Alum Bay, Isle of Wight


Alum Bay, Isle of Wight   £435,000

A delightful and well presented three bedroom character cottage pleasantly tucked away in a rural location on the extreme westerly outskirts of the Island and set in large gardens in excess of half an acre with country and downland views.

The cottage is part of a former large detached residence which is now divided into six units comprising four delightful apartments and two cottages. This particular cottage is tucked away at the rear of the building and has retained the majority of the original gardens to the former house. In recent times the accommodation has been upgraded to provide a stylish home and features modernised bathrooms and kitchen, oil fired central heating, double glazing with some modern sliding sash windows and French doors creating a comfortable feel whilst retaining its character feel.

Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of the surrounding land is controlled by the National Trust and there is direct access to unrivalled country and coastal walks from which the stunning scenery and sea views can be enjoyed. The Highdown public house is within walking distance whilst local shopping facilities are available in Totland (about 1 mile) and Freshwater (2 miles). Yarmouth, which is approximately 4 miles away, has a car and passenger ferry service to Lymington (which takes approximately 30 minutes) as well as the attractive Harbour and a good range of pubs and restaurants. The surrounding area has a good range of outdoor activities ranging from sandy beaches, sailing, horse riding and golf course, as well as other diverse attractions geared to the area’s thriving tourism.

DINING HALL 11′ 6" x 18′ 9" max (3.51m x 5.72m) A lovely welcoming reception/ dining space with window to the front courtyard and original panelled entrance door. There is a feature fireplace (not open) with recessed shelving to one side and built-in cloaks storage cupboard to the other.

SITTING ROOM 26′ 11" x 10′ 0" (8.2m x 3.055m) A good sized bright room with two windows and French doors to the side offering a sunny south facing aspect.

KITCHEN 11′ 4" x 8′ 7" (3.465m x 2.62m) Well fitted with a range of modern base units incorporating cupboards and drawers with roll top work surfaces over and an inset stainless steel sink unit. Built-in electric oven and ceramic hob with chimney cooker hood over, fitted shelving and a window and French doors to the rear garden and patio terrace.

CONSERVATORY 13′ 1" x 10′ 7" (3.99m x 3.231m) A good sized double glazed conservatory offering a pleasant outlook over the large rear garden with French doors leading onto the paved patio terrace.

FIRST FLOOR LANDING with a useful built-in utility cupboard providing space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

BEDROOM 1 13′ 11" x 10′ 0" (4.24m x 3.05m) A spacious double bedroom with window to the side and access to:

EN SUITE BATHROOM A pretty bathroom with WC, bath with shower hand rinse attachment, a tiled and screened shower cubicle and an feature vanity wash basin on an attractive wood and marble wash stand. There is a chrome ladder style towel radiator and a window to the side with a pleasant view to Headon Warren.

BEDROOM 2 12′ 2" x 9′ 11" (3.713m x 3.030m) Another good double bedroom with window to the side and built-in recessed shelving.

BEDROOM 3 12′ 0" x 8′ 5" (3.672m x 2.57m) Another double bedroom with window to the rear offering a pleasant outlook over the rear garden and to Tennyson’s monument beyond.

SHOWER ROOM with suite comprising WC, wash basin and shower cubicle and a chrome ladder style towel radiator. Window to the side with view towards Headon Warren.

OUTSIDE The property is approached over a communal gravelled driveway into the car parking area where this are two allocated parking spaces for East Wing. A pathway leads to a pleasant courtyard area which provides access to the front entrance door of the property.

The large rear garden is approximately half an acre and enjoys a sunny aspect and is mainly laid to lawn and well stocked with a wide range of established plants, trees and shrubs including fig, apple, pear and plum trees. In addition to the main area of garden there is access through to an area of communal garden of around a quarter of an acre which backs onto farmland enjoys downland country views. Other features include patio areas to the side and rear of the property, a timber tool shed, children’s playhouse and a greenhouse with vegetable beds adjacent. Separately accessed from the communal car park area is a very useful large timber workshop/store belonging to East Wing.



VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the Sole selling agent Spence Willard.

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