Bluebell Cottage, Five Heads Road, Horndean
There’s nothing more frustrating for those viewing a potential new home than to find the current owners have installed an expensive new kitchen that just doesn’t appeal at all.
At a property called Bluebell Cottage in Horndean the kitchen blues have been dispelled because the owners recognise the dilemma facing buyers – put up with the new kitchen they hate because it’s there or destroy it and feel guilty – by not fitting a new kitchen but pricing the property to reflect it’s work to be done
.‘One of the most common observations after people view a home that’s been renovated is that they don’t like a major aspect of it, such as the kitchen or bathroom,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Fine and Country Southern Hampshire.
‘The owners of Bluebell Cottage are to be commended for not taking the decision to fit a new kitchen, which would have made the house look even better than it does already, and I’m sure potential buyers will appreciate the decision.
‘As it is, the former bungalow home, tucked away in a corner on Five Heads Road, now has two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor accessed via a staircase installed in the inner hall which remains a practical living space and would be perfect as a study.
‘The combined sitting and dining room, which has a third bedroom alongside, is very special, with a central hearth that has fireplaces opening to each part of the living space.
‘Bay windows in each section face east and south and beyond the dining area is the kitchen with a utility/shower room beside it.
‘Planning permission has been granted to extend the kitchen into the dining room – in fact the RSJ to make the work possible is already on site. To cap it all, the cottage is set in long gardens with open fields to two sides yet is close to all the amenities needed for an easy daily life.’
Guide price £500,000
Fine and Country Southern Hampshire
(023) 9327 7277