All the delights of Hayling Island are just to the south of this superb property
Langstone Avenue, Langstone, Portsmouth
Guide price: £795,000 (EPC Band D)
When a certain piquancy is demanded from a savoury recipe, adding bay leaf to the mix often proves worthwhile.
And when it comes to adding piquancy to family life, adding a home called Bay Tree Close in Langstone Avenue, Langstone, would add a great lift as well.
The property, for sale through Fine and Country in Emsworth, has come in for some careful attention by the current owners, who have combined the kitchen and dining room to create a large open plan space that in turn also connects via double doors to a large sitting room and through an archway to a garden room.
‘The house has fantastic living accommodation, with the 25 ft by 12 ft sitting room giving an area separate from the open plan area yet which can be easily combined thanks to those double doors and the sliding glazed patio doors onto the south-facing rear terrace,’ explains Anne-Marie Green, of Fine and Country.
‘The garden room also makes great sense – there is glazing to the south and sliding patio doors on the west side allowing the patio to be incorporated into the living space when entertaining. Better still, it has a solid roof that facilitates provision of a balcony for the first floor master suite.‘The first floor is as generous for space as the ground floor, with four double bedrooms in addition to the master suite.
‘A family bathroom with separate cloakroom complements the master’s en-suit shower room and there’s also a cloakroom opening off the entrance hall. It’s difficult to imagine a better layout for a family home and its location on the very edge of Langstone adjacent to Langstone Meadows gives a very open feel.
‘A footpath running at the top of the meadows and accessed at the end of Langstone Close uses the former Hayling Billy railway line to give pedestrian access to the heart of Havant without needing to cross the main A27.
‘All the delights of Hayling Island are just to the south across Langstone Bridge and there are shoreside walks to Emsworth and beyond. It’s a wonderful place to live.’