This charming unfurnished cottage, believed to originate from the 1700s is Listed, Grade II and was formerly 3 cottages. It now provides extensive and flexible accommodation, benefitting from many characterful features including exposed beams and extensive oak joinery. There is a particularly attractive kitchen/breakfast room with an Aga, as well as a good sized reception room, currently used as a sitting room/dining room. There are good quality outbuildings together with an attractive mature garden of about 0.6 acre, with views to Carisbrooke Castle and the surrounding countryside.
The property is situated on a quiet country lane that provides the benefits of both easy access to the local amenities, as well as wonderful country walks from Castle Cloud through the surrounding countryside, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is also easy access to the Islands principal town of Newport and to Cowes, with its mainland ferry links. Available from September 2013
A wonderful period cottage tucked away in a quiet location with views to Carisbrooke Castle and the surrounding countryside
Entrance Hall/study, Kitchen/breakfast room, Sitting/dining room, Boot room, Study,
4 -5 Bedrooms, 3 Bath/shower rooms.
Double garage/workshop, further Double garage, Mature gardens.
Oak front door to entrance lobby
ENTRANCE HALL/STUDY Wide stable door with leaded light panel. Vaulted ceiling.
SITTING/DINING ROOM A good sized reception room providing space for both a seating and dining area with an attractive fireplace to one end housing a Charnwood wood burning stove with oak mantle shelf over. To one side is extensive book shelving. Outlook to the main garden. Oak open staircase off to first floor.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A characterful room with a range of ´Shaker´ style base and wall cupboards fitted to one end with thick beech work surfaces incorporating a twin bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Tile backed work surface and under counter space for fridge. At the far end of the room is space for a dining table as well as an oil fired Aga with side module set in a tiled alcove with timber beam over. Built in cupboards and outlook over the garden.
BOOT ROOM/UTILITY Open fireplace (sealed) with stone hearth, shelves, storage cupboard. Butler sink, space for washing machine and dishwasher. Staircase off to first floor with under stairs cupboard, incorporating door to outside. Exposed period beams.
SHOWER ROOM Tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, pedestal wash basin and WC.
BEDROOM 4 An attractive double bedroom with a wood frame bay window to the end elevation with a vaulted ceiling with oak beams. Sliding door to:
SHOWER ROOM EN-SUITE Tiled shower cubicle WC and hand basin. Heated towel rail and hatch access to roof space.
FIRST FLOOR Accessed from the staircase leading from the sitting/dining room, there is a small landing with built in book shelving with a wide oak door to:
BEDROOM 1 A good sized principal bedroom with windows overlooking the garden. A range of built in cupboards and an attractive vaulted ceiling with exposed oak timbers. Views over the surrounding countryside and castle.
BATHROOM With a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. With a matching suite comprising pedestal wash basin, bidet, WC and roll top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Heated towel rail, built in cupboard and shelving. Views over the gardens and countryside beyond.
STUDY/BEDROOM 3 Currently used as a study and providing access from bedroom 2 to the bathroom. Built in airing cupboard and under eaves storage. Hatch access to loft space.
A secondary staircase leads off the boot room to bedroom 2 and study/bedroom 4, with exposed ancient timbers.
BEDROOM 2 Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, built in cupboard with shelving.
GARAGE/WORKSHOP 20′ 2" x 16′ 3" (6.15m x 4.97m) A substantial brick built building with a tiled roof, providing large garage/workshop with a concrete floor incorporating an inspection pit. Power, lighting and large bi-fold doors to one end. Ladder access to loft, providing extensive storage.
GARAGE 2 19′ 8" x 14′ 7" (6m x 4.46m) A modern timber framed garage with concrete floor and lighting with a lean to wood store.
A gravelled driveway runs along the rear of the property to a parking area for numerous cars adjacent to the garages. Beyond this is a lawned rear garden with a range of mature trees as well as an array of fruit bushes including raspberries, gooseberries and a rhubarb bed. The main garden lies to the front of the cottage, providing a picturesque setting with stunning views of Carisbrooke Castle. The front elevation of the cottage is clad in a mature wisteria and roses and there is a large partially York stone paved terrace adjacent to the cottage providing a wonderful dining and seating area, overlooking well stocked mature flower and shrub boarders with lawns beyond. There is an array of mature trees including Magnolia, Apple and Hazel. Areas are under planted with spring bulbs. Wooden garden shed and a greenhouse. To one side of the garden there is a small spring fed pond, over which a wooden clad outbuilding stands.
SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
EPC RATING: E
POSTCODE: PO30 1PD
VIEWINGS: All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.
MISDESCRIPTIONS ACT 1991 Spence Willard for themselves and the vendor of this property whose agents they are give notice that:
i The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract.
ii All descriptions, references to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchaser should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact and must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness and accuracy of each of them.
iii No person in the employment of Christopher Scott has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.