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Chessell, Isle of Wight, PO41 0UE



Believed to originate from around 1700, the house is Listed, Grade II and retains numerous characterful features with sash windows, well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights providing light and flexible accommodation and all in decorative order. Features such as the wide hallway with wooden panelling and two/three fine formal reception rooms to the front elevation along with a large kitchen/breakfast room make for a wonderful home. There are 5/6 double bedrooms set over three levels. A double garage provides useful storage. The grounds extend to about 4.4 acres (1.8ha and includes two adjacent paddocks and a stream, locally known as Sweet Brook which is a tributary to the Caul Bourne and flows through the stunning and mature garden providing an idyllic setting.

A rare opportunity to acquire a fine country house set within delightful grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There is excellent walking and riding in the surrounding countryside and Downland including through nearby Brighstone Forest, whilst the picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth, with its range of restaurants and ferry services to Lymington, is about 5 miles away.


GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION. Covered portico leading into:

A fabulous, wide entrance hall, with some original wood panelling to the walls, leading round to all main rooms on the ground floor. A door under the staircase leads down to a dry cellar and makes for excellent storage of wine and other items. 

DINING ROOM A large east facing room with lovely fireplace to one side. 

STUDY East facing with feature fireplace and kitchen, currently used as a sixth bedroom and previously used as a studio apartment. WC and wash hand basin located at one end. Door leading out onto the terraced area. 

SITTING ROOM A fabulous triple aspect (south, east and west facing) room with vaulted ceilings and feature fireplace to one side. French doors leading out onto an attractive terrace leading off to the main part of the garden. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A large room with south west and north facing aspects. A stunning handmade kitchen is located at one end with a range of high quality wall and base units. A magnificent Inglenook fireplace with an interesting original baking oven into the side was uncovered by the current owners and has now been restored to a high standard and is fully exposed. This room benefits from a good size pantry. Two doors lead off this room; one leading into the conservatory and the other from the hall. 

UTILITY ROOM/CLOAKROOM A ground floor cloakroom/utility room is located off the entrance hall which has a WC, wash hand basin and also serves as a utility room. 


MASTER BEDROOM With a range of quality inbuilt cupboards and wardrobes. This room is spacious and light and has a good south facing aspect and benefits from a shower room en-suite with WC, wash hand basin and under floor heating. 

FAMILY BATHROOM With WC, bath, shower, wash hand basin, under floor heating and a north facing window. 

BEDROOM TWO A large double bedroom with east facing aspect with far reaching views over fields and to the Downs and fireplace at one side. Door leading through to bathroom en-suite with WC wash hand basin, under floor heating and inbuilt cupboard to the side. 

BEDROOM THREE A good size double bedroom with an east facing aspect over the attractive front garden.  

BEDROOM FOUR A further double bedroom with a south facing aspect. 

SECOND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION This section of the house provides excellent accommodation built into the roof space but with quality headroom. There is plenty of light space, currently providing two rooms which are bedroom five and a large play room. There are three west facing skylight windows and a further traditional north facing window in the play room and a south facing window in bedroom 5. 

OUTSIDE The property sits comfortably within its own grounds extending to 4.4 acres (1.8ha). Off the front drive is a double garage leading round to further parking for several cars. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the house with a spring fed stream leading down the centre of the property. There are two paddocks located to the north and west of the house and the one to the west is accessed over the stream. The one to the west has three stables with water and electricity and the other is accessed through the orchard. Attractive formal gardens are located at the front and rear of the house and there is an orchard situated close to the entrance driveway. A feature, stream fed pond, can be found behind the house. The paddocks enjoy various vehicular access through the neighbours paddock and directly from the road.  


TENURE Freehold 

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage, oil fired central heating. 

DIRECTIONS From the crossroads in Calbourne (by The Sun Inn) proceed towards Freshwater for about a mile and a half and take the left hand turn-off onto Brook Road, just before you reach the Brook & Brighstone (B3399) road. The house can be found about 100m up this road on the right hand side.  

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

IMPORTANT NOTICE 1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Spence Willard in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing ("information") as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Spence Willard nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). 2. Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.  

Price: £870,000
Bedrooms: 6


Spence Willard
Yarmouth Office Spence Willard, The SquareYarmouth PO41 0NP

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