Shirley

£550,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Introduction

This traditional detached property is located in a highly sought after residential area and has a delightful rear garden that measures an impressive 87' x 35' with a large summer house found on the rear boundary. The open plan kitchen/dining room and large family room is an outstanding feature of the property with full width bi-fold doors allowing access to the sundeck that enjoys a westerly aspect and the best of the summer sun. Three large double bedrooms are served by a family bathroom and the superb loft conversion has created a generous master bedroom boasting a stylish en-suite bathroom and gable window with far reaching views.

Description

The enclosed porch has double doors with inset stained glass leaded light panels opening to the quarry tiled entrance porch. A further door continues through to the spacious reception hall that creates a welcoming entrance to the property. There are stripped floor boards that flow seamlessly through to the lounge and a staircase ascends to the first floor. The lounge is positioned at the front of the property and features a deep bay window that allows natural light to flow whilst the wooden mantelpiece displays a cast iron open fireplace that is a pleasing focal point for the room. The showpiece of the ground floor layout is the impressive open plan kitchen/dining room that together with the family room offers a superb area for informal entertaining with family and friends. Quality oak flooring is evident throughout creating a wonderful feeling of space. The kitchen area features a stylish range of white finished wall and base units that have complementary granite work surfaces that incorporate a sink unit and a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a range style cooker with a matching extractor hood, a fridge and a dishwasher. The family room boasts electric blinds, full width bi-fold doors that open to the extensive sun deck and has wonderful views over the garden. A pine door links to the utility room that has a hardwood work surface, plumbing for a washing machine, space for a tumble drier and the Vaillant wall mounted boiler. A half glazed door and window lead to the rear garden and a pine door permits access to the home office/optional bedroom 5. That features oak flooring, a large skylight that emanates excellent natural light, a side aspect window, wood panelling with dado rail, a high level shelf and a door for the garage. Approached via a pine door the shower room features a three piece white suite and a skylight provides natural light.

On the first floor the spacious landing has a concealed stair case rising to the loft master bedroom and doors lead to all of the other rooms. Bedroom two is a large room enjoying a deep bay window that is positioned above the lounge with a light, bright and airy feel. The ornate cast iron fireplace is a focal point for the room and fitted wardrobes adorn one entire wall. Bedroom three is also more than a generous double and offers a delightful view over the garden. The third double bedroom on this floor is an enviable size and also overlooks the rear garden. The well appointed dual aspect family bathroom features a contemporary three piece suite that includes a bath with a shower unit and glass screen, close coupled WC together a wash hand basin, chrome heated towel rail, part tiled walls and Karndean flooring.

The superb master bedroom is the result of a skilful loft conversion and boasts a high triangular gable window offering far reaching westerly views and complemented by two side aspect skylights. Four low level doors allow access to under eaves storage space. A pine door opens to the en-suite bathroom that displays a modern three piece white suite including a bath with a side mounted shower mixer tap, close coupled WC and a wash hand basin set in a vanity unit fitted with drawers. A skylight window provides natural light and there is a chrome heated towel rail whilst under eaves cupboards offer useful storage space.

Outside

The front garden has a small area of lawn with shrub borders and an automated five bar gate permits access to the driveway that provides off road parking and has sensor activated floodlighting together with a charging point for electric vehicles. Double wooden doors and a single door open to the attached garage that has additional storage space to the side and rear.

The rear garden is an outstanding feature of the property with a delightful westerly aspect and measuring an impressive 87' x 35'. A large raised oak sundeck with a pergola positioned on the right is approached via bi-fold doors from the kitchen/family room and provides the perfect venue for al fresco dining and relaxing on sunny days and warm evenings. Steps lead down to the patio where there is a further pergola and a brick built BBQ with a chimney. Sensor activated floodlighting and an outside tap are installed. The garden enjoys a pleasant outlook and is predominantly laid to lawn with shrubs and a mature Cedar and Eucalyptus trees. A stepping stone path leads to a paved patio where a sizeable summer house is found on the rear boundary and offers excellent recreational space and is suitable for a number of uses. A corner worksuface incorporates drawers, wall mounted cupboards and an integrated fridge.The ttached workshop has power and light together with a high level mezzanine storage area.

Agent Note

This impressive home benefits from gas central heating and double glazing. Underfloor heating is located in the lounge, hallway and ground floor bathroom. There is an economical Evohome heat controller with room by room programmable wireless thermostats. The log cabin has solar installation and FIT scheme producing approximately £1700 per year cash payments and savings on electricity bill. There is also a video entry door with electronic porch door unlock. A whole house water conditioning and filtration system can be found in the garage.

Location

Shirley is a sought after residential area with The Common, central railway station and city centre all within easy reach. Local shops are within walking distance whilst the extensive facilities of Shirley high street are also found nearby. An excellent bus service serving all parts of the city passes along St James road and popular schools for all ages are located within the vicinity. St James Park is within walking distance and is an extremely popular place for families with children to enjoy outdoor recreation. An indoor swimming pool is found nearby in Kentish Road and is an additional neighbourhood facility popular with children of all ages.

Directions

Proceed up Hill lane away from the crossroads at Archers/Howard road. Take the second turning left into Raymond road and at the mini-roundabout proceed straight on into St. James road. After passing the shops turn left into Janson road and then third right into Cunard Avenue where the property will be found on the left hand side (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO15 5GN).

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Charles Powell

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