Good size EXTENDED VICTORIAN semi detached family home. Just A FEW MINUTES WALK FROM TOWN CENTRE and short walk to station. MANY CHARACTER FEATURES. Entrance hall, 24ft open plan reception room. Further reception room at the rear. Kitchen. THREE BEDROOMS and bathroom. Further potential to extend with a cellar and fully boarded loft - ideal hobby room! SOUTHERN FACING REAR GARDEN. On street permit parking.
A delightful three bedroom semi-detached Victorian family home, centrally-situated a few minutes from Horsham town centre and a short walk for commuters to the train station. Built in 1890 with cavity walls for a draper’s merchant, the house retains many character features with potential to extend further given the cellar and large loft.
A front door leads into the entrance hall with door into the 24ft lounge/diner offering a large living space. The property has a generous extension to the rear of the property with the adjacent rear room acting as a separate dining area but has plenty of flexibility and could easily become another living room or family room. The 1970’s extension created a larger kitchen offering plenty of surface and storage space and overlooks the rear aspect of the property. There is also a rear lobby with door to side and access to the cloakroom. In addition to a retained coal cellar with external coal hole, the main cellar has space for extra storage.
On the first floor there are three bedrooms, the master is a large double with double aspect windows. Bedroom two is also a good double and bedroom three is a large single. The family bathroom offers a bath with overhead shower, wash basin and toilet. The loft is ideal for further expansion possibilities and has been fully boarded to make, for now, an ideal hobby room. The access to the loft room is via a free standing ladder.
OUTSIDE: This charming period property has a walled and paved front garden area with patio tubs. The rear garden is accessed either from the house or via the side passageway and gate, which is also used for bin access. The southern-facing garden is a natural sun trap and is perfect for al-fresco dining. At the bottom of the garden is a concrete patio suitable for a shed or greenhouse. The fence at the rear of the garden has been replaced recently and decorated to match that of No.4.
ON STREET PARKING: Parking in the central zone A requires a local residence permit at a current cost of £44 per annum from Horsham District Council (HDC). There is a limit of one resident's parking permit per household. Visitor-parking permits are also available for purchase from HDC in booklets for 2-hour or daily use.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This charming property has undergone a series of updates in recent years. Within the last 2 years, the old iron-cast boiler has been replaced with a modern energy-efficient gas boiler, and all radiators have been replaced similarly: in essence, a brand new central-heating system! Facia boards at the front and rear of the house have been replaced, and a new sloping roof above the kitchen was fitted. LED lighting has been installed throughout (except for cellar); the rear loft is now insulated to modern standards. The original Victorian cast-iron water pipe that supplied water to both semis was replaced a few years ago and is now fitted with separate meters for each semi; electricity is supplied via a modern distribution unit and can be monitored via a newly-installed smart meter.
Currently boarded and accessed via a freestanding ladder.
LOCATION: Wellington Road embraces the true meaning of an ideal location being just a short walk from the centre of the historic market town of Horsham, a town with a comprehensive range of national and independent retailers including a large John Lewis at Home and Waitrose store and twice weekly award-winning local markets in the Carfax square. A stone's throw away is East Street or ‘Eat Street’ as it is known locally, where there is a wide choice of chain and independent restaurants ranging from e.g. Wagamama and Côte Brasserie to the Michelin-starred Restaurant Tristan. The town offers a full range of amenities with activities for children and adults alike: just a short walk away is Horsham Park with a variety of activities at The Pavilions, a leisure centre with gym and swimming pools; nearby is The Capitol Arts Centre and Everyman Cinema; and on the west side of the town is the scenic Rockwood Golf course with its pleasant river-side walk. The property also falls within the school catchment for Millais Girls and Forest Boys schools, and is equally close to the former Collyer’s grammar school, now a large sixth-form college with its intake from both the single-sex and comprehensive schools. Despite the central location, it is just a short walk from Chesworth farm offering idyllic countryside walks over Denne Hill and there are some beautiful cycle rides in the immediate countryside and the nearby St. Leonard’s Forest. Further afield, the stunning South Downs and coast are within easy reach by car or train. For those looking to commute by train, Horsham Station is a few minutes stroll away, with ½ hourly fast trains to Gatwick (17 minutes) and London Victoria (52 minutes) plus a ½ hourly semi-fast to London Bridge and Peterborough, and an hourly service to Victoria via Dorking; by car, there is easy access to the M23 leading to the M25.
DIRECTIONS: Use post code RH12 1DD for satnav if travelling by car. Due to the local one-way system, Wellington Road has to be approached from the roundabout at the railway station on the north side of the town. After passing the Capitol Arts Centre on your left, take the second turning on the left into Wellington Road. Alternatively, viewers can continue past Wellington Road, cross the traffic lights, and park in the Piries Place car park nearby.
COUNCIL TAX: Band D.
SCHOOL CATCHMENT AREA: For local school admissions and to find out about catchment areas, please contact West Sussex County Council – West Sussex Grid for learning - School Admissions, 0845 0751007. Or visit the Admissions Website.
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