Upper Shirley


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4

This impressive character house is located in a highly sought after residential area that is perfectly positioned for access to the General Hospital, University campus in Highfield and the central railway station. The owners have skillfully extended and comprehensively modernised this fine property that will appeal to purchasers seeking a traditional family home of superior quality. An outstanding feature of the well presented interior is the stunning family/dining room that boasts a vaulted ceiling and a bespoke kitchen that must be seen to be fully appreciated. The level south-westerly facing rear garden measures 58' x 25' and backs onto the playing fields of Upper Shirley High School enjoying a pleasing open outlook.


The entrance porch has a part glazed composite door opening to the wide reception hall that creates a favourable impression when entering this fine home. Quality oak flooring flows seamlessly through to the kitchen/family room and a staircase ascends to the first floor with a useful storage cupboard beneath. The lounge has a wide front aspect bay window with Venetian blinds that ensures superb natural light. An oak mantel beam with a recessed log burner is a pleasing focal point for the room. The stunning open plan extension comprises a spacious family/dining room that boasts a vaulted ceiling incorporating skylights and exposed metal truss rods that add a contemporary finish. Full width/height glass across the rear includes sliding patio doors that emanate an abundance of natural light and offers an attractive outlook of the rear garden. The kitchen area features a bespoke range of white fronted wall and base units adorned with Corian work surfaces. The wide peninsula unit has a single bowl sink unit, a mixer tap and a cutlery drainer with the breakfast bar providing the ideal venue for informal dining. Fitted appliances include a dishwasher and a microwave oven. There is a tiled recess with space for a range style cooker and an extractor hood above. Plumbing is available for an American style fridge/freezer. The cloakroom is positioned on the left and has a modern two piece suite. The utility room has a work surface, wall mounted units, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble drier. A double glazed door permits access to the integral garage.

The two directional split level landing has a sun-pipe that provides natural light and a hatch allows access to the large roof space. On the right landing, the principal bedroom displays a cast iron fireplace with a wooden mantel piece and two fitted full height double wardrobes. The rear aspect window has an attractive view to the playing fields. The contemporary en-suite shower has a double cubicle with a glass screen, slate tiled surround and twin rainfall units. There is a wash hand basin with cupboards below and a double mirrored medicine cabinet above. A close coupled WC, toiletries shelving, a heated towel rail, slate tiling and a frosted rear aspect window complete the specification.

Bedroom two is a generous double with a wide front aspect bay window that ensures good natural light. The stylish family bathroom comprises a deep bath with a digitally controlled mixer tap. The corner shower cubicle has a mixer tap and twin wash hand basins have drawers below and a large mirrored medicine cabinet above. On the left landing there is a shelved linen cupboard with a radiator. The two remaining bedrooms found here are of a comfortable size, one facing rear with views of the garden and playing fields. The other enjoys a front aspect of the street scene.


An ornamental gravel driveway allows off road parking for several vehicles and an Indian sandstone path has brick edging and well stocked shrub borders. Sensor activated lighting is installed and an up and over door leads to the integral garage that has a glazed door to the utility room and the rear garden. Ample shelving is provided together with a tap, power and light.

The rear garden measures 58' x 25' boasting a southerly and westerly aspect with a pleasant open outlook backing onto playing fields. An Indian sandstone paved patio is approached from the family room and is perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun. The garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a mature acer and a further paved patio is found in the top right corner with a children's playhouse.


The Common, Sports Centre and City Golf Course, all providing excellent recreational facilities are found close by. The University and General Hospital are within the vicinity with local shops in Winchester Road. Access points to the M3 and M27 motorways are found at the end of The Avenue and Stoneham Way whilst the Parkway railway station is found at junction five of the M27 (opposite the international airport) and provides a fast and convenient route to London Waterloo. A variety of schools for all ages are found nearby.


Proceed along Hill Lane away from the city centre and proceed straight on at the mini roundabout. At the traffic lights turn left into Bellemoor road and then take the third turning right into Pentire Avenue where the property will be found on the left hand side as identified by our for sale board, the post code for sat nav purposes is SO15 7RR.

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Charles Powell

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