A detached property with a large garden, about 1 mile from Wokingham Town Centre.
The business premises have been closed for over twelve months. Recently the owner sought planning permission for a redesigned shop front and the extension to the rear – this was refused.
The opportunity exists to open and re-establish the previous business, start a new business or convert entirely to residential. Currently two independent self-contained units totalling about 2250 sq ft including outbuildings.
Extensive unopposed thriving residential catchment area.
A detached property of mainly rendered brickwork elevations beneath a tiled roof with a single storey brickwork extension at the front providing independent access to the First Floor flat and the Ground Floor commercial premises and also a good shop window. There is off road parking immediately in front of the property and good parking for customers or residents in the lay by. The accommodation is probably larger than it appears at first sight. The building is almost 50 feet deep and this allows three separate eating areas, mainly to the left-hand side of the building with a central kitchen and serving area. This deceptive appearance extends to the First Floor where there are three independently approached bedrooms, a really good size lounge/dining room and of course a kitchen and bathroom. The flat has gas fired central heating with radiators throughout. There is pedestrian access to one side of the property to the storage areas and the garden beyond.
There are relatively few commercial premises on this side of the Town, where there is a vast amount of passing traffic and a vast number of new houses being built. Whatever business may operate from these premises, they will have a monopoly.
THE COMMERCIAL PREMISES:
The retail area extends to approximately 48.5m² (520ft²) with a depth of about 47’6ft and average width of approximately 11ft and this includes the serving area. The kitchen is an additional 150ft² (13.74m²) and is fully equipped for the current café use. Some items will be included in the sale price but others will be listed separately on an inventory and will be available for purchase at that fixed price. Double doors to paved patio. Toilet. Staff area 79ft², lobby with staff lockers, dry storage area, converted outbuildings of about 330ft² attached garden shed about 178ft², summerhouse.
THE FIRST FLOOR FLAT:
Ground Floor Independent access with lobby and hallway including meter cupboard.
First Floor Entrance Hall with window, access to roof space and radiator Cupboard housing Ideal boiler for central heating and domestic hot water
Bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC, radiator and window
Bedroom 1 – 12’8 x 10’6ft with radiator and built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 2 – 12 x 6’2ft with radiator and 2 sky lights
Bedroom 3 – 8’6 x 7ft with radiator
Lounge/Dining Room – 21 x 10ft average with windows on the front and side elevation, 2 radiators
Kitchen – 9ft x 8ft with good range of units including sink unit, worktops with cupboards and drawers below, wall mounted cupboards, window to one side
There is off road parking at the front. Outbuildings – as referred to above.
Access beside the property to the rear garden which is well established and quite private. Plot 28ft wide x 160ft deep approx.
LOCAL AUTHORITY AND PLANNING:
The property is within the administration area of Wokingham Borough Council. Records will confirm the recent planning application and refusal decision. Ground floor most recently occupied A3 Restaurant and Café with permitted development for A1 Retail or A2 Financial and Professional Services.
SERVICES: Mains, water, gas, electricity and drainage are connected.
EER: C65 COUNCIL TAX: Band B RATEABLE VALUE: £11,000
TENURE: Freehold with vacant possession of the ground floor – with the first floor subject to an AST.
DIRECTIONS: Leave Wokingham on the A329 London Road in the direction of Bracknell. Immediately after passing Plough Lane turn left into the service road/the layby and the property will be found on the left hand side.
VIEWING: Strictly by appointment at the owner’s convenience. For further information about this property and to schedule an appointment, kindly contact Sarah Watson at our offices on 0118 978 0777 or by email email@example.com
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