4 bed house in Other South District
About the Property
Exclusive to Chestertons. A substantial leasehold property located in the highly desirable and historic Sandpits area of Gibraltar's South District. This impressive home is currently configured into two separate entry living spaces (both accessed via a shared gated porch) - the main home and a studio apartment with separate kitchen and bathroom facility. The main house boasts three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully fitted eat-in kitchen, large lounge/living room and direct access to an external patio which borders the beautiful Alameda Gardens. Further benefits include air-conditioning in some of the main living areas and a spacious two car garage with ample storage. The studio apartment is currently being used as a gym but could easily be returned to a separate granny flat/teenager's retreat. Whilst some buyers may wish to modernise, this is a wonderful opportunity to obtain an imposing detached single dwelling that could be reconfigured to create an imposing family home or updated to take advantage of the dual dwelling layout. Viewing highly recommended.
The entrance to this fine home is accessed via a gated porch decked in marble with a statement front wooden door. To the left is the entrance to the double garage and to the right is the self-contained entrance to the studio apartment.
A spacious garage with a high ceiling and enough room to accommodate two medium sized cars as well as a couple of scooters. Furthermore, there is an abundance of shelving allowing for household storage.
Living area (Studio Apartment)
Large room with natural light gained from the single window with external security bars that look out to the front of the property. The room benefits from wood laminate flooring, LED recess lighting and a feature wall of mirrors.
Kitchen (Studio Apartment)
Currently offers all services needed for a working kitchen with water access, white cupboards, grey tiles to the floor and walls and a central ceiling light.
Bathroom (Studio Apartment)
Spacious bathroom with grey tiles to the floor and walls and a white Roca suite comprising of toilet, sink and large bath with wall mounted shower/tap attachment and extractor fan.
Small entrance hallway with attractive wooden staircase leading to the 1st floor and living space. Benefits from marble floor tiles, neutral décor and a small amount of under stair storage space.
Spacious bathroom benefitting from grey wall and floor tiles, white Roca suite with toilet, bidet, sink and bath with handheld shower attachment. Extractor fan.
Located on the first floor, this is a very spacious living/dining room with real wood flooring and dual aspect windows - one being an East facing orientation with views to the perimeter fencing of the Alameda gardens and the other being large double glazed French doors that lead onto the delightful patio area. The room benefits from a lovely working fireplace, reverse cycle air-conditioning and neutral decor.
Accessed via the French doors from the living area this is a spacious external patio that is private and well maintained. The area is tiled and offers enough space for a large external dining configuration and lounge furniture. The area is quiet and tranquil and with its bordering of the Alameda gardens you can hear the beautiful sounds of nature and birdsong. Additional benefits include a small garden like area with stonework and planting and the entire house is surrounded with a small earth boundary, some of which can be accessed.
The spacious kitchen is fully fitted with cream cabinets and a wood laminate work surface. Appliances include a Candy combi microwave, Candy oven, Zanussi hob, Beko fridge freezer, Zanussi washing machine and dishwasher. Further benefits include a wooden floor, fully tiled walls with a decorative border tile, small wall mounted table and a window that looks into the back of the house and the perimeter fence of the Alameda gardens.
Bathroom (1st floor)
White Roca suite with toilet, sink and bath plus an additional separate shower with perspex shower doors. The room benefits from a grey tile to the floor and walls and boasts a small window allowing for natural light and ventilation.
Double bedroom with wooden flooring and dual aspect windows facing West and North. The room further benefits from real wood flooring and a central ceiling light.
Double bedroom benefitting from natural light from the West facing window and real wooden flooring.
Master bedroom with a South facing window that looks out onto the private patio area. The room benefits from wooden flooring, large wardrobes and reverse cycle air-conditioning.
Internal 176 sq m
External 69 sq m
Rates £795 pa
Lease: 150 years from 1st May 1991
- Private patio
- Two car garage
- Detached house
- Working fireplace
- Self contained studio apartment
About the location
The pace of life for residents of the South district is relaxed, far from the madding crowds, although still boasts some of Gibraltar’s most popular tourist attractions. For beachgoers, Camp Bay (known to locals and Rosia) and Little Bay are ideal. With seawater swimming pools and easy bathing access, along with restaurants and kiosks, the day can easily be spent there unwinding. Europa Point is the most southerly point of Gibraltar and is where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean (the “Strait of Gibraltar”). Boasting stunning views across to Africa, this is where you will find the Trinity Lighthouse, the Sikorski Memorial, Harding’s Battery, Shrine of our Lady of Europe and The Mosque. The Alameda Botanical Gardens offer a little bit of serenity and greenery. Established in 1816, the gardens home stunning flora and fauna, including rare and indigenous plant species. They also boast an outdoor theatre, guided tours and, if you’re feeling romantic, a perfect venue for your wedding. Adjacent to these gardens is the Cable Car. Built in 1966, the cable cars travel up the Rock at a speed of 5 metres per second, making the overall travel time approximately six minutes. Military history is never far away. Parson’s Lodge fortress was perhaps one the most strategically important places in Gibraltar due to its position over Rosia Bay (which, was also the Bay that Nelson’s body was brought ashore on The Victory). Lovingly restored, the fortress is a must for any military enthusiast. Similarly, the 100 Ton Gun at Napier of Magdala Battery is a treat for anyone interested in military weapons. The Trafalgar Cemetery holds the remains of those killed in sea battles, most notably those of the battle of Trafalgar.