A sense of arrival

16 November 2018

A sense of arrival

Wade Court Road is in a leafy area of Havant where a select number of character family homes were built 150 years ago. One of the earliest and most elegant Victorian villas is now on the market with Henry Adams in Emsworth. 

“No. 17 is certainly an exceptional property,” said Manager Matthew Inker. “It has all the intriguing architecture from when it was built back in the 1860s, including an octagonal bay off the main drawing room and leading from the kitchen there’s a secret staircase which would once have been for the servants.

“Most importantly, the house is very nicely presented so it’s ready to move straight into. The new owners will enjoy space of some 3,800 square feet which is packed with original features including picture rails, ceiling roses and fireplaces.  The decor is stylish with a nod to the original period but its not over-done, there’s a definite sense of space and style here.”

No. 17, Wade Court Road is a substantial family home with five generously sized double bedrooms, the smallest of which measures 16ft by 14ft 6”.  Typical of the Victorian era are the high ceilings, numerous feature fireplaces and the large windows which let in plenty of natural light throughout the house.

“Even the reception hallway has a fireplace, making it the perfect place for a warm welcome for guests over Christmas,” said Matthew. “There are three main reception rooms as well as a large kitchen breakfast room and a practical utility room for all the wellies and muddy boots after a long Boxing Day walk.”

Those who enjoy a country walk can stroll from the property along a rural lane to the foreshore of Langstone, past the historic Wade Tower and towards Langstone Mill and the renowned ‘Royal Oak’ pub. There are many other coastal and conservation areas to enjoy in the area and in central Havant is a Waitrose, local leisure centre and the station which provides a direct service to London Waterloo, London Victoria, Gatwick and in the other direction to Portsmouth or Southampton.

“It’s not often that such a spacious and well presented Victorian home becomes available in such a lovely location,” said Matthew. “From the moment you arrive at the gated driveway and enter the front door, there’s a definite sense of arrival and that real feeling of coming home.”

No. 17 Wade Court Road is now on the market for offers in excess of £950,000 and viewings can be arranged through Henry Adams in Emsworth on 01243 377773 or simply email the team at emsworth@henryadams.co.uk.

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