PROPERTY SUMMARY ‘Portsdown Lodge' sits proudly on top of Portsdown Hill with a southerly facing aspect and outstanding views over Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight beyond. The accommodation is grand in so many ways with bespoke design built-in bedroom furniture, a ‘Mark Wilkinson' fully fitted kitchen with ‘Miele' appliances and sun rooms cleverly located on the first floor in order to capitalise from both light and outstanding views. The main house including integral garage provides 5308 sq ft of living space arranged over two primary floors, there are five bedrooms, four en-suites, a large family bathroom and two sun rooms on the first floor with four separate reception areas on the ground floor and a 29′ kitchen with attached morning room as well as a separate utility room, cloakroom and integral double garage. The landscaped grounds extend to 0.41 of an acre with attractive, well maintained gardens, a remote controlled gated entrance and ample off road car parking, a heated outdoor swimming pool, a number of pool houses, a feature ‘al fresco' dining area and utilities areas. The house backs onto open fields and with outstanding views to the front, early internal viewing of this impressive and imposing family home is strongly recommended in order to appreciate both the quality of accommodation and location on offer.
ENTRANCE To the front is a paved driveway leading to remote control sliding gateway with brick pillars, brick retaining wall and enclosed by mature shrubs and bushes, to the lower part of the garden is a turning area hidden by shrubs and bushes leading to a rockery garden water feature designed and rebuilt from ‘Chelsea Flower Show' with decked areas, water features, rockeries with shrubs and bushes all enclosed by low retaining wall with lighting and shrubs. Directly to the front of the property are steps leading to wrap around patio area with seating area and further decking, this wraps round to the left hand side of the property with access to the porch, sliding double glazed doors with windows to either side leading to:
PORCH Window to side aspect, picture light, panelling to ceiling, tiled flooring, power points, external and internal letter boxes' sliding double glazed door with matching panel to one side leading to:
RECEPTION HALL Tiled flooring, ceiling coving and spotlights, power points, alarm system, built-in cloaks cupboard, CCTV camera, glazed panelled doors to primary rooms, staircase with floating glass panels leading to galleried landing over, maximum ceiling height 16'6″.
DRAWING ROOM 34′ 9″ x 17′ 0″ (10.59m x 5.18m) Decreasing to 13'6″ at narrowest point. Full width sliding patio door with matching panel leading to terrace with outstanding views towards Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle of Wight in the distance, double glazed window to side aspect with large sill and radiator under, twin glazed doors leading to reception hall, central stone surround fireplace with matching hearth and pebble inlay, LPG fire (not tested), wall lights, corner unit with mirror inlay and glazed shelving, glazed panel door leading to family / dining room, power points, radiator with cover over, ceiling coving, wiring for surround system, twin doors with matching panels to either side leading to:
SUN LOUNGE 17′ 4″ x 15′ 0″ (5.28m x 4.57m) Increasing to 29'3″ maximum. ‘L' shaped, sliding double glazed doors with matching window to one side leading to rear garden overlooking swimming pool, low sills with covered radiator under, remote control for blinds, ‘Amtico' flooring, primary area with matching decked ‘Amtico' flooring, Victorian style pitched roof with remote control skylights and blinds, supporting rods, picture lights, two radiators with covers over, power points, double glazed sliding patio doors leading to front terrace with views towards Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle of Wight in the distance.
FAMILY / DINING ROOM 19′ 5″ x 15′ 3″ (5.92m x 4.65m) Split level with twin doors leading to hallway, door to kitchen, glazed panelled door to drawing room, ceiling coving, wiring for surround sound system, hidden TV bracket and wiring, double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking swimming pool with covered radiator under, power points, built-in storage cupboard with CD / DVD shelving, range of built-in book shelves, power points, second radiator with cover over.
KITCHEN INCORPORATING DINING AREA 29'4″ x 17'6″ Square opening leading to morning room, chrome fronted power points, tiled flooring, tall chrome contemporary style radiator, range of built-in storage cupboards with ‘T' bar wooden handles and drawers under, ceiling spotlights. Kitchen area: ‘Mark Wilkinson' fully fitted kitchen, with range of matching wall and floor units with wooden and chrome ‘T' bar handles, feature mirror splashbacks, inset 1 bowl sink unit with granite drainer to one side, ‘Quooker' instant hot water tap and separate filter, integrated ‘Miele' dishwasher with matching door, glass fronted units over with inset spotlights and glazed shelving, tiled flooring, double glazed full width sliding patio doors with remote control shutter blinds, integrated ‘Miele' twin ovens with grills, storage cupboards over and under, vegetable steam oven, ‘Miele' microwave and plate warmer with storage cupboards over and under, built-in larder cupboard, tall chrome fronted fridge with two drawer freezer to one side, ‘Miele' coffee maker with glazed panel over with glass shelving and inset spotlights, island with granite work surface, range of soft close mechanism drawers under incorporating cutlery drawers, plate drawers, bin cupboard, wine rack and knife drawers with wine rack to one end, push down power points, sink unit with separate hose, to one end of the central island is a semi-circular chopping board with integrated wooden chopping boards and curved fronted units under, inset ‘Miele' induction Wok, and ‘Miele' four ring induction hob to one side, stainless steel extractor hood, fan and light over, ceiling spotlights, tall stainless steel fronted radiator, bracket and wiring for T.V.
