Guide Price £895,000
The opportunity to modernise this fine family home, is one not to be missed. Situated on a premier private cul-de-sac, close to Warblington Station, the large corner plot and well-proportioned interior accommodation offer flexibility for modernisation and extension, subject to planning consent.
INTRODUCTION The opportunity to modernise this fine family home, is one not to be missed. The extensive plot and well-proportioned interior accommodation offer flexibility for modernisation and potential extension, subject to the required planning consents.
Situated on a private cul-de-sac of twelve individually designed detached properties, Anahilt House which was built in the 1930s has a genuine provenance with the town, having been built for the Davies's, a prominent local family of chemists. Providing living accommodation of about 2,141 sq ft, the house sits in the corner of its plot of approximately 0.35 of an acre, on what is considered to be one of Havant's most prestigious avenues.
As it nears its centenary, it is noted that Anahilt House has only been in the ownership of two families. Original features are plentiful; wooden flooring to the main reception rooms, wall paneling to the dining room, sitting room fireplace, plaster moldings, picture rails, wooden window pelmets and feature curved angles to ceiling and wall connections. Modern UPVC double-glazed window units have been installed, however they have been cleverly designed to replicate the original Crittal versions, ensuring the house retains its authentic period presentation whilst providing modern comfort.
This family home is in an ideal location, about 0.5 mile to the east of Havant town centre with its extensive high street facilities. If commuting to the capital by train is required this couldn't be simpler, with Warblington Station a comfortable stroll from the front door, and Havant Station linking with London Waterloo close-by in the town centre. Access to the A27 is also within 0.5 mile stretching along the south coast and leading to the historic city of Chichester to the east, and Portsmouth to the west. The waterfront is within a short walk, where there are many opportunities for water-based activities for all age groups, or pleasant walks along the coast.
STEP INSIDE Internal Entrance Hall leading to the L-shaped Reception Hall with Elm wood flooring.
Sitting Room with original tiled working fireplace with recessed shelving and cupboards to either side. Partial wooden flooring. Large twin windows with deep tiled sills overlooking the garden, and a glazed door leading to the rear terrace.
Dining Room with wall panelling, wooden flooring, brick fire surround, twin recessed display cabinets with cupboards below and central deep serving hatch to kitchen. Window with deep tiled sill and view to front entrance gates.
The Kitchen/Breakfast Room has a mixed range of original and more recent fitted wall and base units. Being of good proportions, with a pleasant outlook over the rear gardens, it offers an excellent base for modernisation.
Cloakroom, located in the hallway close the Entrance Hall, with wash-basin, WC, coat hanging space and porthole-style window.
The original period staircase curves as it rises to the First Floor and has Elm wood handrails matching the flooring below. The hallway is particularly light due to the four west-facing windows, which provide pleasing views of the mature Magnolia Tree on the font lawn. There is access to the loft space and airing cupboard.
Bedroom One enjoys a double aspect with views to both the side and rear gardens. There is a large recessed fitted robe and a corner sink unit.
Bedrooms Two and Four are also doubles and each has original fitted wardrobes, corner sink units and wooden display shelving.
Bedroom Three with views over the entrance to Meadowlands, has a range of fitted robes to one wall and benefits from a large En-suite Bathroom with part-tiled walls and pale coloured suite incorporating panelled bath with shower over, WC, bidet, pedestal wash-basin and heated towel rail. There is a low-level concealed glass window to the front aspect.
The Family Bathroom has two doorways from the Hall and could be split to provide an additional en-suite facility to Bedroom Two, if desired. The coloured suite comprises of a panelled bath with shower over, pedestal wash-basin, WC, bidet and towel radiator. There are twin windows to the north side of the house.
STEP OUTSIDE To the front of the property, twin vehicular wooden gates, with engraved house name, lead to the driveway which provides parking for several vehicles. A pedestrian gate to the left-hand side of the property gives access to the kitchen entrance and to the garden beyond. The integral garage 16'9" x 9'1" (5.07m x 2.75m) has vehicular doors at both the front and rear, allowing the ability to drive through to the rear, if desired.
The garden is ideal for family use. There is a large lawn spreading from the front door around to the rear garden which in the past featured a tennis court, and which could be re-instated. The whole is fully enclosed with fencing and features a variety of mature trees, shrubs and flower beds. There are a number of fruit trees, including apple and fig, and a fine specimen Magnolia Tree on the front lawn. There are two useful good-sized sheds and a smaller store room located on the northern boundary of the garden. The whole plot extends to about 0.35 of an acre.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Mains water, electricity and drainage
Havant Borough Council: Tax band 'G'
Virgin Media Fibre and BT connections
DIRECTIONS From the A27 (Havant to Chichester Bypass) exit to Emsworth/Havant. Take the first exit at the roundabout into Emsworth Road and continue over the traffic light junction with Southleigh Road. Take the first turning on the right-hand side onto Meadowlands, where the property will be seen immediately on the right-hand side.
- FAMILY HOME FOR MODERNISATION
- EXTENSIVE CORNER PLOT
- CLOSE TO MAINLINE STATION
- c. 2,141 SQ. FT. ACCOMMODATION
- FOUR BEDROOMS & TWO BATHROOMS
- TWO RECEPTION ROOMS
- GARAGE & OFF-ROAD PARKING
- EPC RATING 'D'