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4 bed town house for sale

£650,000 (£427/sq. ft) Guide price

Penny Street, Portsmouth PO1

4 2 1 1,522 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • An Impressive Townhouse with Panoramic Views
  • Four Bedrooms
  • Top Floor Drawing Room & Kitchen
  • Overlooking the Historical Garrison Church & Promenade
  • Garage in Adjacent Block
  • Close to Harbour Entrance
  • Grade II Listed Converted in 2003
  • No Forward Chain

Property description

Property summary A Grade II Listed historic building which was converted in approximately 2003 to form two impressive town houses. 'Marine View' sits back from the corner but has outstanding views over Governors Green, the Garrison Church and towards The Solent. Believed to have been built in 1853, number 106 and 108 Penny Street were used as an Officers' Home, called 'Marine View Hotel', becoming the Institute for the promotion of temperance beliefs, supported by Duke of Cambridge as Patron, it is believed that Florence Nightingale gave £100 per year for 5 years to assist with the running costs. At the turn of the century it became "Soldiers' & Sailors' Help Society" and continued with various naval associated uses until 1996 when No.106 was purchased, along with the adjacent properties, by Persimmon Homes for development. Cynical buyers who have heard it all before may expect a house called 'Marine View' to only have glimpses of the water, however this property is fully deserving of its name. Situated just in from the corner of Grand Parade in Penny Street in the heart of maritime Old Portsmouth within the close proximity of Nelson's Monument, the historic Square and Round Towers as well as the Napoleonic fortified walls. The accommodation has been designed with the primary living rooms on the upper floors, capitalising on the magnificent views towards the Solent, Isle of Wight, Garrison Church and the grounds of Governor's Green, with views over the Napoleonic ramparts and ever changing seascape of one of the busiest nautical harbour entrances in the UK.

The versatile accommodation has four bedrooms arranged over the ground and the first floor, the master bedroom having an en-suite shower room with further cloakrooms and a family bathroom over these levels, with the living room, kitchen and further cloakroom are located on the top floor. Being just a short distance from Portsmouth Cathedral and the historic waterfront this versatile townhouse has the benefits of being located within easy access of the highly regarded Grammar School, the harbour entrance and Sailing Club. Living in the 'village like' old town within a conservation area you will be joining an inclusive community with the cities amenities within walking distance of your door with the attraction of local restaurants and pubs close by. Having good commutable links from Portsmouth & Southsea railway station to London Waterloo, International ferry port and airport all within easy access, early internal viewing of this notable house is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the accommodation and location on offer.

Entrance Step leading to main front door with glazed panel over depicting house name, leading to:

Hallway 'L' shaped, high ceiling with coving, doors to primary rooms, power points, alarm panel, double radiator, narrow built-in cupboard housing gas meter, understairs storage cupboard with range of shelving, balustrade staircase rising to first floor.

Bedroom 3 11' 0" x 10' 2" (3.35m x 3.1m) High ceiling with coving, (currently arranged as a home office) with workstation, range of drawers and storage cupboards and open shelving with two glazed fronted full height display cabinets with shelving to either side with central over desk double unit with a further two glazed fronted display cabinets, power points, radiator, sash style window with secondary double glazing to front aspect with views towards the Napoleonic ramparts and the Garrison Church.

Bedroom 4 9' 9" x 6' 4" (2.97m x 1.93m) Sash style window to front aspect with secondary double glazing with views towards the Napoleonic ramparts and the Garrison Church, radiator, measurements do not include recessed area for door opening, high level built-in storage cupboard housing electric consumer box with range of shelving under, door leading to:

Walk in storage cupboard 5' 4" x 4' 0" (1.63m x 1.22m) Access via trap door leading to basement / cellar.

Utility room 8' 1" x 5' 0" (2.46m x 1.52m) Fluorescent tube lighting, extractor fan, work surface with single drainer sink unit and cupboard space under, washing machine point, radiator, panelled door, power points.

Separate cloakroom Low level w.C, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback, mirror, extractor fan and ceiling coving, radiator.

First floor Landing with radiator, power points, high ceiling, doors to primary rooms, return balustrade staircase rising to top floor with high level lead-light stained glass panel borrowed light windows to the rear aspect.

Bedroom 2 14' 2" x 11' 9" (4.32m x 3.58m) High ceiling with coving, sash style window to front aspect with secondary double glazing with double radiator under and view towards the Garrison Church, Napoleonic ramparts and sea defences, power points, panelled door.

Bedroom 1 14' 0" x 12' 9" (4.27m x 3.89m) Twin sash style windows to front aspect with secondary double glazing, views of the Garrison Church, Napoleonic ramparts and sea defences, double radiator under, panelled door, power points, door to:

En-suite shower room Suite comprising 1½ size shower cubicle with panelled doors, low level w.C., pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, fully ceramic tiled to walls, mirror with lighting over, double radiator, tiled flooring, ceiling spotlights.

Family bathroom 6' 7" x 5' 6" (2.01m x 1.68m) Fully ceramic tiled to walls and floor, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, low level w.C., panelled bath with hand grips, mixer tap and shower attachment, folding shower screen over, mirror with light over, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights, heated towel rail, panelled door.

