3 bedroom detached house for saleMerton Road, Southsea
Sold STC £540,000
AN OPPORTUNITY OF IMMENSE RARITY AND APPEAL - ENJOYING A PREMIER CENTRAL SOUTHSEA LOCATION AND A GENEROUS PLOT, THIS DETACHED MODERN 3 DOUBLE BEDROOM PROPERTY BOASTS DELIGHTFUL GARDENS, LARGE SINGLE GARAGE, AND A 77ft PRIVATE DRIVEWAY. NOW REQUIRING GENERAL MODERNISATION IT HOLDS ENORMOUS POTENTIAL.
Part of an historic Conservation Area (Owen's Southsea), Merton Road winds between Grove Road South and Victoria Road South, 2b being on the south side a short distance from the former - within sight of St Jude's Church, less than 200 yards from Palmerston Road Shopping Centre, and with a wide range of public amenities within a radius of some one mile only, including: Southsea Common and Seafront, main-line stations, various schools, Gunwharf Quays leisure and retail complex, and the many attractions of maritime Old Portsmouth.
'Rose Cottage' is one (but the only detached example) of a select group of just three similar houses built around 1960. The attractive design features yellow-stock brickwork, canopied entrance, and single square bay window, all under a steeply-pitched tiled roof. It stands in a significantly larger than average plot - 115ft x 42ft - which grants gardens front and rear, together with the considerable asset of a long private driveway and a detached garage.
Canopied front door to:
Lobby - Obscure-glass inner door to:
Entrance Hall - Stairs to first floor having recess under together with built-in cupboard housing gas and electricity meters plus fuse boxes. Feature lead-light stained-glass window to side elevation. Night storage radiator. Plate shelves.
Cloakroom & W.C. - Low flush w.c., corner handbasin with tiled splashback. Obscure-glass window to side elevation.
Living Room - 17'4 (into bay) x 12'11 (5.28m ( into bay) x 3.94m - Coved ceiling. Pair of obscure-glass 'porthole' windows to side elevation. Feature stone open fireplace with adjacent gas point. Night storage radiator. Picture rail.
Dining Room - 14'8 x 12'0 (4.47m x 3.66m) - Coved ceiling. Pair of obscure-glass 'porthole' windows to side elevation. Tiled hearth. Night storage radiator. Serving hatch from Kitchen. Picture rail. Pair of glazed French doors to rear garden.
Kitchen - 11'4 x 10'7 (3.45m x 3.23m) - Double drainer enamel sink unit with cupboards under. Built-in pantry cupboard. Gas cooker point. Night storage radiator. Part-tiled walls. Glazed door to rear garden.
First Floor - LANDING: . Obscure-glass window to side elevation. Built-in airing/linen cupboard housing hot water tank. Access to generous LOFT SPACE having "porthole" window to front elevation.
Bathroom & W.C. - 7'11 x 7'10 (2.41m x 2.39m) - Pale green suite comprising: panelled bath, pedestal handbasin, and low flush w.c. Part-tiled walls. Obscure-glass window to rear elevation.
Bedroom One - 15'11 x 12'1 (4.85m x 3.68m) - Pair of windows to front elevation. Pair of built-in wardrobes. Picture rail.
Bedroom Two - 12'8 x 12'0 (3.86m x 3.66m) - Window to rear elevation. Built-in wardrobe. Pedestal handbasin with tiled splashback. Picture rail.
Bedroom Three - 10'10 x 7'11 (3.30m x 2.41m) - Window to front elevation. Fitted storage cupboard. Night storage radiator. Picture rail.
Outside - 'Rose Cottage' stands in a delightful and unusually generous plot of some 115ft (35.05m) x 42ft (12.80m) affording:
Front - Depth: 40'0 (12.19m) Width: 42'3 (12.88m) Large garden forecourt, laid to paving with planted borders and beds including mature shrubs and trees. Pair of wrought-iron vehicular gates to a paved private driveway, some 77ft in length, providing ample OPEN PARKING in front of the DETACHED GARAGE.
Rear - Depth: 29'2 (8.89m) Width: 27'4 (8.33m) extending to 42'3 (12.88m) A good-sized enclosed garden enjoying a southerly aspect; laid to paving with planted borders and walled surround. Brick-built coal store. Dual side pedestrian access. Door to:
Detached Garage - 18'11 x 9'1 (5.77m x 2.77m) - Pair of timber vehicular doors.
Council Tax: Band 'F' -
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