3 bedroom House - semi-detached (Sold (STC))

Overview

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY: A 1930’s semi-detached character house in a large plot that has considerable scope for extension and modernisation (subject to consent). (Property Ref: 1488)

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Overall Description

This is a good-sized 1930's semi-detached house that is in need of complete internal modernisation and has potential for extension to the rear and into the loft to create a large modern family home (subject to the usual consents). At present there are three bedrooms, a shower room and a cloakroom on the first floor but other houses in the area have had loft conversions to add either a master en-suite or two more bedrooms and a second bathroom. Downstairs is the classic 1930's layout with separate sitting and dining rooms and galley kitchen in the corner but there is scope for a single storey rear extension under permitted development to create a nice large kitchen/dining/living space to the rear overlooking the gardens. The property does retain some of its original features such as open fireplaces, picture rails and period doors and also has double-glazed windows and gas central heating. If you are looking for a project to create a family home to your own tastes and requirements then look no further.

Location

The property is set back from the road towards the edge of the popular Hertfordshire town of Ware, yet still only around a ten minute's walk from the town centre and another five or so to the station. Ware has a very good range of local shops, restaurants, pubs, supermarkets (Asda and Tesco) and other amenities, as well as being handy for commuting, with the railway station providing regular trains to London Liverpool Street in around 45 minutes and the A10 providing easy access to the M25. There are very good schools at all levels in the local area with the Orchards Pre-School, St Catharines Primary School and Chauncy School all being a short walk away. The town has a thriving local community with plenty of sporting, leisure and social activities (see www.wareonline.co.uk for details of local events) and is surrounded by pleasant countryside with plenty of riverside and rural walks and cycle paths to explore.

Accommodation

From the garden steps lead up to the porch and front door into the:

Entrance Hall - 12'6 x 4'1 widest (3.81m x 1.24m widest)

Window to front. Stairs to first floor with under-stairs cupboard. Radiator.

Sitting Room - 13'4 into Bay x 11'4 (4.06m into Bay x 3.45m)

Bay window to front. Original open fireplace with ornate wooden mantel, tiled surround/hearth and gas supply if needed. Picture rail. Telephone point. Radiator.

Dining Room - 14'5 x 10'3 (4.39m x 3.12m)

French doors and two windows to rear. Fireplace with gas fire (not working) and tiled hearth. Radiator.

Kitchen - 10'1 x 6'10 (3.07m x 2.08m)

Window to side. Kitchen units with roll-top work surfaces and one and a half bowl sink unit. Space for electric cooker. Washing-machine (to be included in the sale). Baxi gas central-heating boiler. Glazed door to the rear.

First Floor - 15'2 x 7' (4.62m x 2.13m)

From the entrance hall stairs lead up to the first floor landing. Window to side. Loft hatch.

WC - 4' x 2'5 (1.22m x 0.74m)

Frosted window to side. Low-level WC.

Shower Room - 6'11 x 4'8 (2.11m x 1.42m)

Frosted window to rear. Double shower cubicle with tiled surround. Wash-hand basin. Tiled walls. Radiator.

Master Bedroom - 14'4 x 10'3 (4.37m x 3.12m)

Window to rear. Period fireplace with cast-iron surround. Picture rail. Radiator.

Bedroom Two - 13'5 x 10'4 (4.09m x 3.15m)

Bay window to front. Fitted wardrobes. Picture rail. Radiator.

Bedroom Three - 8'1 x 6'11 (2.46m x 2.11m)

Window to front. Radiator.

Outside

The property has a dropped kerb to the road and ample parking in the front garden and plenty of space to put in a proper driveway. A gate to the side leads to the back garden which is also a good-size with central lawn, flower beds, mature shrubs and fencing for privacy. Steps lead up to a raised patio area by the dining room and kitchen.

Services and Other Information

Mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. Gas central-heating. Double-glazed windows. Washing machine included. Gas fire not working.

Please note: appliances such as radiators, heaters, boilers, fixtures or utilities (gas, water, electricity, etc.) which may have been mentioned in these details have not been tested and no guarantee can be given that they are suitable or in working order. We cannot guarantee that building regulations or planning permission have been approved and recommend that you make independent enquiries on these matters. All measurements including amounts of land in acres are approximate.