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Binstead, Isle of Wight: Guide Price £1,000,000

 
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A fine 4 bedroom period detached coastal villa in a spectacular beachside location with detached guest house, beach access and stunning sea views. Set in mature grounds of approximately 3 acres (1.22 ha); there are paddocks, an orchard, outbuildings and pond.

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A fine 4 bedroom period detached coastal villa in a spectacular beachside location with detached guest house, beach access and stunning sea views. Set in mature grounds of approximately 3 acres (1.22 ha); there are paddocks, an orchard, outbuildings and pond.

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This period stone-built property stands in a private waterside location on the edge of the popular village of Binstead at the end of a tree-lined drive. It is within easy reach of Ryde School and the extensive facilities and mainland connections of both Ryde and nearby Fishbourne.

The property has extensive beach frontage with direct access to the beach and thence to miles of coastline, the property would make an ideal family home or holiday retreat. The detached guest house, Player's Cottage, offers additional accommodation for visitors.

This really is a lifestyle property for someone looking to live by the sea and to escape the hustle-bustle of mainland life. There is an opportunity to further modernise and enhance the existing accommodation to create something really breath-taking. Outbuildings and garaging offer extensive storage whilst the land could be used for smallholding, equestrian or garden uses. Glamping or other low-key enterprises may be possible subject to obtaining any necessary planning, highways or legal consents.

MAIN HOUSE – Seagulls Cottage is believed to date from the mid 19th Century and to have been built as a beach or boat house for a nearby manor. It is constructed of stone elevations beneath tiled roofs in the 'cottage orné' style with steep pitched roofs, pillared verandah and attractive oriel and dormer windows. It has living accommodation extending over two storeys comprising entrance porch, lounge leading to an open plan sitting room and dining room. A pretty verandah extends along the seaward side of the Ground Floor overlooking the pond and from which to enjoy the sea views. The spacious Kitchen opens on to the Breakfast Room. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, two of which have far-reaching sea views and a family bathroom.

Players Cottage - this detached Annexe was built 15 years ago to provide additional accommodation; it comprises: a large open plan lounge/kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a bedroom with shower room 'en-suite' and a spacious sitting room with sea views and access to the balcony offering the perfect place to sit, relax and enjoy the Solent views.

This stretch of the Solent–Spithead is a constant hive of waterborne activity. The scene of Royal Fleet Reviews and witnessing the passage of warships to Portsmouth and cruise ships to Southampton as well as a myriad of sailing and pleasure craft there is always something to see. The beach is exposed at lower tides and provides excellent walking, bathing and sailing opportunities. There are the remains of an old jetty which could perhaps be reinstated subject to obtaining any statutory or Crown Estate consents.

The accommodation is set out on two floors. It is described in the photographs and floorplans and more particularly below:

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Hall with tiled floor
Lounge with open fireplace, sea views and double doors to garden
Sitting Room with sea views, double doors to the terrace
Dining Room with sea views
Kitchen with fitted units and space for appliances
Breakfast Room
Verandah
WC/Cloakroom

FIRST FLOOR

Bedroom 1 dual aspect with sea views
Bedroom 2 with bay windows and sea views
Bedroom 3 with shower room 'en-suite'
Bedroom 4 with bay windows and sea views
Family Bathroom

PLAYERS COTTAGE ANNEXE

GROUND FLOOR

Lounge
Kitchen Area with tiled flooring and built-in units
Bathroom

FIRST FLOOR

Sitting Room with sea views and access to the balcony
Bedroom with shower room 'en-suite'
Balcony with stunning sea views

OUTSIDE

The property is approached over a tree-lined driveway which commences close by to Binstead Church and which leads to a large area of parking and a detached garage. The mature gardens/grounds extend to approximately 3 acres and include a former orchard with some surviving trees and paddocks recently used for sheep, areas of lawn and mature specimen trees. To the side of the property there are lawns from which you can enjoy the panoramic Solent views and with beach access to the shore. There is a range of outbuildings (originally a piggery), which provides useful storage for sailing and beach equipment. Next door to the property is The Tacklers Fishing and Boating Club which offers membership providing jetty access and small boat storage.

Council Tax

Band F Amount payable 2017/18 £2,490.43

Directions

Leaving Ryde, head west and join Binstead Road. At the second mini roundabout take the 3rd exit on to Church Road. Continue on Church Road, which bears right at the church. Immediately after the church there is a wooden five-bar gate signed which leads down to the property.

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.

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

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, water and foul drainage. The heating system is provided by an LPG-fired boiler via radiators.

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.

Ryde is the largest town on the Isle of Wight and has an array of fine Georgian and Victorian buildings, pubs, restaurants, a sea front promenade, marina, shops and entertainment. Ryde has 6 miles of beaches and shallow coastal waters which is ideal for swimming. Reaching almost half a mile, Ryde Pier is one of the oldest piers in the country. This is considered the gateway to Ryde as the Wightlink Catamaran operates from Portsmouth to the end of the pier and there is also a direct train from the pier through to Shanklin. To the East of Ryde there are the popular sailing villages which include, Seaview, St Helens and Bembridge. To the West of Ryde is Newport which is the main shopping district with many popular high street shops.

Binstead is a village located between Ryde and Newport, it has post office/general store, church and a public house.