This elegant five-bedroom semi-detached Victorian home benefits from original features throughout and enjoys an extensive southwest-facing rear garden.
Step in through the entrance porch, complete with skylight window, and double doors open into the main entrance hall. From here, as well as access to all the rooms on this and the first floor, you will find stairs to the lower ground floor basement, offering oodles of storage space.
Inside the living room are three sash windows which form the bay to the front elevation, a period fireplace, original coved ceiling, working shutters and walnut flooring.
The family room, too, benefits from a coved ceiling, handy fitted shelving in one alcove, working shutters and an open fireplace.
The open plan kitchen/dining room also offers beautiful period features including a bay window complete with working shutters, a period fireplace, and original coved ceilings.
The integrated kitchen is fitted with a built-in double oven, hob, extractor over, fridge, dishwasher and central breakfast bar. It also has oak flooring throughout, with underfloor heating. A door opens out to the rear garden, while another leads to the utility room. Here you will find fitted wall and base units, a sink unit, plumbing for a washing machine and dryer. There is also a door to the cloakroom.
Take the stairs to discover a spacious L-shaped landing with most rooms leading off from here. A large skylight window brings plenty of daylight into the central hall, stairs and landing.
The first bedroom has twin windows to the front elevation and double wardrobes fitted into each alcove. It also has its own ensuite, complete with shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Three further bedrooms are on this floor – the fifth accessed via the fourth – and each has fitted cupboards or wardrobes, giving ample storage space. The family bathroom has a bath with shower over, WC, wash hand basin and window to the side elevation.
The house is set back from the road with a driveway to the front. The front garden is mainly gravelled and a pathway leads to the front door.
To the rear is the pretty southwest-facing rear garden with a paved patio terrace adjacent to the house. The garden is mainly lawned with flower borders displaying a rich variety of shrubs, plants, and small trees. A combination of brick and stone walling plus some attractive trellising above provides a great deal of privacy.
Say the current owners: “We bought this house in 2002 and knew it would work for us [with its] catchment area for good schools, an easy amble to a decent coffee on Whiteladies Road, the Downs no distance away and easy to food shop without the hassle of driving. It’s also an easy commute to the station.
“What made us fall in love with it was the garden. Over the years we have spent so much time in it.”
Call Howard Homes today to arrange a viewing of this magnificent family home!