Property Summary: Fine & Country has pleasure in offering for sale an early Edwardian detached family villa, which has been well maintained by the current owners and is offered with a number of character features including; panelling to the primary drawing room, stained glass panels to internal doors and high ceilings. ‘Barn Hall’ is located towards the top of Portsdown Hill and has outstanding views towards Langstone Harbour, Hayling Island, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight. The accommodation is arranged over two primary floors and comprises; hallway, drawing room (running the whole width of the property), dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and cloakroom on the ground floor, with four bedrooms, en-suite shower room and family bathroom on the first floor. There is also a large cellar/basement area providing useful storage with internal and external access. The rear garden extends approximately 100’ in length and incorporates a heated outdoor swimming pool and raised terraced areas. Having off road car parking to the front, a covered veranda and a large front garden, early internal viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate the accommodation and location on offer.
Entrance: Access via two lowered kerbs leading to brick paviour hardstanding areas with brick retaining walls. Feature gated pedestrian entrance with clay peg tiled pitched roof and wood supports, brick retaining wall leading to garden. Hardstanding Area 1: 24’5” x 20’4” laid to brick paviour with brick retaining walls and lighting, mature shrub borders. Central steps rising to pathway and main front door. Area 2: 20’10” x 13’0” laid to brick paviour and with external lighting, brick retaining wall with flowering shrub border. The front garden is laid to lawn with maturing hedge, fence panelling to either side with side pedestrian access to either side of property. Central brick staircase rising to covered veranda and twin doors to drawing room. Pathway to the left hand side of the property, laid to brick with lawns to either side rising to the upper terrace. The garden measures approximately 43’ in depth x 63’ in width with mature shrubs, evergreens and bushes. Raised terrace with flower bed, curved brick steps with herringbone design, steps to the left hand side with gate, fencing leading to rear garden. Small soldier style gateway leading to covered porch measuring approximately 7’6” x 5’7” with wooden supports, pitched and tiled roof. Main front door with ‘bulls eye’ glass panel and black furniture with leadlight stained glass window to right hand side depicting ‘Swallows’.
Hallway: Doors to primary rooms, picture rail, radiator, plate racks over doorways, twin glazed doors leading to Drawing Room, recessed area with cloaks hanging space and access to cellar/basement. Marble skirting boards.
Separate Cloakroom; Low level w.C., wall mounted wash hand basin, ceramic tiled to half wall level, tiled flooring, radiator, leadlight frosted glass window to side aspect. Feature panelled door with leadlight stained glass panel and black furniture.
16’7” X 11’0” Decreasing To 7’9” At Narrowest Point. 16’7” x 11’0” 7’9” Kitchen Area: Comprehensive range of wood fronted wall and floor units with roll top work surface. Inset 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, range of drawer units, space for dishwasher, space for electric cooker with electric cooker point, ceramic tiled surrounds, under unit lighting, stainless steel extractor hood, fan and light. Integrated fridge with matching door, corner display shelving, central ceiling light, double glazed window overlooking garden. Vinyl tiled effect flooring, panelled door with leadlight stained glass panel and black furniture. One dresser style unit with book shelf and spice drawers under. Peninsular style divide with range of drawers and storage cupboards, leading to: Breakfast Area: Panelling to dado rail level with small dado rail over. Double radiator, telephone point, high level plate rack, matching tiled effect flooring, doorway to:
Utility Room: 8’4” x 8’0” Dual aspect double glazed windows to side and rear, wooden door with frosted glazed panel leading to rear garden. Tiled flooring, range of matching wall and floor units with roll top work surface, inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under. Washing machine point, space for tumble dryer, radiator, textured ceiling with spotlights, access to rear loft space, tall larder style unit, space for free standing fridge/freezer.
Dining Room: 16’2” x 15’0” Into bay window. Feature curved bay window to rear aspect overlooking rear garden with further double glazed window to one side. Textured ceiling with coving, dado rail, double glazed window to front aspect, two double radiators, panelled door with feature leadlight stained glass panel and black furniture, power points.
