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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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THE ISLE OF WIGHT & GETTING HERE
Only 23 miles by 13 miles, and a short sea crossing from the mainland, the Island has a unique atmosphere boasting many attributes, not least of which is its slower pace of life and its own microclimate. It enjoys unspoilt villages and countryside, much of which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Many miles of impressive coastal scenery including safe sandy beaches, ideal for a full array of water sports whilst the Island is an international sailing mecca with many events throughout the season.

There are many ways of crossing The Solent to the Island. If travelling by car there is a choice of three routes all with frequent services including, nearby Yarmouth to Lymington (35 minutes), as well as 3 fast passenger services connecting with regular mainline train services to London Waterloo.

The Old Rectory is located on the western fringe of the village of Thorley and occupies an attractive setting within a short drive of the harbour town of Yarmouth with its sailing club, yacht club as well as numerous restaurants and independent shops.

Great walks and horse riding can be enjoyed directly from the property, whilst beaches such as Compton on the south western coast where surfing and kite surfing can be enjoyed are within a 10 minute drive.

THE OLD RECTORY
This attractive village house provides extensive and characterful accommodation over 3 floors, which has been maintained to an excellent standard, whilst there is also a detached cottage and an extensive range of good quality outbuildings, which offer further potential.

Believed to originate from the mid 1650’s, the property was acquired by the current owners in the 1980’s and has been substantially and sympathetically renovated and extended since to provide a superb family home. Listed, Grade II, the house has light accommodation with great views over the wonderful mature gardens and grounds from most rooms. A wide array of fine period features remain including stained glass windows, fine stone fireplaces and exposed beams.

ACCOMMODATION

ENTRANCE PORCH
Front door, partially glazed in stained glass.

ENTRANCE HALL
With staircase and understairs cupboard housing oil fired boiler.

DRAWING ROOM
A light, dual aspect room with French doors opening to a south facing terrace and views over the garden. Fine fireplace with a carved stone surround and ancient beam over, housing a woodburning stove set on a flagstone hearth.

STUDY
A dual aspect room with exposed stonework to one wall.

DINING ROOM
Period fireplace (sealed) and deep windows overlooking the rear garden.

INNER HALL
With a secondary staircase, coats cupboard and door to rear garden.

CLOAKROOM
Wash hand basin and WC.

SITTING ROOM
French doors open to the west facing terrace and with views over the garden. Fireplace with wood burning stove on a flagstone hearth. Fired Earth terracotta tiled flooring.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
A particularly light, triple aspect room with French doors to the rear garden. There is a bespoke, hand-built kitchen with an extensive range of built-in cupboards with solid oak worksurfaces with twin sink unit and a good range of integral appliances including an oven, four ring hob with extractor over, two fridges, freezer and dishwasher. There is a two-oven oil fired Aga, larder cupboard, terracotta tiled flooring and wonderful views over the grounds.

UTILITY AREA
With space for a washing machine and dryer, coat hooks and adjacent part-glazed door to rear garden.

FIRST FLOOR
Accessed via two separate staircases which join on a half landing.

BEDROOM 1
A spacious double bedroom with dual aspects providing wonderful views over the ground and surrounding countryside. There are a range of built-in cupboards.

BATHROOM EN-SUITE
Bath, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.

DRESSING ROOM
Providing access to Bedroom 1.

BEDROOM 3
A double bedroom overlooking the rear garden with airing cupboard housing hot water tank.

SHOWER ROOM EN-SUITE
Shower & WC.

BEDROOM 4
Built-in cupboards and window seat.

BATHROOM
Roll-top bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wash basin, WC and bidet. Airing cupboard housing hot water tank.

BEDROOM 2
A spacious dual aspect room.

DRESSING AREA
Fitted with an extensive range of built-in cupboards.

BATHROOM EN-SUITE
Large shower, roll top bath, wash basin, bidet, WC and heated towel rail.

SECOND FLOOR
The staircase passes by an ornate stained-glass window leading to characterful attic rooms with sloping ceilings and exposed beams.

BEDROOM 5
An ornate period Adam fireplace.

SHOWER ROOM
Tiled throughout with wash basin and WC.

BEDROOM 6
Built-in cupboards and outlook over the garden.

THE OLD RECTORY COTTAGE
A detached brick and stone-built cottage situated just to the rear of the main house comprising:

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
Fitted with oak fronted cupboards with oven, hob with extractor over, integral fridge. Staircase to first floor.

SITTING ROOM
A beautifully light, triple aspect room with three pairs of French doors providing views over the gardens. Storage cupboard.

SHOWER ROOM
A large walk-in shower, wash basin and WC.

FIRST FLOOR
Stairs leading to Bedroom 2 with views over the gardens and a window seat. Leading to:

BEDROOM 1
A characterful room with sloping ceilings, exposed beams and window seats to either side where views over the gardens can be enjoyed. Built-in cupboards.

GARDENS, GROUNDS AND OUTBUILDINGS
A gravel driveway leads through the delightful, partially lawned gardens to an extensive parking area adjacent to the house

and cottage, which in turn is surrounded by beautifully planted borders. To the front of the house is an extensive south and west facing flagstone terrace forming a picturesque outdoor seating and dining area with views over the gardens and grounds. There is also access from the driveway to a largely walled garden with well-planted borders and a lawn centred around a magnificent copper beech tree with a paved terrace adjacent to the kitchen and rose garden. Adjacent garden stores. To the south of the house a paved path leads to an ornate pedestrian gate onto the lane whilst well established largely evergreen trees and shrubs provides a sheltered and secluded setting.

The gardens are a particular feature and have been beautifully landscaped and planted with a huge diversity of plants. A partially walled upper garden includes raised beds of rhubarb, asparagus, and strawberry, along with walls clad in roses. A large Robinson aluminium framed greenhouse has power and lighting, as does an adjacent potting shed. The upper lawn is planted with various trees including Maple, Silver Birch and Ornamental Cherry. To the east of the property are a good range of substantial outbuildings fronting a hardstanding and gated vehicular access leading on to the adjacent lane.

BARN (17.6m x 8.23m)
A substantial steel framed barn with blockwork walls, externally clad in stone, brick and timber, with windows across the front elevation.

STABLE BLOCK/GARAGE
A brick building with slate roof including a garage, two stables and a store.

GARAGE/WORKSHOP
Plus two open bay car port/woodstore.

Immediately north of the gardens is a field of approximately 9 acres bordering onto Hill Place Lane from which there is gated vehicular access. The field extends across to a small stream on the northern boundary and a footpath crosses the field.

SERVICES
Mains water and electricity. Shared private drainage. Oil fired central heating to main house and electric heating to cottage.

OVERAGE CLAUSE
The property is to be sold subject to an Overage Clause which would apply should a future owner achieve planning consent for any additional residential properties, that were not ancillary to the house.

TENURE
Freehold

COUNCIL TAX
Band G

EPC
Not required as the property is Listed, Grade II.

POST CODE
PO41 0SS

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