An elegant country house refurbished to an award winning standard.
Moons Hill House is an elegant Victorian country home refurbished to an exceptional, award-winning level set in about 8½ acres of tranquil gardens. The elevated position offers outstanding views. The gardens, landscaped by internationally-renowned garden designer John Brookes, provide beautiful surroundings and privacy. It is 3½ miles – a 10 minute drive – from Yarmouth. In Yarmouth is the ferry terminal, the Royal Solent Yacht Club and the picturesque harbour catering for leisure yachts and motor boats. The West Bay Country Club is on the approach to Yarmouth and the nearest golf club is 2 miles away at Freshwater Bay. A garden side-gate gives immediate access to attractive footpaths on Tennyson Down, a well-known and popular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Tennyson Monument is just under a mile’s walk away from where one can enjoy glorious 360⁰ views of the English Channel, the Needles headland and the Solent. Moons Hill House is in an idyllic location. The nearby town is Freshwater with a small Sainsbury’s, a Coop supermarket, local butcher, fishmonger, sports centre and medical centre.
The entrance hall creates a marvellous welcome with its double height ceiling, elegant curved staircase and roof lantern. The kitchen-diner-bar opens onto the large terrace providing a contemporary indoor-outdoor entertaining space with sunny garden views to the West. Off the kitchen are a dining room and a well-appointed Neville Johnson fitted study. Beneath the study is the wine cellar – a "Spiral Cellar" with a capacity of over 1,000 bottles.
The morning room has views East over the lily pond towards Farringford – the home of Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet Laureate to Queen Victoria – and South over the lawns, mature rose beds and shrub borders. Across the hall the South windows in the Drawing Room have garden views towards the all-weather tennis court while the Westerly bay window attracts the afternoon sunshine. The downstairs facilities are completed with a utility room and two cloakrooms.
Upstairs the outstanding master suite contains the bedroom, dressing room with fitted wardrobes and separate "His" and "Hers" bathrooms. Both bathrooms are luxuriously appointed with marble-lined showers, separate baths, bidets and mirrored wash basin areas. There are two further bedroom suites with their own bathrooms.
There is underfloor heating throughout the downstairs and in the master suite bathrooms. The lighting is designed by John Cullen of London and there is a "Lutron Homeworks" computerised home automation system to control lighting, curtains, blinds, central TV/music system/ceiling speakers. There is computer network CAT6 cabling and WiFi.
Part of the main house was originally the 19th century coach house that now has three of the bedrooms and two bathrooms. With its own kitchen-diner, conservatory and patio it can be used as part of the main accommodation or as a self-contained annexe.
The newly-built capacious double garage has two automatic doors. It provides secure and clean storage for cars but it has been built with a Welsh slate tiled roof and red ridge tiles to blend exactly with the original buildings. The double-hipped roof is topped with a cupola clock tower.
Beyond the garage is a block of four stables. The present owners use them for garden workshop facilities and storage but the stable doors have been retained so that horses could once more be accommodated if required. There is a gardeners’ kitchenette and a toilet.
A large barn is currently used to house garden equipment but offers potential storage for items such as a boat/trailer. Another garden shed houses the irrigation tank, pump and programmer. These supply the automatic sprinkler system that waters the vegetable garden, lawns and terrace.
To the North and West of the main terrace is a vegetable and cut-flower garden superbly created with "Breedon" gravel paths between raised beds that are planted with a variety of vegetable and flowers.
Further to the North-West is a coppice, mainly of hazel, with a mown footpath meandering through it providing a secluded and private walk within the gardens.
The all-weather tennis court is attractively surrounded by mature planting and shrubs along the South edge of the main garden. Behind the court is a wild flower garden – at its best in the months of May, June and July.
The house is approached along a newly laid tarmac drive with turning and parking space by the main house and double garage. These areas are lit by automatic sensors upon approach. The property has all mains services.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, rugs, carpets (but not fitted carpets), white goods, light fittings, garden equipment, appliances and ornaments etc., are specifically excluded but some may be made available by separate negotiation.
SERVICES: Mains gas fired central heating and cooking, mains drainage, water and electricity.
VIEWINGS By prior appointment only with the joint agents.
DIRECTIONS (PO39 0HS): Take the Wightlink ferry from Lymington arriving at Yarmouth (40 minutes crossing). Drive off the ferry, in 50yds turn right at roundabout and follow signs to Freshwater. It is 3½ miles and takes about 10 minutes to Moons Hill House. The local agents will meet you and escort you to the house.
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PARTICULARS DATED April 2015. Photographs dated: April 2015.