Downsize in Drayton

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A property in Drayton is the perfect next stop for downsizers or an ideal destination for first time buyers.

Set in Station Road, the bungalow has an attractive gabled bay at the front, behind which is the master bedroom. In addition to the second bedroom there’s also a bathroom, 18ft living room, and 14ft kitchen/ breakfast room plus a sun lounge/conservatory.

‘People looking to downsize often find themselves suddenly short of space after living in a three or four bedroom home and then letting possessions accumulate at a rate to match the speed with which other family members move out,’ says Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern estate agents.

‘The beauty of this bungalow is that the second bedroom allows storage space and, with thoughtful furnishing, has space for a guest bed too.

‘Unlike moving into an apartment, the property brings the advantage of loft space so while there may be the need for some ruthless thinning of possessions there’s a degree of flexibility and time to sort through things before making the final choice of what must go and what is to remain.

‘Both bedrooms have built-in furniture which will help with the storage situation while both the living room and kitchen/breakfast room offer good space, too. ‘

‘The kitchen has a comprehensive range of wall and floor units as well as appliance space and a four ring gas hob set over an oven and room for a free-standing fridge / freezer.

‘The living room and sun lounge give an appealing outlook onto the west-facing garden, perfect for getting some sun on days when it’s not quite warm enough to be outside. Accessible from the conservatory is a patio area wrapping around the property with raised rockery style flower borders to one side and further borders to the other.

‘The garden measures approximately 31 ft in width by 40ft in depth to the rear of the conservatory, a manageable size and with a wooden summer house, greenhouse, borders, lawn with central flower bed, mature fruit trees, and some stepping stones.

‘Leading back from the front of the property is a paved driveway accessing a car port, sufficient for up to three cars.

‘Buyers who want to stop driving, or rely less on their car, will find this popular residential area perfect as local shopping amenities, bus routes, and road and rail links are all within easy reach.

Guide price is £250,000 (EPC Band tbc).