- Upside down living
- Three double bedrooms
- Large garden storage room/workshop
- Bespoke carpentry
- Study via hidden doorway
- Desirable Gurnard
- Open plan living
- Two bath/showers rooms
'Upside down' living in desirable Gurnard
This beautiful detached property is not your average home and is full of surprises. Three double bedrooms, garden chalet with mezzanine, large workshop/garden store and bespoke carpentry which accumulates in a 'secret room' hidden behind a bookcase. Be prepared to be amazed and delighted with this family home located in the very popular area of Gurnard which is a pretty coastal village that lies to the west of the famous yachting town of Cowes with good mainland connections via the 'Red Jet' to Southampton. The village has a great community spirit and amenities include a local convenience shop, cafe, two popular public houses, a church, a superb local primary school and High School. There is also a Health and Fitness Club 'Fitness at Gurnard' that offers an indoor pool, cafe, shop, gym and a fabulous array of countryside and coastal paths are all within easy walking distance.
Approaching the property
A detached chalet property on an elevated plot from the road with a large block paved driveway, space for several vehicles, accessed through beautiful wooden gates. Low walls and narrow flower beds each side, make this frontage very neat and tidy with low maintenance required. Gazing up to the building itself, with a central front door between two box bay windows, there is a balcony running along the front of the upper floor with a frosted glass balustrade and sliding patio doors behind. Brick steps lead you into this attractive family home within a quiet residential location.
Frosted panes within the door itself and the panels either side and above, allow plenty of light into this airy hallway. Two immaculate double bedrooms both with the large bay windows fan off either side at the front of the building, one bedroom has an en-suite shower room (complete with underfloor heating and back lit mirror) also has a fully fitted dressing room with rails and shelving. Moving down the hallway there is a large family bathroom with separate bath and walk in shower, again with underfloor heating, and as with the rest of the house, immaculately finished with modern fittings. A third double bedroom with two deep built in wardrobes completes the sleeping arrangements. The final area downstairs is a large utility room that leads to the garden with the 'Minerva' white worksurface, sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer, the boiler, lots of storage cupboards plus a large floor to ceiling shoe cupboard. An extremely practical but stylish room that lends itself perfectly for busy family life.
Open plan living beautifully executed but still with some private rooms on this floor which include the surprise study. On reaching the top of the stairs with the white spindles and oak handrail, the first rate quality of finish, particularly the carpentry, and use of high end materials is apparent. Bright, light and designed for family living it gives a large social area but with a separate room, currently used as a playroom, to retreat into.
There is a relaxation and seating area to one side of this beautiful and thoughtfully created space. The dining area is situated alongside the wide glass sliding doors that lead to the balcony with its composite decking, where the sea views and surrounding countryside can be truly appreciated.
Following through into the kitchen the modern luxuries stand out, with some more obvious than others. A 'Minerva' white worksurface with upstand glides around the room, forming a breakfast bar at one end, curving around the one and a half bowl sink with boiling and filter tap, and continuing along another two walls. With many wall and base units in a matt olive green, that include an integral fridge freezer and dishwasher, there is 'Rangemaster' with 5 gas rings, that sits pride of place centrally with tiles behind and down lights above.
The biggest surprise is found at the 'bookcase' along from a very useful cloakroom on this level. Fantastically disguised, this doorway opens into a perfectly created study complete with desk and storage and overlooking the garden to the rear.
Exiting the house through the utility room you find yourself in a secure sheltered passage, perfect for storing outdoor equipment and bikes. This stone area, excellent for bbqs and socialising, carries on into the garden with two small steps up to the lawn and a further paved outdoor seating and entertaining area surrounded by mature trees. This low maintenance garden is very peaceful and a perfect size to either relax, entertain or as a play area for children, it also has an 'L' shaped garden store, workshop and garden chalet. This very large workshop has masses of storage for bikes, kayaks, toys and garden equipment and is separate from an overflow room for more storage or additional accommodation.
A very pretty wisteria covered chalet that has a staircase with boat paddle shaped treads accessing the mezzanine sleeping area. Oak woodwork abounds which includes the flooring and storage cupboards and a shower room with wc is a delightful bonus.
Council tax band: C (£1875.58 2022)
Gas central heating
Fully double glazed