BEDROOMS: Five doubles
PRICE: Guide £655,000
AGENT: Megan Baker
TEL: 01983 280555
THE rich pickings at a beautiful house tucked away in the leafy cul-de-sac of The Orchard in Cowes form a long list — headed by peace, privacy and plentiful, opulent space.
One of only four detached properties in the prestigious road, situated off Pine Tree Close, 11-year-old number 2 has five-double-bedroom accommodation, exuding luxury and quality.
It was carefully planned by its owners, with elegant Georgian-style looks, including large front sash windows and features such as elaborate cornice, ceiling roses and tall downstairs ceilings.
All this, plus a superb split-level entrance hall, wonderful galleried landing, sumptuous bathrooms — with three bedrooms en-suite — plus practical touches, including generous storage, make the house a joy to live in.
Some rooms have sea and mainland glimpses beyond the back garden.
The secluded garden is fantastic for entertaining, with a very long deck well connected to the house.
The lower lawned area is well planted with shrubs which also line side access to the neat frontage with extensive block-paved parking space.
An electric door opens to a double garage with power, light and accommodation potential.
Both the handsome brick frontage and stunning hallway, on two levels, and its sweeping staircase create real impact.
Soft cream carpet runs throughout — except for the bathroom and kitchen facilities.
Three big arched windows light the inviting sitting room. A pale marble fireplace, with flame gas fire, is echoed by another in the attractive 18ft by 15ft lounge with French doors — providing sea glimpses — to the deck.
Next door — and also with deck access — is the appealing dining room, ideal for formal occasions.
With a door and window to the deck, the spacious kitchen has a wide range of modern cream units complemented by granite-effect worksurfaces and stone-coloured floor tiles. A dishwasher is integrated and there is a built-in gas hob and electric double oven.
Matching units, worktop and flooring feature in the well-appointed utility room, with an integrated dryer, plumbing for a washing machine, a side door and adjacent cloakroom with WC and Travertine-style wall and floor tiles.
Off the large galleried landing, with two cupboards and front windows, are the bedrooms and magnificent family bathroom with striking black marbled wall and floor tiles, a Jacuzzi bath, WC, walk-in shower cubicle and top-notch vanity basin unit, identical to that in the en-suite facilities.
Rich gold decor features in stunning bedroom one, which has sea glimpses, a built-in wardrobe and a beautiful fully tiled en-suite bathroom with a shower and screen above its bath.
Large, front aspect bedroom two has a similarly appointed en-suite, while bedroom three — also at the front — has a smart en-suite shower room.
The other bedrooms have a wooded rear outlook.