A secluded family feel

From left - Angela Holloway, Tess Balchin and Nicky Wood
 from the support group, Grumbling Grandparents     Picture Ian Hargreaves  (180014-1)

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Tucked away on the eastern fringes of the Portsmouth conurbation is a haven of family homes.

Broad Gardens is a cul-de-sac just off Lower Farlington Road, where it feels secluded while still managing to be close to all the essentials such as shops, recreation grounds, bus routes, major roads and the vital facility of the good education provided at both Solent and Springfield schools.

To one side of Broad Gardens is a detached family house that’s now on the market through Town and Country Southern estate agents in Drayton. It has many useful features, including a downstairs cloakroom, a utility created out of the original kitchen and a new 16 foot fitted kitchen with a comprehensive range of stylish gloss cream-fronted wall and base units and space for a free-standing range cooker as well as a breakfast area overlooking the front driveway.

At the rear is a living room with a cast iron fire surround forming a focal point. It has a door into a conservatory with a feature Victorian-style roof, twin double-glazed doors into the garden, and a wall-mounted air conditioning unit.

On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master at the front and two at the rear overlooking the garden. They are served by a family bathroom fitted with both a bath and a large shower cubicle with a drench-style shower and separate attachment.