An exquisite cottage set in beautifully planted gardens with a range of outbuildings, occupying a wonderfully secluded south facing setting with wonderful country views
Pitts Cottage Situated adjacent to a quiet country lane and surrounded by fields, the property occupies a stunning rural setting in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are superb uninterrupted southerly views towards the downs from the cottage as well as from the delightful gardens that feature a series of terraces for outdoor dining. This sheltered, south facing location setting also has superb walks directly accessible from the cottage including along the nearby Tennyson Trail and through Brighstone Forest. Some of the Island’s best beaches such as Compton are a short drive away, as is the picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth with its range of restaurants and mainland ferry services.
Originally two farm cottages this detached property is set in grounds of just over an acre, that over the years have been landscaped and planted to provide a wonderful setting. The cottage is Listed, Grade II and dates from the early 18th Century and retains an array of original features including flagstone flooring and superb fireplaces to the main reception rooms. The cottage has good ceiling heights and is beautifully presented with views from virtually all windows. A good quality garden room within the grounds provides a striking room and has a large sun terrace, whilst a detached stone building known as The Linney provides further accommodation.
Sitting Room With southerly country and garden views, this delightful room has a large stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and a Charnwood wood burning stove as well as flagstone flooring. The room opens to an entrance lobby with French doors to the garden and a staircase to the first floor. Large under-stair cupboard.
Dining room A beautifully proportioned room, retaining a flagstone floor and benefitting from the southerly country views, there is a fine period fireplace with bread oven and a Charnwood wood burning stove. Built-in cupboards.
Kitchen Comprising a good range of cupboards and drawers with granite work surfaces. Butler sink inset and Rangemaster range cooker. This characterful room has a sloping ceiling with Velux windows, exposed stonework and beam. Part glazed door opening to:
Conservatory/Breakfast Room With large framed double glazed windows providing wonderful views over the garden and with French doors to the terrace.
Utility Room Fitted with a range of built in cupbords (with plumbing for dishwasher/washing machine).
Shower Room Tiled throughout with a contemporary walk-in shower, wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail and under- floor heating.
Bathroom Tiled throughout with a roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
Landing Built-in cupboards.
Bedroom 1 A characterful double bedroom with delightful southerly country views together with a range of built-in cupboards. Incorporating an ensuite WC and wash basin with potential to create a shower room by incorporating the adjoining cupboard, (fully plumbed for fitment of shower).
Bedroom 2 A characterful double bedroom with country views and built-in cupboards.
Bedroom 3 Built-in double bed and storage, southerly views.
The Linney A detached stone and thatched building situated between the house and parking area comprising overflow accommodation with 2 rooms and a shower room. A pull down step ladder leads to a useful attic area with power and lighting. The adjoining log store currently forms an access to the house.
The Garden Room A modern cedar-clad building with hardwood framed double glazed windows and French doors, highly insulated and with oak floor making a very comfortable home office or Studio overlooking the gardens. With power, lighting and electric heating. In addition there is water and a small gauge drainage pipe laid to the building. An adjoining large west facing decked terrace overlooking the garden.
The Gardens Are a stunning feature, extending to just over an acre and beautifully planted with an extensive array of mature trees, shrubs and well planted borders and an ornamental pond amongst lawns. Three terraces form superb outdoor dining areas within the garden whilst to the rear of the house, and extending up to The Linney is a large flagstone paved terrace with a number of raised beds providing a further al-fresco dining area.
The tarmac driveway leads up to a parking area for a number of cars. Adjacent is a timber outbuilding (3.4 m x 3.4 m) providing a useful store and an additional garden store. There is an additional parking space adjacent to Lynch Lane.
Planning There is Listed Building Consent to make changes to the kitchen and utility room and to create an ensuite shower room to bedroom 1. There is also lapsed planning consent for a double garage to be built.
Postcode PO30 4JQ
Directions From the crossroads at the centre of Calbourne by The Sun Inn pub proceed along Lynch Lane towards Brighstone for approximately ½ mile and Pitts Cottage will be found on the left hand side.
Services Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.
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