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Property InformationDetached House
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION on 28th August 2019 at 11am at The Ageas Suite, Ageas Bowl Cricket Ground, Botley Road, West End, Southampton, SO30 3XH. Whitley Lodge is situated within delightful and established grounds which amount in all to almost one acre (promap approximately 0.92). The property offers great potential to redevelop subject to any necessary planning consents. The house itself stands within an elevated position within the plot and enjoys a high degree of privacy. Built in 1932, this impressive character residence has a host of attractive architectural features which combine to create a truly individual and unique home. The property is constructed of local Funtley bricks and tiles, this important local property has well-proportioned living accommodation that includes reception hall, dual aspect drawing room with bay window and open fireplace, dining room with bay window, fitted kitchen, breakfast room/morning room and cloakroom. On the first floor, there is a generous principal bedroom with dressing room and en-suite bathroom, two further double bedrooms, family bathroom and separate WC. On the second floor, there are a further two rooms, one which is used as a study and the second as a fourth bedroom.
The gardens and grounds are a particular feature of this property and include a generous drive, large detached garage and extensive gardens with a large variety of established shrubs and plants and many mature trees. An early viewing is strongly recommended by the sole agent.
With exposed brick work and timber pillars.
Front door with stained glass panel and two stained glass windows adjacent. Staircase rising to the first floor with built-in understairs cupboard and additional space for coats. Attractive timber flooring. Two radiators.
Two windows to rear elevation. Low level WC. Pedestal hand basin. Built-in cupboard. Attractive timber flooring.
This generous room has as its focal point, an impressive open Inglenook style fireplace made of Funtley bricks with attractive detailing and large tiled hearth. There are also two leaded windows to either side of the chimney breast. Large bay window to the front elevation with window seat beneath. Painted panelling to walls, ceiling beams and high level display plate rack. Three radiators.
Dual aspect. Large square bay window to front elevation with window seat beneath and additional window to side elevation. Panelled walls. Radiator. High level plate rack.
Two windows to rear elevation. Well-maintained kitchen which was fitted in 1961 with a range of base cupboards, drawers and matching wall units. Work tops with space beneath for washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer. Gas cooker point. Mainly tiled walls.
MORNING ROOM/BREAKFAST ROOM
This later addition to the house has a triple aspect with windows to front, side and rear elevations and windows opening onto the rear garden. Radiator. Floor mounted ‘Potterton Kingfisher’ gas boiler serving the gas central heating and domestic hot water. Fitted shelving.
Fixed steps leading to the second floor. Stained glass window to rear elevation. Picture rail and arch to:
With doors to:
Window to rear elevation. Low level WC.
Double glazed window to rear elevation. Cast iron bath. Pedestal hand basin. Tiled walls. Range of fitted cupboards one of which houses the lagged hot water tank.
Large leaded window to front elevation. Ample fitted wardrobes. Opening to:
Dual aspect with leaded windows to side and rear elevations. Radiator.
Leaded window to front elevation. Panelled bath with shower attachment and fitted shower screen. Low level WC. Bidet. Hand basin with cupboards beneath. Radiator. Tiled walls.
Leaded window to front elevation. Radiator. Hand basin.
Leaded window to front elevation. Panelling to walls. Picture rail. Radiator.
Window to rear elevation. Tongue and groove cladding to walls and ceiling. Built-in storage cupboards.
Window to side elevation. Tongue and groove cladding to walls and ceiling. Eaves storage space.
The property is approached over a tarmac driveway which provides space for parking and turning and access to a large detached single garage.
The gardens and grounds which amount to almost one acre, surround the property and on the lower level, adjacent to the driveway there are extensive lawned areas interspersed with established shrubs and trees. From the driveway, a gate leads to a wide flight of steps leading to the upper level of garden and the house. In front of the house there is a paved terrace with a variety of plants and shrubs. Adjacent to the property there is a large lawned area with established shrubs and trees to all sides. The gardens continue to the rear of the house where there is a further extensive paved patio and greenhouse. Behind the greenhouse there are two substantial brick built outbuildings adjoining each other with lighting and power connected. The first has a quarry tiled floor, sink unit and also includes a gardener’s WC. The second has double doors for access and is used for storage purposes. Beyond this, there is an area of natural woodland with many established trees. There is a further lawned area adjacent to the morning room with further established shrubs, plants and a timber summer house. The entire garden enjoys a high degree of privacy and provides a truly wonderful setting for the house.
Fareham Borough Council. Tax Band G. Payable 2019/2020. £2,777.10.
Buyers Admin Fee: £600 inc VAT (£500 + VAT), payable on exchange of contracts.
Disbursements: Please see legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.