Osborn Rd

Detached House: 6 beds, 4 baths, 4 receptions


Agent Details

Eckersley White

Tel: 023 9255 3636


Once in an estate agent's career you are offered a house to sell which leaves you speechless. Nutcracker House in Fareham is this property. Constructed in 1853, this Grade II Listed house, approximately 3700 sq ft of exquisite family residence sitting in a half-acre plot. The design features many architectural flourishes such as castellations, ornate parapets and an incredible flint design with detailing in Beaulieu Buff bricks, is not one that we can easily do justice to. We would urge you to contact us and organise a tour of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

The accommodation comprises:

Double oak doors set under cover lead into an:

Entrance Porch: 9'8 x 5'10 (2.95m x 1.78m)
With black and white tiled flooring, radiator, coved ceiling and further double oak doors with etched glass leading into the:

Entrance Hall: 18'0 x 9'10 (5.49m x 3.00m)
A beautiful reception area to greet your guests and visitors. There is an oak panelled staircase with original spindles and ballustrade leading to the first floor. A leadlight window looks to the side and there is an understairs storage cupboard, "Column Acova Radiators” which continue throughout the house, coved ceiling and coat cupboard. The hallway leads off towards the rear of the property and has access to a:

Boot Room: 8'2 x 4'2 (2.49m x 1.27m)
With tiled flooring, window to the rear and door leading into the conservatory.

Shower Room & WC: 8'6 x 3'10 (2.59m x 1.17m)
With double shower cubicle, victorian style patterned suite of WC and pedestal wash hand basin, tiled walls and floor, ceiling downlighters, coved ceiling and chrome ladder-style radiator.

Study: 8'0 x 7'8 (2.44m x 2.34m)
With a window to the side and coved ceiling.

Reception: 20'0 x 14'8 (6.10m x 4.47m)
Situated on the western side of the building, the beautiful reception room has many splended original features that must be viewed. These include beautiful tall sash windows with folding oak shutters, polished wooden floor, deep skirting boards, coving and ceiling rose, picture rail and, to one wall, a stunning marble fireplace and surround currently featuring a gas coal-effect fire.

Sitting Room: 20'9 x 14'7 (6.32m x 4.44m)
A focal point of the property is the spacious sitting room. Once again featuring a tall sash bay window with folding oak shutters, polished wooden flooring, ornate coving and ceiling rose and picture rail. The view from this room is of the front garden which is both private and enclosed. This room has another ornate marble fire surround with a fully working open fire. A feature arched door leads to the:

Library: 10'10 x 8'2 (3.30m x 2.49m)
With a further sash window to the front elevation, original fireplace finished in cast iron with a timber surround, picture rail, coving and ceiling rose and a useful bookshelf alcove.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 16'2 x 14'7 (4.93m x 4.44m)
Accessed from an inner hallway, the kitchen/breakfast room sits to the rear of the property and leads out to a conservatory and from there access to the garden. The room itself has a range of hand made, solid wood, Shaker-style wall and base units with solid wood and granite worksurfaces including a molded drainer and inset stainless one and a half bowl sink. There is splashback tiling and Travertine tile flooring, brushed steel switches and sockets, space for a dishwasher and associated plumbing. Included are a Neff oven and gas hob set under an illuminated hood. There is an additional Neff microwave/oven combination set above the eye-level oven. There is cornice lighting and ceiling downlighters. A central island offers practicality and convenience with a breakfast bar overhang and space for bar stools, solid wood worktop and an arrangement of cupboards and drawers. Double doors lead into the conservatory.

Utility Room: 14'2 x 7'0 (widening to 10' at the entrance) (4.32m x 2.13m widening to 3.05m)
Window to the front and a dedicated cupboard housing the recently fitted Vaillant hot water boiler.

Conservatory/Dining Room: 14'2 x 10'5 (4.32m x 3.17m)
A hardwood conservatory which blends in beautifully with the rest of the property. Set under a glass roof there are double-glazed windows and a double-glazed door that leads out to the garden. This room doubles as a dining area for the owners as it leads directly off of the kitchen. From here you can enjoy a vista of the beautiful rear garden.

The basement is divided into two sections and has a space to offer a multitude of uses. As you descend the stairs from the hallway there is an initial lobby, ideal for storage, coved ceiling and lighting.

Basement Room 1: 17'4 x 10'0 (5.28m x 3.05m)
With window to the side, coved ceiling and down lights.

Basement Room 2: 14'10 x 12'0 (4.52m x 3.66m)
With coved ceiling and down light. The current owners use the cellar primarily as storage but is dry and more than suitable as a games room, den, etc.

