This website uses cookies. By closing this notification you agree to our use of cookies. You can update this at any time via your browser settings.
To learn more about how we use cookies please see our cookies policy.
 

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
Contact

The original part of the cottage is thought to date back to the 1700’s and was later extended to the rear in Victorian times to provide a larger home which you see today. Farringford Cottage is set amid well maintained parkland style gardens which extend to around half an acre and features an ‘In and Out’ driveway offering ample parking with a wonderful mature beech in the corner. In addition, there is a substantial detached timber garage with adjoining home office/studio, complete with utility space and WC/shower facilities, thus offering huge potential to be converted into a separate annexe/holiday let if required (subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission and building regulations).

Approaching the front entrance, you are first met by the wonderful thatch capped entrance with a pretty arched door into the hallway, flanked either side by a ‘Warm Welcome’ climbing rose. The spacious accommodation is warmed by gas central heating and to the ground floor comprises of a sizeable dining room with attractive fireplace, a generous through lounge with access to the rear garden and also leads through to the hardwood framed conservatory. There is a cosy breakfast room to the rear of the property, overlooking the rear garden and complete with a gas fired AGA. The kitchen leads off the breakfast room and is fitted with handmade cupboards by a local craftsman and features a stone double butler style sink. A shower room/WC completes the ground floor space. To the first floor there are four double bedrooms each enjoying a double aspect and another shower room which enjoys an outlook over the rear garden.

LOCATION The adjacent land to the side and rear of the property sits within the conservation area, as does the park and grounds of The Farringford, where there is access onto Tennyson Down via public footpath F47 leading to F48 and F46 footpaths. Freshwater village centre with its range of shops and amenities including gym, swimming pool, doctors’ surgery and health centre are within walking distance and the beach in Freshwater Bay is approximately a mile away. The harbour town of Yarmouth is around ten minutes drive and has a mainland car/passenger ferry service to Lymington, with rail links to London adjacent to the ferry terminal.

ENTRANCE HALL A welcoming space with stairs leading off and an understairs storage cupboard.

LOUNGE 26′ 2" x 12′ 1" (8.001m x 3.686m) A generous room through room with an outlook to the front and glazed double doors leading out to the rear garden and patio terrace. A minster stone style fireplace provides an attractive focal point and is fitted with a real flame gas fire.

CONSERVATORY 18′ 7" x 8′ 0" (5.680m x 2.440m) Leading from the lounge, this hardwood framed and double glazed addition with glass roof, provides a wonderful area to sit and enjoy the garden. There is built-in cabinet storage to one end and double doors lead out onto the patio terrace and a modern electric wall heater.

DINING ROOM 13′ 7" x 11′ 11" (4.16m x 3.657m) A very good sized reception space enjoying a double aspect to the front and side and featuring an attractive decorative fireplace with an inset real flame gas fire.

REAR LOBBY

BREAKFAST ROOM 11′ 2" x 10′ 7" (3.426m x 3.247m) A charming cosy space leading through to the kitchen with ample room for a breakfast table and a sash window providing a wonderful outlook over the rear garden. There is a gas fired AGA recessed into to the fireplace with fitted cupboards to either side, one being utilised as a larder and the other housing the pressurised hot water cylinder.

KITCHEN 13′ 4" x 7′ 6" (4.073m x 2.310m) Well fitted with a range of bespoke handmade cupboards, drawers and work surfaces and incorporates a double ceramic butler style sink. The gas central heating boiler is neatly concealed behind one of the wall cupboards and a stable door leads out to the rear garden and patio terrace.

SHOWER ROOM A useful ground floor facility with WC, wash basin and a shower cubicle. Heated towel rail.

FIRST FLOOR

BEDROOM 1 17′ 3" max x 12′ 3" (5.263m x 3.756m) A large double bedroom with a double aspect with one window overlooking Lord Tennyson’s estate. Features include built-in wardrobe cupboards and a decorative fireplace.

BEDROOM 2 12′ 6" x 12′ 10" max (3.812m x 3.922m) Another generous double bedroom in the Victorian part of the property with a high ceiling and wash basin and enjoying a double aspect with one window overlooking the parkland garden and the other looking out to the beautiful Granny’s Meadow with fruit trees.

BEDROOM 3 12′ 5" max x 12′ 0" (3.803m x 3.667m) A good double bedroom with a decorative cast iron fireplace and open recessed storage to the side. There is access to a boarded loft and a double aspect with an outlook to both Granny’s Meadow and Lord Tennyson’s estate.

BEDROOM 4 10′ 7" x 11′ 7" (3.250m x 3.554m) Another good double bedroom in the Victorian art of the cottage with high ceiling and featuring a decorative cast iron fireplace with recessed storage cupboards to both sides and a wash basin. There is also double aspect windows with one enjoying the outlook over the parkland garden.

SHOWER ROOM Well fitted with a suite comprising of a WC, wash basin and a generous shower cubicle. Heated towel rail from the AGA.

OUTSIDE To the front/side of the cottage are gardens enclosed by stone walling with an ‘In and Out’ gravelled driveway as well as a pedestrian gated access to the front entrance. The driveway provides ample parking for several cars and access to the garage. Adjacent to the cottage there are lawns either side of the main pathway with well planted borders including wonderful Wisterias to either side of the front elevation. There is gated access to both sides of the property to the beautiful rear garden.

The large rear garden is a particular feature of the cottage and is laid out in a parkland style with an expanse of lawn broken up by carefully placed and well planted shrub beds, including a rose bed with highly scented old fashioned specimen roses and numerous specimen shrubs for flower arrangements, together with a variety of trees including fruit trees ranging from apple, plum, damson, cherry and a productive mature walnut tree thought to have been planted for the Queen’s Coronation 70 years ago. Adjoining the rear of the property is a large patio terrace and large fountain leading onto the lawns. At the bottom of the garden is a substantial garden pond complete with fountain and feature rill and filtration system and a timber summer house adjacent, where you can sit and relax. The gardens are enclosed by well established hedging and planting and provide good privacy and include Bamboo and Eucalyptus. A further feature is the neatly screened vegetable garden complete with a greenhouse and a very useful timber shed/outbuilding.

GARAGE/UTILITY 20′ 11" x 11′ 4" (6.388m x 3.477m) A fabulous, hand built and insulated timber garage with double doors, power/light and fitted with a range of storage cupboards and work surface with a butler sink and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Also, there access to the loft space above with a fitted ladder.

STUDIO/HOME OFFICE 16′ 9" x 7′ 3" (5.112m x 2.227m) An extremely useful space which interconnects to the garage and has potential for a variety of uses, especially with the integration of a WC, wash basin, shower cubicle and electric towel rail. There is Indian Sandstone flooring and an outlook over the rear garden with double doors also leading out.

COUNCIL TAX BAND F

EPC RATING D

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the selling agent, 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.