A splendid example of a detached Victorian residence with five bedrooms, three reception rooms ample driveway and gardens, located in an enviable position close to the picturesque beach and walks in Freshwater Bay.
Valentine Mount has retained much of its original character, the deep skirting boards, ornate coving, panelled doors and wonderful balustrades and handrail. The sizeable rooms with extra high ceilings give the property a real sense of space. The charming entrance porch leads in to a rather grand hallway showcasing an elegant archway with chandelier and decorative corbels and exposed wooden floor. The two reception rooms to the front, both have impressive bay windows and attractive feature fireplaces. Towards the rear of the property is the formal dining room and ample fitted kitchen open plan to a superb breakfast area. Continuing through is a garden room and large utility room. The first floor has great flexibility with five double bedrooms, a dressing room, a box room and two bathrooms.
The property is within a few yards of ‘Orchard Brothers’ general store the well known thatched church of St Agnes together with access to a public bridleway and footpath leading to Tennyson Down. Within a few hundred yards walk is the beach in Freshwater Bay and SSSI protected Afton Nature Reserve. Freshwater village with its range of shops services and amenities is within a mile and the harbour town of Yarmouth with its mainland ferry terminal is within a ten minute drive making this property ideally suited as either a permanent or second home/holiday retreat.
PORCH An open porch with side windows incorporating decorative iron fretwork.
ENTRANCE HALL An attractive, wide and welcoming hallway with decorative panelling and exposed wooden floor. Stairs with storage cupboard underneath.
LIVING ROOM 15′ 2" x 14′ 8"max (4.630m x 4.482m) A large bright room with attractive fireplace housing a log burner.
SITTING ROOM 15′ 2" x 14′ 8"max (4.638m x 4.489m) Another large, bright reception room with attractive fireplace.
CLOAKROOM Fitted with a vanity unit and counter top wash basin, WC.
DINING ROOM 14′ 0"max x 9′ 1" (4.274m x 2.788m) Pleasant room with wonderful ornate fireplace and built in shelves to the recesses.
KITCHEN 15′ 5" x 12′ 11" (4.718m x 3.948m) A superb dual aspect fitted kitchen with hand painted wall and floor cupboards with ample work surface over and 1½ bowl stainless steel sink. A large breakfast bar island conveniently has additional cupboards incorporated. Integrated appliances include electric oven and Neff 5 burner gas hob with extractor hood over. There is plumbing and space for a dishwasher. Open plan through to:
BREAKFAST AREA 11′ 2" x 8′ 2" (3.404m x 2.492m) A great space for either a dining table or family area with sofas.
GARDEN ROOM 9′ 8" x 7′ 10"max(2.947m x 2.408m) A really charming room with built in high back pew style bench to enjoy the view across the garden, a built in dresser and fireplace with wood mantel shelf over.
UTILITY ROOM Fitted with a good selection of cupboards and work surface with inset butler style sink. The Vaillant combination gas central heating boiler has been cleverly camouflaged and there is space and plumbing for both a washing machine and tumble drier.
FIRST FLOOR Ornate staircase to half landing with storage room off, continuing to the full landing with doors to:
BEDROOM 1 15′ 3"+ bay x 12′ 1"max (4.657m x 3.708m) A spacious double room with large walk in bay window.
BEDROOM 2 15′ 2" x 10′ 10" (4.648m x 3.322m) A generous double bedroom.
BEDROOM 3 15′ 2" x 12′ 2"max (4.635m x 3.733m) A spacious double bedroom with large bay window once again and far reaching views across the rooftops to Afton Downs.
BOX ROOM 8′ 10" x 4′ 9" (2.705m x 1.462m) A really useful box room.
FAMILY BATHROOM 12′ 5" x 10′ 2" (3.800m x 3.114m) Fitted with a white suite comprising of panel bath with telephone style taps, vanity unit with inset wash basin, WC and double shower enclosure with sliding door.
BEDROOM 4 11′ 4" x 10′ 6" (3.475m x 3.216m) This would make a wonderful guest suite as the double room leads through to a single room and bathroom.
DRESSING ROOM 9′ 1"max x 8′ 0"max (2.792m x 2.441m) A great dressing room or single bedroom.
BATHROOM 9′ 1" x 6′ 9" (2.777m x 2.072m) Fitted with a white suite comprising of panel bath with mixer taps and shower attachment, WC and pedestal wash basin.
BEDROOM 5 12′ 4"max x 9′ 1" (3.765m x 2.772m) A double bedroom with ornate feature fireplace and built in cupboards and shelves to the side recesses.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property is a large driveway for 3/4 cars which is nicely balanced by the lawn area with mature planted borders and wrought iron railings. Gentle steps lead to the main entrance porch and pathways which lead to a workshop with light and power which is neatly tucked to one side and a wrought iron gate to the other. There is a wonderful Italianate style garden to the side, which catches the morning and early afternoon sun. The rear garden is mainly laid to lawn which edges the large paved patio to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun.
COUNCIL TAX BAND E
EPC RATING E
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