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| 4 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms | 2 Reception Rooms
ANOTHER PROPERTY SOLD BY BILES & CO A charming 4 bedroom period former farmhouse with garden room/office set within well-planted, mature gardens in a quiet setting, within this rural hamlet close to Newtown.
A charming 4 bedroom period former farmhouse with garden room/office set within well-planted, mature gardens in a quiet setting, within this rural hamlet close to Newtown.
Believed to originate from around 1750, this period farmhouse provides well-presented accommodation with a wealth of original period features and modern comforts which creates a wonderful home. The gardens are a particular feature, widening to the rear of the property and extending down to the stream and beautifully planted with a wide variety of specimen trees and shrubs making for a delightful private setting. There is also an excellent recently-constructed garden room/home office.
Porchfield is situated in an accessible location midway between Cowes and Yarmouth, with their ferry links to the mainland. It is surrounded by attractive countryside and with excellent walks particularly around nearby Newtown with its natural harbour and nature reserve. Newport (4 miles) away has a wide array of shops, cafes and bars.
The property is offered chain free.
Entrance Porch Tiled flooring and coat hooks. Oak front door with stained glass panel.
Entrance Hall Forming a spacious entrance to the house with wooden flooring, a wide staircase, exposed period brickwork and beams with oak doors to the principal rooms.
Drawing Room A superb large 'L-shaped' room with two fireplaces, (one open and one with a wood-burning stove) making for a wonderful seating and entertaining space. A bay window overlooks the garden and provides access to the terrace. Other features include deep sash windows with shutters and exposed beams.
Conservatory A wonderful 'wrap around' extension with double glazed windows, travertine flooring and French doors open to the garden providing a versatile seating and dining area overlooking the gardens.
Kitchen/Dining Room A dual aspect room, with an outlook over the gardens, fitted with a good range of Oak fronted cupboards with marble work surfaces including twin stainless steel sinks and an additional ceramic sink. Integrated appliances including a dishwasher and a washing machine along with space for a range cooker with a Rangemaster extractor over and space for American style refrigerator. The room extends in to a dining area overlooking the gardens.
Utility/Boot Room With space for a washing machine and dryer, quarry tiled floor and door to the garden set within a basic lean-to extension with an adjacent boiler room, housing a Grant oil fired boiler.
Cloakroom With washbasin.
Landing With airing cupboard housing insulated hot water tank.
Bedroom 1 A characterful double bedroom featuring exposed timbers, a period fireplace and painted stonework opening to a Dressing Area with views over the garden.
Bedroom 2 A double bedroom with a southerly outlook and Shower Room 'en-suite' incorporating a large walk-in shower and contemporary wash basin.
Bathroom Bath with mixer tap and tiled surround with a separate shower over, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 3 A double bedroom overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom 4 With westerly country and downland views.
A gravel drive opens to a parking area for a number of cars, beyond which is an attractive lawned garden with an array of shrubs and borders with a path leading to the main entrance (with an extension of the driveway leading along the side of the house).
The principal garden is beautifully-planted and lies to the rear of the house and provides an exceptionally quiet and secluded setting. With an array of specimen trees it extends down to a stream along the northern boundary. There is a large paved terrace to the rear of the house, ideal for dining 'al-fresco'; a pergola with roses and wisteria and a series of raised vegetable beds.
Garden Room/Home Office (3m x 3.5m) an attractive insulated timber building with electricity connected constructed in 2015 by 'Lushington' providing an excellent home office with high speed internet. There is also the potential for overflow accommodation.
Garden Store/Summer House (4.73m x 4.74m) with power and lighting. Timber Garden Shed.
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.
Council Tax Band E amount payable 2017/18 £1,975
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the Joint Sole Agents Biles & Co. To view this property please contact our Isle of Wight office on 01983 522335
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, gas, water and foul drainage. The heating system is provided by an oil-fired boiler via radiators. LPG 'Calor' Gas is connected to the cooker.
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.
Porchfield is a rural hamlet, with a popular local public house, situated close to Newtown Creek and within easy reach of the local towns of Newport, Cowes and Yarmouth. The countryside is beautiful and unspoilt and offers access to wonderful countryside and coastal footpaths and long distance island trails.