Built less than a decade ago, this detached house in Nettlestone is a blend of practicality and flowing spaces.
THE Gables, in Eddington Road, is a detached house, with an intriguing blend of practicality and beautiful, flowing living spaces.
This gorgeous family home was built less than a decade ago by an Island-based company and the present owners have lived there since June 2007.
The property is close to the village school, pub and Vic’s Stores and is well served by the bus route. It is a short walk to Seagrove Bay and Seaview and a short drive to Ryde and Bembridge.
The Gables is approached via a large gravelled driveway, with parking for three to four cars or room for a boat.
Once through the front door, there is a spacious downstairs shower room to your left, which is ideal for sailing families and those with adventurous children, as you can literally step through the front door and into the shower room, peel off all your dirty and wet clothes and have a wash.
Across the hallway is a good-sized sitting room, with a double-glazed bay window and an attractive fireplace.
Go down the hallway and you will come to the cleverly-designed open plan kitchen/dining room/family room, which is perfect for entertaining and lazy days relaxing with the family.
There is a stylish fitted kitchen, with a range of quality fitted units, solid wood work surfaces and a matching island, plus a Belling range cooker, with a five-ring gas hob, grill and double oven and stainless steel extractor hood.
The kitchen area also features an integrated fridge/freezer, inset sink unit and concealed dishwasher.
French doors lead from the kitchen area to the decking outside — a perfect place to enjoy the sun, which bathes the garden most of the day.
Adjacent to the decking, there is a sun room, which is also accessed via double-glazed French doors leading back into the dining room.
The current owners had the sun room roof insulated a few years ago to ensure it could be used throughout the year and this charming room has a vaulted ceiling and views across the back garden and woodland beyond.
There is a useful utility room hidden away off the kitchen, which has fitted units, a double bowl sink, with mixer taps, and plumbing for the washing machine and tumble drier.
Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, all of which are generously sized for a modern home.
The master bedroom has a cleverly hidden built-in wardrobe, beautiful views across the back garden and woodland and an en-suite bathroom with a suite, installed earlier this year.
The second and third bedrooms have views over the front of the house, while the fourth bedroom has garden and countryside views.
There is also a family bathroom with a spa bath and shower over, a low-level WC and a vanity wash-basin.
All the outside garden areas are easy to maintain and there is a new shed made by Lushington Garden Buildings.