Games room plus a bar could be the cue for you to snap this home up
Tamar Down, Waterlooville
Guide price: £675,000
Secrets. Many homes hide one, and sometimes more than one, very effectively.Take a property in Tamar Down at Waterlooville, for instance. At first glance it’s an executive home set back along a private driveway with a double garage set at right angles to the main house. But inside that garage is a games room with bar, perfect as a play space that doesn’t disturb life in the main accommodation.
But there’s a bigger secret still to discover, for tucked away behind the former garage is an extra front door leading to a self-contained annexe in the west wing. It has an open plan living area on the ground floor with a kitchen at the front and a sitting area behind with double glazed sliding doors opening onto the patio of the very attractive rear garden.
In the corner, stairs rise to a generously-sized bedroom which also has a dressing room and bathroom – making this an ideal home for either a dependent relative or for producing an extra income through letting.Dividing off the annexe, which can also be incorporated into the main house via a connecting door if required, does not limit the space in the main property, which has a large entrance hall, a very well presented kitchen / breakfast room, and separate dining and sitting rooms, the latter also with sliding glazed doors onto the patio.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms, three of them large doubles. The master has an en-suite shower room to complement the main family bathroom.With its block-paved drive offering parking for several cars, the house is perfect for families with older teenage children with their own transport. To the rear, accessible from both the annexe and main house, is a raised paved area with a brick retaining wall and steps down to a lower lawn and further lower terrace with a lawn and mature shrubs, evergreens, and bushes. The garden overlooks a Heritage woodland area.
Waterlooville has a wide range of amenities including both big name superstores and smaller, more specialised businesses. It is served by the A3M, readily accessible from the property, while mainline trains can be accessed at Havant, Rowlands Castle, and Petersfield.