A beautiful period town house providing extensive quality accommodation with substantial gardens and an ancillary one bedroom annexe.
Beech Grove is a fine 17th Century Grade II Listed family home with an array of period features including an oak frame conservatory, garage/workshop, extensive mature gardens and the benefit of a one bedroom annexe. With a date stone of 1699 the elegant property has a particularly attractive front elevation and is constructed of checker brickwork and stone elevations beneath a clay tile roof. The semi open plan kitchen/breakfast room and oak beam conservatory make for a comfortable family living space and other wonderful period features within the house have been either upgraded or restored resulting in an exceptional example of period architecture which includes Flemish bond brick work, casement windows with shutters, gable dormers on the exterior and interior features including pine wood panelling, fireplaces and a spine beam with fine ovolo moulding.
Centred around a wide hallway and a wonderful modern open plan kitchen and dining room, the property is arranged over three storeys and benefits from an excellent all round package comprising six double bedrooms and an annexe as well as six bathrooms, one of which is en-suite, a large study or family room, pantry and two formal drawing rooms. There is an excellent garden outlook from most rooms to the rear of the house with distant views across Brading Marsh and of Culver Down from first and second storey rooms to the front. There is ample parking and an oak frame garage and workshop to the side and splendid gardens to the rear with westerly aspect, apple orchard, pond and beyond the boundary there are open fields and wonderful woodland walks to Nunwell and The Downs.
Location The town of Brading is well appointed and benefits from a school, shops, public houses and train station which connects to Ryde Pier Head. There are many local walks across the Downs or the protected RSPB marsh lands. The seaside village of Bembridge with its sandy beaches is a short drive away. Bembridge boasts incredible views across The Solent and English Channel and is surrounded by miles of down land perfect for countryside walks. Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs, and creates a bustling atmosphere with fishing boats and pleasure craft. The town of Ryde is also a short drive with its numerous amenities, schools and high speed (22mins) links to the mainland.
Ground Floor Approached off The Mall over a flagstone pathway the property is accessed via a six panelled door beneath a bracketed storm porch.
Reception Hall High ceilings, period skirting and floor boards that run through the majority of the Ground Floor.
Sitting Room Fielded panelling, fireplace, recessed alcove shelving with lighting. An open fire with attractive timber mantel and plenty of light provided by two windows with shutters.
Drawing Room A well-proportioned formal reception room with picture rails and exposed spine beam. Open fireplace with stone hearth and timber mantel.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room Farmhouse style kitchen with gas fired Aga, under mounted ceramic sink with mixer tap over and integrated cooker, hob and a wall mounted dresser.
Pantry Substantial shelving and space for further fridge/freezer.
Dining/Conservatory Constructed of oak with tri fold doors and glazed roof. A superb versatile space with log burning stove and open to the kitchen.
Office / Snug A light L-shaped room with gas burning stove.
Utility room Providing a corridor to the Annexe the utility room has tiled floors, further work top and sink and space and plumbing for washing machine / tumble drier, W.C. with wall-mounted Vaillant gas fired boiler and a shower.
Annexe The ancillary accommodation comprises a large double bedroom with en-suite wet room and open plan kitchen and living area with wonderful garden outlook. The annexe has a modern finish with double glazed sash windows and double patio doors out to the garden.
Cellar Accessed from the hallway and provides storage with lighting.
First Floor A wide stair case with hand carved oak banister rises to a split level and galleried landing. The first floor comprises four well-proportioned double bedrooms two of which have built in wardrobe storage and two benefit from en-suite bathroom/shower rooms with the principal bedroom enjoying a vaulted ceiling, dressing room and en-suite shower room with roll top bath, vintage fittings including claw and ball cast iron feet. There is also a family shower room and W.C.
Second Floor The second floor offers a further two double bedrooms and a bathroom and plenty of built in storage and a corridor/landing which is currently arranged as a sewing and hobbies space with far reaching views to St Helens Bembridge and down land.
Outside Beech Grove has a small front garden elevated above The Mall and to the side a large gravelled area with ample space for parking several cars or a boat leads to an oak beam garage/workshop with power and water laid on. The rear gardens are extensive and largely laid to lawn with mature and well-tended shrub and plant borders with some specimen trees beyond which is an apple orchard, pond and kitchen garden area with vegetable beds, garden shed and a covered wood store, in all extending to approximately 1 acre. Immediately outside the house is a large paved terrace with south westerly aspect.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided via gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.
Council Tax B and G
Post Code PO36 0DE
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard.
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