Renovation projects can be a smart way to stretch your budget further, and with views over the sweeping hills over the Hogs Back, this three bedroom home in Tongham could be a practical choice.
An over indulgent Christmas can mean many of us feel the squeeze as we head into the New Year. As a result, our attempts to stretch the pounds over the month of January can mean scrimping, cutting back, and dare I say it, budgeting. The world of the property market can offer scope for the budget conscious. You could, for instance, call on a few favours to save on the removal costs, widen the remit of your preferred location, or shop around for the best mortgage rates to reduce your overall monthly outgoings. If you are really feeling brave, you could even consider a fixer-upper?
A refurbishment project can be an exciting challenge, not just for yourself but for the family also. It presents an opportunity for everyone to have an input, voice an opinion and unleash that creative flair. The overall gratification of designing and crafting your new home can be rewarding for all. This three bedroom property in the pretty village of Tongham presents a project like no other; stunning views, a generous corner plot, and best of all, no onward chain so you can get started sharpish.
Tongham is best known for being home to the largest independent brewery in Surrey, the Hogs Back Brewery. The sweeping hills of the ancient Hogs Back can be viewed from this character home, and are seemingly where the Brewery and nearby hotel take their name. With so much history to enlighten your guests with, this home is sure to gain that seal of approval.
In terms of the property itself, this semi-detached home nestles within a cul de sac setting, which makes the most of the surrounding views. The corner plot positioning is a great added bonus, allowing the home to remain set back from the main road, whilst also presenting scope to extend (STPP), if desired. Currently, the garden extends from the front to the side of the property, with the main stretch being to the rear. All parts of the garden can be used to suit your needs and offer opportunity to make the most of the lovely surroundings. The current vendors have landscaped the front garden to form a seating area, which allows you to look over the fields to the side. A dwarf brick wall and mature plants enclose the front and side gardens, to offer an extra sense of privacy. The rear garden is also sizeable, currently housing a greenhouse, a selection of storage sheds, whilst still presenting space for a seating area and a play area for the little ones.
Internally, the home could do with some TLC, and as such presents a great opportunity for a new project. As it stands, the home features a central hallway that leads onto the living room on one side and the dining room, kitchen and bathroom to the other. This functional configuration works well with bi-folding doors allowing the kitchen and dining rooms to remain open if required. Meanwhile, a gas fireplace forms a central feature of the living room, adding warmth and character to the room.
The first floor is where you really get to enjoy the stunning views that surround the home, with both the master and second bedroom enjoying views stretching over open fields. Both bedrooms are good size doubles and benefit from built-in storage, whilst the third bedroom could materialise as a nursery, office or a guest bedroom. One bedroom also features a chimney breast, which requires some attention, but could make a warming focal point for the room.
Altogether, the scenic views, village surroundings, good commuter access and generous plot combine to make this characterful home a fantastic property project. With the added bonus of no onward chain, you will not have long to wait to create your stylish new home.