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An educated move into a new home

01 April 2014

A former university halls of residence is being transformed to create more than 60 delightful family homes in the heart of Reading, the first of which are now available for reservation.

Charles Church’s Sibly Park, a collection of three, four and five bedroom detached and semi-detached homes, takes its name from the former Sibly Hall, which was named after Sir Franklin Sibly, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Reading from 1929 to 1946.

Located on Redhatch Drive in Earley, Sibly Park is ideally located for Reading University, local schools and both rail and road transport links. The A33, A3290 and M4 are with easy reach and Earley train station is approximately six minutes away by car. Rail services run regularly to the centre of Reading and London Waterloo. From Reading station, travel time to Paddington station in the capital is around 30 minutes.

The development is also appealing to families with an exceptional range of schools close by including Aldryngton County Primary, which is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The much sought after Maiden Erlegh school is within walking distance. In addition, the excellent Kendrick and Reading Grammar schools are both less than a ten minute drive away and the University of Reading, one of the country’s leading red-brick universities, is five minutes away.

The initial release of properties start from £549,950 and sit alongside Redhatch Copse, an area of ancient woodland and a designated Wildlife Heritage Site. Once complete, Sibly Park will also include an area of open green space and a toddler play area.

Steve Woodford, of Haslams Estate Agents commented on the development: “There have been very few high quality schemes with traditional two storey houses released in Reading in recent years. Sibly Park will become a much sought after address in the area, coupling both a great location and the Charles Church quality of design and build.”

Charles Church sales director, Elaine Stratford, believes interest in the development will remain high and is confident it will appeal to many potential home owners with its attractive location, wide choice of house types and carefully considered room layouts.

Elaine explains: “Sibly Park consists of no less than 16 different thoughtfully designed house types. All properties feature at least one en-suite bathroom and a ground floor cloakroom. Some also include a separate study on the ground floor, a utility room and, in the case of the Knowsley house-type, a conservatory and French doors leading to the garden providing a stunning focal point for this family home.

“Many buyers tell us that the kitchen is the heart of their home. Our modern, spacious open plan kitchen, dining, family rooms tick all the boxes and provide a versatile living space for today’s modern families.

“The development has already proven to be extremely popular with four homes already reserved within a fortnight of opening and the offers and incentives available are making it even easier for buyers to secure their new home.

“For buyers with an existing property to sell, the Charles Church Part Exchange schemes can take the hassle out of moving house. We will arrange for at least two valuations, agree a market price and, on receipt of an acceptable survey report, buy our customer’s existing property leaving them free to concentrate on purchasing their new home.

“There are no hidden marketing costs and no chains to break down, helping to make the move faster and smoother.”

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