Bassett

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Displaying immense character and stature, this impressive detached property is one of the finest we have seen in the area.

Owner's comments

"We love the Arts and Crafts style of this wonderful family home and have thoroughly enjoyed living here. The rooms are light, bright and airy and lots of sunshine floods in. The leafy location is lovely and there is an abundance of wildlife and birds of many species. The neighbourhood is quiet yet so accessible to everything and the excellent bus service connects across the city as well as to Winchester."

Introduction

It offers spacious, well presented accommodation that will appeal to purchasers seeking a traditional family home of enviable proportions. Constructed in the classic Arts and Crafts style of rendered elevations under a tiled roof, striking features of the imposing exterior are the multi gable elevations. These create an appealing facade of great distinction that is a unique appearance in this highly aspired to neighbourhood. Two generous reception rooms and a spacious open plan kitchen/dining room are highlights of the ground floor layout whilst four comfortable bedrooms include an extremely large 20' x 14' master bedroom. Ample off road parking for numerous vehicles is provided whilst the sizeable 85' x 49' rear garden enjoys a leafy outlook to the rear and a westerly aspect to the left hand boundary.

Description

An ornate porch canopy and wooden entrance door lead to the spacious hallway that features oak flooring and creates a favourable impression when entering this fine family home. The traditional ornamental turning spindled staircase rises to the first floor and a side elevation window lets natural light flood in whilst doors lead to the reception rooms and kitchen/dining room. The cloakroom displays a white suite with fully tiled walls, a tiled floor and full height cupboards that house the boiler and Megaflo hot water cylinder. Boasting dual aspect bay windows the lounge is a delightfully bright and airy reception room and features an ornamental limestone fire place with a coal effect gas fire that provides a pleasing focal point for the room with uplighters creating a relaxing ambience. The spacious sitting room also has a window enjoying a side aspect and has the potential to be used as a formal dining room whilst a log burning stove and slate hearth make this room perfect for entertaining family or guests.

An outstanding feature of the accommodation is the impressive open plan kitchen/dining room that enjoys views over the garden. An extensive range of wall and base units are complemented by decorative wall tiles and granite worksurfaces with a ceramic single drainer sink unit and mixer tap. Fitted appliances include a dishwasher, four ring gas hob, fan assisted oven/grill and a microwave. A door communicates to the attached garage and a half glazed door opens to the garden whilst the utility room has a work surface, single drainer sink unit, base unit, side window and plumbing for a washing machine. At first floor level the landing features an ornate stained glass leaded light window, deep display shelf, a spindled balustrade and a loft hatch. Of generous dimensions the dual aspect master bedroom is bright and airy and enjoys views along Chetwynd Road whilst an original ceramic tiled fireplace is a focal point of the room. A deep built in double wardrobe offers excellent storage space and the ensuite shower has a three piece suite and fully tiled walls. Bedroom two is a spacious double featuring a side aspect window whilst bedroom three enjoys views to the side and rear over the garden. Features include an original ceramic tiled fireplace, fitted double wardrobe with a folding mirror, a loft hatch and a full height shelved cupboard. Bedroom four also enjoys views of the rear garden and is used as a home office. The well appointed family bathroom comprises a white suite with a shower unit and glass screen over the bath, a pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled WC, fully tiled walls, chrome heated towel rail, side elevation window and a low level double toiletries cupboard.

Outside

Approached via traditional double five bar gates the gravel driveway allows off road parking for numerous vehicles and sensor activated floodlighting is installed. Screening conifers on the front boundary provide privacy whilst the neat lawn has a Metasequoia and a mature Goat Willow tree. An attached garage is found to the left and pedestrian gates either side of the house lead to the rear garden with an outside tap to the right.

Measuring 85' x 49' the large rear garden enjoys a pleasant leafy outlook to the rear and a gravel and paved area is found across the rear of the house. Predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs including rhododendrons, bay trees, a weeping silver birch and a pear tree, the garden is an attractive backdrop for the property. A paved patio found on the right boundary is perfectly positioned for the best of the summer sun whilst there is a garden shed and sensor activated floodlighting.

Location

Bassett is a highly sought after residential area due to the close proximity of The University campus that provides numerous facilities including The Jubilee sports complex that has an indoor swimming pool. The Turner Sims concert hall and popular Nuffield Theatre are also found nearby that host a varied programme of cultural events. The Common, Sports Centre and City Golf Course are within a short distance and provide excellent recreational open space. Access to the M27/M3 motorway network is close by and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to Waterloo. Local shops are found in Winchester Road whilst the city centre is only two miles distant boasting major high street facilities and the West Quay shopping mall and cinema restaurant complex.

Agent's note

This character home benefits from gas central heating, double glazing, a security system and CCTV cameras.

Directions

Proceed in a Northerly direction out of the city along the Avenue and at the crossroads turn right into Burgess Road. Immediately before the filling station turn left into Glen Eyre road and at the mini roundabout bear left into the continuation of Glen Eyre road. Take the next turning on the left into Chetwynd Road where the house will be found on the right hand side as identified by our for sale board (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 3JB).

Arrange viewing 01794 278128

Charles Powell

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