A home that’s historic, contemporary and full of character

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SOME property descriptions have the word ‘character’ written into them in a bid to bolster their appeal.

But there is no need for that approach for this historic property on London Road in Wokingham. It has character seeping through every room and right out to the kitchen gardens complete with grapevines.

In a world of increasingly identical house kits, Chetwode Cottage – which dates back to the 1870’s when it was built in be the coach house for Chetwode Manor – stands alone and unique.

If you are looking for a house that really is a home among homes, then my advice is to book yourself a viewing as soon as you can. Properties like Chetwode Cottage are indeed rare finds and you’ll be disappointed if you allow it to slip through your fingers.

Drive through the double gates and you’ll find plenty of room to park, not just one car but two or three.

The word handsome is easily applied to the whole of Chetwode Cottage. The period brickwork on the outside is as beautiful as that inside.  The interior has recently been charmingly redecorated throughout, keeping in mind the unique character of the property, with original ceilings and panelling beautifully maintained. It has also been re-wired and the plumbing updated.

Walk around and enjoy the cosy nooks, period touches, the soft, elegant wooden doors and floors. From every window, the view just seems to get better. This is a house that was designed and has been kept, to the highest standard.

So, what does it have to offer the modern buyer captivated by its vintage style? Well, there are four bedrooms, a family bathroom, two en-suites, a downstairs WC, three reception rooms and, don’t forget, a detached garage.

As if that’s not enough to tempt even the hardest to please home buyer, Chetwode Cottage has double glazing throughout, excellent gardens including an amazing garden kitchen, central heating, easy access to outstanding schools and within walking distance to Wokingham Town Centre.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, two en-suites and a family bathroom while downstairs benefits from a fantastic triple aspect lounge with an amazing fireplace with wood burner, duel aspect dining room, study / playroom, fitted kitchen and WC.

Outside to the front is a gravelled driveway with parking for a number of vehicles, while to the side is an excellent sized garden kitchen with raised beds for easy access and part covered by grapevines.

You’ll also find a greenhouse and gated access to the rear garden which offers an excellent sized patio intertwined by flower beds as well as a mature flower and shrub borders, garden room with light and power.

Of course, words cannot do justice to this historic and unique property. Book yourself a viewing and you’ll find this is a house from the past that is an excellent choice for the future.

Chetwode Cottage is for sale at £590,000.

For full details and to arrange a visit, contact Hunters, 43c Peach Street in Wokingham’s town centre, call: 0118 979 5618 or log on to hunters.com

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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