Herald - Issue 450

7th December 2023 • The HERALD • Page 75 v SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES v v ON THE HOME FRONT v 7 & 9 The Marsh, Hythe SO45 6AJ • 023 8084 4131 • hythe@pearsons.com Paul Je reys Estate Agents are pleased to o er this extended detached house with three double bedrooms, for sale with NO CHAIN, on the market for £359,950. Located in the popular Butts Ash area, this property has scope to convert the integral garage into an extra reception room. A part glazed UPVC front door leads into the hall of this property with doors o to the garage, kitchen and lounge, stairs to the rst oor and a storage area under the stairs. e kitchen is at the front of the property, with a front aspect window and a side door to the rear garden. e kitchen has a range of base units with cupboards and drawers with worktops over and tiled splashbacks, as well as a range of wall cupboards. ere is space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine, a gas/electric cooker point, space for a fridge/freezer and space and plumbing for a slim line dishwasher. e Vaillant gas boiler is located in the kitchen and was installed approximately 2 years ago. To the rear of the property is the lounge which has a Portuguese limestone re surround with an electric re and rear aspect window. An archway leads through to a separate dining room with tiled ooring and sliding patio doors to the rear garden. Upstairs are 3 double bedrooms, bedrooms 1 and 3 have rear aspect windows and bedroom 2 has a front aspect window. Bedroom 1 includes a range of wardrobes with a dresser unit and box cupboards above. e bathroom has a white suite with fully tiled walls comprising a showerbath with plumbed shower and a hand wash basin in a vanity unit and a front aspect window. e WC is in a separate room next to the bathroom with a window to the side. Outside there is space for 2 cars to park on a concrete driveway and a further single area giving parking for a further car. ere is a small lawn and side pedestrian access via a wrought iron gate leading to the rear garden. e rear garden includes a paved patio, lawn and ower beds; the rear garden is fully enclosed with fencing. For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact Paul Je reys Estate Agents on: 023 8084 8555, email: sales@paulje reys.co.uk or visit: paulje reys.co.uk Pearsons Estate Agents are pleased to o er a rare opportunity to purchase a grade II listed thatched cottage. Originally built in the 17th Century, this beautiful 2 bedroom cottage is located within walking distance of Marchwood village centre and is on the market for £365,000 freehold. e ground oor of this property bene ts from a living room with an Inglenook replace and a country style kitchen, including a butler sink and a range style cooker. ere is also a WC with a cupboard housing the boiler. Stairs up from the kitchen take you to the rst oor of the cottage. Bedroom 1 has built in wardrobes and a front aspect window. Bedroom 2 is at the rear, with a door leading into a shower room comprising a shower unit with a glazed screen, low level WC and inset wash hand basin with a cupboard below. Outside, the front garden is hedged to the boundary and laid to shingle with shrubs to the borders. ere is a wooden gate and arch way and a path to the front door. e rear garden is enclosed and easy to maintain with a paved patio and is laid to shingle with an abundance of shrubs, trees and plants, as well as two timber sheds. ere is rear access to the property with private EXTENDED 3 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE Beautiful Grade II Listed Thatched Cottage parking for two cars. An internal viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the character of this property. To arrange a viewing or nd out more information, please contact Pearsons Estate Agents on: 023 8084 4131 or visit: www.pearsons.com LOCAL WRITER SCOOPS LITERATURE PRIZE Hampshire writers have long embraced the novella - that genre of story writing that is not as long as a novel but considerably longer than a short story, typically no more than ten thousand words. So it’s a big challenge to hold the reader’s attention. Charles Dickens wrote ve novellas and Jane Austen wrote her fair share, too. But now another Hampshire writer is hot on their heels a er being crowned the winner of an exciting new literature prize. e novella has been championed by e Paul Cave Prize for Literature 2023, established by Tim Saunders Publications in Locks Heath. “There were over twenty novellas submitted,” reveals Tim Saunders, who has read each and every one. “But it was That’s all she wrote by Marion Desmond from Southampton that really shone above all other entries for me. There was a strong storyline, fascinating characters, history, romance and religion, all wrapped up in a really well-written story that required very little editing. I did enjoy reading it.” Marion won £100 and a copy of Novellas - Book 1. “There were so many entries to this prize that I had to publish three books,” admits Tim, who is pleased to announce that e Paul Cave Prize for Literature will return in 2024. Entries for this prize were received from all over the world: the UK, Australia, America, New Zealand, Canada, France, Spain, Sweden to name but a few, so Marion had a lot of competition. e Paul Cave Prize for Literature celebrates the life of the late Hampshire publisher Paul Cave, who established Hampshire the county magazine in Southampton and ran it for over forty years. For more information visit: tsaunderspubs.weebly. com/the-paul-cave-prize-for-literature.html