Galleried landing, high ceilings, deep skirting boards, sweeping gardens… spacious Kirknewton House in Totland has all the virtues of a fine 1920s period home.
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Location: Totland Bay
Bedrooms: Four doubles
Agent: Spence Willard
Contact: 01983 200880
WHEN you are not looking out over Totland to the sea in one direction and to countryside and downland in the other, you can feast your eyes on the spacious, attractive accommodation and glorious gardens at a period home.
High up in Uplands Road is impressive 1920s Kirknewton House, with plentiful space, enhanced by high ceilings and deep skirting boards, as well as large windows letting in lots of light.
Making it ideal for a comfortable family lifestyle are four big bedrooms — two en-suite — ample living areas, stylish kitchen, superb bathroom facilities and practical areas.
If even more room is needed, there is scope to provide it — subject to planning permission — by converting a huge boarded loft, accessed from the galleried upstairs landing.
Completing the great package is an acre of lovely, well-tended front, rear and side gardens with lots of planting.
Along with a summerhouse at one side, there is a brick-built store and space galore to stash items, in an L-shaped timber worktop.
Fruit trees and canes feature at the end of the back garden, which has vehicular access off Colmar Way.
Privacy abounds in the mostly lawned front garden with densely planted beds and a block-paved driveway sweeping around to a garage with a roller door, power and light.
Ground-floor space flows beautifully with reception rooms looking over the garden to countryside.
Reached via a central hallway with an original staircase, built-in cupboards and a cloakroom off, these include the lovely, double aspect 19ft sitting room with a decorative wooden surround to a fireplace with a gas flame fire.
A beautiful Victorian-style conservatory with doors to a patio adjoins it on one side, with a dining room on the other.
This is an elegant setting for formal occasions, with a deep rear bay window and an attractive fireplace.
Through an opening from an inviting living room with a flame fire in a reconstituted marble fireplace and hearth is a double-aspect study.
Quality units in the well-designed, front-facing kitchen are complemented by Corian worksurfaces and an original built-in dresser and there is an electric double oven, hob and cooker hood, a microwave and an integrated fridge.
Within a fantastic walk-in larder with original slate shelf is an integrated fridge freezer while a utility room houses a dishwasher and washer/dryer.
The bright upstairs galleried landing with views to the sea leads to the good-sized bedrooms and a large, stylish, well-appointed bathroom which has a similar sea view and a separate WC.
Rear downland and countryside views can be seen from bedroom one with a dressing room/en-suite shower room with built-in wardrobes and from bedroom three with a handbasin.
Looking out to the sea is en-suite bedroom two and bedroom four, with a vanity handbasin and wardrobes built into a dressing area.