A fine Victorian Bonchurch Villa, with pretty gardens and superb views over the English Channel
Friston is a particularly attractive detached four bedroom family home with an array of glorious period character, it has undergone a substantial renovation to include modern fixtures and fittings tastefully adopted to provide excellent light, space and comfort. Excellent additions include; integrated speaker system, integrated vacuum system, Hive remote controlled heating system and Lutron lighting controls. Situated in an elevated position there are wonderful sea views from all principal rooms, in addition to ample driveway space and parking, a substantial decked terrace and well-tended gardens with fruit orchard to the rear. Whilst there has been a thorough refurbishment of the property, there remains some development potential with plans drawn up for a single storey extension to incorporate an open plan kitchen with sea views. This would be an excellent addition to take the property to the next step, but would require all the necessary planning checks and approvals.
The villa occupies a superb, elevated location on Bonchurch Shute providing it with an open southerly outlook towards the English Channel. Set within one of the most picturesque villages on the Island, there are numerous sandy beaches within easy reach including Monks Bay, about a 15 minute walk. Bonchurch has the well regarded Pond Café, whilst adjacent Ventnor has a range of bars and restaurants including The Hambrough and The Royal Hotel. In addition, there is a fish market, botanical gardens and Blue Flag beach.
Porch A timber frame porch houses a solid wood door giving access to a tiled entrance porch with space for hanging coats and boots.
Cloakroom With W.C. & basin
Hallway Half glazed door leads into the hallway with wood flooring.
Dining Room A large light room open to the sitting room with dividing folding wooden doors and superb sea views. Wooden flooring, working open fireplace and glazed doors with box shutters which open onto the large decked terrace with veranda over.
Sitting Room There are matching glazed doors with box shutters which open onto the deck and an open fireplace (not currently working) with a marble surround and other period features include dado rails, picture rails and original skirting boards, cornicing and ceiling rose and also integrated speakers.
Snug/study An ideal position located centrally within the house for a good size study or TV room with necessary A/V and antenna points available.
Kitchen High ceilings and a full range of shaker style under counter units with space and plumbing for a range cooker with extractor hood over, dishwasher and fridge/freezer.
Rear Porch/Boot room Flagstone floors, space for boots and hanging coats and access to a substantial courtyard with washing line and brick sheds.
Shower Room With shower (not currently working) wash basin and W.C.
Utility Room Butler sink sat upon a brickwork frame. Space and plumbing for washing machine / tumble dryer and fridge freezer.
Stairs With fitted carpet runner lead to a half landing with walk in airing cupboard with substantial shelving and hanging space.
Bathroom Travertine marble tiled flooring and partially tiled walls. Bath with shower over, wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C. Large cupboard housing Vaillant gas combination boiler and high pressure water cylinder.
Bedroom 1 Large double room with commanding sea views, high ceilings and a feature fireplace. There is an en-suite Shower Room with large shower, heated towel rail and W.C. Tiled Travertine marble flooring, partially tiled walls and integrated speaker system.
Bedroom 2 A generous double room with good views of the garden and out to sea. A feature fireplace and an en-suite Shower Room complete with large shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C. Tiled Travertine marble flooring, partially tiled walls and integrated speaker system.
Bedroom 3 A good sized double bedroom with high ceilings and window to side overlooking terraced rose garden. Steps down into a en-suite Shower Room with large shower, wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C. Tiled Travertine marble flooring and partially tiled walls.
Bedroom 4 A double bedroom with southerly views to the sea.
Cellar There is a spacious 4 roomed cellar comprising a workshop room and Wine cellar with the two other rooms currently used for storage. The cellar houses the water softener system, the centralised vacuuming system and also provides good access for all wiring, amplifiers for speaker system and pipe work.
Outside Wrought iron electric operated gates open to a substantial brick paved driveway with turning space and ample parking for several cars. There are well-stocked beautifully tended flower beds throughout the landscaped garden which is mainly terraced rockery and lawn. There is an orchard to the rear with a mix of olive and numerous fruit trees and bushes including apple, damson, greengage, pear, gooseberry, Japanese wine berry and black and red currant. To the front of the house is a large decked area, from which there are superb sea views and an attractive border surrounds the lawns with gravel path linking the front and rear together through an attractive rose garden. There is an established vegetable plot as well as fruit cages and far reaching sea views can be enjoyed from everywhere in the garden.
Services Mains electric, gas, water and two part septic tank drainage system. Heating is provided by a gas fired boiler and high pressured cylinder located in the upstairs bathroom. Central heating is delivered via radiators.
Council Tax Band F
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents:
Isle of Wight
Tel: 01983 873000
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