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  • Bedrooms: 4
Located in a highly regarded cul-de-sac, this character detached four bedroom property features a south facing garden with a delightful outlook and boasts a heated open air swimming pool.

Owner's Comments

'We have lived in Chetwynd Drive since 2006. It is an oasis of calm yet convenient for Southampton city centre, university, common and sports centre. It will be a wrench to leave Windy Ridge and if it wasn't for the need to re-locate we would surely have stayed here - My wife and I often joke that if we could pick the property up and move it with us we would. We have spent a lot of time refurbishing the house's interior and the garden has a wonderful southerly aspect which on a summer's day makes it a complete delight. We hope the next owner enjoys living here as much as we have.”


This fine home is tastefully decorated throughout featuring well proportioned rooms that would appeal to varied purchasers seeking a quality residence in a popular area. The original ornate door frames are unique to Chetwynd Drive and the accommodation is further embellished by the impressive stripped hardwood staircase. A number of houses in the street have converted the large loft space to provide an additional bedroom and the integral garage offers further opportunity (STP) to adapt the ground floor layout.


Fluted columns grace the porch and the original door opens to the reception hall creating a welcoming entrance to the property. A quality tiled floor and the feature hardwood staircase with walnut steps sets the standard for the remainder of the accommodation and the cloakroom is positioned to the rear of the hallway. The elegant lounge is a comfortable reception room featuring light oak laminate wood flooring and a leaded light bay window. The marble fireplace has a pebble effect gas fire with a wooden mantlepiece that is a pleasing focal point for the room together with an ornate leaded light diamond shaped window. The separate dining room is of an enviable size, also displaying light oak laminate wood flooring and a modern tiled fireplace with a decorative wooden mantelpiece and matching ornate leaded light diamond shaped window. Glazed double doors with side panels create a social flow through to the stunning conservatory that was added in 2019 and features Brazilian slate flooring. It perfectly enhances the ground floor layout and provides a delightful view over the rear garden with doors opening onto the deck board area. The study is positioned on the right of the hall and provides an ideal home office environment and displays maple laminate wood flooring and a side aspect window. Featuring a stylish range of wall and base units that have background lighting and complementary work surfaces that incorporate a sink unit and a mixer tap, the kitchen has a marble tiled floor with a window providing a pleasant outlook over the rear garden and a door also leads to the deck board area. Fitted appliances include an oven/grill, a four ring gas hob with an extractor hood, space for an American style fridge/freezer, a dishwasher and a washing machine.

The first floor landing has a hatch allowing access to the sizeable loft space and a decorative leaded light porthole window whilst laminate flooring is evident here and in all of the bedrooms. The well proportioned master bedroom enjoys a front aspect bay window and several houses nearby have installed an en-suite into this large room. An alternative arrangement is utilise the adjacent shower room. The guest bedroom is double in size and has the advantage of a well appointed en-suite bathroom (there is scope to re-arrange the access to allow the en-suite to have an independent approach if desired). Enjoying views over the garden, bedroom three is an equally impressive double whilst the remaining bedroom has a double airing cupboard with full height fitted wardrobes and could accommodate a double bed. The well appointed shower room displays a modern three piece suite with dark oak engineered wood flooring and has the potential to become an en-suite facility serving the adjacent master bedroom.


The driveway provides off road parking for two vehicles and the up and over door allows access to the integral single garage. The front garden is landscaped containing ornamental shrubs and paving with a low stone wall defining the front boundary. A pedestrian gate found on the right of the house leads to useful storage space that in turn links to the rear garden. Boasting a delightful outlook the south facing garden is an outstanding feature of the property. The centrepiece is the superb heated open air swimming pool that allows owners to relax and entertain family or friends and to enjoy the best of sunny days and warm evenings. A deck board area is approached from the conservatory and kitchen and is the perfect place for al fresco dining with an outside tap and courtesy light. A useful brick built store with an adjacent cupboard is the ideal place for a freezer. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with a host of mature shrubs and trees including a magnificent Bramley apple tree. The pool is set in a paved terrace with ample space for outdoor furniture and there is an octagonal shaped summerhouse and a shed found towards the rear boundary where the external filtration equipment and electric heating unit are located.


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. 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.

Information note

This detached property benefits from gas central heating, double glazing and a security system.


Proceed out of the city in a northerly direction 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 roundabout bear left and then turn left into Chetwynd Road. Turn next left into Chetwynd drive and follow the road round to the left where the property will be found on the left hand side as identified by our for sale board (post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 3HY).

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Charles Powell

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