MORNING ROOM 16′ 8″ x 4′ 9″ (5.08m x 1.45m) Glass roof with automated rain sensors, remote control blinds, bi-folding doors to front aspect leading to terrace with outstanding views towards Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour and the Isle of Wight in the distance, two brushed steel contemporary style radiators, power points.
HOME OFFICE 14′ 6″ x 10′ 10″ (4.42m x 3.3m) Comprehensive range of Conquest fitted units incorporating open shelving with storage cupboard, drawers, filing cabinets and work stations, pelmet lighting, ceiling spotlights, double glazed window to rear aspect with radiator under, power points, door to garage, door to:
UTILITY ROOM 14′ 3″ x 9′ 5″ maximum (4.34m x 2.87m) Range of tall built-in storage cupboards with hanging space and shelving, separate drying area with low level cupboards and work surface over, spotlights, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, power points, sink unit with mixer tap and cupboard space under, double glazed window to side aspect, fully ceramic tiled to walls, vinyl flooring, radiator, power points, double glazed door leading to rear garden, door to:
CLOAKROOM Low level w.c, wall mounted wash hand basin, ceramic tiled to half wall level, radiator, double glazed window to rear aspect.
INTEGRAL DOUBLE GARAGE 20′ 11″ x 19′ 10″ (6.38m x 6.05m) ‘Silverlox' motorised garage door with bi-folding or up and over mechanism, wall mounted electric consumer box, ceiling spotlights, range of storage cupboards, double glazed window to side aspect.
FIRST FLOOR Landing with floating glass screen balustrade, natural light tunnel ceiling lighting with spotlights and coving, power points, doors to primary rooms.
BEDROOM 4 13′ 4″ x 9′ 1″ (4.06m x 2.77m) Triple doored mirror fronted wardrobes to one wall with hanging space and shelving, fitted headboard, open wooden shelving with storage cupboards under, radiator with cover over, touch light, double glazed sliding patio door leading to:
SUN ROOM 13′ 9″ x 6′ 9″ (4.19m x 2.06m) ‘Amtico' flooring with floor spotlights and uplighters, pitched roof with automated rain senor controls and shutter blinds, two tilt and turn windows to side and front aspect with outstanding views over Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight in the distance, chrome fronted power points.
BEDROOM 2 17′ 0″ decreasing to 14'0″ x 13′ 0″ (5.18m x 3.96m) Double glazed windows to front aspect with outstanding views over garden towards Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight in the distance and covered radiator under, range of built-in bedroom furniture including chest of drawers, headboard with shelf over, tall boy unit with range of shelving, power points, dresser unit with large mirror and shelving with spotlights over and drawers under.
BEDROOM 5 12′ 7″ x 9′ 6″ (3.84m x 2.9m) Measurements do not include recessed area for door opening (17'0″ max), radiator with cover over, double glazed window to side aspect far reaching views towards Fawley to the west, ceiling coving, chrome fronted power points, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fully ceramic tiled shower cubicle with curved door, ceiling spotlights and extractor fan over, concealed cistern w.c., with twin flush, wash hand basin with mixer tap, mirror fronted medicine cabinet with light over, ceiling spotlights and coving, tiled flooring.
BEDROOM 3 13′ 7″ x 11′ 6″ (4.14m x 3.51m) Double glazed window to rear aspect overlooking fields with covered radiator under, range of built-in bedroom furniture including wardrobes with storage cupboards, headboard with spotlights, tall boy unit, further dressing area with large mirror and pelmet lighting over with shelving to either side and drawers under, power points.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower cubicle with curved doors, fully ceramic tiled to walls and floor, circular wash hand basin with shelving to either side and mixer tap, medicine cabinet with light over, double glazed frosted glass window to rear aspect, corner w.c with twin flush, heated towel rail, ceiling spotlights and coving.
