A beautifully located period country cottage benefitting from sympathetic extension with ample parking, garaging and superb country views.
Froglands This semi-detached period cottage, believed to originate form 1875 has been substantially extended and modernised in recent years using a series of reclaimed materials. It has been designed to make the most of the stunning country views surrounding this particularly picturesque and quiet rural area. Whilst on the rural fringe of Carisbrooke the cottage benefits from both a quiet, secluded location and being within walking distance of the amenities of Carisbrooke. The skilful modernisation and extension using an array of reclaimed material including a bespoke kitchen and period floorboards being laid in the extension. Oak framed windows were installed and electrical plumbing and heating systems renewed. This results in a light, spacious and hugely characterful country home with parking to the front and rear, a garage and large garden.
There are excellent walks directly form the property through the surrounding countryside, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, including around Carisbrooke Castle and through the Bowcombe Valley onto the Downs.
ENTRANCE PORCH Forming a large tiled entrance with coat hanging space extending through to;
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A superb double aspect room with bi-fold doors providing stunning westerly country views and access to the terrace. There are a range of hand built kitchen units constructed from reclaimed pine and with work tops, reclaimed from Ryde Pier with a Belfast sink. Space for cooker, (an Everhot cooker is available by separate negotiation) as is a dresser.
SITTING ROOM A spacious room with reclaimed period pine floorboards and a wood burning stove set on a large marble hearth. This characterful room also has exposed brick work and timbers. Glazed doors within a partition wall provide country views and access to the:
MUSIC ROOM A wide oak window providing panoramic country views, and access to the garden. There is potential to move the partition walling to create one large room by combining the sitting room and music room, as the floorboards extend throughout.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM 1 A spacious double bedroom with wonderful views across the Bowcombe Valley with a walk in dressing room with built in shelving.
BEDROOM 2 Double bedroom with built-in cupboards, one of which houses a hot water cylinder. Wonderful country views.
BEDROOM 3 Double bedroom with country views.
BATHROOM Partially fitted with tongue and groove panelling and reclaimed timber, fitted with a sink unit on a marble surface with cupboards beneath, bath with shower over, WC and fitted cupboards. Heated towel rail and downland views.
OUTSIDE To the front of the property a gravelled driveway provides parking for a number of cars. To the rear of the cottage is a large partially covered terrace floored with reclaimed timbers from Ryde Pier making for an attractive seating and dining area with views to the garden and countryside beyond.
Adjacent utility/cloakroom with WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and space for washing machine. Steps led down to a largely lawned garden with a range of fruit trees and an enclosed vegetable garden. Beyond is a further garden with additional fruit trees, a gated rear access providing extensive further parking leading to a timber garage/store.
The garden is enclosed by fencing, mature hedging and benefits from great views making for a wonderful setting. To the side of the cottage is a lean to log store.
GARAGE 5.9m X 3m with power and lighting.
SERVICES Mains electricity. Mains water is free of charge, private drainage to a shared system. Radiators heated via Charnwood wood burning stove.
DIRECTIONS In Carisbrooke at the mini roundabout at the base of Cedar Hill proceed up the hill and at the next mini roundabout proceed straight over onto Whitcombe Road. Continue for about 2/3 of a mile and take the right hand turn into Froglands Lane. After 1/3 of a mile at the junction with a grass triangle, Froglands Cottage will be found on the right hand side.
POSTCODE PO30 3DU
VIEWINGS All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents