An impressive and interesting house with fabulous bright rooms with stunning views and well-kept gardens together with a self-contained brick built, two bedroom detached annex cottage all located above a beautiful stream (Caul Bourne)
Bridge House is located right on the edge of this popular and historic village, situated between Yarmouth & Newport. The property has a fabulous garden most of which is elevated and is bordered by a stream on two sides of the boundary. Well-kept gardens lead up to the house which is set high above the stream and offers lovely views across the whole plot and surrounding fields.
Position, position, position. This house has it all. It’s in the heart of the village but totally secluded. A few minutes stroll from one of the Islands most iconic pubs. An easy walk down the lovely Shalfleet creek for kayaking, sailing or canoeing. An easy stroll too, to the village shop, village hall and ancient parish church and it’s on the main bus route. Unusually for a semi-rural property it is connected to mains gas and drains.
The current owners recently built a substantial two bedroomed self-contained annex within the grounds, which was constructed to a high standard and set over two floors. The main house benefits from three bedrooms and a stunning range of ground floor rooms offering open fires and good views down over the garden as well over the surrounding rural countryside and bordering fields.
The house is approached at the end of a quiet lane and there is vehicular access to a car parking area which leads to a large bridge providing access to the garden and path to the front door. Bridge House is a gardeners dream as there is an impressive array of mature plants and shrubs and in a sheltered location. The Caul Bourne (Stream) is located next to the property and trout and eels can be watched. The side of the stream is an Island with a children’s play house on stilts.
The village of Shalfleet has a Norman church, village hall and a popular dining pub all within comfortable walking distance of Bridge House. The picturesque village centre is designated a conservation area, protecting its character feel. Close by is Shalfleet Creek with its medieval Quay and access to miles of countryside and the SSSI protected Nature Reserve and Salt Marshes in Newtown. Within a 15 minute drive is the harbour town of Yarmouth with its mainland ferry terminal and excellent sailing facilities and the Island’s commercial centre of Newport is also a similar distance away.
The property benefits from about 20 years of future income by way of FIT’s (Feed In Tariffs) on the photovoltaic solar panels, which are at the original higher rate. These produce a good level of income for a new owner to benefit from.
GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION Conservatory door leading through to front door to a large hallway through to:-
SITTING ROOM A lovely south facing room with fine views and doors leading through to raised terrace. Skylight windows. Impressive raised fire place which adds a great deal of character to this room.
DINING ROOM West facing outlook with a large run of windows providing a stunning views over the well landscaped garden. Fire place to the side and space for a large dining table.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A modern kitchen has been fitted with a good range of wall and base units. This room enjoys a triple aspect to the East, West and North allowing a picturesque backdrop over the garden. You can hear the stream flowing from this room when the windows/doors are open.
UTILITY ROOM With a good selection of modern wall and base units. Space for washing machine and dryer. East facing window and sink with drainer to the side.
WC With a shower, WC and wash-hand basin.
STUDY Currently used as a well-equipped study, but could also become a fourth bedroom.
FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION
BEDROOM 1 With a stunning outlook over the main parts of the garden. Door through to bathroom en-suite with WC, bath, bidet, wash hand basin and great country views.
BEDROOM 2 A large double aspect bedroom with a shower room en-suite with WC and wash hand basin. This room has loft roof space and there is a mezzanine level for further storage.
BEDROOM 3 With a large cupboard and lovely south and east facing aspect over the surrounding countryside.
ANNEX In the garden is a substantial, two bedroom, brick finished, cottage/annex. This has the feel of a self-contained cottage and offers two bedrooms, shower room, kitchen/diner and has lovely views over the garden. This is the perfect cottage for extended family or grandparents to use and also offers the potential for holiday letting (subject to obtaining consents, if necessary).
OUTSIDE The property has lovely gardens which surround the whole house. There are fine views across the countryside and there is a high level of privacy throughout this property.
SERVICES Mains drainage and gas service the property.
VIEWINGS All viewings are strictly by prior appointment with the selling agent Spence Willard.
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