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Isle of Wight
PO31 7RE

01983 200880
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Sherbourne Street
Bembridge
Isle of Wight
PO35 5SB

01983 873000
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Hannah Cook
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The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005
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The Old Bank
Tennyson Road
Freshwater
Isle of Wight
PO40 9AB

01983 756575
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Jason Siviter
Jason Siviter
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David Langford
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The Square
Yarmouth
Isle of Wight
PO41 0NP

01983 761005 opt 2
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40 St James' Place
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020 7839 0888
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Scallop Shell Cottage

Approached off a quiet country lane on the rural fringe of the quintessentially English village of Niton, the cottage backs onto farmland and occupies a particularly quiet and picturesque location located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The cottage looks out over fields often populated by sheep and cattle from the adjacent working farm. The centre of the village is a 5 minute walk with its very well stocked shop, a pharmacy, a post office with restaurant, pub, a Doctor’s surgery and a local pottery shop, whilst there is a further pub with sea views to the southern end of the village. It is a walkers and cyclists paradise with long walks and bridleways at the end of the garden leading onto the adjacent downland including towards St Catherine’s Oratory, (better known as The Pepper Pot) with spectacular coastal views. Further walks to around St Catherine’s Lighthouse on Niton Undercliff and Castle Haven Beach are within walking distance of the cottage.

The coastal path leads onto numerous bays and coves including Steephill Cove with a beach café and restaurants serving locally caught seafood whilst beyond is the seaside town of Ventnor, one of Britain’s most famous Victorian health resorts due to its unique micro-climate. There are a range of restaurants and shops along with a sandy beach and promenade with cafés, eateries and ice cream parlours along with a fishery selling local crab and lobster. This charming period cottage was extended in around the 1970s, and an extensive renovation programme was carried out by the current owners in around 2014, included the installation of new double glazed windows and doors, a new heating system, (with a new oil fired boiler installed in 2022 along with other more recent improvements). The sympathetic renovation included installation new solid oak internal doors and a new kitchen and bathroom have also been installed in recent years. The cottage retains a great degree of charm and provides particularly light accommodation with large windows, rooflights and French doors making the most of the wonderful views.

The cottage has been run as a successful and lucrative holiday let and a significant proportion of the contents could be available to purchase along with the website https://www.scallopshellcottage. co.uk, by separate negotiation.

GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL
A spacious entrance to the cottage, including an exposed stone wall, coat hooks, opening to:

DINING ROOM
An attractive dual aspect room with a painted, original stone wall and French doors opening to the rear garden from which there are country views.

SITTING ROOM
A beautifully proportioned room with a deep window to the southern elevation overlooking the front garden, wooden floorboards and woodburning stove set in a stone chimney breast with book shelving and cupboards to one side.

KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM
The original kitchen has a flagstone floor with a range of modern built-in cupboards and work surfaces incorporating an electric range cooker and tiled splashbacks. Understairs cupboard and wide opening to breakfast area where there is a continuation of matching units with ceramic sink unit, worksurfaces, with space and plumbing for washing machine, dryer and fridge. A pair of French doors open to the rear garden and also provide views over the surrounding farmland.

FIRST FLOOR
BATHROOM
Tiled throughout in limestone with a suite comprising a shower, bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail. Window and large Velux window provide great country views.

BEDROOM 1
A dual aspect room with excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

BEDROOM 2
An attractive double bedroom with southerly views, period cast iron fireplace, (sealed) set in stone surround, with adjacent cupboard housing recently installed hot water cylinder.

BEDROOM 3
Currently a bunk room with partially sloping ceiling and French doors opening to the rear elevation, framing downland views. Steps lead up to two ATTIC ROOMS plasterboarded and with carpeting along with Velux windows, radiator, but with limited ceiling height running the full width of the cottage.

OUTSIDE
A gravel driveway provides PARKING FOR AT LEAST FOUR CARS adjacent to which is a useful modern TIMBER STORE (15’ x 9’4). A path leads up through the mainly lawned front garden to the cottage where there is a south facing terrace forming an attractive al fresco dining area. There is a small ornamental pond, enclosed by wooden fencing and various mature trees, including Magnolia and Wild Cherry. A path leads to the rear of the cottage where there is a principally lawned garden surrounded by mature borders enclosed by wooden fencing, forming a division with the adjacent field. To the far end of the rear garden are the old stone walls forming the remains of an outbuilding adjacent to which steps rise to a further enclosed area with potential to form an elevated seating area.

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

TENURE
Freehold

EPC Rating
E

POSTCODE
PO38 2BU

COUNCIL TAX
Band C

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.