Entrance hall, 3 reception rooms – 2 at the front and 1 at the rear and a kitchen. Beyond the kitchen is an attached outhouse which includes a sink and toilet beyond.

Attached garage/workshop 24’ x 8’
There are 2 drop kerbs, 1 on either side of the house. On the opposite side of the house to the garage, there is a good width which would permit, subject to the planning, the building of an additional garage and accommodation.
The gardens are undoubtedly a very important feature. They enjoy a commanding frontage to London of about 60 feet and wrapping around behind 69 London Road, they extend to about 0.22 of an acre (almost a quarter of an acre).

SERVICES: Mains, water, electricity and drainage are connected.


TENURE: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.

LOCAL AUTHORITY AND PLANNING: The property is within the administration area of Wokingham Borough Council. There are no recent online planning records registered against this property.

DIRECTIONS: From Wokingham Town Centre it would probably be most appropriate to walk and the property will be found after about 100 yards on the right hand side. There are double yellow lines in front of the property but time limited parking beyond. Approaching the property from the A329M continue towards Wokingham, pass through the traffic lights at the junction with Binfield Road and past St Crispin school. After passing Seaford Road on the left hand side, the property will be found just a short distance further along. For those wishing to park, the time restricted parking just after Seaford Road is most appropriate.

VIEWING: We shall be pleased to show prospective purchasers around the property, please call Sarah Watson on 0118 936 2817 to book a viewing appointment

For further information about this property, kindly contact Sarah Watson at our offices on 0118 936 2817 or by email

THE CONDITIONS OF SALE: are included in the Legal and Information Pack available from the Auctioneers prior to the Auction Sale and online at A copy of the Conditions of Sale will be attached to these Particulars to form part of the Contract.

* Property Auctioneers are required by the ASA to explain to prospective buyers the definitions of Price Guide and Reserve. The Reserve is the minimum price set by the seller at which the auctioneer can sell the property. The reserve can be set and agreed at any point up to the start of the auction or indeed can be changed during the auction. The reserve can be lower than the guide price, the same as the guide price or up to 10% above the guide price. In accordance with ASA guidelines the guide price can be changed at any time up to and including the day of the auction sale. If the guide price is changed we will endeavour to advertise the new guide price at the earliest opportunity. A list of final guide prices will be published in the auction room immediately prior to the sale. This may be the first opportunity to publish changes.

Identification of the Buyer
To accord with the Money Laundering Regulations 2003 and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002:
No later than the date of the auction when the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase is to be signed we are required to see and keep copies of documentary evidence of the Buyer's identity and address. If you intend to bid please contact us for further information of the documents required to be produced (full details of which are also given in the Information Pack available for intending Buyers) or if you prefer to register beforehand.

Buyer’s Fee
A charge of £500 (plus VAT), payable only by the successful Buyer, will be due to the Auctioneers, Martin & Pole, upon signature of the Memorandum of Agreement of the sale and purchase. An appropriate VAT receipted invoice will be issued immediately after the day of the auction sale

Signing the Memorandum, Payment of the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee
The Buyer(s) will be required to sign Memorandum of Agreement attached to these Particulars, to pay the Deposit and Buyer’s Fee immediately after the fall of the hammer. Payment of the deposit will only be accepted if made by cheque or bankers draft drawn on the account of the named Buyer and drawn on a UK clearing bank.

Property Details
We have endeavoured diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings (if any) referred to in the details.
We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property and of the services, appliances and fittings (if any) is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase, bid for the property or enter into a contractual commitment.

The property is sold with all faults and defects whether of condition or otherwise and neither the Seller nor the Agents of the Seller are responsible for any faults or defects or for any statements contained in the Particulars of the property prepared by the Agents.

The Buyer hereby acknowledges that he has not entered into this Contract in reliance on any of the said statements and he has satisfied himself as to the correctness of each of the said statements by inspection or otherwise and that no warranty or representation has been made by the Seller or the said Agents in relation to or in connection with the property.


Martin & Pole Estate Agents

To discuss this property please call us on

0118 978 0777

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