Offering VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION across 4 FLOORS, this LANDMARK HISTORIC property occupies an ENVIABLE POSITION in the HEART OF CHRISTCHURCH TOWN CENTRE. The property has 6 BEDROOMS & enjoys STUNNING VIEWS whilst benefitting from PARKING FOR A SMALL CAR, WALLED REAR GARDEN & a GARDEN COACH HOUSE
'Quartleys' offers a rare opportunity to purchase a unique early 19th Century Town House in the heart of a beautiful and historic town. The property is named after Dr Arthur Quartley who is a 3 time Mayor of Christchurch and is associated with the town's smuggling folklore. This Grade II listed property enjoys stunning southerly views towards the medieval town bridge (also known as Quartleys Bridge), Convent Walk and River Avon, as well as the Constable's House and historic 11th Century Priory. The house is well placed to enjoy all the town has to offer including its numerous bars, cafes, shops and restaurants. A viewing comes highly recommended, not only to appreciate the historic interest and location of the property but also the versatile accommodation on offer.
To the front of the property stairs lead to the front door and in turn the Porch and Entrance Hall. The drawing room is a delightful room and covers most of the ground floor. There are five windows with shutters which allow plenty of light to flood in with views to the front reaching to the River Avon. The room has two marble fireplaces and many other period features. The ground floor accommodation is completed by a ground floor cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin.
Stairs from the Entrance Hall lead down to the lower ground floor. The hallway features beautiful flagstone floors and can also be accessed via an entrance door to the side of the property and itself has doors to a cloakroom with wc and wash hand basin as well as a utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine. The lounge/dining room is set to the rear of the property and has a door out to the rear garden. The kitchen/breakfast room is set to the front of the property and features a range of bespoke handmade units by John Willies of Burley. There is a door to a further utility area which gives access to an airing cupboard and storage cupboard housing the gas central heating boiler.
The first floor is accessed by stairs from the entrance hall. The master bedroom is set to the front of the property with two windows with exceptional views. There are a range of built in wardrobes as well as an ensuite bathroom with wc, bidet, wash hand basin, bath and separate shower unit. There is a further bedroom to the front of the property.
To the rear of the first floor there are double french doors leading to a self-contained annex area featuring its own lounge, kitchen and bedroom with ensuite incorporating wc, wash hand basin and shower unit. If required the lounge and bedroom of the annex could become 5th and 6th bedrooms for the main house.
Stairs from the first floor lead up to the second floor landing where there are two further bedrooms with some areas of restricted head height. Bedroom two enjoys incredible views reaching as far as Hengistbury Head.
The property has the benefit of vehicular and pedestrian right of access to the side of the property from Castle Street providing access for a small car. Gates lead into the walled rear garden which has an area of block paving as well as a patio immediately to the rear of the property. The remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with some shrub and flower borders. Measuring at approx 86' x 37' (26.21m x 11.28m), this is a particularly sizeable plot given the property's central location. The property also enjoys a secret pathway leading down to the River Avon where there is the possibility to moor a dinghy or small boat subject to any necessary consents.
An interesting feature of this property is its Detached Garden Coach House. This could offer a potential purchaser a range of uses but as it can be let separately could be an excellent investment. The coach house features a ground floor double bedroom and bathroom with stairs leading up to an open plan living area with kitchen. There is also an INTEGRAL GARAGE with power and water.
COUNCIL TAX BAND (MAIN HOUSE): F
COUNCIL TAX BAND (GARDEN COACH HOUSE): A