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FORMER VICTORIAN FARM HOUSE SITUATED IN UPPER SHIRLEY SAT ON A PLOT OF 1/3 ACRE.
Upper Shirley's original and earliest house is a hidden gem. Built in 1872, this former Victorian farmhouse is one of the most unusual and exciting opportunities to come to the market in recent years. Boasting accommodation exceeding 2,500sqft, and a plot approaching 1/3 acre, this house is steeped in history and character, with an abundance of period features which remain untouched.
Upon entering the property, the welcoming entrance hallway provides a striking first impression of the house. With high ceilings and ornate coving, this room, along with the sitting, dining and family room, is laid with original hard wood flooring. Both the sitting and dining room benefit from working open fireplaces, with original, traditional square bay windows.
The kitchen/ family room is a practical, sociable space, with a breakfast bar dividing the two areas and providing useful work top space. The kitchen offers attractive views over the rear garden and a side door leads from here into the boot room with built in storage, utility/ cloakroom and rear garden.
Situated to the west side of the house is what used to be an annex, now incorporated into the main living accommodation, with access from both the hallway and sitting rooms. This includes a large reception room, additional kitchen, storage and ground floor bathroom.
From the main hallway, a door under the staircase leads down to the cellar, which is currently being used for storage. Housing a chest freezer and the boiler, this space stays very warm, making it an ideal space for drying clothes.
Leading up the staircase to the first floor, six bedrooms are on offer. To the rear of the property, an incredibly large bathroom with freestanding shower and separate bath can be found. Stairs lead from the main landing to an attractive reading area, which in turn leads to the fifth bedroom.
Bedrooms one, two and three all have beautiful bay windows, with mature wisteria framing the window of bedroom three. The fourth bedroom is another large double. All sash windows on the first floor have been renovated to a high spec.
Without question, one of the most appealing aspects of this house is the unusually large plot, measuring nearly 1/3 acre. Once divided into 'rooms', the current owners have spent some time opening this up and cutting it back. A wide driveway leads down the side of the house and into the double garage, which still houses two inspection pits. A rear extension to the garage allows for more storage, or could be converted. The rest of the garden is mature, with fruit cages, brick built compost bins and a variety of fruit trees, the remanence of an old apple orchard. The space is incredibly private, peaceful and well established, with little noise other than players hitting balls at the nearby Bassett Tennis Club and the array of birds and wildlife often found in the garden.
The sale of this property represents an incredibly rare opportunity to secure one of Upper Shirley's earliest and largest homes.
Prospective purchasers are advised to enquire early in order to avoid disappointment.
Sitting Room 5.18m (17') Inc Bay Window x 3.89m (12'9)
Reception Room 3.96m (13') x 3.58m (11'9)
Dining Room 5.18m (17') Inc Bay Window x 3.89m (12'9)
Kitchen/Family Room 6.5m (21'4) x 4.78m (15'8)
Kitchenette 4.27m (14') x 2.36m (7'9)
Utility Room 2.82m (9'3) x 1.7m (5'7)
Ground Floor Bathroom 2.06m (6'9) x 1.4m (4'7)
Cellar 5.87m (19'3) x 3.56m (11'8)
Bedroom 1 5.18m (17') Inc Bay Window x 3.89m (12'9)
Bedroom 2 5.18m (17') Inc Bay Window x 3.89m (12'9)
Bedroom 3 4.9m (16'1) Inc Bay Window x 3.58m (11'9)
Bedroom 4 3.96m (13') x 3.58m (11'9)
Bedroom 5 4.32m (14'2) x 2.49m (8'2)
Bedroom 6 2.67m (8'9) x 1.75m (5'9)
Bathroom 3.96m (13') x 2.31m (7'7)
Largest Plot In Upper Shirley
Original Farmhouse In Upper Shirley
Approaching One Third Of An Acre
Abundance Of Period Features
Four/ Five Reception Rooms
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