Portchester, Hampshire

Guide Price £1,225,000

5 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Portchester, Hampshire

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In a prized enclave close to the English Heritage site of Portchester Castle, Wistaria Cottage is a Grade II listed home with all the rich details of a 16th Century home and modern comforts of a sensitive renovation geared to family life. The Castle is recorded as an English Heritage site with the oldest area of Portchester, the waterfront, sailing club, village amenities and public house nearby. The symmetrical red-brick frontage is topped with a pitched clay peg tiled roofline and laced with the deep purple hues of the property�s namesake flower. This is a classic cottage that belies the expansive living space inside. The ground and first floors extend over 3,369 sq.ft, comprising a drawing room, dining room, study, utility, boiler room, sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom and conservatory on the ground floor with five bedrooms, dressing room and two bathrooms on the first floor. Wistaria Cottage has been sensitively restored within the framework of a Grade II property.

PROPERTY SUMMARY In a prized enclave close to the English Heritage site of Portchester Castle, Wistaria Cottage is a Grade II listed home with all the rich details of a 16th Century home and modern comforts of a sensitive renovation geared to family life. The Castle is recorded as an English Heritage site with the oldest area of Portchester, the waterfront, sailing club, village amenities and public house nearby. The symmetrical red-brick frontage is topped with a pitched clay peg tiled roofline and laced with the deep purple hues of the property's namesake flower. This is a classic cottage that belies the expansive living space inside. The ground and first floors extend over 3,369 sq.ft, comprising a drawing room, dining room, study, utility, boiler room, sitting room, kitchen, cloakroom and conservatory on the ground floor with five bedrooms, dressing room and two bathrooms on the first floor. Wistaria Cottage has been sensitively restored within the framework of a Grade II listed building, protecting both the building's fine original details and a traditional way of living. With extra storage space including two garages, a workshop, apple store and pavilion (amounting to a further 674 sq.ft) with some exposed and painted walls, beams and flagstone flooring, early internal viewing of this individual character home is strongly recommended to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer. 

ENTRANCE Stone wall leading to forecourt with crazy paved area, impressive mature wisteria wrapping to the front and right hand side of the property, to the left hand side is double doors leading to garage. To the right hand side is a high retaining wall with gates leading to car parking & garage, covered porch, main front door with black front and frosted upper panels leading to: 

LOBBY Coir matting, dado rail, door to: 

DRAWING ROOM 16' 9" x 14' 10" (5.11m x 4.52m) Original exposed beams to ceiling, stripped and painted floorboards, two radiators, power points, painted wood panelling to all walls with wall lights, wooden mantle with brick inlay and open fire with grated and tiled hearth (not tested), sash style window to front aspect, to one side of chimney breast is a large walk-in storage cupboard with range of shelving and cloak hooks, arched opening leading to inner hallway with sliding door, door to: 

DINING ROOM 22' 9" x 13' 5" decreasing to 9'9 to front of chimney breast (6.93m x 4.09m) Sash style window to front aspect, exposed beams to wall and ceiling, large storage cupboard, wall lights, power points, radiator, door to inner hallway, brick surround open fireplace with hearth (not tested) and wooden mantle, part glazed panelled door leading to inner lobby. 

HALLWAY Door leading to inner lobby, built-in storage cupboard with range of shelving, recessed with cloaks hanging area, roll top radiator, staircase (1) rising to first floor, borrowed light window overlooking rear vestibule. 

CLOAKROOM Close coupled w.c., with twin flush, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback, sash style window to rear aspect overlooking garden, radiator, quarry tiled flooring, wall light, panelled door. 

STUDY 22' 4" x 12' 2" decreasin to 10'0" to front of chimney breast (6.81m x 3.71m) Concealed chimney breast with brick and tile inlay with open fire with brick hearth, radiator, power points, sash style window to front aspect, twin glazed windows to side overlooking driveway, exposed beams to ceiling, recessed area with book shelving, door leading to rear garden, small pane window overlooking rear garden, small low level built-in storage cupboard. 

