Manitou, Kensington Road
Property SummaryA quite outstanding and substantial end terrace home with a rural aspect, yet within walking distance of the city centre and railway station. Manitou is a high quality period property laid out over three floors with an excellent level of accommodation. The property has been greatly improved by the current owners who have created a particularly impressive open plan kitchen/living space as well as separate sitting room. On viewing the house buyers will appreciate numerous features and benefits not normally seen with a property of this type – the useful garden room/utility, cloakroom and access to off road parking being prime examples. Manitou has three good size bedrooms as well as a nursery/study and a well proportioned first floor bathroom. The property not only has a private rear garden but also a substantial area of additional land (including two off-road parking spaces) which is rented from the local authority. Situated at the end of this quiet residential road Manitou enjoys wonderful views along the Avon Valley toward Old Sarum yet is within a stones throw of a highly sought after ‘outstanding’ primary school, and within walking distance of Waitrose, the railway station and city centre. This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a beautiful character home with so many special features.
Proceed to the A360 Devizes Road turning right into Kingsland Road. Turn first left into Kensington Road where Manitou can be found at the end of the road on the left.
Part glazed front door to:
Stairs to first floor. Radiator. Feature archway, dado rail and coving. Laminate flooring.
Open Plan Kitchen/Living Room (8.6m into bay x 3.5m extending to 4.5m)
A very spacious and welcoming space, perfectly suited to modern family life. Laid out in two sections with bi-folding doors to subdivided if required.
Double glazed bay window to front aspect. Cast iron open fireplace with painted wooden mantle. Built-in low-level storage cupboards with shelving over. Radiator, wall lights, picture rail and feature coving. Double doors to kitchen area. Laminate flooring.
The kitchen area is refitted shaker style wall and base units with work surface over. Inset 1 ¼ ceramic sink unit with mixer tap. Space for range style cooker. Integral dishwasher, wine fridge and space for fridge/freezer. Concealed bin. Island unit with breakfast bar. Double glazed window to side aspect and door to rear. Original coving and picture rail. Laminate flooring.
Sitting Room/Snug (4.65m x 2.75m)
Twin double glazed windows to side aspect. Glazed doors to rear. Open fireplace with inset log burner with slate hearth and oak mantle over. Inset ceiling spotlights.
Garden Room/Utility Room (3.4m x 3m)
Double glazed sliding doors to side with polycarbonate roof. Power and light. Radiator. Tiled floor. Built in washing machine. Door to cloakroom.
White WC and wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Obscure double-glazed window.
First Floor Landing
Stairs to second floor. Panelled wall.
Bedroom One (4m x 3.7m)
Double glazed window to front and side aspect with far reaching countryside/valley views. Range of built-in full height wardrobes (seven in total). Double radiator, picture rail, original style coving and wooden flooring.
Bedroom Three (4.6m x 2.76m)
Double glazed windows to rear and side with open views. Double radiator. Built in open fronted double wardrobe. Original style coving.
Bedroom Four/Study (2.85m x 1.6m ext to 2.35m)
Double glazed window to side with views. Double radiator. Laminate flooring.
Bathroom (2.85m x 2.3m)
White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer/shower tap, concealed cistern WC and vanity basin. Tiled splash backs. Radiator, obscure double-glazed window to rear aspect.
Bedroom Two (4.45m max x 3.56m)
Vaulted ceiling with range of low-level eves cupboards and shelving, built in double wardrobe. Double glazed window with far reaching open views. Wall lights and radiator.
Steps lead to a pedestrian path to the front door passing a small gravelled area enclosed by a low-level brick wall. Private path to rear garden with high level gate.
The rear garden has pedestrian access to front with high level gate. Small paved area immediately outside kitchen/garden room doors with outside tap and light. Steps lead past a further paved area to a flat area of artificial lawn enclosed by picket fencing and well stocked raised flower beds. Path and steps continue to a further paved area and substantial garden shed.
To the side of the house, with direct access from the garden, is a substantial area of land (measuring approximately 18m x 17m) which the current owners rent from the local authority. This area is well enclosed by wooden fencing and is laid to lawn with a lovely range of mature trees and planting, part of this also forms two off-road parking spaces. This area of land has been used exclusively by the current owners and their predecessors for some time and we have no reason to believe the arrangement cannot continue.