For many years a village post office and store but closed since mid-2019
Suitable for a range of uses including converting the ground floor back to residential
Currently with double shop front with customer pedestrian door
The accommodation includes on the first floor 2 bedrooms, bathroom with WC, kitchen/breakfast room and lounge. It could easily be adapted to 4 bedrooms and one bathroom.
The ground floor currently includes retail of about 400 sq ft and a cellar for additional storage.
Forecourt parking for at least 4 vehicles. Driveway beside building for additional parking.
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (unless previously sold)
NB. At the current time Public Auctions are not permitted. Accordingly, following a period of marketing, we will invite “best and final offers” by 2pm on Wednesday 26th May 2021. There will be a Legal Pack available online and it is likely the Seller will only accept an offer from a party who has accepted the Legal Pack and is prepared to exchange contracts on the Auction Brochure, including the Memorandum of Sale, no later than close of business on 28th May 2021.
The seller reserves the right to sell beforehand.
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: An imposing two storey former house which for many years was a thriving village store with post office. However it closed in 2019 and is now offered with vacant possession. The post office service is no longer available - although a buyer could enquire about re-opening if interested.
Victoria Road includes a range of individual houses including some terraced and some detached and runs parallel to the main Twyford to Henley Road. This property offers the potential to continue the retail use on the ground floor or suitable for change of use back to residential, either as a single property or two apartments.
The Thames side village of Wargrave is one of the most popular addresses in Berkshire. Communication links are excellent, including its own railway station with a branch line running between Henley-on-Thames and Twyford from where fast services are available into London (Paddington) and the west of England. Shortly the Crossrail service is expected to open and that will also offer services from Twyford. The M4 is available to the south on the outskirts of Maidenhead (Junction 8 9) whilst the M40 can be accessed via the Marlow bypass, just to the south of High Wycombe.
The accommodation comprises:
First Floor: 5 rooms currently occupied as
Bedroom One: 12’ x 11’
Bedroom Two: 9’4 x 7’7
Double Aspect Living Room: 15’ x 12’
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 15’ x 8’
Shop: About 400 sq ft. 24’ internal width with two glazed windows and customer door – all with the benefit of shutters. The shop has a maximum depth of about 23’. There is a cellar from the shop providing dry storage. Rear hallway with staircase to first floor, rear access into shop and door to utility room which would be suitable for use as a kitchen if converted (10’6 x 9’3)
Rear hallway with staircase to front door, rear access into shop and door to utility room but also suitable for use as a kitchen if converted (10’6 x 9’3)
Outside: Excellent parking with hard standing for 4 vehicles on the forecourt and further parking beside the building. There is access on either side of the building to the rear. There is a small rear garden – about 45' x 17' max.
Town and Country Planning: The property is within the administration area of Wokingham Borough Council. On polite enquiry we have attempted to establish whether permitted development rights would allow the change of use of the ground floor back to residential (we imagine it was residential originally). Unfortunately there has been no meaningful reply to this request from Wokingham Borough Council, they have simply suggested interested parties contact them on their email address.
Rateable Value: £5,200
Council Tax: Band D
Energy Efficiency Rating: Band E102 – the Certificate is valid until 17 May 2029. Properties assessed in Band E or above complies with legislation to enable it be Let. A copy of the Energy Performance Certificate and Recommendation Report is included within the Legal Pack.
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