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The term ‘starter home’ can conjour up dreadful images of shoddy new build houses, thrown together on a strict budget to maximise profit and seemingly with little or no thought given to the fact that normal sized people will have to live in them. Happily, this is the exception that proves the rule. Compact but never cramped, this has been well thought out and manages to provide more than enough space to swing the proverbial cat in comfort. That you can do so when the outward appearance of the home would make you think it impossible is a testament to the designers. That it can withstand family life and remain in this condition is a testament to the current owners. NB: (Newhome4U would like it to be known that no animals were harmed in the writing of this piece.)
Sitting right at the top of a cul-de-sac and thus avoiding the nuisance of passing traffic we find this charming home. The end home of a terrace of three, there is parking for two cars to the front of the building and a pathway running alongside through a wooden fence to the rear garden. The parking area is edged by a border of crushed slate, in turn edged with various shrubs and bushes.
Opening the semi glazed white UPVC front door allows us into the inner hallway where immediately to our left is the downstairs cloakroom. Yes, I know. Not something you expect to find in a home of this size and type but don’t let’s look a gift horse in the mouth.
Opposite here is the door into the lounge, which comes as another very pleasant surprise. The large picture window to the front allows light to flood in and the lack of a fireplace as a focal point seems to make the room feel bigger than it actually is, allowing it to be dedicated to housing furniture instead. Whatever the reason, it works so I, for one, will not question it.
A door to the rear opens into the kitchen/dining room. These are words that frequently fill me with gloom as all too often builders allocate dual purposes to spaces too small to fulfil the roles adequately. Happily, this is not the case here, where we find an attractive and well thought out ‘U’ shaped kitchen layout at one end of the room and containing everything the busy chef could need to feed the family. The units accommodate an integrated oven with a gas hob above, a free standing washing machine and dishwasher with a tall fridge/freezer completing the scene (but not included in the price).
As you can see, the kitchen is fine but where the surprise comes is in the way that the other end of the room is sufficiently big to play host to a full sized six seat dining table while still leaving enough space to move around it without spilling gravy into someone’s lap. I find this is always a good thing. This part of the room also features a large set of French doors opening into the enclosed rear garden.
The part of the garden nearest the home is paved with flagstones forming a small patio, ideal for dining outside when the weather allows, or for the BBQs that always bring the family together. The remainder of the space is given over to lawn, with wooden fencing surrounding the perimeter. This all seems is excellent condition and should see many more years before needing any attention. There is also a small lockable store, suitable for keeping garden tools and furniture under cover when not in use. The garden also provides pleasing views out across open fields, which is something to be cherished in the suburbs.
Returning indoors and climbing the stairs brings us to the first of the bedrooms. This is the first time that this home fails to deliver more than expected, in that this is undeniably a small room. Having said that, it is ideal for a nursery or, as it is currently, a home office. With more and more people working from home these days, home offices are becoming less unusual and here, a folding door reveals a large cupboard space perfect for keeping all those files tidy.
Next door to here and also overlooking the rear garden and the open views, is the second bedroom. This is a very comfortable single room which would if necessary accept a double bed although this would limit your choice of free standing storage furniture.
Adjacent to here is the family bathroom which is an attractively tiled room that does what it says on the tin. If that sounds a bit underwhelming, what can you say about a bathroom? There is a pedestal hand basin, lavatory and a bath with a clever racking system for holding towels above it. The one thing you do notice however is the condition of everything in here. It is immaculate; almost giving the feel of a showroom at B & Q but more comfy, because this one is a real home.
Finally, we come to the main bedroom. Unsurprisingly this is far larger than the other rooms, something it is further helped with by the large storage cupboard utilising the space above the stair well. The room itself easily accommodates a double bed along with a huge free standing wardrobe and a bookcase, before another door reveals the en-suite; something few homes of this type manage to fit in. With a practical and comfy vinyl floor and co-ordinating wall tiles, this offers a pedestal basin, lavatory and corner mounted shower cubicle with the shower being fed directly from the combi boiler. This ensures a constant pressure and removes the potential shock of the water suddenly running cold just as you get a good lather going, which is never a great start to the day.