A unique four bedroom period family property with gardens, parking and annexe.
Greystones was constructed in 1835 commissioned by Lord Popham as one of the first new family homes to be built in Shanklin Old Village. Boasting an array of period features, walled gardens and a pretty courtyard, Greystones offers generous accommodation with two reception rooms, a kitchen/dining room, cellar, four ensuite bedrooms including an annexe bedroom and shower room.
The property occupies a particularly convenient location within the conservation area of the Old Village in Shanklin, with the shops and restaurants of Shanklin being a short walk away whilst Shanklin Chine with its access to the beach and eateries is just a pleasant walk.
A train service to Ryde provides access to passenger ferry services to Portsmouth, connecting with trains to London, the entire journey time taking two and a half hours. The area has an excellent micro-climate and nearby Ventnor has botanical gardens, further award winning restaurants and a fish market in its sandy bay. There are excellent coastal walks including towards Luccombe Chine with numerous sandy beaches.
Accommodation Entrance A particularly picturesque entrance through a walled courtyard with flagstoned floor and hardwood front door beneath timber storm porch.
Hallway Impressive reception hall with part clad walls, original flagged stone flooring and high ceilings.
Kitchen/breakfast room The kitchen was refurbished in 2009 and boasts a full range of shaker style storage cupboards under granite stone worktop and incorporate a 1.5 bowl Franke sink with mixer tap over. Integrated fridges and freezer, dishwasher, Sharp combi oven/microwave, double Bosch cooker ovens, a Neff induction hob with accompanying twin gas hobs and extractor hood over. There is also an additional sink with instant hot water tap. Window overlooking the front courtyard and attractive period fireplace with flagstone hearth and glazed dressers to the side.
WC With wood flooring , Wash basin and WC.
Utility Room With additional stainless steel sink, under counter cupboards and an array of shelving, Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier.
Sitting Room Parquet wood flooring and picture rail. There is a wood burning stove set upon flagstone hearth with hardwood timber surround.
Drawing/Dining Room With parquet flooring and a dining area within a large bay window overlooking the garden. Central fireplace with stone surround, hearth and mantle.
Cellar The cellar offers excellent additional storage/work space with hanging cloakroom storage at the foot of the stairwell. Two additional larder compartments with restricted head height and concrete floors. The third cellar area is currently arranged as an office and media room with tanked walls,cupboard space and power, light and heating throughout.
Annexe/Bedroom 4 Self-contained annexe with independent access and lobby, storage, bedroom and shower room ideal for auxiliary accommodation.
First floor Three well-proportioned double bedrooms All with light bay windows, two of which are substantial in size with ensuite shower rooms and bathroom. The principle bedroom benefits from a walk in dressing room, with plenty shelving and hanging space. There are high ceilings throughout and a shower in bedroom 3. There are splendid southerly views , to Luccombe and Wroxall Downs and sea glimpses to Shanklin Bay in the south.
Outside The property sits within a walled enclosure providing a peaceful and idyllic spot, among pretty gardens surrounded by a canopy of green. To the front is a courtyard accessed from the road via a hardwood door with ornate ironworks and offers an excellent area for sitting out and enjoying the evening sun, and with the benefit of a working well.
To the rear of the house is a raised flagstone terrace with a good sized lawned area below, with mature beds of range of shrubs and flowers at the foot where steps lead to a gate beneath an archway of grapevine which provides rear access for the property and a short walk down to the Chine and onto the beach. There is also a vegetable patch, summer house and a wood store. Adjacent to the house a glazed pitched roof sunroom and to the side of the property is a garage housing the valiant boiler aswell as side access to the walled garden. The property benefits from two parking spaces outside of the garage.
Right of way Neighbouring properties benefit from a right of way between the two parking spaces a seperate right of way is afforded to the owner of Greystones over the local authority owned land beyond the rear garden.
Services Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage. The heating system is provided by gas fired boiler via radiators.
EPC Rating F
Postcode PO37 6AA
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents:
Isle of Wight
Tel 01983 873000
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