A rare opportunity to purchase a fine 3 storey, 3 bedroom end of terrace home with parking, constructed in 1879 and with many of its beautiful original features still in place. The property is located in a quiet backwater close to the city centre and Belmont Park. No onward chain.
Alexandra Terrace is a no through road of attractive period properties that offers all the convenience of city centre living while number 11 has the advantage of private parking for 2 cars, a courtyard garden to the rear and further garden area behind the parking bay.
The house is approached through a pair of rendered pillars with a path leading through a small front garden to the original timber panelled door. There is a useful entrance vestibule with coat hooks and a charming original inner door with stained glass inserts. The hardwood parquet flooring continues into the hallway where the stairs rise to the first floor and there are doors to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen.
The sitting room is most appealing with a large bay window, high ceiling with original decorative plaster cornicing and central ceiling rose. There is a woodburning stove with a timber surround and mantel, and fitted shelves to the alcoves on either side.
A wide opening with sliding timber doors gives access to the dining room (there's also a door from the hallway) with a large sash window to the rear and a beautiful stained glass window into the hall.
The half vaulted kitchen is fitted with a good range of wall mounted and floor standing cupboards and drawers under a timber worktop and a breakfast bar at the far end. There is a stainless steel gas range with an extractor hood over and space and plumbing for a dishwasher as well as space for a fridge. At the far end of the kitchen is a useful utility area with a further sink, drop down drying rack and space and plumbing for a washing machine and ample space for further appliances if required. There are also double doors to the rear courtyard garden.
From the hallway the stairs rise to the first floor with a cloakroom at the half landing. Bedroom 1 is a very well-proportioned room with two large windows offering a charming outlook to the front. There is an attractive fireplace with cast iron insert and fitted wardrobes to either side.The bathroom is very spacious with wc, wash basin, shower cubicle, a large freestanding cast iron claw foot bath and feature fireplace.
On the second floor are two good bedrooms, both with original fireplaces.
Room dimensions (metres):
Sitting Room - 3.52 x 3.35
Dining Room - 3.45 x 2.85
Kitchen - 4.21 x 2.15
Utility Room - 2.54 x 2.15
Bedroom 1 - 4.27 x 3.49
Bathroom - 3.45 x 2.89
Bedroom 2 - 4.67 x 3.49
Bedroom 3 - 3.47 x 2.92
The rear courtyard garden is ideal for sitting out and is well landscaped with attractive borders, brick paving and steps up to a patio with a timber garden shelter. Unusually for such a conveniently located property, directly opposite the house there is a private off street parking area for 2 cars, and behind this a charming garden with decked area and useful log/bike store.
Number 11 Alexandra Terrace is a fine end of terrace home in a fantastic location that offers a wealth of character with the opportunity to enhance the existing accommodation if desired. The current owners were successful in obtaining planning permission for a 2 storey rear extension and these plans can be viewed if required.