Castle Street, Fareham
£970,000 Guide Price
- Stunning 2700 sq ft of accommodation
- Abundance of character features throughout
- Separate office, perfect if working from home
- Glorious gardens to both front and rear
- Ample driveway parking and garage
- Short stroll to waterfront
Situated in the heart of Porchester conservation area, a stunning Grade II listed family home offering 2700 square feet of immaculate and characterful accommodation benefiting from private, gloriously landscaped gardens to both front and rear, in addition to ample driveway parking and a single garage.
Very rarely does an opportunity arise to acquire such an exquisite home; Hythe Cottage is truly exceptional with both striking exterior elevations and interior structure. My clients have resided at Hythe Cottage for five years and during that period have maintained the cottage to a particularly high standard; it has the hallmarks of quality throughout with well planned and proportioned accommodation. The cottage is extremely deceptive in size benefitting from excellent reception areas, all with an abundance of character features such as fireplaces, exposed timbers and beams; both the snug and sitting room centre on log burning stoves whilst the family room -open to the kitchen- centres on a gas coal effect fireplace flanked by low level cupboards. A door leads to the delightful gardens. The contemporary kitchen has ample cupboards, an island unit, all with matt granite worktops, and a range of integral appliances. From here access is gained to the utility/boot room and the dining room; this room is perfect in the summer with 2 sets of bifold doors opening to the glorious gardens. The office is accessed from the garden providing a superb place if working from home.
The space upstairs is superb, all five bedrooms are of double proportions, two with original fireplaces. There are three bathrooms, two are fitted with contemporary suites and one fitted in a more traditional style with original painted panelling and a period cast iron radiator.
Outside, to the front is a beautiful flint wall. A gate and stone path flanked by lawn and well stocked borders leads to the front porch. To the side is a shingle drive providing ample parking and leading in turn to the garage. Side access leads to the stunning rear garden, part walled and mainly laid to lawn with an outstanding Judas tree, well stocked and established borders. There is an extensive paved terrace immediately adjacent to the rear of the property and a raised decked terrace to the far boundary.
The property is situated within a conservation area, along the picturesque and sought-after Castle Street, amongst many other historic houses. This leads up to the English Heritage site of Portchester Castle. The castle was originally built in the late C3rd and is the most impressive and best preserved of the Saxon shore forts, with its wide open grounds making this an ideal picnic area for families. The waterfront, Portchester Sailing Club, village amenities and public houses are all in walking distance. As is Trafalgar Marina, which is a superb, very protected and quiet place to berth a boat, there is also an on-site café called The Beach Hut Café and marina facilities. Port Solent Marina is a short distance away as is more comprehensive shopping facilities. The property is conveniently located for excellent A/M27 road networks and public transport with the train station at Porchester being 0.6 miles away.
SUMMARY OF FEATURES:
All sash windows refurbished 3 years ago and repainted 2021; Interior repainted 2021; Stunning and beautifully presented interior; Glorious period doors throughout; Abundance of character features including exposed timbers, ceiling beams and fireplaces; Log burning stoves to sitting room and snug (snug one not functioning) and gas coal effect fire to family room; Solid oak flooring to entrance hall, snug and family room; Contemporary kitchen with ample cupboards and a range of appliances to include a 5 ring gas hob, electric oven with microwave over. Space for American fridge/freezer; Plantation shutters to kitchen; Utility room/boot room with plumbing for washing machine, hanging space for coats and shoe racks; Stunning sun room/dining room with limed oak floor and two sets of bifold doors to garden; Wardrobe cupboards to bedroom one and four; Boiler serviced annually; Beautifully fitted bathrooms throughout with en-suite shower room refitted 3 1/2 years ago; Underfloor heating to kitchen, ensuite shower room and contemporary bathroom; Beautiful mature landscaped gardens with protected Judas tree; Ample parking and garage; Sought after location a short stroll to the castle and waterfront
TENURE: Freehold; SERVICES: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage; LOCAL AUTHORITY: Fareham Borough Council; TAX BAND: F
Portchester Castle - 0.3 Miles; Port Solent - 1.9 Miles; Portchester Train Station - 0.6 Miles; M27- 1.5 Miles