Offered to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years, this former vicarage offers simply stunning accommodation and an array of original character features throughout. The multipurpose living space includes 9 bedrooms and 4 reception rooms with panoramic views from the upper floors.
This unlisted former vicarage is offered to the market for the first time in nearly 50 years with no forward chain and has had just 3 previous owners in its history. The house is characterised by a series of elegantly proportioned reception rooms with high ceilings and many original features including period fireplaces, a coal fired cooking range, deep skirting boards, original door furniture, and servant call bells with indicator board. The substantial accommodation includes four reception rooms, fitted kitchen with large larder room, and wash room leading to coal cellar on the ground floor. The nine bedrooms are split over the first and second floor with the master bedroom benefiting from a Jack-and-Jill bathroom and a gorgeous feature ceiling. Stunning panoramic views can be enjoyed from the upper floor front aspects stretching for approximately 3 kilometres to the southern aspect across the River Itchen. The property is positioned on a generous plot with a sizeable driveway providing parking for multiple cars and to the rear is the remarkable garden split into lawn and lower terrace areas. A lovely focal point is the pergola covered seating areas. The sought-after Bitterne Park area has excellent school catchments and is convenient for Riverside Park and the River Itchen. An internal viewing is highly recommended for this exceptional house which is completely unique for this area and unsurpassed for character features and expanse of accommodation
The lych porch was added to the house when it was a vicarage. It is brick built with a clay tiled roof, original quarry tiled flooring, and glazed windows to the front and side aspects. This leads through an arch to the original inner porch.
Hallway 28' 1" max x 9' max ( 8.56m max x 2.74m max )
The grand hallway gives an imposing entry to the property and has a glazed door to the front aspect, glazed windows to the front aspect, carpeted flooring, two radiators, and stairs leading to the first floor.
Leading from the main hallway with a glazed door to the side aspect opening onto the rear garden with a fitted foot mat and a door leading to the downstairs lavatory.
Fitted with an original Williams Dibden & Sons high level W.C., a mirror, and original quarry tiled flooring.
Drawing Room 20' x 14' ( 6.10m x 4.27m )
The first reception room benefits from a stunning ornamental Victorian fireplace, glazed bow window to the front aspect with original sash windows, fitted bowed radiator under the window and secondary radiator to the rear, picture rails, carpeted flooring, wall lights, and a television point.
Dining Room 20' into bow window x 14' ( 6.10m into bow window x 4.27m )
The second reception room benefits from an early 18th century marble Adams style fireplace, linoleum tiled flooring, picture rails, glazed bow window to the front aspect with original sash windows, fitted bowed radiator under the window and secondary radiator to rear, and wall lights.
Breakfast Room 15' 9" max x 13' 9" max ( 4.80m max x 4.19m max )
The third reception room leading to the kitchen features the original Edwardian servant's bell box with functional indicator flags, coal fired range, vinyl flooring, a radiator, original sash windows to the side aspect, picture rails, and fitted cupboards.
Study / Family Room 15' 9" max x 13' 9" max ( 4.80m max x 4.19m max )
The fourth reception room has an open Edwardian brick fireplace, glazed bow window to the side aspect, carpeted flooring, picture rails, a radiator, television point, and glazed door leading to the garage.
Kitchen 15' 9" x 10' ( 4.80m x 3.05m )
The curtained entrance from the breakfast room brings you into the kitchen which has a one bowl sink double drainer unit with cupboard below, secondary one bowl sink with cupboard below, base level cupboards with work surface over, four ring gas hob, integrated eye level electric oven, space and plumbing for dishwasher, space for full size fridge/freezer, space for under counter freezer, a radiator, and glazed windows to the rear and side aspects. From here doors lead to the wash house and larder.
Larder 7' 8" x 6' 3" ( 2.34m x 1.91m )
This large storage room leading from the kitchen has the original slate cold shelf, original quarry tiled flooring, and a glazed window to the rear aspect with original fly screen.
Wash House 15' 4" x 6' ( 4.67m x 1.83m )
Handy room with original quarry tiled flooring, a glass roof, a glazed door to the side aspect opening onto the driveway, solid wood door leading from the kitchen, glazed window to the side aspect, plumbing for washing machine, and a wall mounted "Worcester" gas central heating boiler.
