A stunning Regency house benefiting from comprehensive refurbishment with accommodation over 4 floors including a basement flat and with sea views.
Charter House is believed to have been built in around 1840 and typical of the period it has elegant rooms with good ceiling heights providing a spacious feel. The principal rooms to the rear of the house including the drawing room, kitchen and main bedroom were designed to make the most of the sea views over The Solent. The house is Listed Grade II and a comprehensive refurbishment and sympathetic modernisation has been completed over recent years retaining a wealth of period features including fireplaces, window shutters, wooden flooring and decorative architraves to many of the rooms. In 2008 extensive refurbishment works were carried out to the lower ground floor creating a self contained apartment, which can also be used as part of the main house, as additional accommodation or as offices. There is an attractive rear garden bordered by mature hedging providing a very secluded outdoor setting with lawns, borders and terraces. In addition there are a range of brick built stores, that plans have been drawn up to convert, as well as for a glazed extension to the kitchen.
The property occupies a highly convenient location close to both the amenities of the town centre of Ryde, also being also a short walk from Ryde School and the high speed passenger ferry services to Portsmouth and Southsea. The owners of Charter House have the benefit of resident parking permits for Zone R2. There also is restricted parking along Melville Street, together with unrestricted parking opposite in Belvedere Street. In addition to excellent mainland access Ryde has a great sandy beach, a marina and a good range of restaurants and shops.
Accommodation Panelled front door with glazed panel above to:
Entrance Hall A particularly light and spacious entrance to the house including a wide arched opening to the inner hall with an elegant staircase off with hardwood handrail, coat hooks.
Dining Room A beautifully proportioned room with original floor boards, architrave and window shutters. Original marble surround to fireplace with slate inslips and hearth. Wide opening with double doors opening to:
Drawing Room A spacious room with full height windows and French doors to the rear elevation providing an outlook over the gardens and views over The Solent. Open fireplace housing wood burning stove on a slate hearth with original marble surround.
Library/Snug Fireplace with slate inslips and hearth with timber surround and mantelshelf. Original wooden window shutters extensive book-shelving.
Kitchen/Breakfast room Fitted with an extensive range of matching base and wall units with maple fronts. Work surfaces including 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap inset with tiled splashbacks, integral dishwasher, refrigerator, freezer and washing machine. Smeg stainless steel range cooker with 6 ring gas hob and double oven with extractor and spotlighting above. Limestone flooring. French doors with newly fitted window shutters opening to the garden and providing sea views.
Cloakroom W.C and wash hand basin, tiled flooring. Built in cupboard housing a remotely operated Vaillant boiler and pressurised water system.
First Floor Approached via an elegant staircase with hardwood handrail to half landing.
Shower Room With tiled shower cubicle with Matki thermostatic shower. Tiled flooring with contemporary wash hand basin with mixer tap and matching WC. Built in shelving.
Family Bathroom A stunning room with a central contemporary Sottini double ended bath from which there are sea views. Twin wash hand basins with mixer taps. Large tiled shower cubicle with Deluge shower, WC, heated towel rail . Two large mirrors and extensive sea views. Sealed fireplace. Built in storage cupboards. Limestone flooring.
Bedrooms 1,2 & 3 The first floor comprises three well-proportioned double bedrooms all with original cast iron fireplaces. The principal bedrooms enjoys superb views across the eastern Solent and electric has been laid under the floor in case a future owner wished to create en suite facilities.
Bedrooms 4 & 5 With built in drawers and sea views through Velux windows. One benefits from an adjacent dressing room, the other a Bathroom en suite with wash basin WC and bath with shower over.
Lower Ground Floor With its own independent access from Melville Street, there is also a staircase from the ground floor, providing a flexible space which can either be let out, used for relatives, or would also be ideal for running a business from home. Approached via a path and stone steps from Melville Street with a part glazed front door to:
Entrance Lobby With part glazed door onto the courtyard beyond. Part glazed inner door with flagstone flooring, staircase off ground floor with under stair cupboard.
Kitchenette Built in cupboards, solid timber work surfaces, butler sink, integral fridge freezer and space for a washing machine / dryer. Gas fired boiler. Flagstone flooring and large open fireplace with brick surround with a wood burning stove. There is a glazed cover to an illuminated well.
Sitting Room Brick fireplace with wooden beam over, flagstone flooring. Sash window to front elevation and glazed door to rear courtyard
Bathroom With tiled flooring and part tiled walls with a bath and shower attachment over behind a glazed screen. Wash hand basin, WC and extractor fan. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 6 & 7 / Study Two further double bedrooms both with sash windows and one with shower room en suite incorporating a deluge shower set, WC and wash hand basin. Limestone flooring and extractor fan. Heated towel rail.
To the rear of the lower ground floor doors lead out on both sides to small open courtyards, which becomes covered at the rear of the house and provide access to 3 brick vaulted cellars/stores.
Outside To the rear of the house is a flagstone paved terrace providing dining and seating areas with sea views. Steps and lawns lead down to further lawn with borders either side and mature Bay and Holly hedging providing an attractive, secluded setting. There is a stone paved terrace to the far end of the garden providing a further outdoor dining area. Outside lighting and electric point.
To the front elevation wrought iron railings and entrance gate are set between painted pillars with a flagstone path leading between borders stocked with lavender and box hedging and with an impressive magnolia to either side of the house. Steps lead up to the front entrance with 2 large lantern lights.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas, which serve both the house and the lower ground floor, which is separately supplied and metered. The house benefits from a high quality Vaillant boiler and pressurised water tank fitted in 2015.
Postcode PO33 2AF
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