Dating back to 1866, this stunning property known as ‘Fortview House’ is steeped in history. The property originally served as the residence for the Colonel, Second Commandant of the Royal Marines Artillery – Where he resided with his family and servants. He would have wanted an unobstructed view of the Marine environment, to be able to see every movement coming into Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent. You are sure to waste a lot of time with the view it provides as each is day different to the next. These days it is more likely to be the massive aircraft carriers, and other naval and large cruise ships which will be seen.
With high ceilings and gorgeous sash windows allowing for extensive views across the Solent – there is a calming atmosphere about the property. The grand feeling in which is has is carried through out, and every room feels bright and spacious.
The self contained annex to the ground floor is a must have, whether it be for older children or even a nanny. It provides a great space with plenty of room. There is a large kitchen/living space with its own access door leading onto a private courtyard, as well as a great size bedroom and en-suite. There is even a Victorian wine cellar down there and plenty of storage.
The property is extremely versatile, suiting to individual wants & needs. Although the property boasts 6 bedrooms, the current owners had used one of these as an office and library, another as an added reception room. Many of these rooms boast duel aspect views.
Three of the bedrooms come complete with their own en-suites and the two rooms on the third floor share a family bathroom.
You have use of 3 car parking spaces and a garage, but best of all there is communal a tennis court and beautifully manicured lawns to use to your hearts content. Whether this be for picnicking, entertaining guests or simply relaxing. You have direct access onto Southse Esplanade and seafront.
*Viewing days are now available for this incredible property *