3 Bed Land Sold Subject to Contract

Beech Hill Road, Spencers Wood, Reading - £425,000

Formerly three brickworkers cottages – now a single home of character.

Suitable for improvement or perhaps redevelopment with one imposing detached house.

Approached over a bridleway and adjoining countryside.

  • Building Plot
  • Adjoining farmland
  • Approached over a bridleway
  • Well placed for M4 (J11) and Reading.

DESCRIPTION / LOCATION: A detached cottage approached over a bridle way on the outskirts of Spencers Wood.  The property is ideally located for ease of access to the M4 (Junction 11) including the newly developed Science Park within the campus of the University of Reading.  Around Junction 11 of the M4 there are various business parks including Green Park whilst just to the west and east at Junction 12 and Junction 10 there is immediate access to other important business areas around Reading.  For the commuter Reading station currently offers services on the London Waterloo and Paddington lines including the fast 25 minute approx service to Paddington.  Services also to Oxford, South Wales and the West country.  Shortly and certainly planned during 2022, the new Crossrail service will determine at Reading.  This really is a perfect area for family, business people or the commuter.

The existing property offers a wealth of charm and character with some exposed timbers to walls and ceilings. It is considered suitable for ongoing occupation or a buyer may prefer to replace the existing property with a deatched house – subject to planning permission. During the 1980s there was evidence of subsidence and as a result the property was underpinned.  Details of this work is available for a buyer to consider.

ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation comprises:

First floor

Bedroom 1: 13’6 x 9’7 with cupboard, radiator, access to roof space.

Bathroom:  with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level W.C., airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder, radiator.

Landing 1: leading to Bedroom 1 with en suite.

Bedroom 2: 13’6 x 12’6 with fitted cupboards – direct access from Landing 2 (and also intercommunicating with Bedroom 1), wash hand basin, fireplace with brick surround, radiator.

Bedroom 3: 8’ x 8’7approached directly from Landing 2, radiator.

Landing 2: with window. Leading directly to a shower room with W.C. on the ground floor.

Ground floor

Entrance Porch:

Living Room: 18’6 x 12’6 double aspect, feature open fire place with brick surround and oak mantel, exposed timbers to walls and ceiling.

Dining Room: 13’1 x 9’3with exposed beams to walls and ceiling, sold fuel room heater, radiator, leading to:

Rear Hallway: with staircase to Landing 2

Study: 14' x 8'6

Shower Room: shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC

Kitchen: 9’8 x 9’3 sink unit, adjoining worktop, cupboards and drawers below, oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, further worktops with cupboards below.

Conservatory: with utility area 18’ x 7’2


Detached Garage: part brick part timber clad with adjoining carport area, light and power. 

Gardens: We attach an Ordnance Survey extract showing the extent of the gardens.  The property is approached from Beech Hill Road by a bridle way giving vehicular and pedestrian access.

 In addition to the land within the ownership of this property, there is an additional area which is rented at a peppercorn from the neighbouring farmer.  This is an informal arrangement that could be ceased at any point.  It is therefore important to fully understand the extent of the land we are offering for sale and the short term benefit of some additional land.


Mains water and electricity.  Drainage is to a cess pit. Oil fired central heating with radiators throughout.


EPC  Band F              

Local Authority: Wokingham Borough Council 



1. Oak Tree Cottage

Planning consent was granted for a two storey side extension in 2018 – now lapsed.           

2.  Adjoining Land

The adjoining open fields to the rear of Diana Close were the subject of a planning application for 24 dwellings.  Date of application 31stMarch 2017, application number 171004.  The application was refused and the decision appealed by the Applicants.  The appeal was dismissed. Interested parties may wish to consider the planning application including the Planning Inspector’s decision with reasons for refusal.


Heading south on the B3349 pass through Three Mile Cross and Spencers Wood and then turn right into Beech Hill Road.  After about ¼ mile and immediately before Diana Close, turn right into an unmade bridleway.  Oak Tree Cottage is towards the end of this bridleway, on the left hand side.


By appointment with the Owner’s Sole Agents and Auctioneers,Martin & Pole, Wokingham

Tel: 0118 978 0777     Email: wokingham@martinpole.co.uk

The Solicitors:  Humphries Kirk, 1 Southbourne Grove, Bournemouth BH6 3RD

Contact:  David Blackmore   Telephone: 01202 417146   Email: d.blackmore@hklaw.uk

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