Sandstones in Laceys Lane, Niton, is a stone-built farmhouse dating back to the 1600s. The home has been sympathetically renovated and extended by its owners, maintaining some original features. Picture by Jennifer Burton.
PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Estate Agent: Fine and Country
SANDSTONES is a gorgeous stone-built farmhouse situated on the edge of the popular village of Niton.
This beautifully presented four-bedroom house in Laceys Lane has been sympathetically renovated and extended by its current owners, who have lived there for a decade.
It now has the appearance of a centuries-old house, but with all the conveniences of modern day living, including central heating, a combi boiler and wooden-framed double-glazed windows.
Sandstones is thought to date back to the 1600s, because of the appearance of its original inglenook fireplace in the lounge.
Entrance is via a small porch and attractive doorway, which leads into the spacious dining room, with its traditional flagstone flooring.
The well-proportioned lounge leads off to one side and has a beamed ceiling, oak flooring, inglenook fireplace and wood-burner.
Also leading off the dining room, there is a stone-built rear extension with a downstairs shower room, a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier and the kitchen.
The kitchen has slate flooring, with a range of oak fitted units and beech worktops, plus an integral dishwasher and a beautiful stainless steel range-style cooker, which runs on LPG gas.
The ground floor also includes a second lounge/study with a stone fireplace housing a coal pot-bellied stove.
Upstairs, there are four spacious bedrooms, plus a good-sized bathroom with a classic white suite.
The master bedroom offers views over the back garden and across to the downs, and is a spacious, sunny room.
The second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and a small en-suite with a sink and toilet, plus access via a built-in ladder to the loft, which is partially boarded and provides plenty of storage space.
Both the third and fourth bedrooms are also good-sized rooms, which are perfect for growing family members.
Outside, Sandstones has a walled front garden with flower beds, plus a large driveway with parking for several cars.
The driveway has gates leading into the enclosed rear garden, which is largely laid to lawn and is a veritable sun-trap during the day.
There is a large garage, plus a pleasant decking area, log store and a handy garden shed.
The owners of Sandstones also have 8.5 acres of land on the other side of the village, which is available by separate negotiation. This is a mixture of pasture and woodland, with water on site.
There have been stables on this land in the past and it has direct access to a bridleway, so would be attractive to horse-owners, or to home-owners who want to harvest their own timber for wood-burning stoves.