Bembridge, Isle Of Wight £1,595,000
"Most people enjoy spending time by the sea. Some experience the pull of the sea to such a degree that they end up acquiring a coastal home. Ledge House is one of a handful of properties in Bembridge which owns beach frontage right down to the Mean High Water Mark"
Ledge House occupies an enviable situation set back from the beach with unobstructed views out to sea. With particularly extensive and private gardens beautifully landscaped around the property and framing the views, the house enjoys a tranquil and idyllic setting.
Following comprehensive renovations in 2015/16 the house has an attractive contemporary finish yet makes use of natural materials such as the Canadian Red Cedar boards and grey windows helping it blend naturally into its coastal setting. The house has a spacious feel with sea, garden and down land views from all principal rooms. There are cleverly incorporated inside and outdoor living spaces with an open plan kitchen / dining room in addition to three good size bedrooms, two bathrooms in the main house and a further two bedrooms in the two storey annexe (Ledge Mews), also with glorious views over gardens and out to sea.
Ledge Mews provides the benefit of a self-contained annexe offering ancillary accommodation for visiting family friends and with dedicated parking and outside spaces it is ideal for use as holiday letting where it already boasts a strong letting income. The main house and mews could be joined by the means of a glass walkway subject to the necessary planning.
Only 23 miles by 13 miles, and a short sea crossing from the mainland, the Isle of Wight 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 fine seaside resorts with many miles of impressive coastal scenery. With safe sandy beaches, it is a place for sailing, windsurfing and swimming, ideal for both young and old. The Island is also an international sailing mecca with many events throughout the season, the most famous of which is Cowes Week. In addition, there are many premier yacht and sailing clubs including nearby Bembridge Sailing Club and Brading Haven Yacht Club.
The Village has a good range of small shops for everyday needs, including an excellent fishmonger with freshly caught fish, a farm shop, a butcher, a delicatessen and several good restaurants. A more comprehensive range of shopping facilities is available in the county town of Newport (13 miles) and the nearby town of Ryde (7 miles). Located close to the eastern most point of The Island. Bembridge Harbour has extensive mooring facilities and two sailing clubs. There are wonderful coastal walks, a beautiful lagoon for fishing and sandy beaches directly accessible from the property, in addition to a shallow haven, perfect for swimming, kite-surfing, paddle boarding and beach-combing.
Ryde (Hovercraft & Catermaran passenger ferries) 7 miles Fishbourne (car ferry) 12 miles – Cowes 16 miles Mainline stations from Portsmouth and Southampton to central London (London Waterloo from 80 minutes) (All distances and times approximate)
French oak beamed storm porch covering a timber panelled door.
An open and spacious hall with plenty of space for hanging coats and under stair cupboard. With wood effect ‘Amtico’ flooring running through into the open plan kitchen.
An excellent space suitable for entertaining and which opens onto the enclosed garden patio through a bank of sliding doors enjoying far-reaching sea views. The kitchen is well-appointed with a range of under-counter and wall-mounted storage units incorporating mid-level oven and microwave, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, ceramic sink with mixer tap over and breakfast bar with ceramic hob.
A large room off the hallway over-looking the front aspect.
With tiled floor and plenty of additional space for boots and coats, access to the Utility Room.
Countertop with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer in addition to a heated towel rail, butler sink with mixer tap over, W.C. and further storage cupboard.
A room of excellent proportions with triple aspect views of the gardens and beyond. Log burning stove on a flagged stone hearth and sliding doors and windows on both sides.
A superb glazed structure off the western elevation taking in the wonderful garden views and with butler sink and plumbing for a shower.
Carpeted stairs rise to a galleried landing where there are three double bedrooms, all of excellent proportions, two of which enjoy glorious far reaching sea views. The principal suite has built-in wardrobe storage and an ensuite bathroom with patterned tiled floor, shower, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel rail, bidet and W.C. The family bathroom has shower, panelled bath, vanity unit wash basin, heated towel rail, bidet and W.C. There is a cupboard housing Quantum un-vented water cylinder and loft access to a large boarded loft space which stretches the width of the property with windows on either side. This space would be ideally suited to for additional living space or ‘lookout’ subject to gaining the necessary planning consents and building regulations.
Occupying a sizable plot where a gravelled access sweeps into a driveway with extensive parking for cars and boats. The gardens are a particular feature providing a stunning backdrop to the house. Beautifully curated with a range of colourful well stocked borders designed for the coastal position there is a blend of lavender, allium and agapanthus and grasses and echiums intelligently placed in addition to fruit trees and climbing rose. The planting separates the lawn into a number of useful areas and along the edge overlooking the sea is a pathway with wire fence leading to a ‘lookout’ at one end which is a stunning and unique selling point for the Mews. The eastern side of the plot is a comprehensive assortment of raised vegetable planters and there are various outdoor seating areas for entertaining and enjoying the views.
Ledge House Mews (Annexe)
Tucked away beyond the house are the former garages now providing an annexe to the house. Ledge Mews has been beautifully refurbished to compliment the house and though cosmetically appears to be a double garage still, is now a detached two storey property with parking out front, outdoor space and a seating area on the cliff overlooking the beach. A useful outdoor shower.
The accommodation is similar in finish to the house and also offers a good deal of open plan space with a kitchen, dining and living area, study, utility room and W.C. on the ground floor in addition to two goods sized double bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs, one of which is a luxurious ensuite. There is also a third potential overspill / childs bedroom or living area on the first floor with a sliding door Juliet balcony and sea views.
Mains electricity, water and drainage. Heating is provided by a mix of underfloor electric heating on the ground floor in the majority of rooms and bathrooms, with wall-mounted electric heating consisting of radiators and night storage units. Water is heated via separate Quantum unvented cylinder in both properties.
Significant and costly works on beach protection have been successfully completed.
All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.
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