Guide Price £750,000
An imposing, detached Victorian/Edwardian residence, believed to have been built circa 1902, for the first Sea Lord at Portsmouth Naval Base.The accommodation has been updated throughout and a number of original features have been retained, with some sash double glazed windows.The accommodation is arranged over two primary floors and comprises; drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, loggia, cloakroom and shower room on the ground floor which extends into a fully heated pool room incorporating environmentally controlled swimming pool and 'hot tub', with four double bedrooms, cloakroom and bathroom on the first floor. Highbank sits proudly elevated overlooking the Havant Road and within minutes walk to local shopping amenities, bus routes, recreation grounds and is within catchment of both Solent and Springfield Schools (subject to confirmation). Having a gated entrance, double detached garage, rear gardens extending approximately 200' in length
PROPERTY SUMMARY An imposing, detached Victorian / Edwardian residence, believed to have been built circa 1902, for the first Sea Lord at Portsmouth Naval Base. Over many years the property has had multiple use and at one time was a doctors surgery. The accommodation has been updated throughout and a number of original features have been retained, with some sash double glazed windows. The accommodation is arranged over two primary floors and comprises; drawing room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen / breakfast room, loggia, cloakroom and shower room on the ground floor which extends into a fully heated pool room incorporating environmentally controlled swimming pool and 'hot tub', with four double bedrooms, cloakroom and bathroom on the first floor. 'Highbank' sits proudly elevated overlooking the Havant Road and within minutes walk to local shopping amenities, bus routes, recreation grounds and is within catchment of both Solent and Springfield Schools (subject to confirmation). Having a gated entrance , monoblock paved driveway, double detached garage, established rear gardens extending approximately 200' in length, early internal viewing for the more discerning purchaser is strongly recommended.
ENTRANCE Lowered kerb leading to pillared gateway with sandstone coping stones over, entry phone system, external letterbox, plaque depicting house name and number, high retaining wall, twin wrought iron gates leading to brick paviour driveway to left hand side of the property measuring a maximum of 17'7" in width x approximately 58'0" in depth, enclosed by fence panelling to one side, brick retaining wall to the other, further brick retaining wall to right hand side with curved steps leading to front garden, towards the northern end of the driveway is access to the garage with a recessed storage area and cold water tap, directly to the front is a brick retaining wall with hedge over, lawned garden with pathway with bushes and evergreens leading to main front door, symmetrical frontage with central twin storm doors with windows to either side and over leading to:
PORCH High pitched roof, quarry tiled flooring, original leadlight stained glass panels to door with matching panels to either side and over leading to:
HALLWAY Black and white checked tiled flooring, balustrade staircase with feature newel posts rising to first floor, radiator, infinity ceiling with ceiling rose, dado rail, doors to primary rooms, door to understairs storage cupboard housing electric meter, further built-in cloaks cupboard with shelving and coat hooks, dimmer switches, entry phone system.
DINING ROOM 16' 8" x 13' 0" (5.08m x 3.96m) Double glazed sash window to front aspect with glazed panels over, overlooking front garden and driveway, wooden flooring, high ceiling measuring 11' in height with central ceiling rose, ornate coving and cornicing, feature architraves, tall skirting boards, double radiator, central chimney breast with wood surround fireplace with coal effect gas fired (no tested) cast iron inlay with tiles and tiled hearth, power points.
SITTING ROOM INC. STUDY AREA 19' 0" x 17' 1" (5.79m x 5.21m) Sitting room; square wood sash double glazed windows to front aspect into square bay with glazed panels over, high skirting boards, high ceiling measuring approximately 11' in height, central ceiling rose, coving and cornicing, double radiator, power points, arched opening leading to study area; double glazed windows to side aspect with low sills, matching window to front overlooking garden, dimmer switch, central chimney breast with surround fireplace, cast iron arched inlay with tiled hearth and living flame coal effect gas fire (not tested), dimmer switch, power points.
KITCHEN 14' 0" x 13' 0" (4.27m x 3.96m) Ceiling coving and central rose, glazed panelled door with sash window to one side leading to lean-to, double radiator, slate tiled flooring, original wooden sliding door dresser to one wall with storage cupboards and drawers under, ceramic tiled splashback, central peninsular unit with breakfast bar to one side, storage drawers and cupboards to the other with basket shelving, storage cupboard over with display corner shelving, recess to chimney breast with tiled inlay, free standing 'Rangemaster Classic 90' cream and black range with five ring gas hob and ovens under, tall built-in storage cupboard to one side, inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, integrated dishwasher, fridge and freezer with matching doors, integrated washing machine, high level plate rack with drawers under, sash window to side aspect, door to hallway, dimmer switch, power points, door to:
WALK IN LARDER Range of shelving, window to rear aspect.