A door leads to the coal cellar which features a coal hatch.
First Floor Landing
The split staircase leads from the entrance hall to the first floor landing and continues up to the second floor landing. The first floor landing has carpeted flooring, a glazed window to the side aspect, and a radiator.
Bedroom One 20' into bow window x 14' ( 6.10m into bow window x 4.27m )
Situated on the first floor with a gorgeous printed feature ceiling, glazed bow window to the front aspect with secondary glazing, picture rails, carpeted flooring, and two radiators.
Bedroom Two / Library 19' 9" into bow window x 14' 1" ( 6.02m into bow window x 4.29m )
Situated on the first floor with a glazed bow window to the front aspect, carpeted flooring, picture rails, and fitted cupboards.
Bedroom Three 14' max x 14' max ( 4.27m max x 4.27m max )
Situated on the first floor with a glazed bow window to the side aspect, picture rails, laminate flooring, and a radiator.
Bedroom Four 14' 1" max x 14' max ( 4.29m max x 4.27m max )
Situated on the first floor with glazed windows to the side aspect, picture rails, carpeted and laminate flooring, and a radiator.
Bedroom Five / Linen Room 15' 8" x 7' 1" ( 4.78m x 2.16m )
Situated on the first floor with an airing cupboard, built-in storage cupboard, glazed window to the rear aspect, carpeted flooring, and a radiator.
Previously used as a tenth bedroom, this Jack & Jill bathroom can be accessed from the master bedroom or from the first floor landing. The bathroom is fitted with a corner bath and a wash hand basin and also has carpeted flooring, a glazed window to the front aspect, and picture rails.
The main bathroom leads from the first floor landing and is fitted with a bath, shower cubicle with power shower, and a wash hand basin. The room also has a glazed window to the rear aspect, heated towel rail, carpeted flooring, and fitted shelving.
The separate lavatory has a W.C., ornate basket-weave fully tiled walls, a glazed window to the side aspect, and vinyl flooring.
Second Floor Landing
The split staircase leads from the first floor landing to a secondary landing which provides access to a substantial eaves storage space which is part boarded with lighting and a power supply. The stairs continue up to the second floor landing which has a glazed window to the rear aspect, loft access hatch, carpeted flooring, and a radiator.
Bedroom Six 13' 7" x 12' 5" ( 4.14m x 3.78m )
Situated on the second floor with a glazed window to the front aspect with secondary glazing providing stunning views across Southampton, carpeted flooring, and a radiator.
Bedroom Seven 14' max x 13' max ( 4.27m max x 3.96m max )
Situated on the second floor with a glazed window to the front aspect with secondary glazing giving stunning views across Southampton, carpeted flooring, and a radiator.
Bedroom Eight 10' 4" max x 9' 5" max ( 3.15m max x 2.87m max )
Situated on the second floor with a glazed window to the side aspect and carpeted flooring.
Bedroom Nine 10' 4" max x 9' 5" max ( 3.15m max x 2.87m max )
Situated on the second floor with a glazed window to the side aspect and carpeted flooring.
Integral Garage 22' 7" x 13' 3" ( 6.88m x 4.04m )
Accessed through double doors to the front aspect or through the side door from the fourth reception room. The integral garage would made an ideal workshop with a garage pit, a pitched roof for additional storage space, and lighting and a power supply.
Detached Garage 22' x 9' 2" ( 6.71m x 2.79m )
Accessed via up and over doors to the front aspect or through the garden door from the rear aspect. The garage has has lighting and a power supply.
Approach & Driveway
The shingled driveway leads to the front of the house and continues round the side of the property to the detached garage with parking available for multiple cars. Paved steps lead up to the front door past the attractive planted surround. The property is set well back from the road and is sheltered by the high bush border to the front.
The fence enclosed rear garden is split into two levels. The lower terrace is paved with two pond areas and a planted border including Agapanthus. Steps lead up to a level lawn area. A winning feature of the garden is the pergola covered seating area with gorgeous blooming wisteria over. The garden also has a gated side exit, an outside tap, three brick built storage shed, and a selection of well established shrubs, trees, and flowers. There are three garden taps and a rainwater irrigation system.
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