This is definitely the perfect Drayton base for busy families
Manor Crescent, Drayton
Guide price: £360,000
Some people say cutting the grass is great exercise, much better than going to the gym. Others swear by that big workout and hate the sight of a lawnmower.
If you are in the latter category, but reckon on gym membership being a bit of a rip-off, then there’s an easy solution. Pick up the phone, call Town and Country Southern estate agents, and ask to view a property in Manor Crescent at Drayton.
The good news is that the house has been thoroughly modernised, so one thing you won’t need to exercise is the DIY toolkit or a set of paint brushes. There’s more good news – the rear garden is carpeted with artificial grass between the patio and the chalet at the bottom of the garden so there’s no need for that mower, especially as the frontage is also fully paved for off-road parking.It all means there’s more time for the gym. And there’s no need to leave home for that either, because the larger part of the chalet is given over to gym space while the other section is a workshop.
It’s heated, too, which means you don’t have to worry about getting out there in colder weather (it also means you’ve lost an excuse to stay in bed on a dark morning, but you can’t have everything!)The mid-terrace position brings the comfort of properties either side to insulate the house but it has not prevented the creation of an extension at the rear that adds a superb kitchen / dining room at the rear, where French windows open onto the paved patio that extends the full width of the house. In the original part of the ground floor, there’s now a sitting room and a family room that connects via an arch to the dining area. At the front is a substantial entrance hall with a cloakroom to one side.
Upstairs, the extension has allowed the creation of a new master bedroom in addition to the original, which now makes a second double bedroom. There are two further bedrooms which, like the doubles, have fitted wardrobe space, and a family bathroom with both a bath and shower cubicle.‘Many people would have chosen to go up into the roof space to create more rooms but the solution at this property is much more creative,’ says Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern.
‘It has made the property the perfect base for busy families – no lawns to mow, plenty of parking, great living space, and close proximity to good schools, local and larger shopping areas, and commuting routes. What’s not to like?’
Guide price: £360,000 (EPC Band tbc)Town and Country Southern(023) 9327 7288Email; [email protected]