Rookley, Isle Of Wight

Guide Price £649,500

Rookley, Isle Of Wight   Guide Price £649,500

A stone farmhouse with about 4 acres, stabling, sand school, paddocks, orchard, lake and planning for barn conversion to holiday let.

Bohemia Farmhouse The attractive detached period farmhouse is believed to date back to the 18th century, however recent modernisation and extension has substantially upgraded the family home. With stone faced elevations beneath slated roofs, the property backs on to open countryside and includes paddocks, an orchard, lake and stream. Bohemia Farmhouse offers a good all round package and whilst ideally suited to equestrian use, the equestrian facilities have separate access providing flexibility for this to be let out. There is significant potential for holiday letting with the adjacent mobile home, in addition to the brick built barn with planning achieved for a 2 bedroom holiday cottage.

Situated in an accessible rural location on the outskirts of the village of Rookley with its local convenience store and Post Office, yet centrally located on the island with easy access to Newport, (4 miles away) with a range of further facilities and also highly accessible for mainland ferry links as well as the Island’s beaches of the southern and eastern coast. There is good riding out from the property.


Ground Floor A porch with period front door opens to a hallway with flagstone flooring and an ornate staircase. Under stair cupboard.

Sitting Room A nicely proportioned room with oak flooring, UPVC sash window and chimney breast housing a log burner on flagstone hearth fireplace.

Kitchen/Living Room A large kitchen incorporating a range of base and wall units, an oil fired 2 oven AGA, integrated double cooker oven, dishwasher and ceramic hob. There are pleasant views over the orchard toward the stream. Opening to a large dining/seating area.

Utility Room With space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Shower Room Washbasin, shower cubicle and WC.

Conservatory A large entertaining space with double glazed roof and windows, air circulation fan and central heating. A versatile space overlooking the garden with French doors to terrace.

Family Room/Bedroom 5 With large sash window overlooking the driveway, fireplace with ornate marble surround and hearth with space for wooden burner.

First Floor

Bedroom 3 A good sized double bedroom with high ceilings.

Bedroom 4 A bright room overlooking the front drive.

Bedroom 2 A double bedroom.

Shower Room En-Suite With shower, wash basin and WC.

Bedroom 1 Overlooking garden, paddocks and stables. Built-in wardrobes.

En-Suite Bathroom Iincluding shower cubicle, jacuzzi bath, wash basin, WC and airing cupboard, (housing hot water tank).

Outside Approached from Chequers Inn Lane the gravelled driveway provides parking space for numerous cars. A former single garage attached to the house has been used as an office. At the top of the drive is a dilapidated brick built outbuilding with planning consent for conversion to a holiday unit next to which there is planning consent for a double garage. There is also a mobile home (10m x 3m) which has drainage, electricity and water laid on. The house sits within its gardens including lawns, boarders and a paved terrace with hot tub, (condition unknown)which are enclosed to the rear and the remaining land is paddocks with water laid on. A stream runs from the far boundary down to a lake to the north of the garden, stocked with carp.

Stables and Sand School Added in 2008 the stable block comprise two large stables, a foaling box, tack room and a further wash down/storage room with water and electricity. There is a concreted and railed grooming area and adjacent sand school (20x40m) which is fully drained and railed.

Planning Planning Applications Ref: TCP/17351/K – P/01283/12 and TCP/17351/H – P/00790/11 have been granted for conversion of the barn to form a holiday unit in addition to the erection of a two bay oak framed garage. Foundations for the garage are laid and works to the barn started.

Services Mains electricity, gas, water and private drainage to septic tank. Heating by an oil fired boiler and the AGA assists with providing hot water in addition to an immersion heater.

Tenure Freehold

Council Tax Band F

Postcode PO38 3NA

Directions Approaching from Newport take the A3020 towards Rookley, leave the village and continue towards Godshill. Turn right into Chequers Inn Lane. The entrance to Bohemia Farmhouse will be found immediately on the right-hand side.

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.

Photographs Please note photographs were taken in January 2015.

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

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