Estate agent reveals how many househunters viewed incredible £1.3 million Spanish villa in Sheffield before it was sold

An estate agent has revealed how many prospective buyers went to see a remarkable Spanish-style villa that has sold in Sheffield with an asking price of almost £1.3 million.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th February 2021, 9:28 am

The well-known property, on Ashfurlong Road in Dore, is reminiscent of a seaside mansion in a Costa Del Sol travel guide with its magnificent arches, balconies and swimming pool.

Built in the 1970s, the five-bedroom house was once nicknamed ‘Costa Bomb’ by a mischievous former owner – a sign even spelled out the humorous title, but this was taken down when the place changed hands some years ago.

The property is now sold subject to contract and Purplebricks, the estate agent handling the sale, has revealed that there were a total of 20 viewings in the five weeks the house was on the market.

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The house incorporates various elements of classical Spanish architecture on the outside, while the inside has been remodelled to modern specifications.

Visitors are welcomed into a spectacular entrance hall which leads into an office, lounge, dining area and open plan kitchen/living area.

Enormous windows look out to the expansive gardens, while another impressive feature of the property is the leisure complex, which comprises an indoor heated swimming pool with a sauna, relaxation area and shower room.

The kidney-shaped heated swimming pool has a shallow and deep end.

On the first floor the master suite has a lavish dressing room, en-suite and balcony. The property is entered via a long in-and-out driveway, and there is a double garage too.

Purplebricks said the sale was a ‘unique opportunity to purchase a magnificent individual Spanish-style villa set in its own grounds’.

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