Alexandra House is an attractive and substantial family home enjoying generous and private gardens, yet located within easy distance of the town centre and railway station. Having been superbly and sensitively improved by the current owners, the house offers a versatile living space with a wealth of character features. A viewing is highly recommended.
Alexandra House is an attractive and substantial family home enjoying generous and private gardens, yet located within easy distance of the town centre and railway station. Having been superbly and sensitively improved by the current owners, who are only the fifth to take ownership in its 100 year history; the house offers a versatile living space with a wealth of character features. A viewing is highly recommended. The property was first built in 1926 and reflects the highly fashionable Arts and Crafts design language, with low eaves, simple rendered elevations and cottage style windows. The house pays homage to the designs of noted architects of the period such as Charles Voysey. Offering a gas fired radiator heating system, replacement sealed unit double glazed oak windows and bespoke oak cabinetry to the kitchen/breakfast and utility room, the house retains a great many of its original features such as oak internal doors and joinery, ceiling panelling, fireplaces and tiled flooring.
Veranda with stone steps to the timber entrance door leading from the front into the entrance hall.
Entrance hall 20’4 x 7’5 (5.97m x 3.89m) Maximum measurement
Two obscured Crittle windows to the front, cast-iron radiator, feature fireplace with facility for open fire, marble inset and hearth, decorative tiled floor, original timber fretwork to ceiling, panelled doors with original furniture to the dining room and sitting room, archway leading to the rear hall.
Sitting room 19’7 x 12’9 () Maximum measurement
Walk-in bay window to the front, further window to the side, cast iron radiator, feature period fireplace with marble inset and hearth with facility for open fire, wall-light points, TV point, picture rail, coving, exposed hardwood flooring.
Dining room 14’7 x 12’8 (4.44m x 3.86m)
Walk-in bay window to the front, cast iron radiator, feature period fire surround with cast iron inset and tiled hearth, picture rail, coving, exposed hardwood flooring, further panelled door with original furniture to the kitchen/breakfast room.
Feature dog-leg staircase with exposed timber banister and spindles rising to the first floor landing, with two feature windows to rear and under stairs cloaks area, decorative tiled floor, cornice, further panelled doors with original furniture to the study, guest cloakroom/WC and kitchen lobby.
Study 9’6 x 9’5 (2.90m x 2.87m) Maximum measurement
Window to the rear, cast iron radiator, feature fireplace with exposed timber mantle/surround, tiled inset and facility for open fire, picture rail, exposed hardwood flooring.
Fitted with a two piece suite with timber panelling and shelf, engineered oak flooring, obscured window to the rear.
Decorative tiled floor, further panelled doors with original furniture to the Butler’s pantry, fitted with a range of built-in cupboards to one wall and window to the rear, door to the kitchen/breakfast room.
Kitchen/breakfast room 19’7 x 13’0 (5.97m x 3.96m) Maximum measurement
Fitted with a range of hand-built oak units with granite work surfaces above, inset double bowl Butler style sink with period style mixer tap above, ‘Rangemaster’ combination range cooker with concealed extractor above, integrated dishwasher, integrated fridge/freezer, granite up-stands and tiled splash areas, peninsula style divide with fitted matching bench style seating, further crockery display cabinets and panelling to chimney breast, to dado height, wood burner with decorative tiled surround, down-lights, coving, three windows to the rear, further panelled doors one with decorative glazing and original furniture leading to a shelved walk-in larder with further window to the rear and the rear lobby.
Part-glazed doors to front and rear boot room with fitted shelving and drying room, housing a lagged hot water cylinder, additional radiator, panelled doors with original furniture to the garden WC, hobbies room and utility room.
Utility room 13’7 x 7’8 (4.14m x 2.34m)
Fitted with a range of bespoke cabinetry to match that a kitchen with solid wood work surfaces above, inset Belfast style sink with bib taps, plumbing and space for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for additional fridge/freezer, coving, down-lights, two windows to the front.
Fitted with a two piece suite with tiled splash areas, down-light, window to the rear.
Hobbies room 12’10 x 10’9 (3.91m x 3.28m) Maximum measurement
Window and part-glazed door to the rear, door to the garage and staircase rising to the first floor landing and office.
First floor landing
Ledge and brace style doors to the Home Office.
Home Office 15’1 x 7’ 11 (4.60m x 2.41m) Maximum measurement - restricted head height
Velux style window to the rear, feature sloping eaves, door to additional roof space.
First floor landing 20’5 x 12’3 (6.22m x 3.73m) Maximum measurement including passageway
Window to the front, feature fireplace recess with timber surround, tiled inset and fitted cast iron radiator, decorative archway, cornicing, panelled doors with original furniture to all bedrooms, into eaves storage cupboards, linen store, bathroom and WC, feature exposed timber banister and spindles.
Master bedroom 12’10 x 12’4 (3.91m x 3.76m) Maximum measurement plus recess
Window to the front, cast iron radiator, picture rail, further panelled door with original furniture to ensuite shower room.
Ensuite shower room
Fitted with a two piece suite including corner wall- mounted wash hand basin and tiled shower cubicle with decorative glazed door, tiled splash areas, wall-light points, shaver point, tiled floor, window to the rear.
Bedroom Two 13’2 x 12’9 (4.01m x 3.89m) Maximum measurement
Window to the front and further window to the side, cast iron radiator, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splash areas, picture rail.
Bedroom Three 14’4 x 11’0 (4.37m x 3.35m) Maximum measurement
Window to the rear and further window to the side, cast iron radiator, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splash areas, picture rail.
Bedroom Four 11’3 x 9’8 (3.43m x 2.95m) Maximum measurement including built-in wardrobes
Window to the rear, cast iron radiator, built-in wardrobes, vanity wash hand basin with tiled splash areas, picture rail, exposed timber flooring, access to roof space.
Refitted in a period style including a feature roll-top slipper bath with period style mixer tap and shower, wall-mounted wash hand basin and wet room style walk-in shower area with fixed overhead and additional handheld attachment, tiled splash areas, painted tongue and groove panelling to dado height, tiled floor, shaver point, down-lights, expelair, window to the rear.
Fitted with a low-level WC, tiling to dado height, tiled floor, window to the rear.
The property is approached via electric wrought iron gates and a hedge retained driveway leads to one side of the plot. The property sits approximately 2/3rds of the way back, centrally in the plot. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn in a formal style with established and well-stocked flower/shrub beds, numerous mature trees, and enjoying an East/ West aspect. Running the full width of the house is a large paved terrace area, accessed from the main entrance door and veranda with low wall and steps leading down to the main area of lawn. The driveway opens to an area of parking and in turn allows access to the garage and main house.
Garage 20’6 x 16’4 (6.25m x 4.98m) Maximum measurement
Power and light connected, twin electric up and over doors, storage area into eaves, personal door to the rear passageway.
The rear garden is laid to a combination of lawn and vegetable gardens with lean-to style PVC u greenhouse and areas of paving and gravel pathways, numerous mature fruit trees and established borders. The whole is enclosed by a combination of mature hedging and affords a good degree of privacy.