Wake up to lovely sea views at Toad Hall in Brook.
WHEN the surf’s up it is the sound of the sea rather than the wind in the willows that can be heard at Toad Hall, a superbly light and airy period house close to the coast in the village of Brook.
Standing in pretty shrub-fringed gardens off Coastguard Lane, several minutes’ walk from the beach at the end of Brook Chine, the appealing detached house has lovely sea views to wake up to.
Two of its three/four double bedrooms look over the chine and coastline to the English Channel and it is ideally placed for outdoor types wanting to make the most of the beautiful West Wight.
Within minutes you can be swimming, kayaking, kite or windsurfing and in the garden there are two large sheds and a smaller one to stow your gear in.
Inside, there is welcoming, well laid-out accommodation with many of the bright rooms having windows to more than one side overlooking the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The delightful lawned gardens — reached from the kitchen/dining room and spacious sitting room as well as from a rear entrance and the reception hall — wrap around the house, providing privacy and seclusion and there is always a sunny spot to be found.
Mature trees and shrubs abound in the front garden with fragrant roses, a deep pond with waterfall, an adjoining rockery and an L-shaped terrace off the sitting room.
A greenhouse stands in the back garden and a side driveway with space for about four cars leads to a detached garage.
The wide front reception area with front and side windows is an enticing space for sitting in the sunshine and admiring the garden.
It leads to the hallway, which has stairs to the first floor, and continues into a lobby with coat hanging space leading to a rear L-shaped entrance area.
Richly coloured polished floorboards feature in the bright, 23ft-long sitting room with an open fireplace with stone surround, a side sash window and a door to the terrace.
Overlooking the leafy back garden is the kitchen fitted with pine wall and base units and with plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine, a cooker point and an opening to the front-facing dining room with an oil-fired Rayburn for cooking, heating and hot water.
Bright bedroom four/study has a sash window to the front and side.
A separate WC completes the ground floor.
Positioned just below the main landing, which has a front sash window to the garden and fields beyond, is a bathroom with a white suite, including a bath with an electric shower and a mains shower over.
Airy bedroom one overlooks the front garden and has sea views to wake up to. Similar sea views can be seen from bedroom two and both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
Light bedroom three has a front garden outlook.
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