Traditional, yet modern home

By Judy Marriott

Friday, February 8, 2013

 

Traditional, yet modern home

Despite Homelea, Main Road, Brighstone, having the look and feel of an older home, it was built in 1970.

HOMEFILELocation...BrighstoneBedrooms...Three/four doubles Price...£595,000 Agent...Hose Rhodes Dickson Tel...01983 521144

A BEAUTIFUL stone home with views over its leafy gardens to Brighstone Down offers the best of both worlds.

Traditional-looking Homelea, set well back from the main road through the village, has the character of an old property but was built in 1970 by highly regarded Bucketts of Brighstone.

Despite the charm and air of solidity of an older home, the spacious, detached three-bedroom house with leaded light, double-glazed windows has none of the maintenance problems age can bring.

Roomy, warm and welcoming, its has attractive, comfortable space for every aspect of daily life. Most windows frame a view of greenery in the gardens and downland can be seen from many.

Another best-of-both-worlds bonus is the location. Homelea stands in around half an acre of gardens, with trees and shrubs, and there is a peaceful feel in the secluded back gardens.

These have downland views and several sunny seating areas, one a large terrace with a climber-draped pergola. 

Shops and facilities in the village centre are around a ten-minute walk away along a pavement. Close by are walks to the beach and downland.
Trees and shrubs in the front garden provide screening and there is space for several cars on the gravelled driveway.

Beyond the entrance porch is the hall, with stairs to the first floor and a shower room leading off.

Double doors lead to the sitting room, with the focal point of a multi-fuel stove in a stone fireplace.

French doors open to the dining room, which has a side window and rear sliding doors framing garden and downland views and opening to a terrace.

Also overlooking the back garden is the good-sized kitchen/breakfast room, which has dark granite worktops, pine units, a built-in ceramic hob and double oven, plumbing for a dishwasher and plenty of space for a table.

Next door is a 20ft-long family room, with an exposed stone wall, French doors to the terrace and a stove.

Ideal when coming in with muddy boots and dogs is the utility room, which has a side door, cream units and plumbing for a washing machine.

Also downstairs is the front and side-facing study/bedroom.

The big master bedroom is a light, front-facing room with built-in wardrobes and an opening to a dressing/sitting area. Positioned off is a partly tiled shower room.

More fine rear views can be seen from double bedroom two.

A guest suite includes a front-facing sitting room, with built-in wardrobes, a double bedroom with side downland views and further built-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom.

The family bathroom houses a white suite.

In the back gardens are trees and shrubs, fruit trees, camelia and evergreens and a big enclosed vegetable area and large fruit cage. There is also a greenhouse, tool shed and store with power and light.

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