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Waterside House
72a High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 219967
commercial@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Cowes Office
Spence Willard Commercial

Waterside House
72a High Street
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 200880
cowes@spencewillard.co.uk

Cowes Office
Charles Spence
Charles Spence
Tanya Hill
Tanya Hill
Spence Willard team
Emma Bradley
Zadie Margham
Zadie Margham
Natalie Miley
Natalie Miley

Sherbourne Street
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SB

01983 873000
bembridge@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Bembridge
Spence Willard team
Sam Branston
Hannah Cook
Hannah Cook
Lauren Taylor
Lauren Taylor
Charlotte Branston
Charlotte Branston

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005
yarmouth@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Yarmouth
Spence Willard team
Duncan Willard
Lesley Samson
Lesley Samson

The Old Bank
Tennyson Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AB

01983 756575
freshwater@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard Freshwater
Jason Siviter
Jason Siviter
David Langford
David Langford
Sarah Kujawa
Sarah Kujawa

The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005 opt 2
lettings@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard office
Laura Homes
Alice MacNab
Alice MacNab
Henrietta MacLean
Henrietta MacLean

40 St James' Place
London
SW1A 1NS

020 7839 0888
london@spencewillard.co.uk

Spence Willard London office
Bob Bickersteth
Bob Bickersteth
Katinka Stampa Orwin
Katinka Stampa Orwin
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Pitts Cottage
Situated adjacent to a quiet country lane and surrounded by fields, the property occupies a stunning rural setting in the midst of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are superb uninterrupted southerly views towards the downland from the cottage as well as from the gardens that feature a series of terraces for outdoor seating and dining. This sheltered, south facing location also has direct access to many superb walks leading into nearby Brighstone Forest and to the Tennyson Trail. The village of Calbourne with numerous other thatched cottages, is only a short walk away and has a pub, Church, tennis court and is on a well-served bus route. Some of the Island’s best beaches such as Compton are a short drive away, as is the picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth with its range of restaurants and mainland ferry service.

Originally two farm cottages this detached property is set in beautifully planted grounds that provide a wonderful setting. The cottage is Listed, Grade II and retains an array of original features including flagstone flooring and superb fireplaces to the main reception rooms. The cottage is beautifully presented with views from virtually all windows. A detached stone building just to the rear of the cottage known as The Gate House provides further accommodation, whilst a good quality timber clad office/studio building set within the gardens provides a wonderful versatile space with an adjacent large sun terrace.

ACCOMMODATION

Sitting Room
With southerly country and garden views, this delightful room has a large stone Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and a Charnwood wood burning stove as well as flagstone flooring. The room opens to an entrance lobby with French doors to the garden and a staircase to the first floor. Large under-stair cupboard.

Dining Room
A beautifully proportioned room, retaining a flagstone floor and benefitting from the southerly country views, there is a fine period fireplace with bread oven and a Charnwood wood burning stove. Built-in cupboards.

Kitchen
A well designed kitchen installed by Kitchen Workshop in 2019 with easy access drawers, pull outs and solid oak work surfaces. Inset 1½ bowl ceramic sink unit with Quooker tap. Bora extractor hob, Neff microwave/oven, separate steam assist oven and dishwasher. This characterful room has a sloping ceiling with Velux windows, exposed stonework and beam. Part glazed door opening to:

Conservatory/Breakfast Room
UPVC framed and double glazed with wonderful views over the garden and with French doors to the terrace.

Utility Room
Fitted with a bespoke range of built-in cupboards, sink with insinkerator and oak worksurface, space and plumbing for washing machine. Space for fridge.

Shower Room
Tiled throughout with a shower, wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail.

Bathroom
Tiled throughout with a roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing
Built-in cupboard.

Bedroom 1
A characterful double bedroom with delightful southerly country views together with a range of built-in cupboards.

Shower Room En-Suite
Newly installed with a shower, WC and wash basin.

Bedroom 2
A characterful double bedroom with country views and built-in cupboards.

Bedroom 3
Built-in double bed and storage, southerly views.

OUTBUILDINGS

The Gate House
An attractive detached stone and thatched building situated to the rear of the cottage comprising refurbished overflow accommodation with a bedroom and a shower room. A pull down step ladder leads to a useful attic area with power and lighting. The adjoining open-sided log store currently forms an access to the cottage from the parking area.

The Office/Studio
A modern cedar-clad building with hardwood framed double glazed windows and French doors, highly insulated and with oak floor overlooking the gardens. With power, lighting, network cables to cottage and electric heating. In addition there is water and a small gauge drainage pipe laid to the building. An
adjoining large west facing decked terrace overlooks the garden.

GARDENS
The gardens are a stunning feature, extending to just over an acre and are beautifully planted with an extensive array of mature trees, shrubs, well-planted borders and an ornamental pond. There are numerous terraces within the gardens forming superb outdoor dining areas whilst to the rear of the house, and extending up to The Gate House is a large flagstone paved terrace with a number of raised beds providing a further al-fresco dining area.

The tarmac driveway leads up to a parking area for a number of cars. Adjacent is a TIMBER OUTBUILDING (3.4 m x 3.4 m) providing a useful store, as well as a potting shed, garden equipment store and greenhouse. There is an additional parking space adjacent to Lynch Lane.

Planning
There is Listed Building Consent to erect a porch on the southern elevation and to extend The Gate House as well as changes to the ground floor bathroom/shower room and to heighten the kitchen windows. There is also lapsed planning consent for a double garage to be built.

Post Code
PO30 4JQ

Directions
From the crossroads at the centre of Calbourne by The Sun Inn pub proceed along Lynch Lane towards Brighstone for approximately ½ mile and Pitts Cottage will be found on the left hand side.

EPC
Not required as Grade II Listed

Council Tax
Band F

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Viewings
All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.

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.