Oakleaves, in Alverstone Garden Village, is in a beautiful wooded setting and has tranquil gardens.
HOMEFILELocation...AlverstoneBedrooms...Three/fourPrice...OIRO £290,000Agent...Red Squirrel Property ShopTel...01983 521212
OAKLEAVES is its name and oak leaves are very much the nature of the wooded outlook and secluded back gardens of an attractive home in Alverstone Garden Village.
Creating a lovely setting for the detached home, in Youngwoods Copse, the landscaped gardens of around an acre back on to Youngwoods Copse, ending in a delightful woodland glade.
This and the adjoining copse make for a glorious outlook from the lounge and three/four bedrooms, with red squirrels and a variety of birds to be seen.
Fronted by a pretty garden with shrubs, Oakleaves offers much more than its appearance suggests. Although it looks like a bungalow, it is actually a two-storey home, arranged in upside-down fashion with entry at first-floor level.
Improvements by the owners over nearly seven years have included converting a store room to a double-sized en-suite bedroom, reached from the back garden, installing two contemporary-style shower rooms and a bathroom and laying cappuccino bamboo flooring through the top floor.
The back garden has been landscaped with well-planted sleeper-edged terraces and a York stone patio with adjoining summerhouse and a matching pathway.
It is a peaceful, secluded area with a lawn edged by pretty beds and steps between the terraces to the wooded area.
Oakleaves is within a friendly community close to scenic walks, one through the adjoining copse and others leading to Newchurch and the nearby cycle track.
A ramp/driveway, providing parking for two cars, leads to a garage with an up-and-over door, power and light.
Off the airy hallway/landing is the light lounge, with a fireplace, front and side windows and a huge rear picture window overlooking the back garden.
Hand-built, solid pine units feature in the front and side-facing kitchen/diner, with space for a cooker.
In an adjoining glass-roofed passageway are doors to the front, the garage, to steps down to the back garden and to a large, rear-facing utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and dryer and hand-made pine cupboards and drawers with pine worksurface.
Also well-fitted out with cupboards is bright bedroom one, with a leafy rear outlook and a stylish en-suite shower room with a shapely contemporary chrome towel rail and a modern white suite, including a shower cubicle with massage jets, a vanity-style handbasin and a WC with concealed cistern.
Completing the top floor is a bathroom with fully-tiled walls and a white suite with a shower and screen over a shaped shower bath.
Carpeted stairs lead down to the lower floor, housing a study/bedroom and a double bedroom with a range of solid hand-made pine storage including wardrobes, cupboards, shelves and drawers.
Both rooms have a rear outlook.
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