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6 bedroom terraced house for sale

High Street, Old Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom

Guide Price £1,500,000

Property Description

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Exquisite Grade II * Listed 6 bedroom family home which also has the ability to be able to run as a bed and breakfast. Parking for 2 cars and resident permit parking in the High Street. This beautiful home has 6 well proportioned bedrooms, 5 en suites, family bathroom, 5 WC's, entrance hall with grand staircase, 3 reception rooms, fabulous 28' kitchen, 2 utility rooms, prepping kitchen, cellar, plant room. The unusually large and private garden of over 160 square meters offers a great space for entertaining upto 60 people with a raised terrace, flower beds and mature shrubs. This home offers some stunning features including stair case, panelled walls, large open fireplaces, exposed beams and also equipped with top of the range kitchen and bathroom fittings.

Buckingham House dates back to the early part of the sixteenth century when, in 1523, it was first licensed as "Le Greyhounde" as an inn in the charge of Richard Palschyd who was a collector of taxes. It then became home to John Chadderton who was Captain of the garrison at Southsea Castle.   Many exposed timbers in the property have been dated back to circa 1450 by English Heritage experts. By 1628 the building was known as Ye Spotted Dogge Inne and was the scene of the assassination of George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham by naval lieutenant John Felton. The dagger which is reputed to have been used to commit the murder is included in the sale. The house had been prepared for a visit by the King with special panelling in his proposed bedchamber. On the day of the murder, it was thought too dangerous for the King to venture into the old High Street. After the death of Buckingham, the property is mentioned in the diaries of Samuel Pepys with an entry for May 2nd 1661 saying he went to "visit the room where Buckingham was killed". At the time of the murder, Buckingham House was owned by Captain John Mason who went on to be the founder of New England.

In the early seventeen hundreds the house was bought by Dr William Smith who is thought to have been responsible for the installation of decorative panelling in the William and Mary style in about 1707. Dr Smith died in 1732 and left a bequest for the foundation of Portsmouth Grammar School which now is sited alongside Buckingham House. The sale also includes numerous historic documents relating to the property dating back around 300 years.

After the Second World War the building was rescued by architect Mr R A Thomas who carried out a restoration which was featured in an article in The Times, London.   After many years of use as offices, the building was sold by private treaty to the existing owner who has carried out an impressive further restoration of this Grade II* Listed property over the past eight years. This has included a new roof using reclaimed materials and a completely new electrical, plumbing and heating installation.

The unusually large and very private garden of over 160 square metres offers a great space for entertaining up to 60 people with a raised terrace, flower beds and mature shrubs. The property also benefits from a pedestrian side access and gated private off-street parking for one large vehicle, one on-street space and residents permit parking from 30 per annum per vehicle. 90 "Pay and Display" parking spaces are also available just a few minutes walk from the property overnight and at weekends on Portsmouth University land.

Buckingham House is just minutes away on foot or by car from Portsmouth Harbour Station and Portsmouth and Southsea Station with direct links to London and the South Coast. Gunwharf Quays, IOW Passenger and car ferries, Internation Ferry port for travel to France and Spain, Portsmouth Grammar School, Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral. Southamptom Airport is approximately 30 minutes by car. Heathrow and Gatwick Airports are bothe approximately 90 minutes by car.

Rare opportunity to acquire this historic house
6 bedrooms, 5 with en suite facilities, 3 reception rooms
Family bathroom and 5 WC's
28' kitchen
Off road parking
Approximately 4800 sq ft of accommodation
160 sq meters of garden for entertaining upto 60 guests
Highly sought after location with great transport links
Cellar, 2 utility rooms and prepping kitchen
Grand staircase, panelled walls, large fireplaces and beams

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Added on Rightmove:
16 March 2017


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