Guide price £1,125,000
An exceptional semi-detached Victorian town house, well placed within walking distance of the station, city centre and its many excellent amenities Cranworth Road is a quiet residential road lying on the northern side of the station, accessed off the Stockbridge Road on its south side. Running off it are Hatherley Road and Fairfield Road and it also leads through to the Andover Road. Consequently, it is within walking distance of the High Street and city centre which has an eclectic range of shops, restaurants, coffee shops, theatre, cinema and sports centre. There are wonderful walks around the old historic part of the City including the Cathedral Close, the College, and along the banks of the River Itchen. It is within the catchment area of Weston C of E Primary School and the Westgate School and is an easy walk of the Peter Symonds Sixth Form College. Unquestionably it can be described as the perfect city location for a growing family. There is fast access onto the M3, north to London, M25 orbital motorway and airports, to the south (M27) and the busy conurbation along the South Coast. The property is a wonderful semi-detached Victorian townhouse, which has mellow brick elevations, part slate hung with inset sash windows, in the main under a slate and dormered roof. The house has been recently extended to create an exceptional kitchen area and the roof space converted to provide two further bedrooms and a second bathroom. The house is extremely well presented, much architectural detailing has been retained and the rooms are well proportioned with good ceiling heights, so typical of the Victorian era. The accommodation is laid out over three floors:- From the pavement a patterned quarry tiled path leads up to a recessed entrance porch and the front door opens into the entrance hall which has a pine boarded floor, moulded cornicing, a decorative archway and stairs rising to the first floor. The charming sitting room has a bay window, Victorian fireplace, fitted cupboards and book and display shelves. The study doubles up as a children's play room, it too has a Victorian fireplace and a number of fitted cupboards and shelves, ideal for toys and books. There is a useful utility/boot room and back door to the side path. The recently added kitchen/dining/family room is a real feature and an asset to the house, partly vaulted, it has lovely views up the gardens through bi-fold doors which open out onto the paved terrace. The smart kitchen units have grey panelled door fronts, wood worktops and there are a number of integrated appliances. Concealed in one corner is a cloakroom. On the first floor the doors are old stripped pine panelled doors, there are three bedrooms and bathroom, and on the second floor two further double bedrooms and a good sized bathroom. The back bedroom has far reaching views over this part of the city. Outside Fronting Cranworth Road there is a low brick wall, behind which is a mature hedge. A side pathway leads down to the west facing gardens, they are extremely well stocked with many choice plants and shrubs, climbers include wisteria, clematis, honeysuckle and roses. There is a good expanse of lawn and two garden sheds. A perfect safe environment for a young family. The property has the benefit of residents' and visitors' car parking permits.
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