Blackwater, Isle Of Wight

Guide Price £620,000

Blackwater, Isle Of Wight   Guide Price £620,000

A characterful country house benefiting from southerly views and a self-contained holiday let.

Stone House Believed to originate from the 15th Century, the house has evolved over time incorporating an array of characterful features such as a particularly impressive stone fireplace in the kitchen, flagstone flooring and exposed beams. This period house is Listed, Grade II and is attached to an adjacent cottage. It provides rooms of good proportions, with accommodation over three storeys. There is ample parking, garaging and adjacent stores and an attractive garden whilst the detached annexe, currently used as a holiday let situated in its own walled garden, is accessed via a separate driveway with its own parking space.

Occupying a rural location overlooking the adjacent fields and with distant southerly views the house also benefits from being highly accessible, given its central location and with a bus route being within walking distance. There is also easy access onto the cycle track.

Accommodation

Entrance Hall With flagstone flooring, exposed stonework.

Kitchen/Living Room A superb family room incorporating both seating and dining areas with an impressive historic open fireplace featuring a stone surround. A wide south facing bay window provides county views. The kitchen area includes a range of base and wall cupboards and a large island unit with both solid beech and granite work surfaces. 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer tap, space for range cooker with extractor over and space for American style fridge/freeze. Cupboard housing oil fired boiler. Wooden floorboards.

Rear Hall (Formerly the main entrance hall) open to two storeys in part, with a panelled door leading to a pillared porch on what is now the rear elevation. Flagstone floor and staircase, leading to a galleried first floor landing.

Drawing Room A dual aspect panelled drawing room with deep sash windows to the front elevation providing country views and a pair of French doors leading to the conservatory. Fireplace with ornate wooden surround, granite hearth housing a wood burning stove. Panelling and a built-in cupboard with arched glazed doors are mentioned within the listing. Stripped pine floorboards.

Dining Room A bay window overlooking the rear garden, stone fireplace and oak flooring. Built-in wall safe.

Cloakroom Wash basin set in cupboard, WC and bidet.

Utility/Shower Room A tiled shower cubicle, wash basin and space for washing machine.

First Floor

Landing A partially galleried landing with ancient exposed timbers.

Bedroom 1 A large double bedroom with a range of built-in cupboards, period fireplace and window seat with southerly country views. Substantial exposed timbers and wash basin.

Bedroom 2 A particularly light double bedroom with pine flooring and a wide south facing window overlooking farmland. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and with slated shelving.

Bathroom Roll top hip bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash basin.

Bedroom 3 A further double bedroom, with an outlook over the garden.

Shower Room A curved shower cubicle, wash basin and heated towel rail. Adjacent WC.

Second Floor A characterful attic bedroom with sloping ceiling, country views and access to partially boarded loft space.

Outside A brick built garage with an up and over door together with Victorian potting shed to the rear. There is a gravelled drive with parking for several vehicles .

The large garden has a wealth of mature trees and shrubs, as well a large lawned area (previously a tennis lawn) and a small copse area.

The Annexe A converted period brick building comprising:

Kitchen/Living Room Fitted with a range of kitchen units with beech work surface and breakfast bar fitted, 4 ring halogen hob, electric oven, sink and with space for a dishwasher. Open to a Sitting Room with oak flooring and French doors to the garden and with a double-sided wood burning stove set on a granite hearth.

Bedroom A double bedroom with vaulted ceiling incorporating a skylight and an opening to the double-sided wood burning stove in the sitting room.

Shower Room A curved shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Cupboard housing water heater.

Approached via a garden gate, or over its own gravel driveway with a parking area, there is a fenced and walled lawned garden with fruit trees, small pond and a paved terrace.

Services Mains electricity. Free mains water. Private drainage (the house has its own system and the annexe shares a system with the adjacent cottage).

Postcode PO30 3BQ

Directions From Newport, proceed south on the A3020 towards Sandown. Proceed past the turning to Blackwater and continue for a further 400m and take the turn right on to the track. Follow the track for approximately 100m and the entrance to Stone House is the second on the right.

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

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

Call 01983 200 880 or Email: cowes@spencewillard.co.uk for more information or to request a viewing