Property description A beautifully-presented 4/5 bedroom detached house in Bembridge village. Extended and modernised to offer spacious family accommodation with an attractive blend of modern and period features as well as easy access to local amenities. It benefits from off road parking, a large garage and landscaped gardens.
The property has been greatly improved by the current owners whilst retaining many original features such as sash windows and fireplaces. There is a stylish open plan kitchen/dining area through to the conservatory which together provide the perfect entertaining space with views over the rear garden.
The village centre, sailing clubs and beaches and fantastic downland walks are within 5 minutes of the house.
The main entrance hall, with cloakroom and utility room off, leads to the kitchen/dining area with a range of floor units, central island, built in cupboards either side of the chimney and window seat overlooking the garden. Double doors lead to the large conservatory which is used throughout the year with central heating and two sets of French doors open onto the garden. The sitting room has a large bay window to the front and a multi-fuel log burner with built in cupboards either side.
Completing the ground floor accommodation is a further reception room used as a study/bedroom 5. The hallway has stairs to the first floor. The first floor boasts 4 double bedrooms, the master bedroom benefitting from a bathroom en-suite, built in wardrobes and views over the rear garden. The remaining bedrooms are all of a good size and have built-in wardrobes (except bedroom 4).
The accommodation is set out on 2 floors and comprises:
Cloakroom with WC and basin
Kitchen/Dining Room with double doors to rear garden and conservatory
Sitting Room with bay windows and open fireplace
Conservatory with views over and doors to the rear garden
Study/Bedroom 5 with feature fireplace
Master Bedroom with bath and shower room en-suite
Bedroom 2 with bay window, built in wardrobe
Bedroom 3 dual aspect with views over rear garden and built in wardrobes
Bedroom 4 views over rear garden
The property is set back from the road and accessed through double wooden gates leading to a gravelled area with parking for several vehicles, lawns and established flower borders. The large single garage is to the side of the house and provides excellent additional storage in the large boarded roof space. The rear garden has been beautifully landscaped with a natural stone terrace accessed from both the Kitchen and Conservatory. To the other side of the house is a substantial store/log store. The established planting and generous lawn make this the ideal place to relax and enjoy the peaceful setting. To the side of the house is an established vegetable and fruit garden with raised beds and attractive timber greenhouse.
Bembridge is well sign posted from Ryde, Brading and Sandown. If approaching from Bembridge Airport, ascend the hill and go straight ahead at the mini roundabout at Steyne Cross onto Steyne Road. The Hollies will be found on the left hand side.
The Isle of Wight
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.
The village of Bembridge is situated on the eastern coast of the Isle of Wight with coastline on three sides of the village. It offers a good range of village amenities and shops, including post office, primary school, library, bank, butchers, greengrocers, a bakery and several restaurants. The village boasts two sailing clubs, Bembridge and Brading Haven with marina facilities and extensive sailing and social programmes. Newport the County Town of the Isle of Wight is some 14 miles to the West being the main shopping and commercial centre of the island. Ryde is some 5 miles away to the Northwest with connections to the mainland and London.
Council Tax Band E amount payable 2016/2017 £1975
Services & Heating
We are informed that the property is connected to mains electricity, water, (metered) gas and foul drainage subject to the stipulations and conditions of the relevant utility companies. Heating is provided by a gas-fired boiler via radiators.