This Drayton two-bedder is a gift for the DIY enthusiast with an eye for a top bargain...

Saturday, 26th January 2019, 5:00 am
Updated Saturday, 26th January 2019, 5:16 am

Drayton Lane, Drayton

Guide price: £280,000

Are you one of the lucky ones who got a selection of home improvement tools for Christmas?

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Well now’s the time to put them to good use on a property in Drayton Lane at Drayton, locally referred to as Portsmouth’s last lane, because this highly-regarded residential area has easy access to local shopping amenities, bus routes, and recreation grounds as well as being in the catchment for both Solent and Springfield Schools.

The house in question is a two bedroom semi-detached which has a large first floor wet room/shower room plus two downstairs living rooms in addition to a kitchen and conservatory.

‘It’s probably too late to be a gift for Christmas but with no onward chain many potential buyers could find it’s the key to a happy Easter,’ explains Colin Shairp, of Town and Country Southern estate agents.

‘The house needs redecoration and updating but many DIY enthusiasts might regard it as a challenge they are competent to take on, although we always suggest that some jobs should be left to professionals when it comes to electrics, gas, plumbing, and major structural changes.

‘Subject to consents, there’s scope to extend upwards to create extra bedroom space, a project already completed on the conjoined house, so this is a home that has potential to grow as a family expands or children reach the age where they need separate bedrooms.

‘The house is set back from the lane, which is stands above, and in addition to the attractive front garden behind a high hedge there’s a rear garden with a lawn and large patio for generous play space.’

Guide price: £280,000 (EPC Band D)

Town and Country Southern

(023) 9327 7288