Occupying a prime site within the heart of Gosforth is this beautiful detached family home. The property was purchased by the current owners approximately 22 years ago and since that time has been extensively remodelled, refurbished and improved. The house has the benefit of double glazing, gas radiator central heating and high quality interior design and presentation, which is very tasteful. Both the principal roof and the garage roof were replaced in 2015, with accompanying re-boarding and redecoration.
The remodelling of the house at the front in 2007 had a significant impact on the property and created this lovely home. An entrance vestibule leads through to the spacious reception hall, which in turn connects to a dining room with a fabulous bay window at the front of the house and a sitting room at the rear of the property with bay window and double doors onto the gardens. Both of these principal rooms are very large and well proportioned. The sitting room at the rear has a fireplace and enjoys lovely views.
The family room to the centre of the house has been remodelled and opens through to the kitchen and its breakfast room, which forms part of an extension to the property. The kitchen was refurbished in 2008 and has a beautiful arrangement of contemporary cabinets and Siemens built-in appliances. The wood flooring and attractive lighting make this room highly appealing. The family room has double doors onto the terrace and gardens at the rear.
A passage connects the hall and kitchen with a utility & laundry room, a cloakroom/wc, and a cloaks store cupboard to the side, and a working study/office to the front.
To the first floor of the property the landing is attractive and has a stained glass feature window. It leads on to the master bedroom which is at the rear of the property and very well equipped with high quality wardrobes and a luxury shower room. There are four further bedrooms to the first floor; one of which has its own en-suite shower room whilst the remaining three have access to the family bathroom.
An enclosed high level staircase leads into the roof void where there is a large studio and games room as well as a large enclosed general store area. This second floor area could be utilised as another bedroom suite if required. It has been significantly improved internally with two new Velux window and insulation.
No. 43 The Drive has a beautiful garden site within this popular location of Gosforth. It lies adjacent to the old stables, which were part of an original estate here in the 1800s.
The property enjoys good on-site car parking, a double length garage and an adjoining greenhouse. The gardens at the rear are south facing and open to the sun while remaining reasonably private. There are a number of terraces and patio areas.
This is a beautiful home in a very good area of Gosforth which has easy access to the High Street with its shops, banks and offices, as well as nearby schools and recreation facilities. Viewing is strongly recommended.