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Gatcombe, Isle of Wight: Guide Price £1,250,000

For Sale | Detached Farm House | 5 Bedrooms | 4 Bathrooms | 3 Reception Rooms
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A beautifully situated secluded small estate with outbuildings and land. Extending to about 20 acres, the 5 bedroom house is set in landscaped gardens with extensive walled terraces, a swimming pool and numerous outbuildings including stables.

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A beautifully situated secluded small estate with outbuildings and land about 3 miles to the south of Newport, the County Town of the Isle of Wight, close to the villages of Rookley and Chillerton. The whole extends to about 20.37 acres (8.246 ha or thereabouts). Tuckers Farm comprises a traditional detached stone built house under a tiled roof with origins in the 17th century, but upgraded in recent years to provide modern amenities. The house is set in landscaped gardens with extensive walled terraces, a swimming pool and a fine range of stone stables and outbuildings. The property stands in an enviable rural location with excellent countryside views and easy access to the spectacular riding and walking country afforded by the Island's downland bridle-paths and footpaths. Gatcombe is a beautiful village situated on a no-through-road with the historic St Olav's church dating back to 1292 and close to Chillerton with a local village school. Nearby Rookley has a small supermarket, Carisbrooke has numerous shops, a church and village facilities and Newport is close by with its extensive facilities including Marks and Spencer, Sainsburys, banks, post office and schools of all levels.


The accommodation is arranged on three storeys and comprises:

Ground Floor Entrance Porch - with flagstone floor, through timber door into Entrance Lobby with parquet flooring, open to:

Drawing Room - with parquet flooring and open Inglenook-style fireplace with multi-fuel stove and original bread oven, built of brick with a stone hearth. The room features exposed stonework and beams, bow windows with deep hardwood sills.

Open arch and steps down to:

Morning Room - with stone floor, a pair of glazed French-style windows lead to a paved terrace. Opening to:

Study – with views over the rear garden and open to the:

Kitchen - A recent extension to the rear of the property providing an impressive kitchen and breakfasting area with modern units, granite worktops and breakfast bar. There is a large range cooker and further built-in appliances. There is a useful walk-in larder off the kitchen.

Utility - with stone floor and space for appliances.

Shower Room - with stone floor, WC and wash basin and shower.

Dining Room - with original flagstone floor, exposed stonework and beams. A recessed open fireplace with multi-fuel burning stove and timber beam, constructed of brick with stone hearth and metal hood. A bow window with deep hardwood sill. French –style doors to garden.

Rear Lobby/ Boot Room - with stable door to kitchen. A staged timber staircase rises to:

First Floor

Landing with radiator and one wall light point.

Master Bedroom - with exposed stonework, countryside views and glazed door to balcony. Bathroom en-suite with
WC, wash basin and freestanding bath.

Bedroom 2 - with a pair of full height, built in double wardrobes. Farmland views.

Family Bathroom - with bath, WC, wash basin and shower.

Bedroom 3 - with exposed stonework. Three full height built-in wardrobes. Views over countryside; over the swimming pool and terrace.

A staircase rises from the rear landing to:

Second Floor Landing:

Study area – Utilising part of the under eaves space with window overlooking the swimming pool and terraces.

Bedroom 4 - with superb views over the land and beyond.

Guest Suite Comprising:
Bedroom 5 with part sloping ceilings incorporating sitting area. Under-eaves storage and Bathroom - with suite of WC, bath with wash basin and tiled walls.
Storage – There is considerable eaves storage on the 2nd floor.

The gardens surrounding the house have been well landscaped and feature terraces with extensive stone walling, raised lawn areas and flowering shrubs, complete with site for wall fountain and incorporating two connecting ponds. Vegetable garden with raised bed and mature fruiting fig trees. A heated swimming pool with a stepped "Roman" bay and surrounded by a stone terrace with half pergola on stone pillars. The terrace offers views over countryside towards St George's Down. The Pump House incorporates electric heater and filtration unit. Pool house with seating area and sink.

A range of stone stables and outbuildings. Main Barn - with clapperboard sides, two pairs of opposing cart doors, concrete floor with power and light. Smaller Barn with timber doors, fitted shelving and power and light connected.

A range of three separate loose boxes extend from the barns. They are constructed of stone elevations beneath slated roofs. They have kick boards, electric lights and water supply. To the west is a grooming area and nearby oil storage tank. Dog Paddock - A purpose-built enclosure close to the farm buildings of galvanised chain-link fencing. Perhaps suitable as a site for a kitchen/vegetable garden. The Land: The land comprises three principal paddocks and an area of woodland extending in all to approximately 20.37 acres (8.246 ha). The woodland extends to (6.62 acres 2.679 ha) (see plan attached). There is an ancient well (unused).

From Newport proceed into Carisbrooke Road, turning left at the mini-roundabout into Cedar Hill. At the next mini-roundabout take the second exit signed Chillerton. After just under 2 miles turn right, following sign to Gatcombe and St Olaves Church. Tuckers Farm is a short distance from the church on the left hand side. Services and Outgoings: Electricity is connected to the property (subject to the stipulations and conditions of the relevant utility company). Drainage is by way of a private system. The heating system is oil fired, and free water is supplied via an old covenant known as the Seely covenant from an arrangement between the water company and the Old Gatcombe Estate.

Council Tax Band G

Tenure, Possession and Fixtures and Fittings
The property is Freehold and offered for sale by Private Treaty with vacant possession on the whole. The seller does not include in the sale any fitted carpets, curtains or items of garden furniture or statuary. Nor are any electrical appliances included, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale.

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