PROPERTY OF THE WEEK 1 – 3 The Ruskins, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5NY

The Details

Location: Bembridge

Bedrooms: 4

Price: £590,000

Agent: Turnbull & Maton

Telephone: 874777

SELLING POINT: An immaculate home with a five-star finish and great views across Bembridge harbour and St Hele

By Francesca McLinden

STEPPING into No 3 The Ruskins is like crossing the threshold of a show home for this property is impeccably presented, dressed in a neutral palette throughout and offers the epitome of luxury living across three fabulous floors.

The location is spot on. It's a short stroll from the main village hub and amenities, as well as the beaches and harbour. Walks are plentiful and the views from the first and second floors are wonderful. You can see out to the harbour and across to the beaches of St Helens Duver. Even when viewed on a dull day, the rainbow medley of beach huts on the horizon adds vibrancy.

From the outside working in, this house is tastefully modern with its cream windows contrasting very nicely against the red of the brick. To the back of the house there is parking and a garage with a side access door. By the back gate is a grape vine that you pass under, adding a Continental flourish.

Mature planting in the garden areas allows for plenty of privacy to all three sides, whilst the paved patio areas provide a perfect vantage from which to enjoy the garden. Another nice touch is the stable door from the kitchen to the garden. This steps out on to a decked veranda with a cream balustrade that further elevates this fine home.

Starting with the kitchen, the foodies among you will not be disappointed. This sleek modern space has been designed and fitted with Nolte German cabinetry in white and mushroom colours alongside white worktops. Integral appliances are plentiful and include a dishwasher, fridge, freezer, oven, hob and microwave oven. In addition, the units incorporate a larder cupboard, bin drawer and tray and spice cupboards.

At the other end of the kitchen is the dining area. Passing through to the entrance hall there is a utility-cloakroom, a generous amount of understairs storage and a lovely rectangular triple aspect sitting room with French doors to the side and back.

Heading up to the first floor there are three double bedrooms, bathroom and stairs to the second floor leading to a further bedroom and bathroom.

If the luxury of a five-star hotel appeals then, the main bedroom on the first floor will be sure to put a smile on your face. The fitted Nolte bedroom furniture including a dressing table with a substantial mirror over and drawers below, flanked by triple wardrobes on either side, is simply stunning. Completing this superb room are the harbour views and en-suite bathroom.