Sold STC £357,500 See full details »
Family homes along the south coast have been selling quite quickly so were delighted to have another to offer in the prestigious residential area of Upper Shirley in Southampton with no onward chain.
Boasting nearly 1300 Sq Ft, this three-bedroom, semi-detached property offers plenty of potential and would be ideal for an extension or loft conversion subject to the usual planning regulations. With quality schools and a number of varied recreational opportunities nearby we feel this property would be ideally suited to a growing family.
Upper Shirley which has a warm community spirit, is a suburb to the north-west of the city with a centre of its own, including a shopping precinct boasting a Sainsburys supermarket, pubs, takeaways and restaurants. Its about ten minutes away from Twyford Avenue on foot, but there are also buses from nearby Upper Shirley Avenue and Wilton Road, offering public transport links to the shops, Post Office and doctors surgery as well as to the rest of the city. Wordsworth Primary School rated good at its last Ofsted inspection in 2011 and Upper Shirley High School also rated good last year are within easy reach, as well as the University of Southampton, the University Hospital, Southampton City Golf Club and Southampton Common. Links to the M3 to London and the M27 to Portsmouth are relatively easy by car while Southampton Airport is no more than a 15-minute drive and offers flights to UK destinations as well as links to holiday resorts in Europe. It is a mile and a half from Southampton Central train station and large Southampton city shopping centre, 40 minutes by car to Bournemouth beech, 30 minutes to the heart of the New Forest, just over an hour to Heathrow Airport and 15 Minutes on the hydro foil to the Isle of White (all times and distances approximate).
The front door opens onto a carpeted hallway with stairs to the first floor to the right, an under-stairs cupboard and access through stripped-wood internal doors to two receptions rooms and the kitchen. Plenty of light from a large bay window floods the main reception room to the front of the property while the second could easily be used as a study or dining room.
The kitchen has a wood-panel ceiling, space and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine and is currently equipped with a gas oven and hob with eye-level grill, a stainless steel sink with mixer tap, wall and base units and work tops laid out in a U-shape, complemented by white tiled splashbacks on all sides.
An internal door from the kitchen leads into the conservatory, currently used as a dining area, with plenty of space for a table and chairs overlooking the garden. A door also leads from the conservatory to a cloakroom with WC while double doors connect the conservatory and second reception room.
The stairs to the first floor lead to a landing with access to all the remaining rooms through stripped-wood internal doors. The property boasts three large double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, one with en suite shower. The tiled family bathroom includes a bath with wood side panel, a decorative sink and WC.
A low, decorative brick-built wall and mature shrubs separate the property from the road, with wrought-iron gates leading to a driveway with off-road parking. A path leads to the front door with secure timber gates at the end of the drive offering access to the rear of the property.
The enclosed South West facing rear garden is laid mostly to lawn with mature trees and shrubs providing a green boundary. Features include flower beds and trellising for climbing plants, a brick-built barbecue and patio area, a timber shed and a detached single garage.
Other features include cavity wall and loft insulation, double glazing fitted on most windows and a programmable, gas-fired central heating system with radiators fitted with thermostatic control valves. As ever, we would thoroughly recommend a viewing to fully appreciate the options offered by the property as well as the convenient location on the south coast.
KITCHEN: 11 7 (3.53m) x 10 5 (3.17m)
LOUNGE: 14 1 (4.29m) x 13 7 (4.13m)
DINING ROOM / RECEPTION: 11 7 (3.53m) x 10 7 (3.22m)
CLOAKROOM / WC
BEDROOM 1: 14 3 (4.34m) x 14 2 (4.31m)
BEDROOM 2: 11 8 (3.55m) x 10 3 (3.13m)
BEDROOM 3: 11 8 (3.55m) x 11 0 (3.35m)
BATHROOM: 7 0 (2.14m) x 6 5 (1.95m)
These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property. None of the above appliances/services have been tested by Esale. We recommend purchasers arrange for a qualified person to check all appliances/services before legal commitment.