- Stunning 5 Bedroom home
- Large rear garden
- Fabulous garden room/office/gym
- 4 bath/shower rooms
- Off road parking
- 5 minutes walk into central Cowes
- Flexible accomodation
- Period features
- Extended in 2016/2017
An impressive, large character family home
with 5 bedrooms, large rear garden, fabulous indoor and outdoor entertaining area and flexible accommodation, the plot is just under a 1/3rd of an acre. Within a short walk of Cowes town centre with its Red Jet connection to Southampton, primary schools, parks and shopping amenities. This fantastic home, with many remaining period features, is in excellent condition and must be viewed.
Approaching the property
A substantial period property has a double bay window fronted facade that is elevated above the tarmaced drive with parking for several cars. A hedge to one side and a lavender border, in raised beds to the other, this easily maintained area also has a small built up flower bed next to the entrance on the driveway. Four stone steps lead up to the porch canopy with a beautiful coloured transom window that matches the panels of glass within the wooden entrance door.
A very spacious character home which has had an extension to the kitchen/dining area added in 2016/2017 and has succeeded in blending a new contemporary dining area into the existing period features. Clever mixing of old and new styles and features has given this home a stylish character all of its own. The original details are noticeable on entering the bright wide hallway, with tessellated floor tiles in the lobby and decorative corbels on the high arch above the staircase that leads to the first floor. The traditional oak flooring is throughout the main rooms that wind off from the hallway with only the office room at the back and cosy living area carpeted. A separate reception room, currently used as a playroom, has a newly installed gas fire within the chimney breast in contrast to the distinctive black and picture tiled fireplace and hearth with mantlepiece, remain in the comfortable living area adjacent to the kitchen/diner. This room has light streaming through the bay windows and into the kitchen area beyond the dividing half wall. Following on with the successful blending to included modern aspects, the kitchen has an island containing a large sink and a thoughtful recess on the far side to keep the radiator flush within the carcass. Space for a large range cooker is within an alcove with flush lights above and a colourful purple splashback, the colour is replicated elsewhere in the kitchen and contrasts well with the dark wood countertop above cream base units. An integral dishwasher and space for an 'American' fridge/freezer completes this stylish area. Continuing through into the large dining area, with its built in bench seating, there is an exposed white painted brick wall, a high roof lantern and black rimmed bifold doors leading into the garden. This easily blends with the existing high ceilings and wide doorways, picture rails, internal doors and deep skirting boards.
The staircase leads to a landing which winds around on itself and immediately leads off to an elegant large bathroom with a fully tiled walk-in double shower and two basins within a marble vanity unit. This generous bathroom also has a stand alone roll top 'Victorian' bath tab with claw feet, that sits in front of the window to gaze out into the garden whilst you relax. The lower part of the walls are deep blue wooden decorative panels in an 'Edwardian' style. On this floor are four substantial double bedrooms - two bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms. The main bedroom has copious amounts of built in wardrobes and lighting within the closet itself. Original features abound in all these bedrooms with high ceilings, large windows allowing light to flood in, original fireplaces with colourful hearths, surrounds and mantlepieces. Built in wardrobes are in all bedrooms and are in keeping with the age of the property.
This secluded, and screened by foliage, adaptable outdoor area has been divided into various uses. An 'L' shaped garden with lawn surrounded by a multitude of mature plants and trees giving shade and a haven for birds and wildlife. Looking directly towards the property is a fully insulated large garden room with decked porch and peaked roof that has flexible uses as a gym, office or summer house. This room has electrical power and is adjacent to the garden store. Steps between two long rectangular built up fish ponds divide the recreational area and a deep paved patio, the width of the house, that is a great for entertaining outside and incorporates an outdoor sink with hot/cold water and drainer.
Council tax band: E (£2589.90 2022)
Gas central heating
Fully double glazed
The roof space is partly boarded and accessed via two hatches, one with a loft ladder