Secret doors often hide behind a book case, but for those who fancy one in their home and like a drop of good wine, this house for sale offers some inspiration.
The £820,000 family home in Berkshire comes with a quirky feature ideal for those tempted to add a bit of mystery and who love their plonk – a bespoke wine rack door that hides an entertainment room behind it.
The smartly converted bungalow also comes with two features that are massive ticks for many buyers since the pandemic struck: a shoffice for home working and an impressive outdoor kitchen set-up to get cooking and entertaining once the 9-5 is done.
This part of the Berkshire house looks like a wine rack – but it is also a door into a hidden room
The wine rack door leads into this entertainment space that currently includes a small bar area
The former bungalow in Berkshire has been converted into a four-bedroom family home
The property in Berkshire’s Thatcham is listed for sale with a guide price of between £810,000 to £820,000.
It has been converted from a two-bedroom bungalow to a four-bedroom house with plenty of curb appeal.
And while it has an eye-catching modern kitchen, prospective buyers may be more likely to be wowed by a secret room accessed through a hidden door that looks like nothing more than a wine rack.
This room measures 4 metres by 3.5 metres and is currently used as what is described by the estate agent as ‘a snug or cinema room with a bar’.
The surprises at the converted property continue outside with a vast fitted outdoor kitchen ideal for budding pitmasters and garden chefs, which includes a commercial sized pizza oven, hot and cold smokers, and a BBQ.
Express estate agency, which is handling the sale, described the garden as ‘perfect for outdoor get-togethers and parties’.
The outdoor kitchen is part of the remodelling of the exterior space that includes new fence panels and a new driveway.
There is also a new garden outbuilding that is currently being used as an office and gym, and benefits from oil-fired radiators and its own electric board.
At first glance, the inside of the converted property shows no signs of the hidden room
The surprises at the converted property continue outside with a vast fitted outdoor kitchen that includes a commercial sized pizza oven
Stepping up to cook? The outdoor kitchen also features smokers, as well as a BBQ
The interior of the property has been completely renovated with new underfloor heating
Touch of glamour: The modern dark brown kitchen has new lighting including at floor level
The benefits of a ‘shoffice’ – the garden has an outbuilding that is used as an office and gym
In its advertising literature, the estate agent said: ‘This unique property has been remodelled and redecorated throughout to a high standard, and has been converted from a two-bedroom bungalow into a four bedroom house, perfect for a family.’
As well as new carpets, the house has automatic underfloor heating in the open plan kitchen, living and dining room, the utility room and all bathrooms.
It heats up as each room is entered, and there is automatic touch-free lighting in all of the bathrooms.
Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: ‘This property has a lot more than meets the eye including a secret room disguised behind a wine rack.
‘The hidden doorway leads to a cosy snug which is currently used as a cinema and bar, making it the perfect hideaway for entertaining friends or watching a film.’
The property is on the market via Express estate agency with a guide price of between £810,000 to £820,000
There are four bedrooms, including this one with a modern wallpaper design and bedspread