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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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Constructed in the 1600s Lovecombe Cottage was converted to provide a comfortable five-bedroom home in the 1990s and is now Grade II Listed. Forming part of Luccombe Farm, the barn occupies an excellent position overlooking surrounding countryside and with a sea view at the bottom of the valley. With spacious and light accommodation boasting many original features including stone walls and sympathetically appointed doors, windows and carpentry. The property benefits from large sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room, whilst the accommodation on the first floor is split into two parts totaling five bedrooms but allowing for part of the property to be annexed or utilised as a bed and breakfast or holiday let. There is plenty of parking, as well as two large car port bays in addition to enclosed gardens extending to the rear with glorious views.

Accessed over a concrete farm track, servicing the farm and just a handful of properties and meandering down into the picturesque Luccombe Valley, with direct access onto the Luccombe and Wroxall Downs and surrounding countryside designated an area of outstanding natural beauty. The towns of Ventnor and Shanklin are nearby providing a range of restaurants and shops whilst there are also an array of beaches, bays and coves nearby. The southern part of the Island is known to have a good microclimate with the nearby Botanical Gardens in Ventnor having an impressive subtropical and exotic plant collection.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Entrance
Storm porch with tiled roof over with split stable timber front door.

Porch
With plenty of wall space for hanging coats and small cupboard.

Entrance Hallway
A welcoming space with W.C. /cloakroom off. Under stair cupboard.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room
An excellent family room with plenty of light provided by sliding doors accessing the terrace. A well-equipped kitchen with a full range of shaker style under-counter and wall-mounted storage units incorporating a large composite sink with mixer tap over, integrated Bosch dishwasher, Neff ceramic hob with extractor over and double oven below. Space and plumbing for a fridge and freezer.

Dining Room
A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens and farm buildings to the front. There is a log burning stove on a stone hearth with oak mantel.

Sitting Room
A large dual aspect room of excellent proportions with stone wall to one side and staircase rising to the first floor. Tiled floors and sliding doors accessing the garden terrace enjoying stunning views.

Utility Room
Serving as an additional kitchen for the two rooms above and utility room for the main house. There is worktop space with stainless steel sink, cupboards and space and plumbing for a washing machine and fridge.

First Floor
The first floor is divided into two sections, each with its own staircase. The principal accommodation is found above the kitchen, where there are three bedrooms all of a good size, including the master suite with built in wardrobes and dual aspect windows. Bedrooms 2 and 3 are both generous double rooms along with a family bathroom with walk in shower, panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail and W.C. There is an airing cupboard housing a 150l unvented water cylinder.

Bedroom 4 & 5
Accessed via a separate staircase with a landing and loft hatch over. They are both excellent sized doubles with one stone feature wall in bedroom 5 and dual aspect windows in bedroom 4 with door accessing a staircase/fire escape.

Outside
The gardens of Lovecombe Cottage are delightful and enclosed to the rear through five bar gate and have been beautifully well-tended by the current owners, comprising well-stocked beds with an array of colour as well as fruit and specimen trees and herbaceous shrubs which provide a stunning backdrop and line the stream that runs below the property and through to the valley. There is a large elevated paved terrace off the sliding doors to the rear of the property which provide a superb area for outdoor dining and entertaining. The gardens are bordered by stone wall over which there are stunning views of surrounding countryside. A wooden potting shed is found in the corner of the garden.

Parking
Parking is available in front of a five-bar gate and the lane outside the property, there are two further spaces within the car port. The driveway to the front is owned by the farm, but there is a 5th share of the maintenance responsibility for Lovecombe Cottage.

Services Mains electricity, water and private drainage. There is no gas to the property and hot water is provided by electric boiler with pressured unvented cylinder. Heating is provided by wall mounted electric heaters and underfloor in the kitchen/dining room.

Tenure
The property is offered freehold.

Postcode
PO37 6RD

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.