9 Great Homes For Sale In Reading | sheerluxe.com
Home to this month’s world-famous music festival, Reading offers many gentler pleasures: Thames-side walks, towpath strolls on the Kennet and Avon canals and plenty of countryside action on the nearby Berkshire Downs and Chilterns. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a family looking to expand, here are nine top properties for sale right now, in a town that’s only 25 minutes from London…
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1 Bedroom Apartment, Drake Way, £240,000

Three miles from the centre of town, new development Kennet Island is near a number of parks, the Oracle shopping centre and business park, and the University of Reading. This particular apartment is a spacious one-bed, one-bath new-build on the ground floor of Tean House. The building is opposite a communal piazza which includes a licensed café, convenience store and a proposed nursery. The flat itself includes an open-plan kitchen-living room with south-west aspect windows. We like the look of the bedroom, with its stylish built-in wardrobes. This property is available via the Help To Buy scheme.

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3 Bedroom Terraced House, Brigham Road, £450,000

Within walking distance of both the town centre and the train station, this three-bedroom Victorian terraced house offers good-sized accommodation and a large landscaped garden. The house includes an entrance hall, stripped wooden floorboards, sitting room, dining room, two decent-size double bedrooms and a further single bedroom. The kitchen was recently refitted with Wren cupboards, quartz worktops and a comprehensive range of built-in Bosch appliances. To the rear, a decked area and lawn with inset shrub borders are great for entertaining.

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2 Bedroom Apartment, Queens Road, £329,000

In a Grade II-listed Georgian crescent building, this split-level, two-bed apartment was recently renovated and will appeal to both working professionals and first-time buyers. Benefits include a water softener, quartz worktops, underfloor heating in both bathrooms, a spacious living area with secondary glazing and an airflow management system. We like the look of the built-in wardrobes and an en-suite in the master bedroom. Outside, there are two allocated parking spaces, bicycle and bin storage, and a private courtyard patio. Further good news: the flat is being sold with no onward chain.

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2 Bedroom Terraced House, Calcot, £325,000

Calcot in west Berkshire is well placed for commutes to Reading, Newbury and London. Renovated and improved in 2016, this two-bedroom home is in great condition throughout. Set across two floors, it includes a sizeable open-plan kitchen, breakfast and living room with doors to the garden, two double bedrooms, a family bathroom and an en-suite in the master bedroom. Two parking spaces are also available.

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3 Bedroom Apartment, Huntley Wharf, £TBC

Huntley Wharf is a new development on Kenavon Drive, overlooking the River Kennet. New to the market, there’s a wide selection of apartments to choose from, most coming with a balcony or terrace. Within walking distance of Reading town centre and the main train station, the development will feature a central riverside square with a proposed café, restaurant, local store, gym, nursery and landscaped open spaces along the river. 

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5 Bedroom Detached House, Emmer Green, £700,000

Emmer Green is on the edge of Reading and just a five-minute drive from the south Oxfordshire countryside. This five-bedroom family home includes three reception rooms, a large master bedroom, three bathrooms and planning permission to extend further. The ground floor has a dining room with double doors opening into the living room, where there’s an open limestone fireplace and full-height glazed doors opening onto the rear terrace. There’s a separate reception room with a square bay window overlooking the front, which also has off-road parking and a detached double garage. To the rear, a sunny garden looks out across Hemdean Valley.

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5 Bedroom Detached House, Caversham, £1,150,000

This rarely available five-bed family home is on one of Caversham's tree-lined private roads. Built in the 1920s, it retains many original features. A welcoming entrance hallway opens up to a reception-seating area with a feature open fireplace. We love the double-glazed conservatory extension, which leads through to a recently refitted kitchen with a six-seat, island breakfast bar. Upstairs there’s a huge master bedroom with en-suite, four more double bedrooms and a newly redone four-piece family bathroom with exposed brickwork. A well-maintained private garden is to the rear. 

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2 Bedroom Maisonette, Oxford Road, £200,000

This spacious split-level maisonette is close to local amenities and within easy reach of Reading town centre, as well as both the mainline and Reading West train stations. It comes with off-road parking to the rear, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, a number of original statement fireplaces and wooden floorboards, plus freshly painted, neutral walls. This modern property is offered for sale with no onward chain, and is likely to appeal to both first-time buyers and investors. 

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1 Bedroom Flat, Kings Road, From £225,000

This first-floor new-build comes with an allocated basement parking space, video-entry system and full access to the gym and concierge. The development’s selling point has to be the communal roof garden with views across town and towards rural Caversham. Penthouse, studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments are all currently available to purchase. We like the look of the well-designed studios, which are more akin to one-beds thanks to sliding partition doors that create an enclosed bedroom. Each apartment will offer a modern kitchen with integrated appliances, flooring throughout, LED lights and satellite TV connection points in the living room.

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