3 Bed, Semi detached, Victorian Villa, For Sale
A beautiful Victorian character villa, built in 1902, situated in the heart of Locks Heath, SO31.
Within a ten minute walk to the Locks Heath Shopping Centre and its shopping facilities of, Pharmacy, independent butchers, hardware store, popular coffee house, Iceland and Waitrose supermarket.
Five minutes' walk to the primary School, and ten to fifteen minutes to the Senior School. And, a mere stroll down the road to the local Inn.
With bus stops at the top and bottom of the road to Southampton or Portsmouth, it is within easy access of the M27 (1 ½ miles), or, the railway station at Swanwick (1 ½ miles)
It is an area that has become more and more popular due to schools of excellent repute, access to public transport, rail and commuter routes to Southampton and Portsmouth, and the commerce centres of Whiteley and Segensworth.
At approximately 2 miles, as the crow flies, to the Solent coastline, it is just under 1 ½ miles to the foreshore at Warsash and the River Hamble, famous to the yachting fraternity, this property is in an area that contains a network of footpaths through woodlands and along coastal trails, following the River Hamble, and coastline toward Gosport.
The Hamble is a haven for maritime and wildlife enthusiasts, avid walkers, cyclists, ramblers and sailors. An ideal address for those looking for activities, and amenities, close to hand.
The property is a rare entry to the market. It holds a wealth of character and period charm, yet is set in the most convenient of locations, occupying a secluded and sizeable, sunny aspect, plot. It has a warm welcoming feel further enhanced by a good internal layout and has been meticulously cared for over the years with varnished tongue and groove pine flooring, hardy neutral carpeting and the addition of new (2016) double-glazed sash-and-tilt windows.
Three Double-Bedrooms are well proportioned having good storage with the original built-in wardrobes. A spacious Bathroom with corner bath.
Downstairs: Two reception rooms; Lounge having patio doors and a working open fire, and the Dining Room with its varnished tongue & groove pine floor.
Spacious Kitchen with ample work surface and lots of storage, an old Rayburn cooker, a Victorian clothes drying rack and a pantry under the stairs.
A downstairs toilet.
Gas central heating throughout.
This is a warm, homely homestead with scope to extend subject to planning
The wide garden is secluded and established. It's a cottage style with excellent parking to the front and side for up to four vehicles. Borders are well stocked with ornate shrubbery, miniature trees and perennials offering bursts of colour throughout the seasons and a welcome habitat for foraging wildlife. There are secret hidden spaces ideal for storing boats and trailers. A log store, and a wooden shed 13'6" x 11'6".
In summary, this is a well situated character home set in a good plot, in a quiet road, and in the most convenient of locations. It offers one a blank canvas upon which to create and extend.
As it stands, it is a lovely individual property with excellent storage and well proportioned, versatile accommodation.
Your early inspection is highly recommended.
EPC: Band D
Rateable Value: Band D
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