REAR FOYER Stretching almost the width of the house is an inner hall / foyer, red tiled flooring, radiator, alarm panel, second radiator with cover over, twin doors with glazing leading to garden, lantern light Victorian style roof with glazed panels, inset spotlights, twin glazed doors with windows to either side, exposed brick walls leading to conservatory, from this area is a further lobby area leading to utility room, built-in double doored larder. 

UTILITY ROOM 11' 5" x 8' 0" decreasing to 6'2" (3.48m x 2.44m) Window to rear aspect, tiled work surface, range of wall and floor units, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, washing machine point, power points, space for tumble dryer, serving hatch to boiler room, door to garage. 

BOILER ROOM 7' 9" x 4' 5" (2.36m x 1.35m) Window to side, wall mounted 'Vaillant' boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested), free standing large cylinder with pump system. 

SITTING ROOM 18' 3" x 11' 4" (5.56m x 3.45m) Wooden floorboards, two radiators, borrowed light window overlooking conservatory, twin doors with full height panels to either side leading to conservatory, twin sash style windows to rear aspect with low sills overlooking rear garden with far reaching views towards Portsdown Hill in the distance, power points, dividing small step with wooden surface and joist support over leading to: 

KITCHEN 15' 8" x 11' 7" (4.78m x 3.53m) Measurements do not include recessed area with door to inner lobby. Wooden flooring, radiator, second staircase rising to first floor, door to side with cat flap, comprehensive range of wall and floor units with wooden work surface over, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, dishwasher point, blue tiled surrounds, small paned glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden with far reaching views towards Portsdown Hill in the distance, brushed steel fronted power points, under unit lighting, space for American style fridge/freezer, free standing range style cooker with six ring gas hob and ovens under, glass extractor hood, fan and light over, exposed beams to ceiling.

 

CONSERVATORY 20' 0" x 11' 3" (6.1m x 3.43m) Ceiling height of approximately 13'0". Tall windows on three aspects with bay style window overlooking rear garden and far reaching views towards Portsdown Hill in the distance, low level sill with tongue and grooved panelling, matching painted skirting boards, high ceiling with pitched roof, six skylight windows, Victorian supporting rods and clad with tongue and grooved panelling, wall uplighters, flagstone style tiled flooring, twin doors with glazed panels to upper section leading to garden, twin doors to inner lobby. 

FIRST FLOOR Access from primary staircase (1 � south east wing) leading to landing with archway, exposed beams to wall and ceilings, some with panelling, feature wooden opening leading to north west wing.  

BEDROOM 2 21' 7" x 10' 9" to front of chimney breast increasing to 13'0" (6.58m x 3.28m) Measurements include storage space into eaves with exposed beams to wall, beams to ceiling, spotlights, power points, small paned window to side aspect overlooking driveway, radiator, door to hallway, windows to front aspect, wall spotlights, interlinking door leading to: 

BEDROOM 3 17' 2" x 11' 10" (5.23m x 3.61m) Internal wooden wall with doorway leading to landing, fire surround with tiled inlay, sash style window to front aspect with radiator under, painted beam to ceiling, power points. 

BEDROOM 5 11' 11" x 12' 4" maximum, decreasing to 9'0" at narrowest point (3.63m x 3.76m) Borrowed light window overlooking stairwell, ceiling coving, picture rail, power points, built-in wardrobe, sash style window to rear aspect with low sill with far reaching views over garden towards Portsdown Hill in the distance, radiator, panelled door. 

BEDROOM 4 13' 8" x 10' 1" (4.17m x 3.07m) Sash style window to front aspect with radiator under, exposed beams to ceiling, panelled door, power points, borrowed light window to inner hallway. 

INNER LANDING Painted walls and exposed beams, door to; 

FAMILY BATHROOM 10' 9" x 8' 8" (3.28m x 2.64m) Sash style window to front aspect overlooking roof and parapet over garage, free standing double ended bath with central mixer tap, chrome heated towel rail, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashback with mirror over, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, second heated towel rail, low level w.c., with twin flush, wooden flooring, large shower cubicle with drying area to one end, shower screen and drench style hood with separate shower attachment, wall mounted tap. 

