Bembridge, Isle Of Wight

Guide Price £925,000

Bembridge, Isle Of Wight   Guide Price £925,000

A fine, Regency, five-bedroom property in a central village location at the top of a sought-after avenue leading down to Ducie Beach

Cara Cottage dates back to circa 1815, and was sympathetically remodelled in 2007 to its current form. This now comprises a beautifully finished and exceedingly well-appointed open-plan living space with the benefit of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, three of which are ensuite. Cara Cottage occupies a well-established plot with gated entrance, mature hedging and ample gardens to the front and rear together with pretty borders and garaging. Recent renovations boast an array of both characterful and modern features including parquet and hardwood flooring and underfloor heating throughout most of the ground floor, timber sash double-glazed casement windows, spot lighting and a new boiler and heating system.

Tucked away on a tree-lined avenue, Cara Cottage is only a short walk from the Ducie beach, at the end of Ducie Avenue. Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs, while the village has a good range of shops, cafes and restaurants in addition to an excellent fishmongers, butchers and farm shop.


Ground floor

Entrance Hall A six-panel hardwood door opens to a particularly impressive and elegant entrance hall. A cupboard under the stairs provides extra storage and there is plenty of space for boots and coats.

Cloakroom/Wet Room With wet room shower, heated towel rail, pedestal washbasin and W.C.

Sitting Room/Living Area This is a superb, dual-aspect and versatile room which can be arranged to offer a number of different seating areas and which has space for a grand piano. A partitioned area forms an ideal and tucked-away study with built-in bookshelves and plenty of natural light from the Velux roof light over the desk. Open fireplace with cast iron surround and slate hearth. Airing cupboard and loft access.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room A range of Shaker-style under-counter and wall-mounted storage cupboards with space and plumbing for a cooker with extractor hood over, integrated Bosch dishwasher and stainless steel sink with mixer tap over. There is plenty of light with a roof light over the kitchen table and stable doors to the garden. Underfloor heating beneath the tiled floor.

Dining Room An attractive and well-proportioned room with garden views. Hardwood floors and integrated glazed dresser cabinets.

Utility Room With further kitchen storage and worktop incorporating a sink for hand-washing laundry and there is space for fridges/freezer and washing machine / dryer.

Bathroom Panelled bath with shower attachment over, pedestal washbasin, heated towel rail and W.C. and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 4 Double bedroom with built-in wardrobes.

Bedroom 5 An additional bunk-room off Bedroom 4 provides further accommodation or completes a family suite.

Bedroom 2 A generous double bedroom with views over the garden, built-in wardrobe storage and ensuite bathroom with panelled bath with shower attachment over, pedestal washbasin, heated towel rail, W.C. and underfloor heating.

Bedroom 3 A well-proportioned double bedroom with hardwood flooring and garden outlook.

First Floor Stairs rise to a small landing opening onto a substantial dual-aspect master suite with an extensive range of integrated and well-lit wardrobes, high ceilings and the benefit of two ensuite bathrooms, one with a shower and the other with bath and shower over. At the time of remodelling, plans were drawn up for this suite to be arranged into two rooms if further accommodation was required.

Outside Cara Cottage is accessed via double white picket gates for cars and a single pedestrian gate with path between herbaceous borders into a gravelled driveway where there is parking space for several cars / a boat. The mature gardens are well-maintained with established boundaries of Griselinia, assorted shrubs and hedgerow. Stocked and well-tended beds provide year-round colour where roses and agapanthus are interspersed with a may, a fruiting fig and a magnolia tree. To the rear there is a large garden which is laid to lawn and a paved terrace for outdoor dining. To the side there is further storage in addition to a shed / summerhouse.

Garage This is a particularly useful space, incorporated at the time of refurbishment, with large up and over timber roller door, polished concrete floors and plenty of wall hanging and shelf storage. There is also a workshop/garden tools area to the rear. Access to the garden. Solar panels on the roof.

Services Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. Heating is provided by a gas-fired boiler with a pressurised water cylinder and delivered via radiators, assisted by wall-mounted electric heaters. PV solar panels have been installed which provide the opportunity to both use and harvest energy produced.

Tenure Freehold

Post code PO35 5NE

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.

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