LOCATION: Alverstone
PRICE: £360,000
AGENT: Webb Jenkins
TEL: 01983 856111

STEP out of this home and you will find yourself in some of the Island’s loveliest countryside while, insde, you can enjoy its character, pretty views and delightful secluded gardens.
Dog owners, keen walkers and cyclists will be in seventh heaven at Grange Cottage in Alverstone, as a nature reserve, woodland and the old railway line leading to Sandown and Newport are on the doorstep.

It originated in the 1800s as a hayloft and stables and is now a charming, detached four-bedroom home, perfectly placed for exploring the great outdoors and for those wanting to be part of a friendly village community.
The space here is flexible, with two double bedrooms downstairs, close to a bathroom, so, giving an older relative or teenager their own space is an option.
Standing side on to the main road through the unspoilt village, the cottage comes with a superb garden to enjoy.
Peaceful and mostly lawned, it stretches back an impressive 100ft-plus back to a border with farmland, where cows and sheep graze. Tall shrubs and evergreens, along with trees, screen this easy-to-look-after area, which gets the sun for most of the day and includes a timber chalet, workshop and shed.
Off the kitchen/diner is a sheltered paved courtyard with a pergola — plus a lean-to greenhouse beyond — which is perfect for summer barbecues.
A paved front parking area, with room for two cars, fronts a substantial detached garage with power, light and space at one end for appliances.
Oak flooring features in the entrance area with stairs to the first floor and an archway to a lobby leading to the kitchen/breakfast room and spacious bathroom.
This has tiled flooring, full-height tiling to two walls and a traditional-style white suite, including a bath with a screen and power shower over.
Original structural beams add charm in the spacious, tile-floored kitchen/breakfast room, a super room with natural light coming in through front and rear windows and a window to the conservatory. With a stable door to the courtyard, it has attractive cream shaker units, pale worksurfaces, an extractor over space for a cooker and plumbing for a dishwasher.
The adjoining double-glazed conservatory, with tiled flooring, leads to the garden and has a lovely outlook over it.
One of the bright downstairs bedrooms has a charming view of the village and downland, beyond. The other is a side and rear-aspect room.
Ascend the left-hand steps, where the staircase divides, and you come to the large lounge, where original heavy beams are a real feature.
With pretty countryside and village views through front and rear windows this has double doors to a decked balcony overlooking the garden.
Right-hand steps bring you to bedroom four/study with a delightful front view and big bedroom one with a pretty wooded and countryside outlook, built-in wardrobes and a fully tiled en-suite shower room.