Detached house for sale in Bassett Avenue, Southampton SO16

Detached house for sale - 5 bedrooms 5 2 4
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Property features

  • Imposing double fronted traditional family home of 2500sqft
  • Immense character and stature
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Quarter acre plot
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three large reception rooms
  • Stylish kitchen/breakfast room
  • Double length garage

Property description

We are privileged to represent one of Bassett's grandest homes. This imposing double fronted detached residence of 2500sqft has immense character and stature and is situated on a principal road leading in and out of the city within a plot of a quarter of an acre.

Owner's Comments

"We fell in love with this home when we first saw it because of the character, the high ceilings and the enormous room sizes. We knew that the home had huge potential and we have enjoyed renovating it over the last few years so that it benefited from modern features yet retained original features such as the original fire places upstairs and even the air raid shelter. “

“It is handy being able to walk to the Sports Centre or to the Common. As well as having good access to the motorway network, train stations and the airport for commuting."


A rare and impressive feature is the indoor swimming pool complex that allows the most appreciative of owners to relax in comfort but also offers scope to be adapted (stp) to provide an annexe or additional ground floor accommodation. The well proportioned rooms boast high level ceilings that grace the spacious and tastefully decorated interior whilst the recently installed kitchen/breakfast room enjoys pleasant views over the garden. The sizeable loft space has exciting potential to be converted and could provide a stylish loft studio or further bedrooms with en-suite facilities. Of particular note are the ornate architraves that are present throughout the property that are further embellished with quality oak doors.


The imposing porch has a terrazzo floor and features solid columns and an oak door opens to the reception hall that creates a welcoming entrance to the property. A spindled staircase with oak panelling ascends to the first floor and a well appointed cloakroom is positioned on the left. The lounge is a spacious room centred around the limestone fireplace that has a pebble effect gas fire and the deep bay window is a pleasing feature with overhead LED lights. The grand dining room is located on the opposite side of the hall and is equal in size also benefitting from a bay window and a marblelite mantelpiece. The large third reception room boasts a distinctive angled corner bay window and has views over the garden. Twin glazed doors open to the sun room that has a door allowing access to the rear and is ideal for household plants or hot house flowers (it is currently arranged as a utility room).

The recently installed kitchen is a notable feature of the property and has a stylish range of wall and base units that have quartz work surfaces that incorporate a sink unit with an Insinkerator waste disposal unit and a mixer tap that provides instant boiling water. A sliding patio has pleasant views of the rear garden and there is ample space for a table and chairs that permits informal dining. Fitted appliances include twin ovens with plate warming drawers, a dishwasher and a five plate induction hob with an extractor hood.

The first floor landing features a spindled balustrade. The substantial loft space could (stp) be converted to provide a number of alternative options. The master bedroom is of an enviable size and incorporates a feature bay window and mantelpiece with an inset mirror and an air conditioning unit is installed. The en suite shower room has a double cubicle with a rainhead shower, close coupled WC and wash hand basin together with fully tiled walls. Bedroom two is equally impressive in size with a matching bay window and an air conditioning unit is also installed. Bedroom three features a distinctive angled corner window with views over the garden and fitted wardrobes adorn one wall. The ornate mantelpiece has an inset mirror and miniature fluted columns. Bedroom four has views over the garden and fitted wardrobes together with a double airing cupboard. Bedroom five is double in size and has a front aspect and offers the opportunity to be used as a nursery or a home office. The large family bathroom boasts a superb white suite with a wet room style walk in shower that has a glass screen, a rainfall unit and a hand held mixer attachment. A deep bath has a central side mounted waterfall mixer tap and there is a pedestal wash hand basin and a close coupled WC. The fully tiled walls have inset mosaic detail and incorporate a useful cupboard.


A substantial wall defines the front boundary and twin sets of automated solid wooden gates with an intercom system allow access to the extensive brick paved driveway. Here off road parking and turning is available for numerous vehicles. A roller door leads to the double length garage that has a vaulted ceiling and a side pedestrian door.

The rear garden comprises an extensive paved terrace that is approached from the kitchen and overlooks the lawn with neatly arranged brick planters. The indoor swimming pool complex is an outstanding feature of the property, a quality asset rarely found in the area. Five sets of sliding patio doors allow natural light to flow and space is available for lounge furniture. A shower room and WC are provided whilst a lean-to room houses the boiler and filtration equipment. Steps lead down to the rear garden that is laid to lawn and enjoys a pleasant outlook. Established shrubs create a feeling of maturity and a work shop and deck are positioned in the top left corner. An old underground WW11 air raid shelter is found in the top right corner.


Bassett is a highly sought after residential area due to the close proximity of The University campus that provides numerous facilities including The Jubilee sports complex that has an indoor swimming pool. The Turner Sims concert hall and popular Nuffield Theatre are also found nearby that host a varied programme of cultural events. The Common, Sports Centre and City Golf Course are within a short distance and provide excellent recreational open space. Access to the M27/M3 motorway network is close by and The Parkway railway station provides a fast route to Waterloo. Local shops are found in Winchester Road whilst the city centre is only two miles distant boasting major high street facilities and the West Quay shopping mall and cinema restaurant complex.

Agent Note

This impressive property has gas central heating and acoustic double glazing to the front facing rooms and bedroom three with double glazing installed elsewhere.


Proceed out of the city in a northerly direction along The Avenue and proceed straight on the cross roads and head over the mini roundabout into Bassett Avenue. Filter over into the right hand lane and the property will be found on the right hand side, just before Beechmount Road. (Post code for Sat Nav purposes is SO16 7EZ).

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