Newchurch, Isle Of Wight £1,570,000
LOT 1- PARSONAGE FARM This fine period farmhouse is Listed, Grade II and has been extended over time, retaining a range of characterful features but would now benefit from modernisation. The principal rooms face south and part of the farmhouse is alleged to feature in the Domesday Book and one of the beams is reputedly from a Galleon in the Armada. There are a good range of period outbuildings and barns that form an attractive courtyard to the south of the farmhouse and currently comprise a recently converted two bedroom holiday let, (with consent for a further 2 bedroomed unit),and with great further potential. The house sits in a mature garden and Lot 1 is offered with surrounding paddocks and woodland extending to approximately 10 acres.
Set in a secluded rural position, there are wonderful downland views from the property. The village of Newchurch has a well-regarded pub and primary school, whilst the cycle track leads to either the Coast or Newport. The popular Garlic Farm restaurant is close by, whilst the towns of Newport and Ryde are easily accessed providing for everyday needs, whilst mainland ferry links, beaches and sailing facilities are all within a 20 minute drive.
Entrance Hall A spacious entrance to the house with flagstone flooring and wide staircase to the first floor.
Living/Dining Room A wonderful, large reception room with a beamed ceiling and with a Jet Master fire set in the old exposed stone fireplace with Oak beam over. Southerly outlook over the front garden. Built-in cupboards.
Kitchen Fitted with a range of built-in cupboards with Limed Oak doors with worksurfaces, sink unit, two ring gas hob and space for dishwasher. Two oven gas fired Aga and outlook over the rear garden. Pantry.
Shower Room Shower, wash basin and adjacent WC.
Drawing Room A double aspect room with window seats and a southerly outlook over the front garden. An impressive brick fireplace features an Oak beam, a Jet Master fire and cupboards to either side.
Study Arched brick fireplace (sealed), built-in cupboards and French doors to:
Conservatory A wooden framed conservatory with double glazing and French doors to the Garden. Ceiling blinds.
Games Room A large and versatile room with views over the garden and surrounding countryside.
To the eastern side of the house is a separate entrance lobby, accessed via an attractive historic arched doorway to the front elevation with coat hooks, beyond which is a tack room, largely in its original form with exposed timbers, flagstone flooring and with access out to the garden. Inner Store/Cellar.
Landing A spacious landing with door to a staircase leading to the attic.
Bedroom 1 A delightful double bedroom with twin aspects, overlooking the gardens, courtyard and paddock beyond. Built-in cupboards. Within the room is a wash basin, shower cubicle, WC and bidet.
Bedroom 2 A particularly spacious double bedroom with fireplace, walk-in cupboard and southerly views of the grounds. Wash basin.
Family Bathroom Bath, wash basin, WC and a range of built-in cupboards incorporating hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.
Bedroom 3 A west facing double bedroom.
Shower Room En-Suite Tiled throughout with a large shower and wash basin.
Separately accessed from a staircase from the entrance lobby to the east of the house is:
Bedroom 5 A further large bedroom.
Outside The private driveway leads to the large courtyard with a central lawned garden with fruit trees surrounded by period buildings on three sides, with the farmhouse and garden to the northern side. The farmhouse has an attractive south facing garden to the front, including a stone terrace and a partially walled garden. To the rear of the house a lawned garden with various fruit trees slopes down to woodland, towards the water meadows.
Outbuildings To the west of the courtyard there is an attractive period stone tithe barn (9.7m x 6.42m) with some original timbers but reroofed around 30 years ago, with concrete floor, power and lighting, with an addition adjoining barn (6.1m x 5.5m). Historically, the main tithe barn extended much further to the south with part of the stone walls remaining but was damaged in the 1987 storm.
To the southern side of the courtyard is a four bay open fronted barn with a slate roof (13m x 6.7m), with an adjoining stone barn (5.47m x 4.8m externally). A detached stone barn, approx. 6.5m x 5.5m externally with corrugated roof, incorporating a loft above.
The eastern side of the courtyard is formed by a substantial period stone barn, part of this has been converted in to a good quality holiday let known as The Stable, comprising:
Entrance Lobby With Oak flooring and staircase to the first floor.
Cloakroom Wash basin and WC.
Kitchen/Living Room A characterful open-plan living space comprising a kitchen area to one end with cupboards, worksurfaces, 1½ bowl sink unit, oven, four ring gas hob with extractor over, integral washing machine and space for fridge freezer. Wall mounted gas fired boiler. Brick flooring, opening to a seating/dining area with Oak flooring and exposed Oak beams with an outlook over the courtyard.
Landing With built-in cupboard.
Bedroom 1 An attractive double bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers. Deep window overlooking the courtyard and built-in cupboard.
Bathroom Bath with tiled surround and separate shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2 A twin/double bedroom with exposed timbers.
To the eastern elevation is a terraced garden with wonderful views to the surrounding downland. Converted in around 2010 to a high standard, the property has a huge amount of character, as well as being built with modern comforts including wooden framed double glazed windows and with Elm flooring and internal joinery to the first floor, whilst retaining some original timbers.
Immediately adjoining is a similar sized two storey stone barn which has virtually identical planning permission for an additional two bedroom barn conversion.
Adjacent is a further range of single storey barns and stores, including the former milking parlour (16.5m x 5.5m), with workshop (4.25m x 3.26m) beyond, served by power and lighting.
There is a paddock of approximately 1 acre to the west of the house and a larger paddock of approximately 3.74 acres to the south, in addition to woodland with lot 1 extending to about 10 acres, as shown on the lotting plan.
LOT 2 Approximately 66.67 acres of land to the east of Parsonage Farm
Comprising a wonderfully diverse landscape incorporating water meadows with the River Yar flowing through, a large lake and mature woodland. The area has huge amenity value and attracts a great array of wildlife. Part of the land is within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the woodland and meadows to the east are designated a SINC and the very eastern end of the land forms part of a larger SSSI.
Approximately 30 acres of grazing land (with two small areas of maize planted), whilst the remainder is woodland, water courses and the lake. The ownership includes part of the former railway line, forming the northern boundary, as shown on the plan, across which there is a public Right of Way and cycle way.
Services Mains water, electricity, drainage and gas. Gas fired central heating to both the farmhouse and The Stable. 3 phase electric supply to the old dairy (with a right reserved to maintain this supply onto Lot 2).
Postcode PO36 0NW
Tenue Freehold. There is an ongoing informal arrangement over letting of Sporting Rights. Newchurch Piscatorial Society have had an informal arrangement to have use of the lake in return for the management of it and its surroundings. Vacant possession is anticipated upon completion.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral rights All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing easements and rights of way, whether public or private especially mentioned or not. There are footpaths and bridle paths crossing the property. If sold in lots, rights of way will be granted as required.
This shall include a Right of Way for the benefit of Lot 2 being granted across the eastern side of Lot 1, as well as along the existing track running to the south of Lot 1.
VAT Any price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that the sale of the property or any right attached to it becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.
Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents, Spence Willard.
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