LOCATION: Whiteley Bank
PRICE: £435,000
AGENT: Trigg
TEL: 01983 525710

For the first time in more than 30 years, Willow Cottage, in Whiteley Bank, has become available for a new family to make their home.

Over the years the current owners have tailored the property to suit their needs. Now, Willow Cottage is a well-presented home with gardens to the front and back, off-road parking and the joys that come with being in a rural location.
It’s a house that enjoys the best of both worlds: peace and quiet in abundance but the rural location is balanced by being within a short drive to lots of towns and villages — Wroxall, Ventnor, Godshill, Shanklin, Arreton, Apse Heath and Lake are all close at hand.
Mature hedging provides screening and privacy from the road but the five-bar gate with its Willow Cottage sign reassures you are in the right place. The driveway opens into a large parking area and immaculate front garden with a lush green lawn.
The double garage provides further parking or an excellent workshop space.
Move inside the house and it is like coming home, it has that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ the moment you step through the door — it’s very easy to picture yourself living there.
From the bright entrance hall with its wooden floor, you can access the sunny dual-aspect lounge and the study beyond, opening into the garden. You can also reach the dining room and kitchen, as well as the cloakroom. Adjoining the dining room is a superb hexagonal conservatory that opens into the garden.
Retrace your steps to the lounge and you will find a fantastic statement open stone fireplace that adds so much character to this room and a hefty dose of warmth on those chillier evenings.
The kitchen is a nice space with an outlook across the back garden and double doors that lead directly to the patio area. The white units contrast against the black worktops and practical stone-coloured floor. Handily, the kitchen has an integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher as well as a stylish black range-style cooker.
A side door leads from the kitchen to an inner hall from which you find a large utility room and internal access to the garage. If the new owners were after an annexe, this self-contained space would lend itself perfectly as it is a good size.
Upstairs are three double bedrooms, all with basin facilities, a generous family bathroom with a white suite, and plenty of storage spaces on the landing. Two of the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and all have exceptional countryside views out towards Sandford and the Worsley Monument.
In addition to front and back gardens, there is also a summerhouse in the back garden, shed, greenhouse, mature apple tree, a fruit cage and, of course, a willow tree.