An iconic and historic Grade II listed Seaview property set within pretty walled gardens in a front-line coastal location.
Saltern Old Cottage occupies a superb position with Solent views in an enviable situation set back from the beach and a short walk to the sailing club and village amenities. The character cottage is steeped in history and formerly provided a home for salt marsh workers as one of the first areas settled on the Island. Construction dates back to 1567 where elevations are largely stone and brick construction beneath a clay tile roof. An array of attractive period features include hand carved timber doors, some of which are original, oak beam ceilings, clad walls and timber windows. The property has been owned by the same family for 60 years and has undergone comprehensive refurbishment in the past 5 years to include relaying of internal floors and walls with modern insulation, re-wiring and re-plumbing of the property throughout. Salterns Old Cottage is a lifestyle property by the sea and provides a comfortable, unique and tranquil space in a sought after Seaview location.
Salterns Old Cottage is a short walk along the sea wall 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.
Dining Room Excellent entertaining space with original beam and partially vaulted ceiling, tiled floors.
Kitchen Recently refurbished, the kitchen is a very practical yet well-appointed space and provides a range of under counter units and cupboards together with an integrated dresser.
Bathroom Consisting of a period vintage ceramic sink, panelled bath with shower attachment, heated towel rail and W.C. and cork tiled floor.
Inner Hallway With under stair larder and storage cupboard.
Sitting Room Impressive triple aspect family room with an array of distinctive period features including a magnificent oak beam on the ceiling and horizontal sash sliding window, both of which are believed to originate from a ship. A solid wood door with iron hinges, which remains from the original date the cottage was built. A brickwork fireplace with marble mantle houses 6kW wood burning stove and a large Georgian style bay window offers plenty of light and superb garden views.
First Floor There are two stair cases providing access to the first floor which is divided into two separate quarters in all providing four bedrooms, three of which are doubles, all of which offer some built in storage and impressively, all enjoy exceptional views of the sea.
Bathroom Consisting of a panelled bath with Lefroy Brooks bath and shower mixer, wall hung vintage wash basin, linen cupboard, heated towel rail W.C. and cork tiled floor.
Outside The property is accessed from a small courtyard behind a natural stone wall, to the rear the cottage benefits from an exquisite walled garden with stocked beds including a fabulous wall growing Rose, Echium and Bluebells in spring.The space is largely lawn with a stone paved courtyard area ideal for outdoor dining and offers an especially tranquil, private and peaceful haven where sounds of the sea can be enjoyed in the background. Vehicular access is available from the Duver Road onto a driveway leading to the garage which is a block and render construction with timber windows and a separate wood store to the rear. There is also a well located by the northern elevation.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Hot water is provided by gas fired boiler and heating is delivered via wall mounted electric radiators.
Postcode PO34 5AH
Viewings Strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard
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