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Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9UF



Believed to originate from around 1700, the house retains numerous characterful features with well- proportioned south facing rooms with good ceiling heights providing light and flexible accommodation. The property formed part of the backdrop for the infamous 1970 original Isle of Wight Festival and it's believed that Jimi Hendrix used its facilities.

East Afton Farm House provides a rare opportunity to acquire a fine country house and has been the subject of a major modernisation programme, all set within delightful countryside next to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The property benefits from fine views towards The Downs and there is excellent walking and riding in the surrounding countryside and Downland which are mostly under the ownership of the National Trust. Brighstone Forest is nearby and Freshwater Bay is about a mile to the West of the property and world class surfing takes place at Compton Beach. The picturesque harbour town of Yarmouth with its range of restaurants and ferry services to Lymington is about 4 miles away. Features such as wooden panelling and two fine formal reception rooms to the front elevation along with a large kitchen/breakfast and cinema make for a wonderful family home. The property was the subject of a thorough refurbishment about nine years ago, which included, a new roof, re-wire, plumbing, decorating, reconfiguration, repointing, hardwood double glazed windows, underfloor heating, centralised vacuum system etc. There are 5 double bedrooms in the main house set over three levels and in addition, a further two bedrooms, self-contained holiday cottage which is formed from part of a converted stone barn. There is significant potential to further develop the barns (subject to obtaining necessary consents). A modern and well equipped events room is located within one of the barns and has a separate disabled, male and female w/c's, a bar and a kitchen/food prep room. Weddings and other commercial gatherings can take place here for up to 130 people. There is a historic planning consent for this building to be converted to hold an indoor swimming pool. A double garage provides useful storage. The grounds extend to about 5.41 acres (2.18 ha) and includes paddocks which are located directly to the north of the property. East Afton Farm has a right of way through the property alongside the fields. 

GROUND FLOOR ACCOMMODATION A glass entrance hall, providing access through to the ground floor corridor with some wood panelling to the walls, leading round to all main rooms on the ground floor. A door under the staircase leads down to a cellar and makes for excellent storage of wine and other items. Lighting is provided. 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A fabulous large room with west and north facing aspects. A stunning kitchen is located at one end with a range of high quality wall and base units with stone worktops. This room benefits from a good size pantry and side doors leading out into the paddock/side garden. Door leading off to a well-equipped Cinema room with genuine, teared seating and large projector screen. 

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

SITTING ROOM A stunning, south facing room with multi fuel wood burner to one side with exposed beams above. 

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. 


BEDROOM 1 Enjoying a south facing aspect, with stunning views. It benefits from a shower room en-suite with WC and wash hand basin. 

BEDROOM 2 A large double bedroom with a south facing aspect. Door leading through to shower room en-suite with wash hand basin. 

BEDROOM 3 A triple aspect bedroom with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. En-suite bathroom. 

There is a large airing cupboard and a further cupboard located just off the landing. Access through French doors lead out onto a large roof garden offering fine views and space for a hot tub. 


BEDROOM 4 A south facing aspect with fabulous views. Bathroom en-suite. 

BEDROOM 5 Double bedroom with a double aspect and stunning views to the south and north. 

HOLIDAY COTTAGE A two bedroom, modern holiday cottage has been created to offer high quality accommodation with plenty of character. This enjoys a private garden to the side and a high quality modern kitchen. The first floor bedroom enjoys a Juliette balcony and an en-suite. 

EVENTS ROOM A well finished premises, created recently to provide for weddings and private events. There is a bar, ladies, gentlemen's and disabled w/c. A food preparation room/kitchen is located at one end. Multiple glazed doors opening up into the courtyard. There is a historic planning consent for an indoor swimming pool within this building. 

OUTSIDE The property sits comfortably within its own grounds with a formal garden to the south of the house. An extensive range of stone barns are included in the sale, which offers significant potential for alternative uses

(subject to obtaining consents, if required). There is ample car parking and a turning circle for vehicles to the rear of the property. Paddocks are located to the north of the barns where stabling/store is provided along the west side of the land. 


TENURE Freehold. 

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

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. Particulars: February 2017. 

Price: £1,250,000
Bedrooms: 5


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