Mulberry Tree in Quay Lane, Brading.
Agent...Hose Rhodse Dickson
BROUGHT up to date in wonderfully fresh, smart style is a home in historic Brading with a magnificent mulberry tree in its gorgeous gardens thought to be the oldest and largest in the south of England.
Along quiet Quay Lane with a Norman church at its entrance and RSPB land close by, is detached Mulberry House with lovely large airy rooms looking out to countryside, the downs and Bembridge Harbour.
Occupying a plot of around half-an-acre, previously the tennis court to the neighbouring vicarage, the double-fronted house has been completely refurbished, bringing it sympathetically and stylishly into the 21st century.
The owners of three years have capitalised on its generous size, large windows and south-facing aspect to provide a fabulous open-plan kitchen/diner, similarly spacious living room and three large bedrooms with en-suite facilities.
Behind a stone wall and tall front gates is a driveway and car port with parking for around eight cars and a roomy garage/workshop with power and light.
Ideal for evening dining in the sunshine is a rear terrace adjoining the house. On each side of a level lawn beyond are deep borders packed with shrubs. A bespoke summer house with a decked frontage and rear storage shed stands close to the centuries-old mulberry tree.
The front porch leads to the spacious entrance hall with a useful rear study area and subtle misty grey walls that continue throughout. Pristine neutral carpet extends into the living room up the attractive new staircase to the upstairs landing and into the bedrooms.
Both the living room with a stone fireplace and sliding door to the terrace and the kitchen/diner are sunny, 24ft-long rooms with lots of natural light coming in through big curved front bay windows looking out to countryside.
In the kitchen/diner, which also has a rear garden outlook, is a wide array of stylish cream Shaker-style units incorporating a fridge/freezer. Striking red splashback tiles contrast with dark slate-style flooring and a black dual-fuel range cooker with matching extractor hood and there is plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine.
Through an opening is a lobby with a WC off and a further opening to the entrance hall.
A stable door leads from the kitchen to a boot room with practical quarry-tiled flooring and access to the car port and back garden.
The upstairs landing has a fine front outlook to Bembridge and Brading downs. Similar panoramic views can be seen through bay windows in the big master bedroom and bedroom two, which has an en-suite shower room.
A dressing area off the master bedroom leads to a big en-suite bathroom.
Bedroom three also has its own en-suite shower room.