A superb manor house with a cottage and extensive range of barns offering great potential set in a secluded location with distant sea views
Pyle Manor The property is situated in the beautiful and quiet South West of the Island with incredible views of the coast up to The Needles. Nearby facilities are available in Chale Green, just over a mile away, as well as in Niton whilst Newport is approximately 7 miles away. The surrounding area is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering wonderful walking and riding. The south western coast is approximately 1 mile away as the crow flies and there is easy access along the Military Road to various beaches including Compton. Ventnor is nearby with its Botanic Gardens, beachside bars, restaurants and fish market.
Believed to date from the 17th Century, Pyle Manor is Listed, Grade II and retains a wealth of original and architectural features including beamed ceilings, superb carved stonework and impressive fireplaces. The manor house makes for a great family home of manageable proportions whilst the extensive, mainly stone outbuildings and barns have great further potential. These include a cottage within the grounds, ideal as a holiday let or as guest accommodation. The delightful grounds extend to approximately 6.3 acres and include mature gardens, a walled garden with swimming pool, a small paddock and mature woodland.
Accommodation An impressive carved stone arch leads to a covered porch with stone bench seating and a pair of doors to:
Reception Hall A wonderful spacious entrance to the house with a stone fireplace housing a wood burning stove, beamed ceiling and staircase.
Drawing Room A beautifully proportioned dual aspect room with a deep south facing window overlooking the gardens with window seat, impressive stone open fireplace, a high-beamed ceiling and a pair of oak doors to the southern elevation.
Sitting Room A light dual aspect room overlooking the gardens and with an open fireplace and ornate book shelving.
Dining Room An impressive triple aspect room with parquet flooring and a stone fireplace.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room A light, well proportioned, dual aspect room with fitted units, larder cupboard and rear access to the grounds.
Utility Room Space for washing machine and dryer, sink unit and coat hooks. Adjacent WC.
Landing/Library An extensive range of oak cupboards and book shelving provides further seating or study area.
Bedroom 1 A double bedroom with a vaulted ceiling and bay window with views across the south western coast towards The Needles.
Shower Room En-Suite Largely tiled with a shower, wash basin & WC.
Bedroom 4 Built-in cupboard, sink, outlook over the grounds.
Bedroom 3 A double bedroom with outlook over the garden.
Family Bathroom Bath, wash basin and WC.
Bedroom 2 A generous double bedroom with walk in wardrobe and views over the garden.
Bathroom 2 Bath, wash basin, adjacent WC.
Bedroom 5 A single bedroom with a range of built-in cupboards.
Attic Room With downland views, leading to further room with storage cupboards.
The Cottage A stone barn, just to the west of the house converted in around the 1980’s and fitted with uPVC framed double glazed windows. Ideal as a holiday let or guest accommodation comprising:
Kitchen Fitted with a range of units, with sink and hob and staircase off.
Sitting Room A large dual aspect room with outlook over the garden and French doors to the swimming pool.
First Floor Currently a large open plan living space with a superb westerly view towards The Needles.
Outbuildings There are a good range of principally stone outbuildings that include:
Northern range stone barns with slate roof about 26m x 6m externally partly used as a garage and about a quarter of the barn has a first floor. Later open-fronted extension.
Adjoining the western boundary is a useful steel framed 4-bay, open fronted barn.
To the south of the courtyard, and adjoining the cottage is a unconverted stone barn about 17m in length with lean-to extensions on the southern elevation, one providing two stables and the other a stable and garden store.
Gardens A gravel drive leads through a pair of stone gate pillars and towards the manor house where there is parking. The driveway continues around to the rear of the house where there is further parking. The principal gardens lie to the south and east of the house and include lawns, various borders, mainly retained by ancient stone walling and a superb array of trees and shrubs. Wide stone steps opposite the front door lead up to lawned garden from which views towards The Needles can be enjoyed. To the western side of the drive are further lawns (including an ideal area for a croquet/tennis lawn) with ornamental ponds and an open-fronted summer house.
The swimming pool is set in a delightful walled garden with a pump room, surrounded by flagstone paved terraces and well-stocked borders making for a stunning setting.
There is a modern greenhouse and the historic remains of other buildings within the garden. The grounds extend to the north including a small paddock to the rear of the barns and mature woodland. A public footpath runs through the eastern part of the grounds. In all the property extends to about 6.3 acres (2.55 ha.)
Directions From Carisbrooke proceed South on the B3401 and then onto the Whitcombe Road, proceeding through the village of Chillerton and at the bottom of Emmett Hill, just prior to entering Chale take the right turn on to Chale Lane. Follow Chale Lane around to the right (just after Westside Lane) and then proceed down Pyle Shute and continue past the turning left on to South Down and Pyle Manor will be found on the right-hand side after approximately 80m.
Services Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Postcode PO38 2LP
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents Spence Willard.
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