Hungerford High Steet within an easy walk with mainline train station
Newbury 9 miles
M4 (J14) 3 miles
An attractive Grade II listed property, situated in this sought-after market town, offering a ground floor retail shop, with good accommodation above over three floors, together with a workshop, and a pretty garden running down to the River Dun.
Ground floor retail shop unit: Living accommodation with entrance hall, utility area and WC, first floor with large sitting room with view over the garden and the River, separate kitchen, dining room/bedroom 3, study/bedroom 4, Bedroom 2, bathroom, large second floor main bedroom, separate workshop with access from the garden, pretty rear garden with direct frontage onto the River Dun.
Hungerford is a busy market town in the Kennet Valley, with good local shops, schools, churches of various denominations and hotels. There is a main line station with commuter trains to London and the West Country, and the Kennet and Avon Canal and River Dun flow through the town with the River Kennet a little further north. The surrounding countryside is designated an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and is noted for its sporting facilities which include golf at Marlborough, Chaddleworth, Newbury and Donnington, horse racing at Newbury and walking on the various footpaths and bridleways in the surrounding countryside. Newbury, with its shopping centre and mainline station to Paddington is within 9 miles, Marlborough 10 miles, Wantage and Swindon 13 and 15 miles respectively.
5 Bridge Steet is an interesting period property that is ideal for a buyer looking for a retail shop, with ample living space above, or as an investment opportunity.
The retail shop is in a good location in the town. It offers well-presented space having a large display window. To the rear is also a separate toilet and tea making area. A likely rent for this unit would be £9,500 per annum. With regards to Business Rates, we have been verbally informed by West Berkshire Council that the Rateable Value is £7,200 and the Rates Payable are £3,592.80. May benefit from 100% rates relief. Also please note that it is not possible to sell hot food from this retail unit or run it as a café.
The living accommodation is accessed from a separate door to the side of the shop and is therefore independent from the retail unit. On entering the property there is a hall beyond which is a long utility area with WC, with a rear door providing access to the garden. On the first floor there is a large sitting room to the rear of the building, with a view over the garden and River. In addition, on this floor there is a separate kitchen, a spacious bathroom and two reception rooms, which have been used as a dining room and study but could be used as two bedrooms. This floor is completed by another bedroom. On the top floor there is a further large main bedroom, which means it is possible to have 3 or 4 bedrooms in total if required.
To the rear of the building there is an entrance providing access to a very useful workshop. This could easily be combined with the retail unit if required. The rear garden is a particular feature of this property as it is a pretty area and has direct frontage onto the river.
Services: All mains including gas fired central heating