This Backwater is worth celebrating - well placed but tucked away...
Backwater, Jubilee Road, Waterlooville
A jubilee is worth celebrating, and if you’re holding a party a backwater will let it pass unnoticed.
And maybe a combination of the two is also worth celebrating, especially when hunting for a house that’s well placed yet tucked away.
Such is the case with the aptly-named Backwater, tucked away down a private drive behind other houses in part of Jubilee Road that’s a cul-de-sac, helping to ensure even more of a quiet life.
The house is a recently-built four-bedroom home to a stylish design, where the roof has a catslide to front and rear descending from the apex to form a brow over doors and windows and broken by roof light glazing at the front and rear dormers while hipped ends emphasise the true height of the structure.
‘The house has been very cleverly positioned to take maximum advantage of its plot, with the driveway running back from the entrance with electric gates to form an L-shaped parking area for several cars,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern estate agents.
‘The enclosed garden adopts the same shape and is bigger than that of many surrounding properties, making this a great play or relaxation space.‘The house itself, with glazing on all sides on the ground floor, is very light and adapts well to contemporary lifestyles.
'There’s a study at the front which is sufficiently large to serve as a fourth bedroom – just across the hall from it is a shower room and separate utility.
‘Across the rear are the sitting and kitchen/dining rooms, connected by an arch to give an open plan space for those who want one but, with the dining space between the kitchen, which has fitted appliances, and the arch, also far enough apart to suit those who prefer more separate living areas.
‘Underfloor heating and solar panels add to the contemporary feel while leaving the skylights open is no problem – they have rain sensors to close them again when rain makes a permanent reappearance!'
‘Upstairs, there are three well-proportioned bedrooms, the master with an en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom.
‘The stairwell is lit by a south-facing skylight which also benefits both the upstairs landing and the entrance hall.
‘Jubilee Road is very well placed for local facilities and access to the wider area while the house itself is being offered with no onward chain, which could help those who fall in love with its style move in more quickly.’