St Helens, Isle Of Wight

Guide Price £599,950

St Helens, Isle Of Wight   Guide Price £599,950

A charming former fisherman’s cottage situated in an elevated position and enjoying breathtaking views across Bembridge marshes towards Culver Downs.

A charming former fisherman’s cottage situated in an elevated position and enjoying breathtaking views across Bembridge marshes towards Culver Downs.

Magdella stands on a large secluded plot which extends to approximately 1.65 acres beyond which is open countryside, recently acquired by the RSPB the land provides an array of birdlife and a stunning backdrop. This land not only provides an alternative access but also the possibility to significantly extend the footprint of the property within the current parking area/garage. Constructed of natural Island stone elevations beneath a slate tile roof, Magdella originates back to the 1800’s and currently provides 3 bedroom accommodation with master bedroom and en-suite, a cottage style kitchen and a spacious living room with views across the well-maintained gardens. There is significant development potential (subject to the required consents) to extend the footprint of the cottage to provide further comfortable family accommodation that can enjoy the splendid far reaching views. There is parking for several cars.

Magdella is ideally situated close to the village centre but also tucked away. With excellent coastal and country walks directly from the property and only a short walk down to the harbour quay and the causeway across the mill pond to the sand dunes of the Duver and family friendly beach. The small but vibrant village of St Helens has two village shops, two restaurants, a pub and a coffee shop, together with an antiquarian bookshop and excellent access to Bembridge Harbour, (approximately 600m distant) with extensive mooring facilities and sailing clubs at Bembridge and Brading Haven. There is easy access to a range of more extensive facilities and mainland transport links at Ryde (approximately 3 miles away) as well as a number of good beaches, including Bembridge and around Priory Bay.

Ground Floor Wooden glazed front door into:

Entrance Porch UPVC double glazing and quarry tiled floor.

Entrance Hallway Double height ceiling with turned staircase to first floor and tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Fitted with a full range of base units with wood worksurfaces over incorporating a 1 ¼ bowl sink with waste disposal unit and mixer tap over. Plumbing for dishwasher. Rayburn range which is used for cooking and heating the radiators

Sitting Room With garden outlook and stunning views to the lake which borders the end of the garden and beyond to Bembridge Marshes and across to the Yarborough Monument on Culver Down. Open fire with brick surround and timber mantle and wooden floors.

Bedroom 2 A double room with doors to a terrace and pleasant views over the gardens to the lake and beyond. Ensuite Shower Room with shower, handbasin and WC.

First Floor

Master Bedroom A generous size double room with window framing the pretty garden and views of the lake to Culver Down and beyond.

Bedroom 3 Double room with window to side. Two built in wardrobes and shelving to recess. Access to loft space.

Bathroom/W.C. Incorporating a suite comprising panelled bath with shower over, hand basin, large storage cupboard under and tiled splashbacks.

Outside A 5 bar wooden gate leads to a gravelled area with space for parking several cars and there is also access to a detached workshop/garage with light and power laid on. Double gates lead to the rear garden with a paved terrace adjacent to the house which provides an ideal spot for entertaining whilst enjoying the stunning views. Lawn area with steps down to a further extensive lawned garden which leads down to the lake. Mature trees and shrubs either side of the garden giving a feeling of privacy and seclusion. A further area of land to the side of the garden was acquired from Southern Water and is included in the sale.

Council Tax Band E

Tenure Freehold

Services Mains electric, gas, water and private drainage. Heating is provided by the gas fired Rayburn which also supplies the hot water and radiator system with back up electric immersion.

Postcode PO33 1YJ

Important Notice 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.

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