A fine coastal family property situated in one of the most sought after Bembridge locations some 200m from the beach.
Fourways is a substantial 6 bedroom house and an excellent example of Arts and Crafts architecture with a blend of well-proportioned light rooms, excellent family spaces and period character throughout. A particularly attractive property, Fourways is constructed with rendered elevations beneath clay tile roof and is arranged over three floors with spacious hallway and a further three generous reception rooms all with excellent views over the surrounding gardens. The property has been modernised in recent years yet retains an array of period features.
Fourways is a short walk from the beach, accessed from the end of Swains Road. Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs, whilst the village has a good range of shops, in addition to cafes and restaurants.
Ground Floor Arched portico shelters a part glazed front door which provides access to an outer hallway with cloakroom and WC.
Study with bay window overlooking the driveway.
Inner Hallway characterful and light space with wood floorboards and large bay window overlooking the garden. High ceilings with exposed timbers, picture rails and period skirting.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room A light room with a good range of under counter storage cupboards with integrated cooker/oven, a four ring gas hob with extractor over, and twin bowl stainless steel kitchen sink with mixer tap. Tiled floors with clad walls and a large window overlooking the driveway.
Utility Room A substantial utility space with additional kitchen area, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer and a further range of under counter storage and worktop space. There is also a shelved pantry.
Dining Room A elegant room with good proportions and ornate arches over doorways. There is a serving doorway to the kitchen and a large bay window providing plenty of light and garden views.
Drawing Room Dual aspect views of surrounding gardens, exposed floorboards and a period fireplace with tiled hearth and wood carved mantel.
Garden Room A versatile space with excellently crafted wood framed glazed walls and roof incorporating vents.
First Floor A grand staircase with hand carved bannister rises to a spacious galleried landing with high ceilings and wardrobe storage.
This floor incorporates six well-proportioned double bedrooms with high ceilings and garden views. Period fireplaces remain in most rooms as well as ample wardrobe storage in addition to two family bathrooms with panelled baths and showers over, pedestal wash basins and WCs.
Third Floor The third floor consists of three loft storage rooms, the largest of which has been boarded with clad walls, ceiling and floor boards to provide a habitable space, recreational room or workshop with excellent views of surrounding treetops and sea glimpses.
Outside Approached through a bespoke handmade hardwood five bar gate with posts and rail fence, Fourways sits centrally within its plot of approximately ½ an acre. To the front there is a gravelled driveway with ample parking for several vehicles as well as access to a double garage with ‘up and over’ door. Pretty flower beds and borders consisting of mature hedgerow including a magnolia and a wall climbing vine surround the house and to the rear of the property is a good sized garden largely laid to lawn with a mix of mature griselinia hedging and panelled fencing to the edges. There is also a well-established fir tree in the middle with a large holm oak to the western boundary. A block built store sits on the side and a recently renovated veranda and gravelled terrace provide an excellent addition. There is pedestrian access onto both the lane which leads to the beach and also the coastal path and lanes which link the popular areas of Bembridge together along the coast and therefore is named Fourways due to its superb location.
Services Mains electricity, water and draining. Heating provided by gas fired boiler.
EPC Rating: F
Postcode PO35 5XT
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents:
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 873000
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