Period home with all mod cons

By Kate Young

Friday, August 1, 2014


Period home with all mod cons

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.


Location: Niton

Bedrooms: Four

Price: £465,000

Estate Agent: Fine and Country

Contact: 520000

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.

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