A delightful barn conversion in a picturesque setting with a detached 2 bedroom cottage and about 2 acres.
A tree lined with drive leads you to Blandings, which is a superb example of a converted barn and wainhouse. The well established garden provides many varieties of specimen tree, shrubs, plants and points of interest such as a green gazebo. A focal point is the water garden and pond attracting many species of wildlife. The property has been thoughtfully renovated to ensure the character of the surrounding area is maintained. Blandings provides 4 bedrooms, three bathrooms, a wonderful dining hall and large drawing room with French doors giving a splendid view over the grounds. The kitchen also has French doors leading onto a terrace with vine-covered pergola, an ideal spot for al fresco dining and entertaining. The flagstone terrace is set in a walled garden with shrubberies and potager. Steps lead down to Pond Cottage, a detached two bedroom dower house presently providing the owners with an income as a holiday cottage. As the name indicates it is situated overlooking the pond with the well maintained grounds providing a tranquil setting. Ideal accommodation for extended family or for visiting relatives or friends. Horringford is a rural hamlet at the south end of Arreton, a village located midway between the county town of Newport and the seaside town of Shanklin. It is adjacent to one of the Island’s main cycle tracks, which offer miles of countryside walks, bridleways and cycle ways all over the Island. The village of Arreton has three pubs, a village shop/post office, two churches and a farm shop all within walking distance. The nearest supermarket is approx. 3 miles.
Blandings is set in approx. 2 acres of maintained grounds including gardens, orchards and ponds.
Through an arched front door into:
Reception/Dining Hall A large welcoming area with ground floor rooms leading off, currently used as a dining room with built in bookcases
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Range of wall and base units with granite worktops over incorporating 1 1/2 bowl sink with mixer tap. An island provides useful additional storage and workspace. Windows and French doors overlook a large terrace and walled garden which attracts wildlife including red squirrels. There is a gas range cooker, space for fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Tiled floor with under floor heating.
Utility Room With wall and base units incorporating single bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap, space for washing machine, storage area for coats and stable door leading to rear garden. Larder area with storage and space for freezer.
Drawing Room A super dual aspect room with French doors leading out on to a gravelled patio area from where you can sit and enjoy the surrounding views. Wood burner inset to a brick fireplace and built in bookshelves and cupboards.
Master Bedroom Suite Large room with French doors leading to a decked area surrounded by shrubs from where you can enjoy the wildlife in the walled garden. Large walk in wardrobe for storage.
Ensuite Bathroom With white suite of bath with shower over, basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 4 A double room with fitted wardrobes. French doors leading to patio at front of property.
Bathroom White suite comprising bath, sink and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 A large, light and airy room with built in wardrobes and cupboards under the eaves. Windows to the side and velux window to the front of the property.
Bedroom 3 Large double bedroom with velux window to front of the property and skylight. A large walk-in cupboard accessed from both ends of the room to form a very useful wardrobe area.
Family Bathroom Tiled floor with suite comprising sink with built in cupboards and marble surround, WC and large walk in shower. Heated towel rail.
Outside A pretty poplar tree lined driveway leads into delightful country gardens and a parking area. The beautiful grounds have an extensive variety of trees and plants including a mature orchard of fruit trees to the front of the property. A gravel path leads down to a pond and continues to the rear walled garden. A paved patio is sheltered by a vine covered pergola providing useful shade on a summer’s day. This garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs surrounding. Gravel steps lead up to a greenhouse and rear gate. The boundary of this ‘secret garden’ is clearly defined by an original brick wall. In the lower garden a wooden bridge leads you across the pond to the land beyond which slopes up to where you can take advantage of the glorious views across the countryside and back towards the properties. This idyllic area allows you to enjoy the rural surroundings.
Blandings is set in approximately 2 acres of gardens with the possibility of further land if required. Available by separate negotiation is nearby Middle Barn which comprises approximately 7 acres of land with planning for a 3 bedroom split level house and a mobile home which has a certificate of lawful use as an office.
Staddlestones, garden furniture and large garden shed not included in the sale.
Council Tax Band F
Services Mains electric, gas, water. Drainage is by a pump to a septic tank with soakaway. Gas fired central heating radiator system. There is a 16 panel solar array on the flat roof providing a useful proportion of the house electricity requirements. Note – these have been added since the energy efficiency rating.
Kitchen/Dining/Living Room A lovely light room with dual aspect enjoying views of the countryside. The kitchen area is fitted with wall and base units with wood worksurface over incorporating single drainer sink with mixer tap. Tiled splashbacks. Gas hob and electric oven, integral dishwasher, washing machine and fridge. Tiled floor. Living area with space for sofas, dining table and chairs.
Bedroom 1 A good size double room with built in wardrobes and door to side of the property. Ensuite Bathroom with white suite of basin, wc and quadrant shower cubicle with ‘Mira’ shower. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 A double room with built in wardrobes and door that leads out to the garden.
Bathroom With white suite of basin, wc and quadrant shower cubicle with ‘Mira’ shower. Heated towel rail.
Outside A paved terrace to the front provides a lovely spot to enjoy the views over the pond and for al fresco dining. Lawned area to the rear with mature hedging surrounding gives privacy to The Pond Cottage.