First Floor:
The original oak staircase ascends through the property and up to the top floor creating a core area for the property. From the first floor there is access to the main bedroom.

Bedroom 1: 18'9 x 14'8 (5.71m x 4.47m)
This incredible bedroom has a host of features. On the southerly side is a bay window and window seats offering a view over the garden. There are two ceiling roses, ornate coving and picture rail and alcove wardrobes. To one corner and unnoticed upon entry to the room is an archway with some steps leading down. Descend the steps and you are greeted with a modern en-suite shower room.

En-suite Shower room: 9'6 x 6'3 (2.90m x 1.90m)
Completely refitted and featuring a double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, towel rail, half-tiled walls, tiled flooring, down lights, window to the front and neat twin doors from the staircase. Access to loft space.

Bedroom 2: 16'1 x 14'10 (4.90m x 4.52m)
Situated to the rear of the property with a sash window overlooking the rear garden, there is an alcove cupboard, coved ceiling and ceiling rose. The door provides access to:

En-suite: 9'4 x 4'0 widening to 5'2 (2.84m x 1.22m widening to 1.57m)
With a double shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, extractor fan, down lights, window to rear, chrome ladder-style radiator and tiled flooring.

Bedroom 5: 11'2 x 11'0 (3.40m x 3.35m)
Sash window to the side elevation, coved ceiling and ceiling rose and alcove cupboard.

Bathroom: 8'0 x 5'10 + passage 8'0 x 3'0 (2.44m x 1.78m + passage 2.44m x 0.91m)
This rooms features a high level WC, panel bath and pedestal wash hand basin. There are half-tiled walls and tiled flooring, sash window to the rear and towel rail.

Upstairs Sitting Room: 14'8 x 11'7 (4.47m x 3.53m)
A wonderful room set in the centre of the property and offering a wide range of uses. There is a coved ceiling and ceiling rose, picture rail and marble fireplace with original tiled hearth. Equally at home as a bedroom. A single door leads out to a balcony which has a wrought iron enclosure, castellated design and faces south. This is a fabulous external retreat for the main residence.

Bedroom 6: 13'4 x 9'8 (4.06m x 2.95m)
With sash window to the side elevation, picture rail, coving and ceiling rose.

Second Floor Landing:
A large skylight brings light into this central column and is a very pleasant feature.

Bedroom 3: 14'10 (max) x 16'0 (max) (4.52m max x 4.88m max)
Sash window to the rear elevation, original fireplace with wood surround and slate hearth and built-in wardrobes.

En-suite Shower Room: 7'0 x 4'1 (2.13m x 1.24m)
Comprising a double shower cubicle with sliding screen, wash hand basin, WC, illuminated mirror, extractor fan and chrome ladder-style radiator.

Bedroom 4: 10'10 x 10'4 (3.30m x 3.15m)
With sash window to the rear elevation, built-in wardrobe and a deep eaves storage area which provides space into the main loft.

En-suite Shower Room: 4'1 x 4'1 (1.24m x 1.24m)
Comprising double shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, illuminated fitted mirror, tiled flooring and walls, chrome ladder-style radiator, down lights and extractor fan.

Nutcracker House is set in grounds of approximately 1/2 an acre. To the front is a large gravel drive with more than enough space for multiple vehicles. There is a large lawned area directly to the front and provides the view from the living room, dining room and library. Two spotlights aim at the southerly elevation of the house. There is a boundary enclosure to the front and side and trees provide a high degree of privacy.

A quadruple garage, recently constructed in douglas fir wood and presently divided into two sections:

Section one: 21'0 x 13'6 (6.40m x 4.11m)
With two remotely operated vehicular doors, power and light. Boarded out and painted on walls and floor.

Section two: 21'0 x 13'6 (6.40m x 4.11m)
A large workshop with three double-glazed windows, power and light, boarded and painted out.

There are a number of brick outbuildings including tool store, gardeners WC and a 12'0 x 5'3 (3.66m x 1.60) store with power and light.

Rear Garden:
The rear garden has a large area of lawn and an assortment of trees and shrubs. It offers a high level of privacy and, when the sun bathes the garden you really do feel as though you could be anywhere.

Summer House: 19' 6 x 11'5 (5.94m x 3.48m)
A timber summer house sits at the rear of the garden. It features double doors and windows to the front and side.

The garden is bounded by a brick wall.

Approximately 3700 sq feet



The Agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor. References to the Tenure of a Property are based on information supplied by the Seller. The Agent has not had sight of the title documents. A Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor.

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Interested parties must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.

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