The views from this property in a elevated position in Seaview are panoramic.
Price...Offers in excess of £550,000
PANORAMIC is probably an understatement when describing the incredible sea views from Durres, in Somerset Road, Seaview.
From the top-floor veranda, you can see from Southampton Water right along the mainland coast to Hayling Island and beyond.
Situated in an elevated position above the old village, Durres looks like a bungalow from the roadside, but don’t be fooled — take the opportunity to step inside this three-storey home and appreciate its flexible accommodation for yourself.
The present owners have lived at Durres for 33 years and know much of the history of the building, which was erected in approximately 1900 by Capt Ring, who lived opposite.
It has been changed quite a bit over the years but the present owners have endeavoured to keep its charm and have carefully preserved many of its beautiful features.
Nowhere is this more obvious than in the lounge/dining room, which has gorgeous original fireplaces and an air of high-ceiling grandeur.
Also on the ground floor is a pleasant sitting room, with French doors leading out onto a balcony, which has sea views and overlooks the back garden.
The generously-sized kitchen has a comprehensive range of fitted units, a large Butler sink, a range cooker and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs.
Also on the ground floor is the master bedroom, which has one wall full of fitted wardrobes, a Victorian fireplace and sea views; plus a second good-sized bedroom with period fireplace and its en-suite shower room.
On the first floor, the rooms have sloping ceilings in traditional chalet bungalow style and there is one bedroom, a dressing room/playroom, which could be used as a single bedroom if required, and a storeroom, which has potential as a bathroom/ shower room.
From the bedroom, there is a doorway leading out onto the first- floor veranda, which has extraordinary views of The Solent.
On the lower ground floor, there is a double bedroom and a good-sized study/gym, which could be used as another double bedroom, if required.
There is also a bathroom and a useful utility room, with a door leading to the back garden and the property also has a useful cellar space.
In the past, the lower ground floor has been used as an annexe.
There is a courtyard garden at the front and an enclosed garden to the rear, with a large lawn and borders.
There is an additional section of garden which leads to the garage and planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the garage and proposed replacement garage/boat store and retaining wall.