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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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It is understood the property was originally ‘The Stables’ to The Briary, home of the famous Victorian sculpture, G.F. Watts – contemporary of poet Lord Alfred Tennyson (his home Farringford located nearby) and photographer Julia Cameron. They were known as ‘The Freshwater Set’. Briary Barn was later extended and converted into a home in the latter part of the 20th century. The accommodation in the original barn features vaulted ceilings to the main reception rooms and large windows which flood light in the space. Currently there are three bedrooms, a shower room and a bathroom, together with a neat study area, utility room, kitchen, snug sitting room and a extremely generous lounge which offers further potential to be subdivided to provide an extra bedroom if required.

The extensive gardens surround the property and offer much privacy and seclusion including the fabulous sunny Mediterranean style garden creating a fabulous space to entertain. To the front is a large gravelled driveway offering ample parking and turning space, together with a garage. In addition, there are other useful outbuildings including a large timber workshop/studio.

LOCATION The rural location of Moons Hill, sits on the southerly outskirts of the village in a conservation area, backing onto Tennyson Down which has AONB status and accessible to miles of country and coastal walks along the surrounding downland from Freshwater Bay through to Alum Bay, where there are some of the best views in the south of England. The beaches in Totland, Freshwater and Colwell Bays are all around a five minute drive away and the mainland ferry terminal in Yarmouth is around a ten minute drive away, making this property ideally suited as a permanent or second home/holiday retreat.

ENTRANCE PORCH

ENTRANCE HALL with a built in cloaks storage cupboard, a linen cupboard and useful fitted shelving units.

SNUG SITTING ROOM 13′ 5" x 15′ 2" (4.108m x 4.634m) A welcoming space with a brick fireplace fitted with a wood burning stove as its main focal point. The room enjoys a double aspect to the front and rear and features a vaulted ceiling and an attractive light wood herringbone woodblock floor which also continues through to:

LOUNGE 25′ 0" x 15′ 2" plus a large bay window (7.623m x 4.626m) A vast reception room with an impressive bay window to the front and a side window and external door to the gardens which flood light into the space. The vaulted ceiling and woodblock flooring are a continuing theme to the snug sitting room and a stone open fireplace with Jetmaster style grate provides another attractive focal point.

KITCHEN 9′ 8" x 13′ 8" (2.950m x 4.170m) A good sized kitchen which is well fitted with a good range of cupboards, drawers ad work surfaces incorporating an inset one and half bowl sink unit and a solid Walnut breakfast bar. Tucked back into the chimney recess is a gas fired ‘Rayburn’ cooker which also provides hot water and feeds the radiators of the central heating system. In addition, there is space and plumbing for a dishwasher and a fabulous walk-in shelved larder with room to accommodate a fridge/freezer. The stable door to the side leads out to a useful covered area which provides access to the garden and garage and makes an ideal undercover breakfast area.

UTILITY ROOM 8′ 2" x 5′ 4" (2.490m x 1.633m) A useful room with fitted cupboards and work surfaces incorporating a sink unit and space/plumbing for a washing machine. In addition, there is a cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

STUDY AREA 7′ 1" x 8′ 6" (2.178m x 2.612m) A great space to tuck away a desk for working with an outlook to the side and a telephone point adjacent.

BEDROOM 1 16′ 6" x 13′ 11" (5.038m x 4.244m) A very large double bedroom with a double aspect overlooking the gardens and featuring a recessed built-in wardrobe cupboard.

EN SUITE BATHROOM 10′ 4" x 6′ 9" (3.175m x 2.063m) A large en suite facility with a white suite comprising of a WC, vanity wash basin and bath with shower unit over.

BEDROOM 3 10′ 4" x 6′ 9" (3.175m x 2.080m) Another good bedroom with an outlook to the rear.

BEDROOM 2 12′ 11" x 12′ 4" (3.940m x 3.765m) Another generous double bedroom with a recessed built-in wardrobe and an outlook over the garden.

SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a white suite comprising of a WC, vanity wash basin and a tiled and screened shower cubicle.

OUTSIDE To the front of Briary Barn is accessed through attractive wooden stable box style double gates onto a large driveway laid to shingle and providing off road parking for several cars. The driveway is bordered by well stocked shrub beds and there is access to the GARAGE 23′ 0" x 9′ 5" (7.032m x 2.883m) with an up and over door, power/light, windows to both sides and a door leading through to a very useful covered area which interconnects to the kitchen making an ideal sheltered outside breakfast area.

The gardens are well enclosed and extend to both sides and the rear of the property and are mainly laid to lawn and well stocked with a variety of established plants, trees and shrubs. There is a fabulous large entertaining terrace with a Mediterranean style feel which makes for a wonderful private space to sit and relax. Adjacent to the terrace are a timber garden store and a very large timber WORKSOP/STUDIO 19′ 6" x 11′ 6" (5.947m x 3.519m). In addition, there is another garden shed tucked away behind the workshop/studio.

COUNCIL TAX BAND F

EPC RATING E

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).
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