Whether you are looking for a renovation project to create your dream family home, or are a developer looking for your next investment project, this very large Victorian house in South Farnborough provides many options.
In its history, the house has been owned and used by the military for accommodation and as a consequence, all bedrooms and one of the reception rooms have wash hand basins and there are two bathroom and two cloakrooms. With extensive plumbing in place, the property lends very well to being converted for multiple lets (subject to consents).
Many investors are now looking at Homes of Multiple Occupation (HMO’s), as a way of maximising their returns. This is also appealing for many young professionals, looking for more affordable rental accommodation.
On the flipside, while this home is in need of some refreshing, it presents a wealth of original features that are an absolute delight, from original tiled floors, high ceilings with decorative ceilings mouldings to fireplaces. It is these features, along with the five bedrooms and four reception rooms, which would also make the property a wonderful family home.
In addition to all this, there is yet more to discover in the grounds. The garden is an exceptional size and to the rear is a former stable block that measures approximately 30′ wide x 16′ deep & has an internal height of about 20′. This was all part of the original build and now offers a separate investment opportunity as perhaps a home studio/office or annexe/rental accommodation subject to the usual consents.
On entering this wonderful home, an original front door opens into an attractive pitch roofed porch with a quarry tiled floor. This in turn has an original front door opening into the large impressive entrance hall with high ceilings, a feature archway, original ceiling mouldings and a wonderful Victorian tiled floor.
The ground floor benefits from four spacious reception areas that are all accessed from the hallway with two to each side. To the left of the hall are two separate reception rooms and to the right are two that are linked by an archway to create a light open plan space. The main front room features a bay with original sash windows, a stunning open fireplace and original picture rails and cornicing that flow through to the rear reception room where double doors open out to the garden. This rear reception room would make a perfect sociable dining area and it too, benefits from an open fireplace.
The front reception room to the left of hall has a sink and a serving hatch that opens back into the rear reception room that, with a door to the kitchen, could be used as a breakfast room. The kitchen is spacious and light and has a door through to a downstairs bathroom fitted with a bath and a wash hand basin. This whole area lends itself to be reconfigured into one large kitchen family area overlooking the garden, subject to the usual consents.
A galleried landing welcomes you to the first floor where you will find the bathroom, a separate cloakroom with a W.C. and the five bedrooms. The master bedroom features a bay window and has a door to a kitchenette that would have been the sixth bedroom. This original single bedroom could be converted back to a bedroom or perhaps as an en suite for the master (STPP).
If you would like to see for yourself the possibilities that lay within, please contact our Farnborough office to arrange a viewing – 01252 375999, firstname.lastname@example.org or click here to see the full property details.