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7 bedroom detached house for sale
Nelson Lane, Fareham
The Mount is an impressive and substantial Edwardian residence which was built in 1906. Occupying a commanding yet secluded position on Portsdown Hill with magnificent southerly views across Portchester towards The Solent and the Isle of Wight. The house, which is not visible from the road stands at the end of a long gravel drive which has electrically operated gates at the entrance. The parkland grounds which surround the house extend to about two acres and ensure a high level of privacy and seclusion. The well proportioned living accommodation is arranged over four floors, many of the rooms having attractive character features which are associated with the period. An open vestibule with front door leads to the main reception hall with a wide opening with pillars leading to the music room. The dual aspect drawing room and the large dining room both have south facing bay windows which overlook the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room also has ample space for dining and includes an island unit. A utility room is located off the kitchen and double doors lead to a sitting room with views towards The Solent and the Isle of Wight and French doors onto a raised garden deck which leads down to the swimming pool. A generous study and cloakroom complete the ground floor living accommodation. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three of which enjoy views towards The Solent and the Isle of Wight. There is a large luxury en suite bathroom to the main bedroom, a second en suite bathroom, family bathroom and an additional study/bedroom. On the second floor there are three bedrooms, all of which have views over the water, a bathroom and a sizeable loft/storage room. On the lower ground floor there is a substantial and versatile ground floor flat which has independent access from the front courtyard and garden as well as immediate access via stairs from the hall. There are two large reception rooms which could be utilised as further bedrooms or as a games room and childrens play room, a kitchen, bathroom and gym. A large boiler room with oil fired boiler is also located on this level.
GARAGING & OUTBUILDINGS
There is a double garage complex which has various outbuildings adjoining including a fuel store, utility room and storage room. An attractive courtyard separates the garage from the main house where there is also a gardener's wc.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
A delightful aspect of this distinctive family home is the established grounds which amount in all approximately two acres (2.1 acres - pro map). In front of the house adjacent to the drive there is a formal lawned garden which is shielded by mature trees and shrubs. An extensive gravel parking area lies between this garden and the house. Areas of established garden continue to both sides of the property leading down to another formal garden immediately behind the property which includes an ornamental pond with various perennials, shrubs and herbaceous plants. A large expansive lawn lies in front of this area with a conifer hedge at the bottom. A further substantial lawned area lies beyond this hedge. The garden and the house enjoy a particularly high degree of seclusion and privacy.
Mains electricity and water, private drainage and oil fired heating.