Upper Shirley


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3

This beautifully presented three bedroom detached character house boasts a stunning open plan kitchen/dining room that features a vaulted ceiling with bi-fold doors opening to the rear garden. The superior quality of the interior will appeal to discerning purchasers seeking a traditional home of the highest calibre that is positioned close to The Common and sought after schooling for all ages. The central railway station is within walking distance and the University campus in Highfield and the General Hospital are also within easy reach. The level rear garden enjoys an attractive outlook backing onto playing fields with a sunny aspect and off road parking is provided. Planning permission has been granted for a two storey side extension that will enhance the stature of this exceptional residence and plans are available for inspection.


The spacious hallway boasts dado height wood panelling that creates a highly favourable impression when entering this fine property and stairs ascends to the first floor. Two side aspect windows and an ornate stained glass feature window ensure superb natural light and a cupboard houses the boiler. An open aspect with quality travertine tiled flooring flows seamlessly to the kitchen/dining room. There is cloakroom with a two piece white suite, a side aspect window, travertine tiled flooring and walls. The lounge also displays dado height wood panels and is a well proportioned room positioned at the front with a wide bay window fitted with an oak sill ensuring natural light. The recessed brick fireplace has an oak mantel beam that is a pleasing focal point for the room with matching low level cupboards and fitted display shelving. The showpiece of the property is the stunning open plan kitchen/dining room that is an exceptional room boasting a vaulted ceiling and bi-fold doors opening to the rear garden. The bespoke quality kitchen is beautifully appointed with a comprehensive range of wall and base units with oak work surfaces that incorporate a butler sink unit with a mixer tap. Fitted appliances include twin ovens/grills, a microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee maker, dishwasher and washer/dryer. The matching island unit has an oak surface that includes a breakfast bar and a four ring induction hob with a retractable extractor fan. There is the original minster stone fireplace and two side aspect windows. The spacious sitting/dining room is a superb addition to the ground floor layout and a excellent social area boasting a vaulted ceiling that incorporates four skylights with fitted rain sensors. Bi-fold doors with inset floor uplighters open to the rear garden and offer an attractive outlook.

On the first floor the landing displays a spindled staircase, an ornate stained glass side aspect window and a hatch with a retractable ladder allows access to the loft space. The principal bedroom is a generous size featuring a wide front aspect bay window with fitted Venetian blinds. Bedroom two is a large double with a pleasant outlook to the rear garden and playing fields beyond. Bedroom three has a front aspect with quality wood flooring and is currently used as a home office. The tastefully appointed bathroom is exquisitely fitted and has a four piece luxurious white suite comprising a deep moulded bath with a traditional telephone style shower mixer tap and a recessed TV screen.

There is also a close coupled WC, a marble wash hand basin set in an open vanity unit with shelving below. The double cubicle has marble tiling with a rainfall unit, a shower mixer tap and extractor fan. Dual aspect windows with fitted blinds provide excellent light and a marble tiled floor and walls are evident. Ceiling speakers, wall lights and a radiator/chrome heated towel rail complete the specification.


To the front of the property is block paviour driveway that provides off road parking for several vehicles. A pedestrian gate found on the left of the house allows access to the side area that has an outside tap and leads to the rear garden. The garden enjoys an open outlook backing onto playing fields and is predominantly laid to lawn with shrubs and a small apple tree. The extensive sandstone patio area is approached from the family/dining area with gable lighting and courtesy lights. The sun sets in the top left corner and follows the left hand boundary ensuring the best of the summer sunshine.


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, the post code for sat nav purposes is SO15 7RR.

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Charles Powell

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