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Ryde, Isle Of Wight, PO33 2AF



13 Melville Street This fine Regency home, formerly residence to a Doctor, was constructed in approximately 1838 and combines the wonderful period character of high ceilings, detailed paneling skirting boards and sash windows with a modern refurbishment. Arranged over three floors the house offers extensive accommodation with four well-proportioned bedrooms in addition to a self-contained one bedroom annexe, a fabulous open plan kitchen/dining room and beautifully maintained garden with sea views. A further coach house provides garaging, a workshop and also a garden room offering extra space and ancillary accommodation.


Location The property occupies a highly convenient location close to both the amenities of the town centre of Ryde, also being a short walk from Ryde School and the high speed passenger ferry services to Portsmouth and Southsea. In addition to excellent mainland access, Ryde has a great sandy beach, a marina and a good range of restaurants and shops. 

Entrance Hall Solid wood door opens to a charming hallway with panelled walls, a high ceiling and picture rails. Situated in the corner of the room is a vintage Samuel Withers and Co cast iron safe within a hand carved oak wood cupboard. Sash windows over-looking the front. 

Sitting Room/Dining Room Spacious light room, sash windows in a bay overlooking the garden and views to The Solent. Wooden shelving and cupboards sit aside two fireplaces, both of which remain beneath a cosmetic cover, one of which has a contemporary electric heater inset upon a polished stone hearth and wooden mantle. 

Cloakroom Coat hanging space and WC. 

Bedroom 4 Extremely light room with floor to ceiling sash window overlooking the garden and views to the sea. 

Lower Ground Floor  

Kitchen/Breakfast Room Substantial family sized kitchen with a full range of shaker style kitchen units incorporating a lilac coloured gas fired Aga with Aga companion and extractor hood over. There is a further 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap over, dishwasher and space and plumbing for an American style fridge and freezer. 

Snug A seating area open to the kitchen with wood panelled flooring and an inglenook with arched brick top and slate hearth. 

Utility Room A further range of storage with butler sink with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer and a cupboard housing new combination gas boiler. 

Bathroom A clean white suite with a pedestal wash basin panelled bath with shower attachment over, heated towel rail and WC. 

Bedroom 5 Double bedroom, built in cupboards. 

First Floor On the first floor there are three well-proportioned double bedrooms all with built in cupboards, high ceilings and period fire places. The principle bedroom is a very good size with full height sash bay windows and fine views of The Solent and The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on the horizon. Shower room en-suite with twin vanity unit wash basins, shower, heated towel rail and WC. 

Shower Room With power shower, pedestal wash basin, heated towel rail and WC. 

Study Light room with high ceilings, cupboard storage, period fireplace and view to the front. 

Annexe Adjacent to the property a self-contained annexe provides auxiliary accommodation with access both to the front and the rear garden and also to the main house at first and ground floor level. Arranged over two floors there is a sitting room and kitchen incorporating cooker oven, four ring gas hob, stainless steel Franke sink on the ground floor and on the first floor a double bedroom with excellent sea views and family bathroom incorporating a bath with a shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, WC and period fireplace. 

Outside Hidden to the rear is an enchanting garden which extends to 60m with a large flagstone paved terrace and steps down to lawn area which is bordered by mature and well-tended beds and hedgerow providing an exceedingly private and peaceful space.

In the centre of the garden there is a rockery surrounding a pond with masonry column trellising supporting a black & white grape, jasmin and pink flowering montana clematis.

At the foot of the garden there are fig trees on the lower lawn and a summer house, part brick and timber frame greenhouse, potting shed and compost area and there is also access form the garden to Nelson Street, via the Coach House.  

Coach House A two storey stone and brick built building with garaging through a pair of barn doors and workshop on mezzanine deck above. The coach house is accessed from Nelson St via a gravelled driveway owned by a neighbouring property with the vehicular right of way granted. 

The Garden Room A block built flat roof structure situated in the garden provides ancillary accommodation with wood panelled floor, UPVC windows and kitchenette complete with sink and space and plumbing for a fridge freezer.  

Parking A block paved driveway affords parking to several cars and there is further space available within the coach house. 

Services Mains electricity drainage and water. Heating is provided by gas fired boiler. There are wall mounted electric panel heaters in the garden room. 

Tenure and rates The property is offered freehold. The annexe is subject to separate council tax and water rates. 

Postcode PO33 2AF 

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

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: £599,000
Bedrooms: 6


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