Guide Price £600,000
Old Portsmouth, Hampshire
‘Victoria House’ is an impressive house which sits proudly, like a guardsman, on the corner of one of the oldest streets in the historic, maritime Old Portsmouth conservation area, the house has dual aspect windows providing outstanding views along Broad Street in one direction and over the Napoleonic defence walls towards the Solent and Isle of Wight beyond from the other direction. We understand the house has strong sea connections with a history of various former naval owners. The accommodation is arranged over five primary floors and provides 1073 sq ft of living space and comprises; entrance hall with staircases leading to both the lower ground and first floor, a bedroom with interlinking ‘Jack & Jill’ bathroom on this level with a large bedroom and open plan wet room on the first floor, a sitting room with twin balconies and a bay window on the second floor with a further bedroom/living room on the top floor.
PROPERTY SUMMARY 'Victoria House' is an impressive house which sits proudly, like a guardsman, on the corner of one of the oldest streets in the historic, maritime Old Portsmouth conservation area, the house has dual aspect windows providing outstanding views along Broad Street in one direction and over the Napoleonic defence walls towards the Solent and Isle of Wight beyond from the other direction. We understand the house has strong sea connections with a history of various former naval owners. The accommodation is arranged over five primary floors and provides 1073 sq ft of living space and comprises; entrance hall with staircases leading to both the lower ground and first floor, a bedroom with interlinking 'Jack & Jill' bathroom on this level with a large bedroom and open plan wet room on the first floor, a sitting room with twin balconies and a bay window on the second floor with a further bedroom/living room on the top floor, we understand that potential planning would be considered positively, by the council, for a large balcony on this level, on the lower ground floor is a fully fitted kitchen including appliances and under floor heating. Having a dual aspect, most rooms on the upper four floors have either views along Broad Street towards Wyllie's House or over the Solent. Despite having no garden the second floor balconies provide the opportunity to step out and capture the views as well as providing a light and airy feel.
Being located within the conservation area of Old Portsmouth, an area described by many as being a village within a city, there are local amenities close by including pubs, restaurants, the Cathedral, the Arches, Camber Dock, fish markets, the Napoleonic walls and Harbour entrance and highly regarded Portsmouth Grammar School and Junior Schools. Early internal viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer.
ENTRANCE Railings and step leading to twin black painted wooden doors with 'Banham' locks and furniture, leading to:
HALLWAY Wooden flooring, ceiling coving, doors to primary rooms, balustrade and staircase with lighting leading to lower ground floor, wall lights, high level built-in storage cupboards, one with shelving and one housing 'Vaillant' boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (replaced in 2017), built-in cloaks cupboard with hanging rail and shelf, staircase rising to first floor, power points, radiator, double glazed window to front aspect with wrought iron railings.
BEDROOM 2 11' 5" x 7' 8" into bay window (3.48m x 2.34m) Bay window to front side aspect looking along Broad Street with sash windows, radiator, power points, ceiling coving and spotlights, door to:
BATHROOM 'P' shaped panelled bath with mixer tap and separate 'Creda' shower over, tiled surrounds, tiled flooring, low level w.c, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap, 'Jack and Jill' door leading to hallway, chrome heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR
KITCHEN / DINING ROOM 14' 8" x 13' 1" (4.47m x 3.99m) Ceiling height 7'2". Comprehensive range of black gloss fronted wall and floor units, brushed steel handles, quartz style work surface, inset 1½ sink unit with mixer tap and cupboards under, integrated dishwasher and freezer with matching doors, integrated wine cooler, corner carousel unit with wooden chopping board over, wine rack, range of drawer units, inset 'Smeg' four ring gas hob with stainless steel splashback, extractor hood, fan and light over, eye-level double oven with drawer under and shelving over, 'Neff' microwave, range of open book shelving, space for washing machine and fridge/freezer, shutter doored storage cupboard, ceramic tiled flooring, under floor heating and controls, ceiling spotlights, recess with shelving, power points and wiring for wall mounted T.V, understairs storage cupboard with range of shelving, coloured floor plinth lighting, two high level windows providing natural light.
FIRST FLOOR Landing with wall lit stairwell and staircase rising to upper floor, balustrade, door to:
BEDROOM 1 14' 4" x 11' 7" (4.37m x 3.53m) Sash bay window to side aspect with views along Broad Street towards the spire of Wyllie's House and the Napoleonic Defences, power points, built-in floor to ceiling mirror doored wardrobes to one wall with hanging space and shelving with range of central storage cupboards, sash style double glazed window to front aspect overlooking the Square Tower with views at an angle towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight beyond, contemporary style radiator, step leading up to:
WET ROOM / SHOWER ROOM 7' 9" x 5' 2" (2.36m x 1.57m) Wet room style area with floor drain away, drench style hood and separate shower attachment, wall mounted controls with 'Jet Stream' system, integrated shelving, large shower screen, concealed cistern w.c with twin flush, ceramic tiled flooring, contemporary style wash hand basin with mixer tap and mirror fronted cabinet over, storage cupboards under, contemporary style tall radiator, ceiling spotlights, double glazed sash style window overlooking the Square Tower, the Solent and the Isle of Wight beyond.
SITTING ROOM 18' 1" into bay window x 14' 2" (5.51m x 4.32m) Sash style bay window to side aspect with far reaching views along Broad Street towards the Harbour entrance, the Napoleonic Round Tower, Square Tower and Catherdal as well as the upper floors of the No. 1 Building and Spinnaker Tower, wooden flooring, window seat with central air conditioning unit, range of storage cupboards, ceiling coving, power points, balustrade, twin full height double glazed doors leading to two Juliette balconies both with outstanding views over the Solent and the Isle of Wight in the distance, wall lights, balustrade staircase with range of shelving and inset lighting leading to:
BEDROOM 3 14' 2" x 10' 4" (4.32m x 3.15m) Measurements taken from approximately 2'0" off floor level with eaves to front and rear ceilings restricting headroom, to the front roof pitch are twin skylight windows with blinds and outstanding views over the roofs towards the Solent and the Isle of Wight in the distance and overlooking the Square Tower, matching double glazed skylight windows to rear aspect with views at an angle towards No.1 Building, balustrade, wooden flooring, power points, access to storage eaves.
AGENTS NOTES Potential to create a roof terrace / balcony. Niall McAteer, planning officer for Portsmouth City Council, has confirmed in an e-mail dated 4/04/2017 in which he gives "support in principle" for the Roof Planning version 16. A copy of the plan is available on request.
- An Impressive Dual Aspect Corner Townhouse
- Views Towards The Solent & Isle of Wight
- Two / Three Bedrooms
- One / Two Living Rooms
- Fitted Kitchen / Dining Room
- Conservation Area
- Potential Creation of Roof Balcony
- Close to Amenities, Pubs, Restaurants & Waterfront