Late Victorian houses are usually grand affairs, providing high ceilings and plenty of spacious rooms, so much so that they are often converted into apartments. Thankfully, this majestic late Victorian house in South Farnborough is still intact and displays a wealth of original features and accommodation.
This wonderful home also benefits from its location, South Farnborough is known not only for its selection of local shops and cafes, but also good schools and excellent transport links with a local train station and A roads to Guildford and the M3.
Although the property would benefit from updating, the house provides exceptionally spacious accommodation that is perfect for families. There are high ceilings, fireplaces and plenty of original features, all in keeping with the properties age, making this a truly appealing 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 original 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.
To the rear of the entrance hall, a cloakroom with a W.C. and a wash hand basin complete the ground floor.
A galleried landing welcomes you to the first floor where you will find the bathroom and five bedrooms. All the bedrooms offer wash hand basins and display original features such as sash windows and cornicing. The master bedroom looks over the front of the house through 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, subject to the usual consents.
The rear garden is a tremendous size with a large expanse of lawn perfect for families. To the very rear of the garden are former stables that could be converted to garaging, storage, an office or accommodation (STPP). To the front of the property is a long drive that leads up the side of the house to the rear garden. There is an area of lawn to the front that could also be made into further driveway parking.