LOGGIA Double glazed windows to side and rear aspect with top panes, twin doors leading to rear garden, slate tiled flooring.
FAMILY ROOM 20' 5" x 13' 7" (6.22m x 4.14m) Decreasing to 9'10" Double glazed windows to side aspect overlooking driveway with tall window to one side, dimmer switches, radiator, door leading to outer lobby, wall lights, power points.
OUTER LOBBY Tiled flooring, door to:
BOILER & PUMP ROOM 12' 0" x 5' 0" (3.66m x 1.52m) Heatstar boiler and pump system with filtration system (not tested) for swimming pool, double glazed window to side aspect, wall mounted boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating to the house for the rear ground floor rooms and the pool (not tested), separate pool consumer box, space for tumble dryer, radiator, power points.
CLOAKROOM Low level w.c., wall mounted wash hand basin, heated towel rail, window to rear aspect, tiled flooring.
SHOWER / CHANGING ROOM 8' 10" x 7' 8" (2.69m x 2.34m) Tiled flooring, twin double glazed doors with windows over leading to swimming pool, large shower cubicle with sliding panelled door, drench style hood and separate shower attachment, wash hand basin with mixer tap and cupboards under and to one side, extractor fan, heated towel rail, cloaks hanging area.
SWIMMING POOL COMPLEX 42' 7" x 18' 1" (12.98m x 5.51m) 1.5 meters at shallow end x 3 metres at deepest end. Polycarbonate glazed roof with glass sides and sliding mechanism to the central portion, tiled surrounds, to one end is a hot tub with sliding double glazed door leading to rear garden, the pool measures 13'0" in width x 31'0" in length with steps leading down at one end.
FIRST FLOOR Mezzanine landing to rear with balustrade staircase rising to primary landing, feature newel posts, dado rail, dimmer switches, doors to primary rooms.
BEDROOM 3 14' 0" x 13' 0" (4.27m x 3.96m) Twin double glazed sash windows to rear aspect overlooking swimming pool and garden, built-in cupboard to one wall with boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating to the main house (not tested), panelled door, power points.
BEDROOM 4 11' 6" x 10' 0" (3.51m x 3.05m) Double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking swimming pool and garden, built-in storage cupboard to one side of chimney breast, dimmer switch, power points, panelled door.
CLOAKROOM Black and white checked flooring, low level w.c., radiator, small window to side aspect, panelled door.
PRIMARY LANDING Dimmer switch, sliding door leading to bathroom, doors to bedrooms.
FEATURE BATHROOM Claw footed panelled bath raised at one end with brass mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, access to loft space, double glazed sash window to front aspect, heated towel, black and white checked flooring.
BEDROOM 1 16' 7" into bay window x 13' 1" (5.05m x 3.99m) Double glazed sash bay window to front aspect with far reaching views towards Langstone Harbour in the distance, central chimney breast with built-in wardrobes to either side with hanging space, storage over and central shelf, high ceiling, panelled door, dimmer switch, power points.
BEDROOM 2 14' 1" x 13' 0" (4.29m x 3.96m) Twin sash windows to front aspect, central chimney breast with cast iron surround fireplace and tiled hearth, built-in wardrobes to either side with sliding doors, hanging space and shelving, storage cupboards over, panelled door, power points.
GARAGE 18' 0" x 18' 0" (5.49m x 5.49m) Large up and over door, lighting, power points, windows and twin doors leading to rear garden.
OUTSIDE Directly to the rear, accessible from the lean-to is a patio area with outside cold water tap, brick retaining wall with flowering shrub borders and fence panelling, the patio wraps round to the rear of the swimming pool with a further brick retaining wall and steps leading to first layer lawned terrace laid to lawn with further curved brick wall and access to garage, centrally to this area are stepping stone steps leading to upper lawn divided by trees, central pathway with lawns to either side, enclosed by fence panelling on both sides, wooden built shed, pergola and BBQ area.
CELLAR 16' 0" x 10' 7" (4.88m x 3.23m) Internal store room.
- An Imposing Early Edwardian Detached Residence
- Four Bedrooms
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool & Hot Tub
- Three Reception Rooms
- Gated Car Parking & Double Garage
- Gardens Extending Approx 200'
- Elevated Location
- Some Original / Character Features