London Property South picks two country family homes within easy reach of London and the City.
Park Lane, Cowplain, Waterlooville, PO8, offers over £500,000, Morris Dibben
A four-bedroom, detached bungalow with high tech touches provides a charming country home within striking distance of London.
The property, built in about 1928, has undergone major renovations, whilst retaining original features. On the ground floor the sitting room has a beautiful Inglenook fireplace, while the separate dining room has exposed wooden flooring and a feature gas fireplace. The grand entrance hall comes complete with a cast iron log burner and oak staircase plus oak flooring. The kitchen/breakfast room has solid oak fronted kitchen doors and granite worktops.
Also on the ground floor are a large master bedroom, with an en suite shower room and a study and bathroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms with two bath or shower rooms.
The rear garden has been tastefully landscaped with two sandstone patio seating areas, a large lawned area and colourful borders. The front garden provides gated off-road parking for multiple vehicles and leads to a larger than average garage.
The home comes with fire and alarm systems that connect directly to your mobile phone. There is no forward chain.
Headlands, Kettering, offers over £465,000, Henderson Connellan
This impressive Edwardian house with a double garage and mature gardens is just an eight minute walk from the mainline station, with trains running into St Pancras in under an hour.
The house is set on the quiet, leafy Headlands with the town centre of Kettering and its highly rated schools, restaurants and cultural centre a short walk away. Secure parking and a double garage are provided within the easily managed mature gardens.
The house brims with character and retains attractive feature fireplaces, oak floorings and working original butler’s bell. The entrance vestibule leads to the reception hall and the living room with bay window. The formal dining room has oak panelling and the kitchen/breakfast/family room is generous and free-flowing, with walk-in pantry and utility room. Upstairs there is a principal bathroom, four generous bedrooms, including the master bedroom with en suite, in addition to a loft room.
Outside the front and rear gardens are beautifully kept with parking and a double garage approached over a private lane accessed via electric gates.