South Drive, Wokingham - £1,100,000

  • Half An Acre Plot
  • Large Garden
  • Offers Potential
  • Wokingham Town Centre
  • Quiet Location
  • Good School Catchments
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • Ample Parking

6 Bedrooms, family Bathroom, Shower Room with W.C. adjoining bedroom 2, good sized Landing with access to large loft area with window

Entrance Hall Cloakroom, Inner Hall, double aspect square Principal Reception Room with open fire, wide sliding doors leading to Dining Room, Study/T.V. Room, long Family Room/Music Room/Toy Room, Kitchen – with 2 new windows overlooking the rear gardens, Breakfast Room, Rear Lobby with new back door leading to Utility Room and second Cloakroom

Gas fired central heating with radiators throughout, detached double garage.  Plenty of off street parking

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION:South Drive is without a shadow of doubt one of the best roads if not the best road in Wokingham town centre.  It is a short cul-de-sac featuring a range of individual stylish and in some cases contemporary detached houses.  The Residents Association own the road, which is a private road and this has protected the area against the area against more extensive redevelopment.  This plot is only suitable for one house. The Residents Association website can be found at

The house dates from about 1918 and was part of a development including some of the very grand houses in Murdoch Road – most of which have been either converted to a number of smaller properties or demolished and redeveloped.  This house offers rather more accommodation than might at first glance be assumed.  There are 6 bedrooms on the first floor, a bathroom with W.C. and shower room with wash hand basin, several of the bedrooms have wash hand basins.  All the rooms are approached from a central landing from which there is a loft hatch giving access to a large roof space with window at the front - this area has not been inspected but may be considered suitable for conversion to additional residential accommodation, subject to building regulation approval.  The ground floor features some good shaped rooms with a large square principal reception room with wide sliding doors leading to a good sized square dining room.  To one side of the house there is a long room we have described as a music room/toy room/family room and this can be accessed from either the principal reception room or the dining room.  There is an independently approached study and breakfast room with the now somewhat dated kitchen between the breakfast room and the dining room.  The rear lobby leads to the utility and a second cloakroom.

The shops are a short walk – about five minutes, whilst the railway station is a little further.  Wokingham is well placed for the commuter with the M4 particularly nearby, but the M3 also available just south at Camberley or Bagshot.  Wokingham railway station offers train services on the Reading to Waterline line and Reading to Guildford/Gatwick line and from Reading there are currently services into London (Paddington) including the fast 125 service and it is anticipated later in the year the Crossrail Service will be opened.  The area also has some of the very best State, Private and Public Schools – we cannot imagine who fails to be impressed by the convenience of the setting. 

The Gardens.  The property enjoys a commanding frontage to South Drive of about 90ft and an overall depth of 230ft.  The boundaries are all well established ensuring a private rear garden.  At the front there is a good driveway allowing off road parking for many cars.

Services:Mains, water, gas, electricity and drainage are connected.  Gas fired central heating – the wall mounted gas fired boiler is in the larder – we understand it is about 5 years old.  


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

Directions:On Foot: Walk from Market Place into Cockpit Path towards Sturges Road.  After a short distance turn right into Crescent Road and at the far end cross over Murdoch Road into South Drive.  The property is on the left hand side.

VIEWING:Strictly by appointment with the Owner’s Sole Agents Martin& Pole.  We propose five viewings times where we will show people around individually – not part of a block viewing.  Please contact Sarah Watson for an appointment – 0118 978 0777 or email at

METHOD OF SALE: We propose to sell the property by Informal Tender – paperwork attached.

Procedure for written offers by Informal Tender (Sealed Bid)

We have been asked by our client to obtain written offers from any interested parties. We follow the procedure outlined in the RICS Residential Estate Agency Standards. This is shown below. Please read the following points carefully as they form the basis under which we may accept your offer: - 

  1. Your best and final offer is to be received in writing no later than 12 noonon Tuesday 5thMarch 2019in a sealed envelope, to Martin & Pole Estate Agents, 7 Broad Street, Wokingham RG40 1AY. Please write your name and address on the reverse of the envelope, and mark it ‘Not to be opened before 12 noonon Tuesday 5thMarch 2019.  This is to prevent us accidentally opening the letter beforehand and compromising the confidentiality of the proceedings.  If you prefer you can submit your offer by email to This will then be printed off and placed in a sealed envelope and opened at the appropriate time.

  2. Please confirm your solicitor’s details – not essential but will be required if your offer is accepted.

  3. Please state clearly any conditions on which your offer is made e.g. dependent sale, or if cash – proof of funds.  Please confirm your financial arrangements and include supporting documentation wherever possible (e.g. copies of mortgage agreements in principle, evidence of deposit or cash funds etc). It is unlikely we will accept an offer without supporting documentation.

  4. If you are selling a property please include details of the chain, including the estate agent handling your sale.

  5. Please indicate whether your offer is subject to survey or not. If it is, then a surveyor is to be instructed within 5 working days and carried out within 10 working days of acceptance of your offer. Solicitors will not be instructed until your purchase is no longer conditional upon a survey.  This is to prevent the seller waiting for some weeks before you confirm your purchase

  6. If your offer is accepted we will expect you to exchange contracts within 20 working days of your solicitor receiving the draft contract from the seller’s solicitors. 

  7. Any offers sent by email to an incorrect address, not in a sealed envelope or simply not received on time, may not be considered by the owner.  This is to ensure no one is aware of your offer until the envelopes are opened.

  8. Only offers of a non-variable nature will be considered.

  9. The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest, or any, offer made.

  10. By submitting your offer in writing, you agree to us providing the details to the seller who will in turn discuss the offers with his two children.

  11. If your offer is the accepted offer, we shall immediately require proof of ID as this is a requirement of Money Laundering Legislation.  This will include photographic ID of the prospective purchaser(s) and a utility bill or similar, no more than 3 months old.

Martin & Pole Estate Agents

To discuss this property please call us on

0118 978 0777

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