Laureldene, 4 Bacon Lane
Hayling Island | Hampshire | PO11 0DN 50838 - Laureldene.indd 1
A Victorian home filled with timeless character and period styling, married with the modernism most often sought in family homes of today. This fine home truly shows that it is possible to have up-to-date styling without ‘stripping out’ the beautiful features the craftsmen, back around 1898, so skilfully created. Original fireplaces, wooden floorboards and panelled doors, picture rails, original carpentry, ceiling roses and coving are all in abundance here. The vendor’s choice of décor enhances those fine features, as some of the original floorboards have been colour-washed to blend with the subtle and neutral colour tones used on the walls. The bathrooms, perhaps not surprisingly, have a ‘seaside theme’ with blue shades used to the wood panelling, tiling and flooring. About nine years ago, the vendors decided to create a large kitchen/ dining/family room by opening up the original, rather gloomy and enclosed, kitchen through into the dining room. The result was a large bright new central hub for their family. With five skylights, glazed doors onto the terrace and a large window, this is an ideal space for family gatherings. The internal accommodation at ‘Laureldene’ is about 2,048 square foot, which means that the individual rooms throughout are of good proportions. Outdoor entertaining is now ideal too, as a decked terrace runs the whole width of the house and has plenty room for large parties to dine ‘al fresco’. The garden is very generous in size and more than large enough for young children to have a good ‘run around’. Older children, who may consider themselves entitled to a bit more freedom, can access the playing fields via a gate at the bottom of the garden. Ideal for parents too, in the knowledge they are close by. A great option for all concerned! Being located, literally, round the corner from the island’s southern seafront there is an abundance of leisure opportunities such as water sports, golf, cycling, walking and tennis, to mention just a few. If travel to the capital is required it really is quite easy, with the nearest mainline station at Havant, just over the bridge onto the mainland, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. • Victorian Period Elegance • Large Enclosed Rear Garden • External Store Buildings • Ample Off-Road Parking • Adjoins Open Playing Fields • Close to ‘Blue Flag’ Beaches • EPC Rating ‘E
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Laureldene STEP INSIDE The house name ‘Laureldene’ is clearly etched in glass over the front door, which opens into a very pleasant hallway. Immediately to the right, is a charming sitting room with a square bay window to the front, a period cast-iron fireplace and matching wooden display and storage units to either side.The family room which is immediately opposite, also with a front elevation, is a good size for family relaxation and is more modern in its décor. Whether for ‘homework’ or ‘work from home’ the study could easily accommodate more than a single user at any one time. The modern part of the house is exactly where it is needed, the kitchen/dining room. A range of ‘pale blue’ units with black granite worktops are fitted with a full range of appliances including a gas-fired range-style cooker and a wine fridge. There is a large pantry and a door into the garage. The utility room has space for the usual appliances, access to the cloakroom and an external door to the enclosed ‘gardener’s work area’. Rising to the first floor, the large family bathroom is located on the landing. Being double aspect with triple windows it is particularly light and is well-fitted with wood panelling to the lower walls. A few steps lead up to the bedrooms with the master being located at the front of the house with its own en-suite shower room. Three further bedrooms complete the first floor accommodation. STEP OUTSIDE On the approach, a brick wall borders the roadside with a vehicular opening between two pillars, to a paved frontage with surrounding shrub borders, providing off-road parking for several vehicles. There is a single garage, with electric roll-up door, which has an internal door into the kitchen.To the left-hand side of the front door, a pedestrian gate leads to the utility room door and to the ‘gardener’s work area’. This is an ideal space for ‘potting’ and for storing tools and unsightly bins. A pedestrian gate set within a high close-board fence leads to the rear garden. The garden to the back of the house is surprisingly large, with plenty of room for family members to enjoy a bit of their own space if desired. Beyond the decked terrace, the remainder of the garden consists of a spacious lawn, which widens beyond a large Conifer tree. There are pretty well-stocked shrub and flower borders, and some fine mature trees adding character.Two original brick-built store sheds (each measuring approximately 5’ 5”x 5’ 5”) provide useful storage. There are also a couple of raised vegetable planters and the original footings of a summer house, which could be put to use again.
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Chichester Festival Theatre
Location, Location, Location! Hayling Island, offers a good choice of everyday living requirements in addition to junior and senior education facilities. An abundance of seaside activities for families are available on the ‘Blue Flag’ beaches.
Goodwood Festival of Speed
Havant, (c. 5 mls) has a larger offering of retail and recreational facilities in addition to a mainline railway station connecting with London/Waterloo in just over one hour. Emsworth, (c. 7 mls) a pretty harbour village, historically renowned for its Oyster fisheries, has a variety of cafes and restaurants (’36 On The Quay’ being Michelin Starred) and boutique shops. There are footpaths providing lovely walks along the waterside. Portsmouth, (c. 7 mls) Gunwharf Quays Shopping Centre, the Spinnaker Tower and Portsmouth High and Portsmouth Grammar Schools are accessed a few miles westward along the A27.
The South Downs
Chichester, (c. 15 mls) with its magnificent Cathedral and Festival Theatre (one of the UK’s flagship theatres) can be reached in a short drive along the A27. The Coastline, to the east offers further choices of excellent beaches for water-based pastimes. The South Downs, are within a short drive and offer vast open spaces of rolling countryside for walking, cycling and family picnics.
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Havant Borough Council Council Tax Band ‘G’ Mains water, gas, electricity Gas fired heating Broadband internet connectivity
TO FIND THE PROPERTY From Langstone proceed over the bridge onto Hayling Island and continue along the Havant Road A3023 signposted to the seafront. At the roundabout, fork right into Manor Road. Bacon Lane will be found on the right-hand side after passing both The Barley Mow Public House and Station Road on the right.
Agents notes: All measurements are approximate and for general guidance only and whilst every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, they must not be relied on. The fixtures, fittings and appliances referred to have not been tested and therefore no guarantee can be given that they are in working order. Internal photographs are reproduced for general information and it must not be inferred that any item shown is included with the property. For a free valuation, contact the numbers listed on the brochure. copyright © 2018 Fine & Country Ltd. Registered in England and Wales. Company Reg. No. 6792128. Director: Colin J Shairp Cert Res EA FNAEA FARLA AGPEA Registered Office: 24 Park Road South, Havant, Hampshire PO9 1HB. Printed 12.07.2018
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