Beech Lane, Earley, Reading - Price Guide, £675,000

  • Superb location
  • Large plot
  • No onward chain
  • Backing onto Nature Reserve

One third of an acre, in a superb and desirable setting, abutting a nature reserve. Offers by 4th July 2019 - please read the full details for viewing and sale information.

A handsome detached house in a private setting with significant potential for refurbishment and extension (subject to any necessary consents)

4 bedrooms (including a ground floor suite with wet room), bathroom, separate WC, 2 reception rooms, kitchen with gas Aga and pantry, gardeners WC, garage, approx. 233ft by 62ft plot.

The property is set in the Aldryngton and traditional Maiden Erlegh catchments, under a third of a mile from the University campus and within easy reach of good local amenities.

There are regular bus services in the area into Reading town centre where there is a main line railway station with fast services to Paddington as well as services to Waterloo running through the nearby Earley railway station. The M4 motorway can be joined either at Junction 11, where there is also the A33 south towards Basingstoke, or at Junction 10 where London then lies about 40 miles away and Heathrow airport about 28 miles away.


The following open viewings are scheduled:

  • Friday 14th June  - 12noon until 1.30pm
  • Saturday 15th June  - 1pm until 3.30pm
  • Wednesday 19th June 2019 – 4pm until 5.30pm.
  • Saturday 22nd June 2019 – 10am until 12.30pm.
  • Thursday 27th June 2019 – 4.30pm until 5.30pm.
  • Saturday 29th June 2019 – 10am until 12.00 noon
  • Tuesday 2nd July 2019 – 1pm until 2pm.

Please call 0118 926 4422 to register.


Procedure for written offers by Informal Tender (Sealed Bid)

We have been instructed 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: - 

(a)               Your best and final offer is to be received in writing no later than 12 noon on Thursday 4th July 2019 in a sealed envelope, to Martin & Pole Estate Agents, 16 The Parade, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading, RG6 7NZ. Please write your name and address on the reverse of the envelope, and mark it ‘Not to be opened before 12 noon on Thursday 4th July 2019’. This is to prevent us accidentally opening the letter beforehand and compromising the confidentiality of the proceedings. 

(b)               Any conditions on which your offer is made are to be specified. 

(c)                Please supply identification for all proposed purchasers. This should be a copy of your passport or photographic driving licence and proof of address (council tax bill, utility bill etc.) 

(d)               Please confirm your solicitor’s details. 

(e)                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. 

(f)                 If you are selling a property please include the details of the sale including the estate agent. 

(g)               Please confirm whether your offer is subject to survey or not. If it is, then the surveyor is to be instructed within 2 working days and the survey is to be carried out within 10 working days of acceptance of your offer. This is to prevent us waiting a long time to find out whether you are happy or not with the condition of your intended purchase. 

(h)               If your offer is accepted we will expect you to exchange contracts within 28 days of your solicitor receiving the contract from the seller’s solicitors.                                                                                                                                                  

(i)                 Any offers sent by email or not in a sealed envelope will not be considered and may invalidate any offer that is received from you in a sealed envelope. This is to prevent a potential breach of confidentiality. 

(j)                 Only offers of a non-variable nature will be considered. 

(k)               The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest, or any, offer made. 

Data Protection 

The information and any documentation you provide will be used to discuss your offer with the seller. It shall not however be duplicated, reproduced or passed onto any third party. Any documentation shall be securely destroyed when no longer required (normally at exchange of contracts by the successful buyer). Therefore please only send copies of documents.

This proceedure is appended to the brochure which can be downloaded.


A superb opportunity to acquire one of the Cooks built detached houses on a private slip off Beech Lane.  The property is being sold for the first time since new and with no onward chain.

A genuinely attractive building occupying a large plot – the rear garden extends to 160 feet with a width of about 62 feet.  The front gardens are deep and give the opportunity for plenty of parking.  The overall plot is 233 feet by 62 feet, therefore extending to about one third of an acre.

We are advised by the sellers that the title includes the area of land in front up to the pavement of Beech Lane itself.

A prospective purchaser shall want to carry out a programme of modernisation to include the installation of central heating. Several of the properties in the area have been remodelled and extended considerably, suggesting the same potential for this property, subject to planning.

Once sold, this property may not be on the market again for another 50 years!

The accommodation in brief comprises:

First Floor

Landing:  Picture window to rear, access to a well-insulated loft space with light, airing cupboard housing hot water tank with fitted immersion heater and slatted shelving over.

Bedroom 1:  15’7 x 10’11, double aspect, wall mounted electric heater, wardrobe with window, storage above.

Bedroom 2:  14’ x 10’, double aspect, wall mounted electric heater, wardrobe with storage with storage above.

Bedroom 3:  11’1 including wardrobes x 8’8, double aspect, wall mounted electric heater, fitted wardrobes.

Bathroom:  7’9 x 6’6, both maximum measurements being partially L-shaped, comprising panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, radiator (heated by the Aga), separate WC, low level WC.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch:  With courtesy light and front door with side lights leading to:

Hallway:  Parquet floor.

Sitting Room:  19’ x 11’, double aspect with French doors to the rear garden, parquet floor, fireplace, wall mounted electric heater.

Family Room or Ground Floor Suite:  12’5 x 12’ and 6’5’ x 6’8, being L-Shaped, double aspect, parquet floor, wall mounted electric heater.

Wet Room:  6’4 x 5’7, comprising WC, sink unit, shower area.

Dining Room:  14’1 into the bay x 11’, parquet floor, fireplace.

Kitchen:  10’11 x 10’, with a gas Aga, a double drainer stainless steel sink unit, a basic range of units and fitted cupboards, quarry tiled floor, pantry with window.

Lobby:  With coal bunker, quarry tiled floor, door to the garage and door to:

Gardeners WC:  Low level WC, outside tap.

Garage:  15’8 x 8’7, up and over door, light.

Front Gardens:  Laid predominantly to lawn with flower and shrub borders and driveway parking.

Rear Gardens:  With a small patio leading onto an expanse of lawn, well screened on all sides by mature shrubs and small trees, part way down is a timber built summer house, the lower end of the gardens are given over to informal meadow and back onto Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve.


Turn right from our office in Earley onto Silverdale Road and at the end turn left onto Wilderness Road.  Take the next left onto Beech Lane.  Follow the road down into the dip and back up the hill again, taking the third informal turning on the left (before Chelwood Road) where number 121 will be found in front of you.

EER: G3    Council Tax: F

IMPORTANT NOTICE RELATING TO THIS PROPERTY:  We have endeavored diligently to ensure the details of this property are accurate, however all measurements are approximate and none of the statements contained in these particulars are to be relied on as statements of fact.  They do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. We have no authority to make any representation or give any warranty whatever in relation to this property. We have not tested the services, appliances or fittings referred to in the details. School catchment zones are verified as far as possible with the local authority but cannot be guaranteed and may change in the future, nor do they guarantee a place in the school. We have not checked whether any extension or alteration to the property complies with planning or building regulations. We recommend that each of the statements is verified and the condition of the property, services, appliances and fittings is investigated by you or your advisers before you finalise your offer to purchase or you enter a contractual commitment. 6/7/2019 11:09 AM

Martin & Pole Estate Agents

To discuss this property please call us on

0118 926 4422

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