Thanks to demand and higher property prices in the capital, commuting is often the only option for those working in the city that wish to invest their hard earned cash into owning their own home. And with the preference always being the shortest commute possible, it comes as no surprise that with a high demand in locations close to the city, these popular places are still un-affordable for some.
But what if you could have your ‘cake and eat it too’? What if there’s a place that has a reasonable commute to London and you’ll get a return on your investment? Well we think we’ve found just the place – Maidenhead.
If the beautiful town of Maidenhead wasn’t already alluring enough, the announcement of the new rail route – Crossrail which will be complete in 2019, is already sparking interest amongst those looking for a sound investment, with prices rising from eight to ten percent in the last year and a half.
Once complete, Crossrail will provide direct rail links from Maidenhead to Bond Street and Liverpool Street, making the town a great choice for commuters and those looking for a return on their investment as Maidenhead becomes even more popular in years to come.
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Presented to the market in immaculate condition, this attractive three bedroom detached family home has been the subject of sympathetic extension over the years and now offers spacious and flexible accommodation. A welcoming entrance hall with solid oak flooring, a prevailing theme throughout the majority of the ground floor, grants access to the principle reception rooms. These include a generous double aspect sitting room with an open fire and traditional large bay fronted window. Beyond and accessed via an archway an additional family/TV area will be found. The kitchen/breakfast room has been extended and remodelled to provide a second dining area. The kitchen itself affords a comprehensive range of eye and base level storage units with a further range of integral appliances and complementary work surfaces, french doors grant access to the rear garden. A well appointed cloakroom and separate study with bespoke fitted units completes the ground floor accommodation. To the first floor are three bedrooms, two of which have the additional benefit of built in wardrobes. A well presented four piece family bathroom services all three bedrooms and completes the first floor accommodation.
This charming Grade II Listed home of character offers well presented and versatile accommodation arranged over two floors. Located off the hallway the main sitting room is generously proportioned measuring over 16’x13′ with an attractive fireplace to one end providing a lovely focal point in addition to a beautiful wood block floor. From here double doors open to the dining room / conservatory which lies adjacent. This is a wonderful light space enjoying direct access to the gardens and pleasant views over them. The kitchen/breakfast is a lovely room having been tastefully refitted with a comprehensive range of eye and base level units and work surfaces, including a breakfast bar, with space being available for a range style cooker. A vaulted ceiling again creates a sense of light and space. At the far end a utility alcove caters for white goods and grants access to the gardens. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, with the master being of similar size to the main reception! These are serviced by a well appointed family bathroom suite.
This impressive semi detached period property has been sympathetically restored to a high standard and now provides bright and well appointed accommodation throughout. It is available to the market with no onward chain and has the additional benefit of planning permission to further extend (REF# 07/01045 full).
Many original features have been retained including oak wood flooring, high ceilings, decorative cornicing and fireplaces. To the ground floor are three main reception rooms consisting of a rear aspect sitting room with a working fireplace. A rear aspect family room with vaulted glass ceiling and access via two sets of French doors to the well maintained southerly facing rear garden. The third reception space is a reception hall, currently used for dining which in turn is open plan to the kitchen. The kitchen itself consists of a good range of eye and base level storage cupboards with further space and provision for white goods.
To the second floor are three bedrooms, two doubles and one single and a refitted family bathroom.