A substantial period residence providing spacious accommodation and an abundance of character with a sweeping driveway, double garage and South West facing rear garden.
This stunning house was built with great attention to detail in around 1890. There is a degree of opulence with the grand staircase, ornate ceilings, numerous original fireplaces and the extensive use of dressed stone particularly for attractive features such as the arched windows and decorative detail to the chimneys. The house provides exceptionally spacious and versatile accommodation throughout with particularly well proportioned principle rooms which include a stunning Billiards room, formal dining room a drawing room and a charming sitting room. The first floor continues the theme of space and grandeur with a vast master suite coupled with a dressing room and ‘his &’hers’ ensuite, three further double bedrooms and two guest suites.The property holds a commanding position within an exclusiveresidential development built by J R Buckett & Sons.
The Lodge is situated within the village of Brighstone, set amidst an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the south western coast of the Island, which benefits from stunning scenery and good beaches nearby. The village has a grocery store, newsagent, library, gastro pub, a doctor’s surgery and a highly regarded primary school. The surrounding countryside includes unspoilt downland to the North providing superb walking and riding. Ferry services are available from Yarmouth (6 ½ miles) to Lymington with a fast passenger ferry from West Cowes (12 miles) to Southampton.
ENTRANCE PORCH Flagstone floor and built in bench seat.
RECEPTION HALL Providing a superb entrance largely open two stories to an ornate ceiling. A wide oak staircase leads to a galleried landing with carved timberwork including arches. Within the reception hall is a wood burning stove set in a stone surround with mantle shelf.
BILLIARD ROOM A bright and spacious room with a glorious bay window overlooking the front garden. Original Herringbone block flooring complements the large stone fireplace with cast iron grate inset.
CLOAKROOM Wash hand basin with cupboards beneath. Separate WC.
PANTRY A very useful preparation area/store room.
STORE Including the former wine bins, and housing the oil fired boiler together with four hot water tanks and wash basin.
DINING ROOM An attractive cast iron fireplace with carved wooden surround. Ornate plaster work to the ceiling with arched opening to the serving area.
DRAWING ROOM With superb arched windows to the front elevation overlooking the grounds and with downland views in the distance. Cast iron fireplace with attractive timber surround and mantelshelf.
UTILITY ROOM Fitted with a range of matching built in units with ample work surface over and inset stainless steel sink. There is space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Fitted with a good range of base and wall units with distressed pine fronts, a double sink unit with drainer and integral Whirlpool dishwasher. An impressive four oven Aga set in a stone surround with timber mantelshelf over.
SITTING ROOM Cast iron fireplace with tiled surround and timber mantelshelf.
LINEN ROOM A range of built in cupboards to one wall with hanging space and shelving.
STUDY 1 With a charming pair of arched windows overlooking the rear garden.
BATHROOM Bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin.
STUDY 2 With a pair of arched windows overlooking the rear garden.
BATHROOM Bath, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with thermostatic shower. Separate Cloakroom with tiled walls throughout, WC.
REAR PORCH Part glazed door to covered porch with adjacent store room.
Approached over the wide staircase from the reception hall to an impressive Galleried Landing. A door leads to a further landing with a range of linen cupboards.
ATTIC STORE ROOM With pine boarded flooring, store cupboards and lighting.
MASTER SUITE A full suite comprising of a considerable bedroom with attractive tiled fireplace, a large bay window offering views of the downland beyond, adjoining dressing room, a fully fitted bathroom and a separate shower room.
BEDROOM 2 A spacious room with open fireplace and timber surround/mantelshelf. Shower room en suite with tiled shower cubicle, WC and wash basin.
BEDROOM 3 With a charming window seat built in to the oriel window, another ornate fireplace and bathroom ensuite.
BEDROOM 4 Once again a large double bedroom with bathroom ensuite.
GUEST SUITE 1 Comprising of a bedroom, dressing room/day room and ensuite shower room.
GUEST SUITE 2 A double bedroom with archway through to dressing room and ensuite shower room.
OUTSIDE To the front is a large lawned area which is bordered with fledging bushes to create a natural boundary. Central to this is a tarmac turning circle which leads from the ample parking adjacent to the garaging at the side of the property and access to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, a raised vegetable/fruit bed and large timber shed.
DOUBLE GARAGE Part brick and part timber clad under a tiled roof. 7.14m x 5.15m (23’5" x 16’11") with power and lighting. Steps to loft storage. Double up and over doors.
COUNCIL TAX BAND H
EPC RATING F
VIEWINGS Strictly by prior appointment with the selling agents, Spence Willard.
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