2 Bed Detached Bungalow Under Offer

Finch Road, Earley, Reading - Guide Price £490,000



  • Individual bungalow on corner plot
  • Opportunity to renovate/ extend (stp)
  • Maiden Erlegh catchment
  • 300 yards to station
  • No onward chain
  • Return frontage
  • Loddon Primary School catchment
  • Best & final offers in writing by 12 noon 21st January 2022
  • The published offer procedure must be followed
  • See full details
A superb opportunity to renovate, improve and extend in Maiden Erlegh. Current accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, lounge/ dining room, kitchen, 2 lean-tos, detached garage with old WC and return frontage onto Kenton Road, south facing gardens approximately 55ft x 65 ft maximum. Video and Virtual Tour available online. Best & Final offers in writing by 21st January 2022 - see full details.

Estate Agents Note: The property for sale comprises two titles, 2 Finch Road and land adjacent to 2 Finch Road. Copies of the title plans are available upon request. We are acting on behalf of the Trustees of the Estate. Best & final offers in writing to be received by 12 noon Friday 21st January 2022. The offer procedure shown below (or on the downloadable brochure) must be followed.

A superb opportunity to renovate, improve and extend in Maiden Erlegh…

Current accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, lounge/ dining room, kitchen, 2 lean-tos, detached garage with old WC and return frontage onto Kenton Road, south facing gardens approximately 55ft x 65 ft maximum. Video and Virtual Tour available online.

A somewhat individual detached bungalow, believed to have been constructed in the 1930s and largely original in its layout. It occupies a pleasant corner plot garden with a detached garage and return frontage onto Kenton Road. The garage has an old WC. Many of the properties in this area have been extended considerably, so it may well be that similar potential exists for this property, subject to any necessary consents. The current property is now in need of modernisation.

The plot is approximately 115 ft deep by a maximum width of approximately 65 ft. The rear gardens are approximately 55 ft in depth. The area of the plot is approximately 6297 sq ft (585 sq m).

The location is superb, being under 300 yards from Earley Railway Station, just over 500 yards to Maiden Erlegh School and just over half a mile to Reading University’s Earley Gate. The property also lies in the catchment of the popular Loddon Primary School and is not far from Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve.

There are local shops available at The Parade on Silverdale Road with bus services into Reading town centre where there is a main line railway station with fast services to Paddington, as well as services running through Earley Railway Station. The M4 motorway can be joined either at Junction 11, near Green Park, where there is also the A33 south towards Basingstoke, or at Junction 10 where London then lies about 40 miles away and Heathrow Airport 28 miles away.

EER: E46
Council Tax: E
Floor Area (excluding garage): Approx. 881 sq ft (82 sq m)
Broadband Availability (according to Ofcom): Ultrafast

Procedure for written offers by Sealed Bid

We have been instructed by our client to obtain written offers from any interested parties. We shall follow the procedure recommended by RICS in their Residential Estate Agency Standards. 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 noon on Friday 21st January 2022 in a sealed envelope posted or delivered 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 Friday 21st January 2022”. This is to prevent us accidentally opening the letter beforehand and compromising the confidentiality of the proceedings.

2. Any conditions on which your offer is made are to be specified.

3. Please confirm your solicitor’s details.

4. Please confirm your financial arrangements and include supporting documentation (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.

5. You acknowledge that the property for sale comprises two titles, 2 Finch Road and land adjacent to 2 Finch Road and that you have discussed this with your solicitor and lender. Copies of the title register and plan are available upon request.

6. If you are selling a property, please include information about the sale including the estate agent.

7. Please confirm whether your offer is subject to survey or not. If it is and your offer is accepted, 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.

8. If your offer is accepted, we will expect you to exchange contracts within 5 weeks of your solicitor receiving the contract from the seller’s solicitors.

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

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

11. If your offer is accepted, you will be required to visit our office with photographic identification and proof of address.

12. If your offer is accepted, we will not accompany visits with contractors for the purposes of obtaining quotations or making plans for future works. This should be done once you have bought the property.

13. 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 held securely and used to discuss your offer with the seller. It shall not be shared with 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, not originals.

Explanatory Note

Whenever several parties want to buy the same house, we need to follow a procedure that allows each party an equal and fair opportunity and prevents a bidding war. “Sealed bids” is the industry recommended procedure for doing this. The reason we ask you to include financial information within your offer is because we cannot allow a situation to arise where we accept what appears to be the best offer only to discover afterwards that the buyer is not able to proceed.

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Viewings and Coronavirus: We request that you look at all the marketing material including the video and/ or virtual tour, as well as familiarise yourself with the location prior to requesting a viewing. Please note only a maximum of 2 adults from the same household will be allowed to view. You will still be required to wear a face covering, sanitise your hands or put on clean gloves.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: We have endeavoured 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 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. Distances are ‘as the crow flies’. 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. Martin & Pole may, at your request, recommend to you a mortgage advisor or solicitor. The mortgage advisor will pay us a referral fee equivalent to 30% of any fee they earn. We do not receive a referral fee from the solicitor but have traditionally received a gift at Christmas. 9/9/2021 5:36 PM


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