FAMILY BATHROOM White suite comprising; Jacuzzi style bath with shelving to three sides, ‘Villeroy & Boch' wash hand basin with mixer tap with plinth and shelving under, concealed cistern w.c., with twin flush, corner shower cubicle with curved doors, ceiling spotlights and coving, fully ceramic tiled to floor and walls, double glazed windows to rear aspect, tall storage unit, heated towel rail.
MASTER BEDROOM SUITE
DRESSING ROOM 18′ 0″ x 17′ 4″ (5.49m x 5.28m) Double glazed sliding patio doors leading to front covered terrace with outstanding views towards Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, the Solent and Isle of Wight in the distance, comprehensive range of bespoke designer built ‘art deco' style unit with wave style frontage incorporating wooden and cream central island with matching units, ceiling spotlights and coving, radiator with cover over, curtain plinth with automated blinds, square opening leading to bedroom, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM (2) Corner shower cubicle with jet style system and drench style hood, extractor fan, ceiling spotlights and coving, tiled flooring, ceramic tiled to walls, wash hand basin with mixer tap, cupboard and shelving under, double glazed frosted glass window to rear aspect, concealed cistern w.c., heated towel rail, door to:
BOILER ROOM Range of shelving, twin hot water cylinders with pump system.
MASTER BEDROOM 20′ 8″ x 17′ 8″ (6.3m x 5.38m) Range of free standing bespoke bedside cabinets, T.V cabinet and tall chest of drawers all matching dressing room furniture, ceiling spotlights and coving, power points, radiator with cover over, door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM (1) 20′ 0″ x 6′ 1″ (6.1m x 1.85m) To one end is a wet room style shower area with glazed screen and central door, drench style hood and separate shower attachment, extractor fan and spotlights, floor drain away, two chrome heated towel rails, tiled flooring with underfloor heating, double glazed windows to rear aspect with shutters, plinth with drawers under, wash hand basin with wall mounted tap, glass splashback, mirror with light over, bidet, concealed cistern w.c, ceramic tiled to one wall.
SUN ROOM 38′ 9″ max x 11′ 5″ (11.81m x 3.48m) Glass roof with automated rain sensors windows, full height double glazed windows to front aspect, four with tilt and turn facilities, ‘Amtico' flooring with low level height, outstanding views from Hayling Island in the east to Portchester Castle, Portsmouth Harbour, the Isle of Wight and as far as Fawley to the west, from this area is corridor area with matching glass roof with doors and window to front aspect leading to dressing room.
OUTSIDE To the front is a paved driveway leading to remote control sliding gateway with brick pillars, brick retaining wall and enclosed by mature shrubs and bushes, to the lower part of the garden is a turning area hidden by shrubs and bushes leading to a bespoke garden water feature designed from Chelsea Flower Show with decked areas, water features, rockeries with shrubs and bushes all enclosed by low retaining wall with lighting and shrubs. Directly to the front of the property are steps leading to wrap around patio area with seating area and further decking, this wraps round to the left hand side of the property with access to the sun lounge.
To the right hand side is a garage, beside the garage is a covered car port with electric lighting, twin gates leading to patio area with door to utility room, rotary line area, wooden built shed. High fencing hiding oil tank, outside cold water tap, high wall with gateway and brick arch over leading to rear garden.
Range of storage cupboards and sheds, one incorporating boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating (not tested), further double doored store (6'8″ x 5'8″) housing pump and filtration system for the swimming pool.
To the side of the swimming pool is a brick paved area with pergola over and ‘his and hers' changing rooms, (His – 5'8″ x 5'4″) (Hers – 5'9″ x 5'4″) to the rear of the garden is a brick retaining wall with shrubs and bushes enclosed by a mature hedge, wooden decked area with pergola over with grape vine and wooden supports
Central to the garden is a swimming pool, doors leading to the kitchen with a covered veranda and awning over with doors to sun lounge, false grass area with further pergola and stepping stones leading to circular ‘al fresco' dining area (14'8″ x 14'8″) with wooden balustrades and supports, central pitched roof with circular table and matching chairs. To the left hand side of the property beside the conservatory is a utility storage area.
SWIMMING POOL Heated with Roman end, slightly angled to one end, the deep end has a depth of 2 metres.
4KW SOLAR PANEL SYSTEM ‘which benefits from the maximum tariff rate, which is currently generating an annual income of circa 2000 which covers most of the electricity bill. There is a remaining approximately 18 years to run on the tariff subsidy.'
Skew Road, Fareham PO17