1800s’ home is country delight

By Judy Marriott

Friday, March 21, 2014


1800s’ home is country delight

Lyndhurst, Newport Road, Niton, has open views across the sizeable garden. Picture by Robin Crossley.


Location: Niton

Bedrooms: Four

Price: £399,995

Agent: Webb Jenkins

Contact: 86111

Glorious views over miles of countryside can be seen from a spacious home with period character on the outskirts of one of the Island’s best-catered-for villages.

Lyndhurst is a detached, four-bedroom home, standing in around a third of an acre of gardens in Newport Road, within easy reach of the centre of Niton.

Dating from the mid-1800s, it has an imposing double frontage and immaculate accommodation made light an airy by large sash windows.

High ceilings and a beautiful original fireplace in almost every room, as well as picture and dado rails, evoke the feel of days gone by.

With three reception rooms, three large double bedrooms and a single-sized bedroom, Lyndhurst has been a great family home.

At the rear of the house are open views over the garden to a field where horses graze and beyond to a panorama of fields, copses and undulating countryside.

The gently sloping lawned garden has shrubs and plants in wavy-edged side borders.

Setting the house well back from the road is a lawned front garden — also gently sloping — with shrubs and plants in borders, plus off-road parking for several cars.

There is a choice of entrances — a central front porch leading to the kitchen or a side door opening to the hall.

This has a cupboard beneath a wide original staircase to the first floor, original floorboards and pale walls, which feature throughout.

Magnificent focal point of the lounge is an open fireplace, with a black slate surround and a tiled and cast-iron inset.

This room and the next-door dining room — which is graced by a striking black slate fireplace surround, with marble and cast iron insets — each have original French doors with brass latches to the full-width, P-shaped conservatory.

Wooden-framed, double-glazed and with tiled flooring, this super 26ft-wide area is an airy vantage point for views and a great place to relax. It has doors to a full-width, raised terrace, which is ideal for outdoor dining.

Off the entrance hall is a front-facing breakfast room with a tiled fireplace leading to a kitchen with fitted units, a cooker point, plumbing for a washing machine, space for other appliances and a door to a boiler/utility room.

Far-reaching countryside views can be seen through a side window on the C-shaped upstairs landing. All four bedrooms feature a white painted fireplace of the same pretty design.

There are wonderful rear views from spacious, exceptionally bright bedrooms one and two. The other bedrooms look across the front garden to a field.

Completing the accommodation is a bathroom fully tiled in white, with a white suite, including a vanity unit handbasin, a bath with shower and screen and a WC.

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