Backing onto farmland with views across the surrounding countryside as far as the eye can see, is this spacious four-bedroom detached family home. Originally built in the 1920s it has been sensitively modernised but still retains some delightful period features including bay windows with leaded light style inserts, picture rails, ceiling roses, high skirting boards, panelled doors and fireplaces. It is set well back from the road with a long driveway, flanked by a lawn and mature shrub borders, that provides off road parking for at least four cars and leads to the single garage and past the front door to a workshop/second garage.
The charming brick arched porch and front door take you to the large reception hall with stairs to the first floor and solid wood flooring that flows throughout much of the ground floor. The spacious and well-proportioned lounge includes a wide bay window providing plenty of natural light and a "Charnwood" log burning stove you can cosy up to on a cold winter’s evening. There is an equally delightful formal dining room that is currently set out as a music room although guests might enjoy sitting down to a meal in a room that includes a wide bay window as well as an original tiled and arched fireplace and fitted shelving.
With open access from the hall, the very recently modernised, dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room is the ‘piece de resistance’ of this special home and is where the family spend much of their time. It includes slate flooring, inset ceiling lights and three bi-fold doors to the terrace and when these are open it really brings the outdoors inside. Contemporary white glossy units with solid wood worktops house a built-in oven and combi microwave, a five ring induction hob, dishwasher and a new American style fridge freezer as well as still leaving plenty of room for a large table and chairs. There is also side access to the garden, a nearby trendy shower room that is ideal for a wash after a country walk with the dogs and an understairs cupboard housing the laundry facilities.
Off the galleried landing on the first floor, you will find the very attractive family bathroom with an inset extra-large bath and separate shower as well as four large bedrooms. The two front double bedrooms have wonderful views across Brading Downs and Culver Downs with glimpses of the sea in the distance. The third double and the large single both have built in cupboards and a panoramic vista across the garden and the surrounding fields.
Much of the garden area has been designed with leisure and pleasure in mind. There is a decked terrace that spans the whole width of the garden with a dining area and a barbecue for outdoor entertaining as well as a gravel area with flower beds and a massive pizza oven. A vast heavy-duty marquee covers an outdoor games area that currently includes a full-size table tennis table, gym and party space. This area was originally a swimming pool, currently out of commission, but could be reinstated and could also have a hard floor cover. Obviously, this whole area could be developed to become a modern leisure complex or even include an office area for anyone working from home. There is also a lawn large enough to kick a football around that backs onto farmland and an impressive mature tree as a great feature.