Close to the coast and forest, this home wit quirky accommodation has a self-contained one-bedroom annexe.
Bedrooms...Three in main home, one in annexe
Agent...Fine and Country
SOAKING up Solent views, strolling down to the beach from a sunny, productive garden alive with butterflies and making a quick getaway to the mainland are all part of the wonderful lifestyle awaiting at Northmead.
On the edge of Yarmouth, close to the coast and forest, the detached home, in Bouldnor Road, has three-bedroom accommodation, plus a self-contained one-bedroom annexe and a glorious garden of around half an acre.
Keeping chickens, growing fruit and veg, having space for children to run free and wandering along a right of way to a private beach all make for idyllic family living.
Yet Yarmouth’s ferry link and amenities are within easy reach.
Dating from 1903, the former coach house has far-reaching front views to downland and rear views to the sea.
The beautiful gardens are a creation of the owners of 11 years, who turned it into a flat lawned, well-landscaped area, with veg and soft fruit beds and a polytunnel.
Abundant planting of mainly cottage garden style plants is buzzing with insects and there is a patio adjoining the large kitchen and four useful sheds.
The owners turned the double garage into an annexe, which has been used for bed and breakfast accommodation and has a good-sized room with a shower room off.
Planning permission has been given for more accommodation.
Northmead has a front double-sized car port, with a door to the annexe, plus abundant off-road parking.
A side porch leads to the unusually laid-out main accommodation.
Off a lobby is a cloakroom, with a WC and access to the lounge, which has oak parquet flooring, an open stone fireplace, front downland views and a side window.
A delightful dining area, with sea views through a side box bay window, opens into the large L-shaped kitchen, fitted with cream Shaker-style units.
There is an Aga, fitted electric hob and fan oven, integrated fridge and freezer and a side door and window to the back garden, plus rear sea views.
The kitchen opens out into a super living area, with sea views through a side window and double doors to the rear patio.
Off the kitchen is a front-facing study, with annexe access, and a good-sized utility/storage room, with plumbing for a washing machine and a further storage area off.
The upstairs L-shaped landing leads to the sloping-ceilinged bedrooms and a bathroom, with a modern white suite of bath with shower and screen, two pedestal handbasins and a WC.
Big bedroom one, with sea and panoramic downland views, has ample space for en-suite facilities.
An original cast-iron fireplace features in bedroom two with rear sea views.
Both this bedroom and bedroom three opposite, which has front downland views, have handbasins.