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Blackwater, Isle Of Wight, PO30 3BP



The property is situated within a secluded rural setting, well away from main roads, yet benefits from also being highly accessible, with Newport being within 3 miles. Situated a mile along Birchmore Lane there is direct access onto a network of footpaths and bridleways that lead through the surrounding countryside, with excellent opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. There are good views over the surrounding countryside including the downland to the south from the house.

The house provides flexible accommodation that presently incorporates an annexe, whilst the delightful, mature gardens are a particular feature and including lawns, some wonderful mature trees, a pond with adjacent breeze house, a heated swimming pool and a double garage. In all this provides an attractive package in a superb setting. 


Entrance Hall

Cloakroom/ Shower room Large walk in shower, tiled throughout, wash basin and WC.

Reception Hall Forming an impressive, spacious entrance to the house and creating a versatile reception room with staircase off and walk-in storage cupboard.

Sitting Room/Dining Room A spacious triple aspect room comprising a well- proportioned dining room with bi-fold doors opening to a terrace surrounding the swimming pool. A wide opening leads into the adjacent sitting room with an arched brick fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, forming a focal point with views over the garden.

Conservatory Situated on the southern side of the house with UPVC frame double glazed windows (some in need of some attention), tiled flooring overlooking the garden.

Kitchen/breakfast room A high quality bespoke kitchen fitted with an extensive range of hand built maple units with granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar. A range of integral Neff appliances including twin ovens, fridge, freezer and dishwasher, 5 ring ceramic hob with extractor over. There are superb views over the garden and surrounding countryside towards downland in the distance.

Utility Room/lobby Forming a link between the main house and the annexe, oil fired boiler and with space for a washing machine and door to garden. 

The Annexe:

With its own independent front door from the driveway to a hallway.

A good sized living room with a range of fitted cupboards and a multi- fuel stove set in a brick surround and with southerly country views.

Kitchenette with a range of built in units, cupboards with a space for a fridge and freezer and dishwasher. Electric oven and hob. 

Bathroom Bath, WC and basin, 

First floor Galleried landing

Landing with airing cupboard and access onto roof terrace overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside with spiral staircase leading to the pool and garden.

Bedroom 1 A spacious double aspect room with an extensive range of bespoke oak cupboards, drawers and dressing table as well as having panoramic country views. Further oak display shelving.

Shower room en-suite A walk in shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. 

Bedroom 2 Double bedroom with southerly country views.

Family bathroom Bath, WC, basin and shower. 

Study/bedroom 5 Currently housing a Dr Detox Sauna. 

Bedroom 3 Southerly country views.

Study Country views and access to the roof terrace, wide opening to:

Bedroom 4 Situated above the annexe is a large double aspect room with great views. 


Electric gates set in brick pillars open to the driveway that meanders through the beautifully planted gardens, passed lawns and a superb array of mature trees, borders and the pond to the front of the house where there is ample parking. Opposite the house is a brick and stone faced double garage, (7.34 x 5.6m) with electric up and over door, power, sink and loft.

Within the grounds there is a pond adjacent to which is a superb breeze house (with electrics) some 3.6m in diameter providing a wonderful covered dining area overlooking the grounds. There is outside lighting and an impressive cedar tree is illuminated.

There is a walled garden with extensive paved terracing directly accessible from the house which incorporates a heated swimming pool 5.5m x 9.85m. The pool is heated by a heat exchanger with filtration equipment within the garage.

A lean-to log store also houses the oil tank. There is also a fenced vegetable garden with greenhouse and a partially walled former fruit cage. In all the grounds extend to approx. 1.32 acres, surrounded by farmland providing an exceptionally quiet and picturesque location.

There are a series of wooden sculptures carved from various trees in the garden which can be available by separate negotiation.

Services Mains water, electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Directions From Newport proceed south on the A3056 towards Shanklin and Sandown, turning right after about 1½ miles into Blackwater signed towards Rookley. Proceed for about ¼ mile and just before leaving Blackwater turn left into the lane signed as a public bridleway (A36) towards Merstone. Follow the lane for about 0.9 mile and Tollslye is found on the right, with electric gates.  

Postcode: PO30 3BP

Viewings All viewings will be strictly by prior arrangement with the selling agents Spence Willard. 

Price: £695,000
Bedrooms: 5


Spence Willard
Cowes Office, Pimento House Number One The ParadeCowes PO31 7QJ

Tel 01983 200880
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