A beautifully renovated Victorian Cottage set in a south facing setting with sea views located in a sought-after coastal area
Hill Croft Believed to have been built in 1898, this handsome detached cottage occupies a wonderful south facing setting within this quiet coastal area with excellent walks to bays and coves from the doorstep. The cottage has been subject to extensive renovation in recent years, including installation of new plumbing, heating and electrical systems. There has been a conservatory added and new flooring laid throughout and complete redecoration, resulting in a very comfortable and well-presented cottage retaining some original features such as a well. The property is double glazed throughout. There are sea views, particularly from the upper floor along with off-road private parking, a substantial workshop and an attractive south facing garden.
Located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there is easy access to extensive National Trust walks around St Catherine’s Lighthouse and the paths leading down to local bays and beaches. The nearby 16th Century Buddle Inn is a short walk away whilst the village of Niton is a 10 minute walk, with its pub, village store and other local amenities. The area enjoys a micro-climate as a result of the south facing slope leading down to the sea, sheltered by the inland cliff from northerly winds. The nearby Ventnor Botanic gardens has a wide range of sub-tropical plants. The seaside town of Ventnor with its many cafes, restaurants and fish market along with Stephill Cove are only a 10 minute drive away.
Porch With oak and partially double glazed front door opening to:
Entrance Hall Staircase off, under-stair cupboard and coat hooks.
Kitchen/Dining Room An attractive, particularly light room with windows to four aspects including southerly views with sea glimpses. The recently installed kitchen includes a range of built-in cupboards, with large worksurfaces, 1½ bowl sink, fridge and freezer, Smeg double oven/microwave and four ring ceramic hob with extractor over, a washing machine/dryer and a slimline dishwasher. A part double glazed door from the kitchen area leads to the garden and oak flooring extends throughout the room and into the generous dining area which overlooks the garden and has a period fireplace.
Utility Cupboard For use as a larder or for additional fridge/freezer.
Cloakroom Wash basin and WC with inside and outside access.
Sitting Room French doors opening to the south facing terrace and providing views over the garden and fields to the sea. Fireplace with newly-fitted wood burning stove set on a slate hearth. Bi-fold doors open to:
Conservatory Recently constructed on the Western elevation of the cottage with full height uPVC framed double glazed windows and a door to access the garden providing an attractive and versatile further reception space overlooking the garden.
Landing Views of The Channel.
Bedroom 1 A light double bedroom with deep south facing window affording panoramic southerly views over the sea. This characterful room has partially sloping ceilings.
Bedroom 2 A further double bedroom with a large window with excellent southerly sea views.
Bedroom 3 A further double bedroom overlooking the attractive wooded backdrop to Sandrock Road. Hatch access to partially boarded roof space.
Bathroom Recently fitted with a bath with mixer tap and separate thermostatic shower over and shower screen. Wash basin, WC/bidet and heated towel rail.
Outside Hill Croft is set in an attractive south facing plot. An arched timber door set within the old stone boundary wall opens to a cobbled path that leads passed raised borders with stone retaining walls to the front door. To the side of the house is a parking area for two cars adjacent to a brick built garage (5.5m x 3m) with work bench (from which there are wonderful sea views), an up-and-over door, power and lighting and with hatch access to a boarded roof space.
The largely lawned mature garden lies mainly to the south of the house and is enclosed by hedging and fencing and include well-stocked borders, a vegetable garden and mature apple trees. Adjacent to the house is a paved terrace forming an attractive outdoor seating and dining area. There is a small ornamental pond with a fountain, a timber garden store and workshop. To the rear of the cottage is a largely paved walled courtyard incorporating a well.
Postcode PO38 2NQ
Directions On the Sandrock Road, proceed past The Buddle Inn, turning right and proceed past the entrance to The Enchanted Manor, Hill Croft is found after about 350m on the right-hand side.
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents, Spence Willard.
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