Hatherley Road, Reading




Large characterful 3-bedroom end-of-terrace with a nice garden in a great area. Ideal for families, first time buyers and buy to let investment.

The house is situated in a safe, desirable and much sought after neighbourhood. It is close to highly rated primary and secondary schools (both state and private), playground, local shops and bus stops. It is also handy for lovely walks by the Thames and Reading University lake and botanical gardens. Reading Town Centre is a 25 minute walk, 12 minute bus, 8 minute cycle or 5 minute drive.

The property would benefit from some modernisation (primarily a new kitchen and a lick of paint), but is generally in good condition. There is also the potential to extend, subject to planning permission.

Investors easily find tenants with Reading University, Thames Valley College and Royal Berkshire Hospital nearby. This house currently has three separately approached bedrooms, and has the potential for four lettable bedrooms (in similar houses locally it is common for the dividing wall between the lounge and dining room to be reinstated and the front room rented out). This makes it a great investment.

This is a property that should be viewed without delay to avoid disappointment and to fully appreciate the size of the accommodation, its location and scope for improvement, along with the obvious investment potential on offer.

The ground floor accommodation comprises entrance hallway, spacious open plan sitting room/dining room with plenty of natural light. There is a separate fitted kitchen which has two storage areas meaning the kitchen is larger and more functional than it might at first appear. It would be easy to remove the partition wall to one or both storage areas in order to enlarge the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with some wall and base units, inset stainless steel sink with double drainer and mixer tap and space for appliances. The downstairs bathroom includes low level W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath and over-bath electric shower. On the first floor are three separately approached double bedrooms. The master bedroom has fitted mirrored wardrobes. The property further benefits from a spacious and private rear garden, mainly laid to lawn with some shrub and vegetable planting and on-street permit parking.

Ground Floor

Entrance Hallway

Sitting/Dining Room

Lounge-diner – 7.4m (24’4”) x 3.49m (11’5”)
Fully carpeted, radiator, power points, window to front, door opening out into rear garden and door leading into kitchen.

Kitchen – 2.82m (9’3”) x 2.38m (7’10”)
Plus 2 separate storage areas. For example, removing wall dividing between the kitchen and one of the storage area would extent the kitchen to 3.72m x 2.38m Wall and base units with contrasting worktops, inset stainless steel sink, double drainer and mixer tap, ceramic wall tiling, space for under unit appliances, wall mounted gas boiler, multiple power points, window to side elevation, glazed panel door leading to second inner hallway. Hallway Also providing external access via entrance door to side.

Bathroom – 2.15m (7’1”) x 2.03m (6’8”)
Part tiled low level W.C, wall mounted wash hand basin, panelled bath with over bath electric shower with fixed rain head shower and separate hand held shower attachment, radiator, window to rear garden.

First Floor

Bedroom 1 – 4.25m (13’11”) x 3.16m (10’4”)
Fully carpeted, fitted wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors to one wall, radiator, power points, two windows overlooking front.

Bedroom 2 – 3.64m (11’11”) x 2.78m (9’1”)
Fully carpeted, built-in cupboards and shelving, radiator, power points, window overlooking rear garden.

Bedroom 3 – 3.61m (11’10”) x 2.40m (7’10”)
Currently used as a storage room, radiator, power points, window overlooking rear garden.

Front garden laid to gravel with paved path to entrance door, decorative wrought iron entrance gate and railings to front, timber access gate to side and rear. Private and enclosed rear garden with lawn, concrete path and some mature shrub and vegetable planting, timber and brick walls to the boundaries