Lyndhurst, Newport Road, Niton, has open views across the sizeable garden. Picture by Robin Crossley.
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Agent: Webb Jenkins
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.