A beautifully presented and characterful Victorian family residence set amongst pretty gardens in the popular coastal village of Shanklin.
Reception Hall, Morning Room, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Butlers’ Pantry, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Larder, Scullery, Drawing Room, Cloakroom, Six Bedrooms, Three En-suite Bathrooms plus a guest bathroom, Study and Five Cellar Rooms,
Built in 1891 as a wedding present for an Island family, Wentworth offers extensive family accommodation and has been carefully renovated over recent years to provide a contemporary finish while drawing out the exquisite period qualities of the house. Constructed of Island stone beneath a welsh slate roof there are wooden sash windows, original flooring, skirting boards and fireplaces throughout as well as ornate external facias and a traditional wooden veranda along the western elevation. A substantial property, Wentworth has been renovated to a high standard and quality finish throughout. Currently occupied by a family the superb reception rooms, generous space and accommodation could equally be arranged to include a one bedroom annex with en suite.
The property is situated aside a tree lined avenue with views to the rear over the surrounding countryside, and of Chillerton Down to the West and Shanklin Down to the South. The nearby Shanklin Old Village centre has a range of shops, restaurants and a sandy beach as well as train connections to Ryde where there are Hi-speed (approximately 20mins) transport links to the mainland.
Entrance Steps to a walkway with period tile and wood frame veranda over a solid wood, door with arched fan light.
Hallway With double hung sash window, ornate period tiling and double glass internal doors leading into the reception hall.
Reception Hall Stunning open space with high ceiling, detailed cornicing, period skirting, original radiators and staircase with beautifully carved mahogany balustrade and wood flooring throughout.
Cloakroom Period washbasin and WC, sash window.
Drawing room Large bay window, gas fireplace with dark wood surround and mantle.
Dining room Spacious family room with plenty of light provided by dual aspect sash windows overlooking the front lawn. Open fire with dark wood surround and mantle.
Kitchen/breakfast room Particularly light and attractive open space with central island, incorporating polished silstone tops, fridge and induction hob with further storage and shelving provided to the sides incorporating under-mounted porcelain butlers sink with mixer tap over in addition to further sink with Quooker instant hot tap and an inglenook housing a 5 ring gas range cooker with extractor over. Wood flooring throughout.
Butler´s kitchen Wall and storage units with a contemporary finish and twin bowl under-mount butler sink with mixer tap over and stone worktops. Space and plumbing for both a full size and additional slim line dishwasher.
Pantry Tiled floor and plenty of shelf and hanging storage.
Scullery Boot storage and prep area it also incorporates an original stone polished low level sink.
Morning room Splendid light and spacious room with bay windows. Double doors opening to the veranda covered rear terrace. Open fireplace.
Cellar With coal shed, bin store, and utility room with stainless steel sink and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Further rooms include a wine cellar, workshop, laundry room housing Ariston pressurised water tank and gas fired boiler. Victorian gardener’s WC.
First floor A grand stair rises to a galleried landing/library, period radiators and original wood flooring.
Three generous sized double bedrooms all with substantial en suite bathrooms, and a further family bathroom with free standing panelled bath, shower, wash basin and WC. The main bedroom en-suite incorporates a high quality finish walk in drench shower and large porcelain wash basin. There is also a 6th bedroom/study, guest bathroom, WC, additional kitchenette with wash basin, worktop and space for fridge.
Second floor Two further well-proportioned double bedrooms as well as access to a substantial loft space for storage.
Outside The house sits within mature gardens that are predominately laid to lawn but with attractive rose arch walkway, vegetable garden with raised beds and a range of mature shrubs and trees including pine, bamboo, bay, laurel, oak and red, white and purple rhododendrons all providing a particularly pleasant and interesting outlook. There is a gravelled driveway with parking for several cars and a wooden veranda surrounds the property on its southern and western elevations and provides fantastic shelter and for enjoying outdoor dining. Outbuildings include a garden shed, summerhouse and 2 greenhouses.
Services Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler and pressurised water cylinder and delivered by radiators throughout the house.
Postcode PO37 6LU
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents Spence Willard.
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