This substantial character property was Built in 1860 and is a Grade II listed family home with a separate Annexe bungalow. The property enjoys a private gated driveway and offers charm and character throughout with many attractive period features from high ceilings, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and stone walls. The property is approached via wrought iron gates leading up the sweeping driveway to a large parking area for a number of vehicles.
An original Victorian tiled pathway leads to the decorative stain glassed front door, which in turn leads to a spacious reception hall, enjoying features including, high ceilings, wood flooring, fireplaces, also built in storage cupboards and stairs rising to the first floor. To the right of the entrance hall is the LOUNGE, which has a large glazed window to front aspect providing much natural light, ornate coving to ceiling, picture rail and an arched recess but the real focal point of the room is stunning open Victorian fireplace with large ornate marble surround.
Beyond the lounge is a newly created UTILITY ROOM with cloaks area and separate opening to a modern double SHOWER ROOM.
To the left of the entrance hall is access to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM which has been redesigned by the current owners to maximize space. The kitchen has a good range of shaker style wall and base level kitchen units comprising of cupboards, drawers and display units. There are wooden block work surfaces with one and half bowl sink unit, feature brick style splash backs, ornate coving, space for modern range style cooker with extractor hood above. There are integrated appliance including fridge/freezer and dishwasher, along with a central sited island bar with quartz top, storage and seating. Original glazed double doors with working shutters lead to the conservatory/Sun lounge which enhances the room and provides added natural light, whilst providing access to a lawn garden terrace and separate dining room.
The DINING ROOM is a particular feature of the characterful period residence with a double aspect and vaulted ceiling providing a real feeling of space and charm is provided here by wooden ceiling beams, a double aspect and an angled window to the ceiling also dado rail and high skirtings, along with ample space for table and chairs.
On the FIRST FLOOR there is a wide landing area with airing cupboard and stairs leading to the second floor. The MASTER BEDROOM, which is a spacious double bedroom with bay window to front aspect and a modern EN-SUITE BATHROOM, with rain shower head and integrated shower having a removeable nozzle.
The FAMILY BATHROOM has a modern white suite consisting of a shower bath with shower above, with rains shower head and removeable nozzle, a pedestal wash hand basin with cupboard below and low level W.C. There are grey contemporary tiles to the walls and floor, along with a heated towel rail.
The SECOND BEDROOM is again a spaciously sized double bedroom with high ceilings, coving and a large window to side aspect.
On the SECOND FLOOR there is an open landing opening leading to TWO further DOUBLE BEDROOMS, both with part restricted head height with characterful sloping ceilings. The rooms are separated by an inner hallway with storage, and there is additional modern BATHROOM SUITE with white panelled bath, integrated shower above with removeable nozzle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. that serves both rooms.
The annexe can be approached via a private entrance to the side of the main residence with a private stone wall with gate to a courtyard at the front. A traditional wooden door with canopy above leads to the living room a bright and welcoming room with characterful high ceilings with a lounge dining area and stairs up to a galleried mezzanine bedroom with a large skylight above and fitted blind built. There is also a wardrobe and access to the bathroom. The bathroom has a white modern three piece suite comprising of a panelled bath with shower above with rain shower head and removeable nozzle, low level W.C and Pedestal Wash hand basin. From the Living room is the Kitchen with an glazed window and door to the rear small courtyard. The kitchen has a range of wall and base level kitchen units set to part tiling to walls, built in oven with gas hob above, high ceilings and door to a walk in boiler cupboard/airing cupboard.
The annexe provides a great opportunity for guest accommodation, income opportunity, supported living for older teenagers/relatives, or to create a separate work space away from the main home.
The majority of the gardens are situated around the plot and are principally laid to lawn with mature shrubs and bushes. Throughout the gardens are flowerbeds with stone borders and wrought iron railing. There is a patio area ideal for throughout the day to relax and enjoy the open views over the surrounding area. In addition to this, there is a delightful summer house, which enjoys the views anytime. To the courtyard there is a door to storage set to the stone wall.
Situated in Meadfoot Lane on the outskirts of town, the house is in an enviable elevated spot being only minutes from the town, Marina and Harbourside, with Meadfoot just under 10 minutes away, offering a large green park, woodland walks, beach and access onto the South West Coastal Path. Ilsham and Warberry Primary schools are also located within easy reach.
Viewing is highly advised to appreciate all that this home has to offer.
Council Tax: Band: TBC
EPC Rating: Exempt (AS GRADE2 LISTED)