A substantial, Victorian residence with an abundance of character features with five bedrooms and a two bedroom holiday cottage, approaching 1 acre.
Afton Bank is located in a stunning location close to Freshwater Bay with excellent access up onto The Downs and fabulous surrounding coastline. Rooms throughout this property offer large proportions and there is a wealth of character features throughout. Fine views are offered and well landscaped and level garden.
Features include a significant hall with a modern Clear View multi fuel burner, leading off to impressive principal rooms which are perfect for entertaining. The house is surrounded with in its own grounds and is located off the sought after Manor Road, an attractive, quiet and unmade road. An original grass tennis court is positioned in front of the house and used during the summer months; it is enclosed with mature shrubs and
To the front of the house there is ample off-road parking, and there are useful outbuildings providing boat, log, and garden machinery storage.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION Front door leading through to large south facing conservatory with door to a substantial main hall located within the centre of the ground floor. Door to:-
KITCHEN With a range of wall and base units and offering stunning views across the gardens to the rear. An Aga has been fitted to the kitchen. Dining area located at one end.
SITTING ROOM A stunning formal sitting room offering a double aspect, with feature fireplace and an abundance of original features.
DINING ROOM A double aspect room with good views across the main part of the garden. Period feature fireplace.
DRAWING ROOM A magnificent room which this is currently being used as a study but probably would have been a formal drawing room or possibly a library. There is a door leading through to the self-contained cottage from this room. This enables the capacity of the main house to be increased with ease.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION And imposing staircase leads to a large and attractive landing leading to all principal bedrooms.All of the bedrooms are doubles and they do benefit from having excellent views over the surrounding countryside and landscaped and enclosed garden. There is a stunning south facing master bedroom with a balcony which also benefits from a period fireplace. There are two family bath/shower rooms on this level, one of which offers a good array of period features and the other is a modern designed shower room. The bedrooms offer a high level of period features including high ceilings, period fireplaces and attractive cornices.
SELF-CONTAINED COTTAGE/ANNEX Attached and located at the Eastern end of the house is a two bedroom, two storey cottage which offers further accommodation and can be easily reconnected to the main house if required. It enjoys the benefit of its own access and secluded garden to the side. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and downstairs a sitting room and separate kitchen. An attractive covered veranda leads through to the front door of this cottage and there are storage rooms located adjacent. The cottage provides good and proven income which has been trading for about 15 years and does attract good levels of repeat business.
OUTSIDE Afton Bank is set within attractive, well landscaped grounds with well-stocked borders. The property offers a high level of privacy and seclusion, located close to the coast and good facilities including:- new supermarket, golf club, beach walks, local Piano Bar Café and various pubs. The historic harbour town of Yarmouth is about a five minute drive which provides regular vehicular ferry service to Lymington. Yarmouth offers two vibrant sailing clubs and the West Bay Country Club. The neighbouring (West side of Afton Bank) and totally separate, two bedroom bungalow is also available for sale, by separate negotiation.
SERVICES Mains gas, sewerage, water and electricity are connected. A modern heating system has been fitted which enables the isolation of certain areas of the house.
VIEWINGS Strictly by prior appointment with the selling agent, Spence Willard.
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