Spacious North End villa - and it even has a bar in the entrance hall!
Wadham Road, North End, Portsmouth
Guide price: £525,000
If it were possible to pick up a villa now for sale in North End and transfer it to Southsea, it could suddenly gain several hundred thousand pounds in value.But being where it is makes it no less exceptional in terms of what it offers, merely a much better bargain in a world of escalating property prices.That’s the view of Colin Shairp of Town and Country Southern estate agents, who is no stranger to the more expensive properties around Portsea Island and its wider environs. He says: ‘This property, North End Grounds Villa in Wadham Road, has fantastic Georgian/early Victorian style that would not be out of place in Southsea and a price that would not be out of place in a great many people’s budgets,’ explains Colin.‘The property has had a really thorough but sympathetic updating and even has a bar in the entrance hall, although the new buyers will have to bring their own alcohol to stock it. The feature staircase and galleried landing are also very eye-catching and beside the hall is large sitting room.‘Across the back of the villa is a splendid kitchen/dining room with a bay window from which French doors open into the garden, itself a very appealing space with split levels, crazy paving, and flower borders as well as a courtyard with a raised rockery.‘The stairs and split-level landing lead to four bedrooms and the family bathroom, which has a claw foot roll top free-standing bath and a corner shower cubicle.‘Aficionados of properties from this period will really enjoy this villa. It’s an outstanding house in an area well served by all the facilities that make day-to-day life easier.’