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Marks Corner, Newport, Isle of Wight: Guide Price £550,000

 
For Sale | Detached House | 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms
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A very well-presented detached 4-5 bedroom house with large garden in the hamlet of Marks Corner adjacent to Parkhurst Forest. 4-5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2-3 reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a large utility room and a good-sized conservatory. The beautiful gardens at the rear include lawns, vegetable and kitchen gardens as well as a double garage and gravelled parking for several cars.

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A very well-presented detached 4-5 bedroom house with large garden in the hamlet of Marks Corner adjacent to Parkhurst Forest. 4-5 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2-3 reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, a large utility room and a good-sized conservatory. The beautiful gardens at the rear include lawns, vegetable and kitchen gardens as well as a double garage and gravelled parking for several cars.

The property stands in a commanding rural location overloooking Thorness Bay and enjoys magnificent sea and sunset views across the Solent. The forest abounds with wildlife including native red squirrels. There are wonderful walks and more than 10km of forest rides are available for walkers, mountain bikers and also (by annual permit 55) for horse riders.

The log-burner provides cosy winter heating whilst the conservatory is a very pleasant dining and summer seating area. This peaceful rural location provides excellent forest walks, but is only minutes away from both Newport and Cowes.

The accommodation is described in the floorplans and photographs, and more particularly below:

GROUND FLOOR

Porch with tiled floor
Sitting Room with cast iron fireplace and understairs storage cupboard
Study/Reception Room with cast iron fireplace and built in storage cupboard
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with French doors, tiled flooring, triple oven 'Sandyford' on-demand range (oil-fired)
Utility Room with sink, large storage cupboard and oil-fired boiler
Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
Lounge with French doors, wood burning stove, stripped wood flooring
Conservatory providing sitting and dining areas and two pairs of French doors leading onto the rear decking

FIRST FLOOR

Master Bedroom with built-in wardrobes, French doors open from Juliet balcony overlooking the rear garden, views over the Solent.
Bedroom 2 with fireplace, built-in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 with fireplace, built-in wardrobe
Bedroom 4
Bathroom with built-in storage cupboard, free-standing bath, shower, basin and WC, heated towel rail

OUTSIDE

The property is surrounded by large and well-kept gardens.
Rear Courtyard/Kitchen Garden: Paved area just outside the kitchen door with a large well with working pump (for garden water) and mature fig tree.
Rear Garden: Raised decking with a covered pergola giving a view out across the extensive lawns edged by mature shrubs and hedging. There are pear, apple, plum and greengage fruit trees as well as willow and eucalyptus. There are 3 garden sheds and an old storage caravan.
Vegetable Garden: Located at the side of the property this good-sized and fully-enclosed area is currently being utilised as a boat yard.
Front garden: A pretty well-stocked cottage style garden, providing secure parking behind a five bar gate.
Parking: Ample gravelled parking is available for several cars.

Council Tax Band E 2017/18 2,039.01

Services and Heating

We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies) electricity and water. There is a private foul drainage system. The heating system is provided by an oil-fired boiler via radiators. The oil-fired 'Sandyford' range cooker provides hot water and cooking. Solar panels assist with the hot water.

Tenure & Possession, Fixtures & Fittings

The property is offered Freehold, with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion. The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.

The Isle of Wight, situated off the South Coast of England, is becoming an ever-more popular location for permanent and second homes. Made popular by Queen Victoria, who had her maritime residence at Osborne, the Island is famous for sailing in the Solent; for Cowes Week; for its beautiful coastline including sandy beaches and The Needles; spectacular countryside and long sunshine hours. Sainsburys, Tesco, M&S, Waitrose, Lidl and Aldi all now have a presence as have many other national chains. Communication and transport links are excellent; regular car ferries connect with the national motorway network and fast catamarans have connections via Southampton and Portsmouth with direct trains to London Waterloo which can be reached within 2 hours of leaving the Island shore. Government-funded schools are numerous and independent schools (Ryde School and Priory School) thrive on the Island with some children attending prep and public schools on the mainland. Leisure opportunities abound - walking, riding, paragliding, hang-gliding, team sports, sailing, wind surfing and other water sports, rugby, football (Newport Football Club) cricket and golf clubs. Good transport links enable day trips to the shopping centres of West Quay, Southampton and Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth.

Newport is the Island's main shopping and administrative centre, it has bus links to all the coastal towns and most villages. Within the town there are schools for all age groups, a cinema complex, theatres, doctors, hospital, restaurants, Inns, a tidal harbour and many other amenities. National shopping chains in Newport include Sainsburys, Morrisons, Lidl, Marks & Spencer, WH Smith, Boots, Dunelm Mill, Halfords and Currys and many others. Ferry ports for vehicles are situated at Fishbourne (to Portsmouth) about 4 miles distant and East Cowes (to Southampton) about 5 miles distant and Yarmouth (to Lymington) about 10 miles distant.

Northwood is a popular village situated about 4.5 miles from the Island's county town of Newport and just 1 mile from the coastal and famous yachting town of Cowes, with passenger ferry links to Southampton. The village has its own church, village hall, shops, post office and primary school and a regular bus service into Newport and Cowes where buses connect with the fast catamaran service to Southampton (23 minutes). The Newport Cowes cycleway follows the bank of the River Medina to the east of the village.

Viewing Arrangements

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents Biles & Co. To view this property please contact our Isle of Wight office on 01983 872335