Drawing Room: 28’9” x 13’9” Feature twin glazed doors with ‘bulls eye’ glazed panels, leading to covered veranda. Further feature windows to either side with central leadlight stained glass depicting a ‘Crest’ and leadlight panels to either side. Twin leadlight windows to either side of chimneybreast to side aspect (easterly), all with ceramic tiled sills. High ceilings with exposed beams and trusses set off brick pillars. Skirting board radiators, feature exposed brick surround fireplace with arch and gas coal effect burner, tiled hearth and feature wooden panel over with ornate carving. Feature panelling to all walls with carved feature and plate rack over, incorporating wall lights and power points. To one end of the room is a Grand Oak staircase with a carved acorn design pattern to the newel post and twisted balusters rising to first floor.
First Floor Landing: Double glazed leadlight windows to side aspect with outstanding views over rooftops towards Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle of Wight. Picture rail, high level plate racks over doorways. Door to primary rooms all with panelling and feature stained glass panels with black furniture. Twin doors to built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and range of shelving.
Bedroom 1: 14’2” x 13’6” Feature double glazed window to front aspect with outstanding views over rooftops towards Langstone Harbour, Hayling Island, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Spinnaker Tower. Twin double glazed windows to easterly aspect looking towards Chichester and Hayling Island. Radiator, textured ceiling with coving, built-in range of wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, central wardrobe with chest of drawers under, matching bedside cabinets, storage cupboard, chest of drawers and dressing table.
Bedroom 2: 13’7” x 10’7” Radiator, feature double glazed window to front aspect with outstanding views over rooftops towards Hayling Island, Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and the Spinnaker Tower. Picture rail, ceiling coving, twin doors leading to:
En-suite Shower Room: Fully ceramic tiled shower cubicle with sliding door and ‘Mira’ shower, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights. Fully ceramic tiled to walls, radiator, wall mounted wash hand basin with glazed shelf over, mirror and shaver point.
Bedroom 3: 14’0” x 9’10” To front of chimneybreast. Built-in wardrobe to one side of chimneybreast with glazed panelled door and drawers under. Radiator, picture rail, textured ceiling with coving, twin double glazed windows to side aspect with views towards Langstone Harbour and Hayling in the distance.
Bedroom 4: 11’1” x 8’5” To front of chimneybreast. Built-in wardrobe with drawer under to one side of chimneybreast with double doors and storage space over. Radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden, high level storage cupboard, picture rail, plate rack.
Separate Cloakroom: Low level w.C., ceramic tiled to half wall level, vinyl tiled effect flooring. Double glazed frosted glass window to side aspect.
Family Bathroom: White suite comprising; panelled bath with hand grips, brass telephone style mixer tap and shower attachment, corner shower cubicle with glazed panel doors and pedestal wash hand basin. Vinyl tiled effect flooring, ceramic tiled to half wall level, double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking garden, Medicine cabinet with mirror fronted doors, double radiator, shaver point and light. Textured ceiling with coving, access to loft space.
Outside: To the front of the property there are two areas of car hardstanding providing off road parking for approximately four cars. Lawned garden leading to side of property and main front door. Feature canopied covered veranda with twin doors leading to Drawing Room with tiled flooring, retaining wall with tiled sill over. Outstanding views over rooftops towards Langstone Harbour, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight in the distance. To the left hand side of the property is the main entrance and further gateway leading to paved area and door to Utility Room, wooden built garden shed. Front garden measures approximately 43’ in depth x 63’ in width. To the right hand side is access to the basement/cellar storage area.
To the rear of the property there are central steps leading to primary garden, with a lower terrace laid to patio and enclosed by retaining walls. The rear garden is approximately 100’ in length x 63’ in width with an upper paved terraced area with curved retaining wall leading to Swimming Pool. The garden is enclosed by fence panelling and mature hedges with raised flowering borders with evergreens and bushes. There is a further large paved area with access to Pump House with filtration system. The pool is heated by Solar Panels. Central steps leading to further upper terrace with large patio area and access to Solar Panels, this area is enclosed to the rear by a mature hedge. Wooden built Summer House with glazed panels and doors. Further wooden built garden shed, brick built barbecue area. From the top terrace there are outstanding views over rooftops towards Portsmouth, Solent and Isle of Wight beyond.
Swimming Pool: 36’0” x approximately 15’0” in width with Roman end. Approximately 3’2” at the deep end.