INTRODUCTION 'The Oaks' is set back from Emsworth Road, behind a high brick wall within a private development of just five large detached houses, each being individual in design and character.
The accommodation totals approximately 2,559 sq. ft. incorporating four reception rooms, five bedrooms, three bathrooms (two with en-suites), a utility room and cloakroom. The internal spaces are very generous with the family kitchen area being the central hub of the home, and an area which has become a major benefit to modern-day family living. The owners have converted the garage to a large home office, which offers ample space for a number of people to work in comfort, and with extensive parking facilities this is an ideal 'work from home' office. There is also no need to rush to the gym at lunchtime, as there is more than adequate floorspace for your own fitness equipment.
This really is an excellent family home in an ideal location, about half a mile east of Havant and about two miles west of the harbour village of Emsworth. Havant town centre has an excellent range of high street facilities, including major supermarket, banks, restaurants and plenty of entertainment options, whilst Emsworth provides a charming range of independent cafes and boutiques. Within a few minutes' walk from the house there is 'The Avenue Tennis, Squash & Fitness Club' and access to miles of footpaths along the south coast water's edge. Family day trips to the beach are easy, with Hayling Island sea front about 5 miles away.
Whilst the house now benefits from its large home office, if commuting to the capital is still necessary it couldn't be easier with services from the mainline railway station at Havant to London Waterloo. There is also a mainline station in Warblington, a few hundred yards from the property. The A27 is easily accessed, providing a direct route to the south coast's major cities such as Chichester, Portsmouth and Southampton.
STEP INSIDE Access to the house is via a large and very useful front porch which provides enough space to park a pram or bike or dry off the dog on rainy days. Once in the hallway, the dining room is located just to the right and is a good-sized room which could be used for a variety of uses dependent upon requirements. Opposite is the original study with a range of fitted shelving and storage. Beyond the dining room is a light and spacious sitting room with a central marble fireplace and double sliding glass doors leading onto the patio. Access to the kitchen/dining/family room is at the end of the hall, and offers a pleasant surprise, as beyond the door lies an extensive floor area and a room which is bathed in natural light. This is a wonderful space for enjoying the outdoors whilst inside and if the weather becomes too warm, there are blinds to cool the room temperature down a bit. The kitchen area is well-fitted with a central work island and a full range of modern appliances set within cream coloured wooden units and black granite work surfaces. There is light coloured floor tiling throughout this area. The utility room is tucked round the back of the kitchen and leads through to the home office / gym. The vendor informs us that this is a pleasing space from which to work for lengthy periods. It was professionally converted for its purpose with a requirement for as much natural light as possible, hence the double aspect windows. A cloakroom completes the accommodation on the ground floor.
Upstairs, there are five double bedrooms and three modern and well-fitted bathrooms. The master bedroom enjoys a front-facing aspect and an en-suite shower room. Bedroom two/guest bedroom is at the back of the house with views over the garden, and similarly benefits from its own en-suite shower room. Bedrooms three and four enjoy rear view aspects whilst the fifth bedroom is front facing. The spacious and well-fitted family bathroom completes the accommodation on the first floor.
STEP OUTSIDE The garden to the front of the house is simply planted, for low maintenance, primarily laid to lawn with a few trees and hedging. There is a large brick paviour area with parking directly at the front of the house for two vehicles, and a recessed private parking bay opposite providing parking for a further three vehicles.
The garden to the rear enjoys a southerly aspect and is fully enclosed by timber fencing, fronted by shrub and flower borders with mature planting around a central lawn. The patio adjoins, and leads into, the sitting room, the kitchen/ breakfast area and the family room. There is a useful timber shed for garden equipment in the corner.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Havant Borough Council Band 'F'
Mains water, gas, electricity
Broadband internet connectivity
Wired for Nest Energy System
Solar Panels (c. 4,000 kw p.a.)
DIRECTIONS From A27: Exit for Emsworth (A259) and follow the signs towards Havant. Proceed over the traffic lights (with Southleigh Road on the right) and the entrance to the property will be found just after the bus stop lay-by on the left.