PRICE GUIDE: £700,000-£750,000 FREEHOLD
Situated on a prominent corner site in the ‘Poets Corner’ area, at the junction of Milton Road and Wimborne Road, Walford, the property enjoys good access to many of the town centre’s amenities. Built in 1910, Langholm has been in the present family’s ownership since 1968, and is now offered for sale with VACANT POSSESSION.
The house boasts many original features including a quarry tiled floor, 2 Edwardian fireplaces, picture rails, and attractive bay windows in the principal reception rooms. On the first floor there is an original bathroom suite including a cast iron rolltop bath (with brass taps and ball and claw feet) and a WC with a high level cistern. The property is connected to mains gas, electricity, water and drainage, and benefits from gas central heating. The windows are timber single glazed casements.
In 1971 the present owners extended the house substantially to create an attached, self-contained 1 bedroom annexe comprising living room, bedroom, bathroom and large kitchen/breakfast room overlooking the garden. The annexe has UPVC double glazed windows but is in need of modernisation.
Although Langholm is on a prominent corner site, the gardens are an outstanding feature, offering a large degree of privacy and screening the house from the road. The property offers great potential for extension, subject to planning permission. A detached coach house/garage block also offers great potential to create ancillary accommodation, again subject to planning consent.
A wide covered entrance way with feature arch leads to an entrance hallway with a quarry tiled floor. The living room has a fitted dresser, a marble fireplace (with cast iron raised basket,) a bay window and casement doors to outside. The dining room has a fitted mirror and mantel, eye level cabinets, a cast iron fireplace, a bay window and casement doors to outside. The kitchen, which overlooks the side garden, has a large walk-in pantry, a tiled boiler recess and space for a table and chairs. A rear lobby leads to a bathroom and to outside.
An attractive staircase leads to a split level first floor landing. The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, a wrought iron Edwardian fireplace with mantel, and doors to a balcony overlooking the garden. Bedroom 2 has a sealed fireplace, a built-in cupboard and an attractive bay window, and bedroom 4 has a fitted wardrobe. Steps lead down to bedroom 3 which has a wrought iron Edwardian fireplace and a wash basin set in pine surround. There is a bathroom with original cast iron rolltop bath, wash basin and high level WC.
Outside, the detached brick coach house has a high gabled slate roof and a garage/workshop with staircase to loft storage above, and inspection pit. There is a concrete apron with space to park 2 vehicles.
The gardens surround Langholm on all sides and are enclosed by high mixed hedges offering almost complete privacy. They are predominantly lawned, with crazy paved pathways, privet hedges, a fishpond, established shrub beds, an overgrown vegetable garden area and trees including oak, eucalyptus and conifers. The section of garden fronting Wimborne Road has a lawn, fir trees and a greenhouse.
The annexe, which is in poor condition, is accessible behind the house, and comprises a hallway, sitting room, double bedroom, large kitchen/breakfast room and bathroom (no suite fitted.)
DIRECTIONS: From The Square, proceed along West Borough, staying in the left hand lane as you pass the Tivoli Theatre. Proceed ahead at the Stone Lane traffic lights, and over Walford Bridge. Take the second turning on the right into Milton Road, and Langholm can be found immediately on the left hand side.
COUNCIL TAX BANDS: E & A
EPC RATING:19 – Band E and 19a Band D