DRESSING ROOM / BEDROOM 16' 9" x 12' 4" (5.11m x 3.76m) Comprehensive range of floor to ceiling built-in wardrobes to one wall with hanging space and shelving, radiator, power points, ceiling coving, picture rail, sash style window to rear aspect with low sill and far reaching views over rear garden towards Paulsgrove Lake and Portsdown Hill in the distance, wood surround fireplace with green tiled inlay, wall lights, picture rail, power points, dado rail, door to: 

NORTH WEST WING Landing with stairs leading down to the kitchen, door to: 

JACK & JILL BATHROOM White suite comprising; panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, narrow built-in storage cupboard, tiled surrounds, twin chrome heated towel rails, low level w.c., with twin flush, ornate wash hand basin with mixer tap, tiled splashback and mirror, ceiling spotlights, frosted window to side aspect, wooden flooring, interlinking door leading to: 

BEDROOM 1 15' 3" x 11' 2" (4.65m x 3.4m) Measurements do not include recessed area with door leading to en-suite, access to loft space, power points, radiator, twin small glazed windows to rear aspect with far reaching views over rear garden towards Paulsgrove Lake and Portsdown Hill in the distance. 

GARAGE 1 16' 8" x 11' 10" maximum, decreasing to 11'0" (5.08m x 3.61m) Twin wooden doors to front aspect, wall mounted electric meter, door to utility room, fluorescent tube lighting. 

OUTSIDE To the front is stone wall with opening leading to forecourt, mature wisteria wrapping over the front of the property and around to the right hand side of the house, covered porch with lead roof leading to main front door.

To the right hand side of the property is a brick paved area with pedestrian gateway, high brick wall with twin wooden remote controlled gates providing access to driveway, shingle driveway leading to front of garage two, brick paved area with off road car parking for numerous cars. Central raised island with stepping stones, mature trees, bushes and magnolia tree leading to side and rear of the property, cold outside water tap, crazy paved area to the side of the garage with twin wooden doored built-in storage.
The pathway wraps round to the right hand side of the property and to the rear of the garage with a brick retaining wall, shrubs, evergreens, raised flower beds with fish pond, directly to the rear of the conservatory is a paved area leading to lawned garden and mature shrubs.

The left hand side of the garden is enclosed by a brick retaining wall (trellis fencing over) with a matching wall to the right hand side, mature trees, range of apple trees, shrubs and bushes, the garden is divided by a thick hedge with stable style gateways leading to a further lwaned area with brick built apple store, the fenced garden then wraps round behind the adjacent properties to the right with a fenced in all weather tennis court, chalet / pavilion with decked area, to the outer boundary on the left hand side is a brick retaining wall, to the right hand side is fencing and mature hedges, the garden backs onto open fields, children's play area then onto the harbour. The whole plot extends to 1.22 acres
 

GARAGE 2 18' 3" x 8' 8" (5.56m x 2.64m) Twin wood doors, two side pedestrian doors. 

WORKSHOP 11' 2" x 10' 4" (3.4m x 3.15m) Two pedestrian doors, windows to side and rear aspects. Storage cupboard adjacent. 

APPLE STORE 8' 5" x 6' 5" (2.57m x 1.96m) On raised pelmet with window to rear and pedestrian door. 

PAVILION 14' 4" x 10' 7" (4.37m x 3.23m) Windows on all aspects, twin doors to front leading to covered veranda, overlooking the tennis court.  

Property Features

  • A Charming Grade II Listed Family Home
  • Rich in Character & Historic Details
  • Set in a Conservation Area
  • Five Bedrooms & Five Reception Rooms
  • 4313 sq ft of Living Space inc Garaging & Outbuildings
  • Plot Extends 1.22 Acres
  • All Weather Tennis Court
  • Close To Local Amenities

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