A fine period family property steeped in history and set among pretty gardens situated on the edge of the popular seaside village of Seaview.
Holgate Lodge With construction dating back to roughly 1790 the original octagonal structure was built as a summerhouse that provided a look-out on the highest point in Nettlestone to offer an early warning for ships approaching as views could once be achieved along the Channel approaches and across The Solent to the north. The property was then extended and formed part of a farmhouse on the Oglander Estate until its conversion to a comfortable four bedroom family home which now sits within established gardens of approximately 0.6 of an acre. The property retains many period features and charm including large sash windows, original doors, skirting boards and solid oak beams with an octagonal dining room overlooking the garden. There has been sympathetic modernisation since an extension was added in 1983 which includes cavity wall insulation and UPVC windows and doors. Arranged over two floors Holgate Lodge offers versatility with generous size reception rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as garaging and an ideal position at the end of a secluded lane.
Approached via a private drive, the property opens to provide excellent family accommodation, all of which is thoroughly well-appointed. Holgate Lodge is a short walk to the prestigious Sea View Yacht Club, shops, restaurants and coastal paths with walks to the sandy beaches of Puckpool and Ryde and along to the idyllic Priory Bay. There are also high-speed passenger ferry and hovercraft services to Portsmouth available from the town of Ryde approximately 3 miles away.
Accommodation Upper ground and First Floor Levels
Porch UPVC glazed porch accessing the outer hallway.
Sitting Room A dual aspect room with period hand carved timber fireplace on flagstone mantle and cast iron fireplace inset with gas coal effect fire. A large timber sash window overlooks the garden and has ornate detailing with ceiling rose, cornicing and skirting boards
Inner hallway With plenty of light including UPVC window and two Velux roof windows.
Dining Room A beautiful octagonal room exposing the best of the period character with a bay of original timber sash windows providing exceptional light and garden views, together with dado rails, cornicing and a ceiling rose incorporating the original Holgate family crest.
Bedroom 2 Split level landing with a half flight of stairs rising up to a large bedroom with dual aspect windows and extensive built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 1 Dedicated half flight of stairs accessing a generous size bedroom with original sash windows, built in storage and an ensuite bathroom incorporating a panelled bath, separate shower, pedestal wash basin and W.C.
Ground Floor and Lower Ground Floor Levels
Breakfast Room A versatile space linking many of the various wings of the house.
Kitchen A well-appointed and proportioned room incorporating a full range of under-counter and wall-mounted shaker style kitchen units with space and plumbing for a Range cooker with extractor over and space and plumbing for an American style fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Integrated Franke 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink with mixer tap over, tiled splash backs and over worktop lighting.
Conservatory Tiled floors and UPVC glazed walls, doors and windows, garden outlook.
Bedroom 3 A good sized double bedroom with large sash window overlooking the garden and an extensive range of built in wardrobes.
Family Bathroom Incorporating a pleasant white suite, panelled bath with shower attachment over, vanity unit wash basin and W.C.
Bedroom 4 The lower ground floor incorporates an octagonal bedroom with tiled floors and lower (1.8m) ceiling height.
Outside The property is set within mature landscaped gardens which are secluded on all sides. A long and private drive with additional space to the side, provides access to a detached stone garage which, with necessary planning permission could be converted to provide additional accommodation. Beyond there is ample parking and a large carport for boat storage or other vehicles. The garden provides a tranquil and very private space with a number of planted areas and terraces with seating areas. There is an abundance of wildlife and the gardens are visited by a great variety of birds. At the end of the garden is a small paddock space and former piggery which offers an excellent area for children to play or for grazing animals. There is rear access to Rowantree Drive.
Utility Room With corridor providing extensive integrated storage to every wall as well as space and plumbing for washing machine, tumble dryer and incorporating another stainless-steel sink and drainer. Further cupboards housing plant room with Vaillant combination boiler.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler and delivered via radiators.
Postcode PO34 5DH
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