Sold | Large Detached House
| 7 Bedrooms | 6 Bathrooms | 4 Reception Rooms
An immaculately presented and substantial 7 bedroom family house, set in its own private valley with a stream and exceptional, mature landscaped gardens extending in all to nearly 3 acres; sympathetically refurbished by the current owners retaining a wealth of charm and character. Several acres of beautifully-maintained gardens, an orchard, large glasshouse, kitchen garden and oak-framed garage for 4 cars.
A substantial family house set in its own valley with a stream and exceptional, mature landscaped gardens extending in all to nearly 3 acres.
An immaculately presented house, which has been sympathetically refurbished by the current owners retaining a wealth of charm and character, an orchard, large glasshouse, kitchen garden and oak-framed garage for 4 cars.
Drawing room with log fireplace and fender, 'Chalon' kitchen and open plan sitting room with wood burning stove, 'Vale' dining conservatory, reception hall, study, TV room, boot room, 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, gymnasium, laundry room, pantry.
Conveniently located for nearby Ryde School; the car ferry at Fishbourne and the Ryde catamaran into Portsmouth Harbour with direct onward train services into London Waterloo (1 hour 30 minutes).
Situated a few minutes walk from Binstead Church and the beach, the property nestles quietly in its own private valley with a stream and gardens of exceptional beauty. The entrance is through electric timber gates with intercom, into a sweeping gravelled drive and fine four-car timber garage with ample parking.
Sheltered by mature beech trees, the house is understood to date from around 1900 with later additions and is constructed largely of brick under a tiled roof. Points of note include: 'Chalon' handcrafted freestanding kitchen with ''Woolf' ovens, two dishwashers, 'Vale' bespoke orangery, fine stone flooring including slate and limestone in the hall and orangery, underfloor heating. Master bedroom with French doors to balcony overlooking the beautiful garden and stream.
Open plan Kitchen & Sitting Room
Bedroom 7 with shower room 'en-suite'
Master Bedroom 1 with dressing room, W.C and bathroom 'en-suite'
Master Bedroom 2 with shower room 'en-suite'
2 further Double Bedrooms with shower rooms 'en-suite' and 2 further double bedrooms sharing a separate family bathroom with separate shower
GARDENS, GROUNDS & OUTBUILDINGS
Gymnasium/studio in bespoke detached double height studio building
Gardeners shed & outside loo
The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with an orchard and summer meadow, lavender walk, woodland walk and football/games pitch. The many specimen trees include Magnolia, Fig, an Indian Bean Tree, as well as Copper Beech and some fine Acers. In spring time, primroses, crocus, bluebells, and narcissi are abundant. A series of decked terraces extend around one end of the house overlooking the stream and garden. The log store contains enough wood for many years to come. The Gymnasium and Garage hold scope for further accommodation or perhaps other uses subject to obtaining any necessary statutory consents.
THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Known as the 'Garden Isle' because of its beautiful landscape, discover unspoilt beaches, rugged coastline and beautiful countryside on the Isle of Wight. More than half the Island is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and almost 30 miles of the seashore is designated as Heritage Coast; Keats, Tennyson and Dickens all found inspiration here. Jane Austen wrote in her novel Mansfield Park: "She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight and she calls it The Island, as if there were no other island in the world."
Exploring the beauty of the Island is easy with over 500 miles of award-winning public footpaths and 200 miles of cycle paths-recently scooping top spot in Lonely Planets Top 10 World Cycling Routes.
The perfect place to raise a family; an outdoor life with endless activities on your doorstep to entertain all ages. Whether you are interested in learning to sail, exploring Queen Victoria's historic summer home at Osborne House, horse riding along sandy beaches, watching yachts race during Cowes Week, or enjoying a walk across cliff tops, the Isle of Wight is the ultimate retreat from a busy life and even has its own microclimate - often making it the sunniest place in the UK. A foodies heaven with an abundance of local produce including Island bacon, lamb, fish, crab and lobster, cheese, vegetables, garlic, honey and ice cream! Local dairy farms produce their own award-winning milk, cream and ice creams. The Island is also home to its own on-farm cheese maker – Isle of Wight Cheese; the family run Garlic Farm restaurant and farm shop which produces many Garlic products, micro breweries and distilleries and many other artisan food and drink producers.
Surrounded by the sea, only 2 hours from London and so easy to keep in touch.
Ryde is on the north of the Island and has excellent hovercraft, catamaran and car ferry connections to and from the mainland. You can buy a through ticket from London Waterloo, which includes travel via either of the foot passenger ferry services.
The Island has a prosperous future as increasing numbers of people are attracted to this positive and purposeful community and the quality of life it has to offer.