Top floor Landing with high level leadlight stained glass panelled window providing borrowed light to rear aspect, sash style window to rear aspect with frosted glass, secondary double glazing, access to loft space via extendable ladder, central heating control switch, built-in airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and tank with pump system, separate 'Ideal Classic' boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested).

Kitchen / breakfast room 14' 3" x 10' 3" maximum (4.34m x 3.12m) Sash style window to front aspect with secondary double glazing, outstanding views over the Napoleonic sea defences towards the Solent, Napoleonic forts and the Isle of Wight in the distance, also views over the Garrison Church towards Southsea and the Common. Comprehensive range of wood fronted wall and floor units with roll top work surface, inset 1½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, integrated washing machine with matching door, integrated fridge and freezer with matching doors, under unit lighting, ceramic tiled surrounds, power points, space for microwave with 'Neff' stainless steel fronted oven under with pan drawer under and storage cupboard over, 'Neff' inset four ring gas hob with range of drawers and storage cupboards under, matching extractor, hood, fan and light over, two wall mounted units with glazed panelled doors and shelving, display shelving, dresser style narrow unit with low level storage cupboards, narrow work surface with storage cupboards over and central shelf, brush steel fronted power points, ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, double radiator, tiled flooring, panelled door, access to front void loft space.

Separate cloakroom Low level w.C, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback, extractor fan, radiator.

Drawing room 20' 8" decreasing to 17'0" x 14' 3" decreasing to 12'7 (6.3m x 4.34m) Incorporating dining area with high ceiling, coving, power points, T.V aerial point, radiator, entry phone system, door to landing, seating area with feature sash window to front aspect with secondary double glazing with outstanding views over the Napoleonic sea defences towards the Solent, Napoleonic forts and the Isle of Wight in distance and the Garrison Church, the Common and Southsea, slate surround fireplace with cast iron inlay with tiled inset and tiled hearth, power points, high ceiling with coving, radiator.

Loft space Accessible from an access hatch on the landing with an extendable ladder leading to rear roof void, velux window to front aspect, providing access onto roof space and for maintenance of the roof gulley and parapets.

Outside Accessed under Old Harbour Mews is a lowered kerb with flagstones, brick paving leading to twin wrought iron gates with soldier railings, remote control access, providing vehicular access, under cover bin store area leading to the visitors car park and residents allocated car parking spaces, two allocated visitors spaces, large brick paved turning area and access to two garage blocks, the eastern garage block, fourth garage on the right belongs to Number 106 with external seating area, raised flowering borders, shrubs, evergreens and bushes.

Garage 17' 4" x 8' 4" (5.28m x 2.54m) Up and over door, separate electric supply consumer box, pull down ladder leading to large boarded upper loft space with a pitched roof, fluorescent tube lighting, 2 Nr x 13 amp sockets.

Agents notes The garage is leasehold and a service charge of £400.00 per annum is paid to the management company, this figure includes the advantage of free buildings insurance through a block policy.

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Average price paid £197,524 Sales 291 Current average value £225,948 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £3,293 ▲ 1.48%

Property value data/graphs for PO1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £485,250 £284 3.4 £390,000
Semi-detached £299,190 £338 3.1 £418,450
Terraced £209,261 £276 2.8 £192,898
Flats £235,073 £348 1.8 £192,007

Current asking prices in PO1

Average: £247,163
Avg. current asking prices in PO1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £162,682
Flats £118,275
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All £118,275

Current asking rents in PO1

Average: £1,053 pcm
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Houses £540 pcm
£853 pcm
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£1,909 pcm
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£1,100 pcm
£1,717 pcm
£1,583 pcm
£1,987 pcm
All £638 pcm
£1,048 pcm
£1,345 pcm
£1,408 pcm
£1,924 pcm

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Nearby transport

  • Portsmouth Harbour (0.5 miles)
  • Portsmouth & Southsea (0.9 miles)
  • Fratton (1.4 miles)
  • Southampton Airport (15.7 miles)
  • Bournemouth Airport (32.3 miles)
  • Shoreham Airport (35.4 miles)
  • Portsmouth IOW Car Ferry Terminal (0.3 miles)
  • Southsea Hoverport (0.3 miles)
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  • St Jude's CofE Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • St George's Beneficial Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Cottage Grove Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • St Vincent College (1.6 miles)
  • Portsmouth College (2.9 miles)
  • Highbury College (3.8 miles)
  • The Portsmouth Grammar School (0.3 miles)
  • Portsmouth High School (0.5 miles)
  • St John's College (0.8 miles)
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£2,756 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 65,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £2,339 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £1,000,000 Contents value up to £100,000 Average insurance cost £18/mo (£215/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
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Energy Gas £41 Electricity £52 Estimated energy cost £93/mo In partnership with uSwitch
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The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 14900 kWh/year
Electricity: 4500 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

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Estimated tax band G Council tax cost £251 /mo
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Water Supply £19 Sewerage £36 Estimated water cost £55 /mo
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