Leigham Vale Road, Bournemouth, BH6
A wonderful seven bedroom, two bathroom family home situated on one of Southbourne's most prestigious Avenues and just meters from the beach. With expansive gardens, high ceilings and original parquet flooring this family home has maintained its traditional charm. The double plot also offers either a substantial garden or development opportunity with previous permission for a new build having been granted in 2012.
On entering the property, you are welcomed by the grand entrance hallway with original and beautifully maintained Parque wooden flooring and a sweeping grand staircase leading to the first floor with under stairs storage cupboards. A shower room is situated off the main hallway for convenience.
The first reception room is currently used as the lounge and has the traditional stone surround fireplace. A large double-glazed bay window allows ample daylight and the high ceilings add a touch of grandeur.
The second reception room is utilised as a dining room and features the same parquet flooring which continues through from the hallway and a bay window overlooks the stunning rear gardens. The dining room leads through to a sunroom which in turn has double glazed patio doors to the paved patio area and into the garden.
The kitchen/ diner area is an exceptional size for a large family or anyone who sees the kitchen as the heart of the hoe. An AGA oven sits in a corner alcove to provide heat to the room. As well as the AGA oven there is also a ceramic Beko hob and ample space for all the usual kitchen appliances. Traditional solid wood cabinets surround the kitchen at both base and eye level and a stainless-steel sink sits underneath the picture window with views across the expansive garden. To the rear of the kitchen is a traditional pantry cupboard with ample shelving for storage. A rear door leads to the side area of the home and around into the rear garden. There is also space for a large dining set for casual mealtimes.
The wooden spindled, u-shaped staircase has an original picture window on its half landing along with built in nooks for displaying family photographs and mementos. Upstairs you will find five bedrooms and the family bathroom and w.c.
Bedroom one has a large bay window overlooking the front aspect of the property and two smaller windows to the side aspect making it a bright and airy room, it also has large built in wardrobes for ample storage. Bedroom two overlooks the side gardens and again features built in wardrobe storage and has a sink in the corner. Bedroom three has a window to the front and further built in storage. This room also has plumbing and the potential to add in an en-suite bathroom.
Bedrooms four and five are single rooms and both have rear aspect windows overlooking the garden. Either room would also make a superb office space.
The family bathroom has A panelled bathtub with an overhead shower, traditional ceramic washbasin and a large heated towel rail. It is partly tiled and has a large linen cupboard for additional storage. The separate w.c has aa modern w.c and washbasin with under sink storage cupboard and a chrome mixer tap and is also partly tiled.
A second staircase leads to the second floor where you will find two additional bedrooms and large eaves storage. Both bedrooms are double rooms and have been converted in the loft space with high sloping ceilings. One of the bedrooms also features a sink unit and large built in wardrobes.
these homes do not come to the market very often and are forever homes for families looking to be in walking distance of both the beach and the high street. Ravine Road leads down to walks and pathways of Southbourne beach and promenade and is just as close to Southbourne High street.
The home itself is approached by a sweeping driveway leading to the front door or a pathway leading through its mature front garden.
The expansive garden is unparalleled in size and is mainly laid to lawn and has a stone paved patio area. Flower beds include an assortment of shrubs and trees offering excellent privacy and seclusion. A garden shed and green house are also situated at the rear along with a wood / oil store.
The property is situated in the extremely popular residential area of Southbourne which is located to the East of Bournemouth. The busy high street hosts a variety of shops, bars and restaurants ranging from local independent traders to the well-known high street names.
Locally, there are superb award-winning beaches with vibrant promenades offering further restaurants, bars and all year round walks with stunning views out to the Purbecks and over to Hengistbury Head.
Southbourne also sits in an excellent school catchment area for all age ranges.
There is a main line train station at Bournemouth which provides direct links to Southampton, Southampton Airport and London Waterloo which is approximately 100 miles away.
Bournemouth International airport (6 miles) offers a varied schedule of flights to a number of European destinations.
Guide Price £650,000 Freehold