Packed with potential

It has to be said that there are many improvements which need to be made at this Victorian cottage in Wickham to bring it up to modern expectations, but the essential elements of a fantastic location, an attractive exterior and good size garden are all in place. This property at Dairymoor needs a purchaser with a vision and determination to create a comfortable home full of character.

Located just around the corner from Wickham Square, with its wealth of amenities and a true sense of community, this is a good place to be for those who want to easily access local shops and to stop and have a coffee or lunch with friends. Built around 1890, the semi-detached cottage has retained some original features which could be restored and brought to life by a sympathetic renovation programme.

The accommodation is arranged on three floors including an attic bedroom. It might be imagined that the house would benefit from a ground floor extension which could create a large kitchen/dining room which would leave the reception room at the front as a sitting room. There is already a rear lobby which gives access from the kitchen to the rear garden.

An inner lobby has stairs to the first floor where there is a double bedroom at the front and a single room at the rear adjacent to the bathroom which is in need of a complete refit. The stairs continue to rise to the attic bedroom which has a window set in the gable end and sloping ceilings to the front and rear.

A low brick wall and railings mark the front boundary and a pathway leads along the side of the cottage to the garden. Also in need of repair is a brick outbuilding which could provide useful storage or…